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St Jean de Luz and the Basque Country

Take your time to walk along the harbor and the beautiful bay, in the pedestrian lanes, and to discover the famous historical monuments (Louis XIV square, St Jean Bapstite Church, the Infanta’s house…).

Let yourself be tempted by the regional specialties (basque cakes, macarons, chocolates, delicatessen and cheese) and discover the local craftwork (printed weaving, leather, espadrilles…).

Visit the charming basque villages (Sare, Espelette, Aïnhoa, St Jean Pied de Port…), walk along the coast from Biarritz to Hendaye, take the numerous trails, in the mountains or on the seaside.

Go to Spain, only 20 minutes away: visit San Sebastian and its foundations, where you can savor the tapas, or go to Bilbao, 1H30 away, to visit the famous Guggenheim Museum …

Sports & relaxation

pelote, surfing, golfing, parasailing, thalassotherapy.

Festivals in St Jean de Luz

  • April : Ravel Academy Spring
  • May : Andalusian festival
  • June: St Jean festival
  • July : Tuna Festival
  • July/August : Cesta Punta International Championship
  • September: Music Festival
  • October: Young Filmmakers Festival