Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a beautiful town near Biarritz

Biarritz surroundings

Have you ever heard about Saint-Jean-de-Luz? It is a city that was originally a modest settlement on the dunes between the sea and the marshes. It is located at the entrance of the estuary of Nivelle and was formerly occupied by the Canons of the cathedral of Bayonne ...

According to history, the city was founded by Christian personalities. Today's generations have followed the example of their elders, 89% of the Luzians are Catholics and practicing. It is not surprising, therefore, that the town is full of religious heritage dating from the 17th century, including the Church of St. John the Baptist, which was the famous place of consecration of the marriage of Louis XVI with the Infanta of Spain.

When traveling to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, crossing the city itself is a great way to start your exploration. Mythical city of the overseas, it breathes this air of authenticity that no other destination has! Its charm attracts the eyes to contemplate the horizon and you can stay there as long as you like!

At the Basque coast is nestled a pretty fishing port which is always very active daily. With the comings and goings of the boats, it is undoubtedly the most trendy and most festive place of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. It has everything to please you ... You will surely be delighted to discover this picturesque and very animated place.

Do you know how to designate the city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz in Basque? "Donibane Lohitzun"! This appointment was obtained to reflect its marina, essentially active throughout the year. The place is very frequented by the summer visitors who enjoy the strolls by the sea. It is easy to reach the site which is on the Basque coast to 30 minutes of Biarritz.

It is important to know that the main street of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is that of Gambetta. The latter is both pedestrian and commercial. If you feel like doing some shopping you, you now know where you can set  your foot !

What are the interesting things that you might see in Saint-Jean-de-Luz? Just at the entrance to Socoa Bay is the Fort which bears the same name. The latter is framed by the Semaphore of Socoa as well as the lighthouse of Pointe Saint-Barbe. Immortalise your moments on this vestige with beautiful architecture helping you to travel through the time of royalties!

Saint-Jean-de-Luz is also famous for its local pastries. Let's go back a moment in history! Louis XIV married his wife in the city and asked the illustrious pastry cook Adam to concoct a new delicacy to surprise his half! And that's how the "macaron" was born.