Things to see and do - Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Unmissable tourist sites
Saint-Jean-de-Luz Travel guide
Saint-Jean-de-Luz : Michelin's recommendations
This town of wealthy shipbuilders was once known for its highly skilled privateers, nearly as famous as their neighbours from St. Malo! Right on the ocean, with a superb bay, it was destined to be caught up in the society whirlwind that started in Biarritz in the 1850s. Seaside villas sprung up next to Basque houses with painted wood façades, large shipbuilder’s homes and 17C palaces. Today this attractive blend of styles is the ideal setting for a relaxing time on the beach or a stroll around the little fishing port.
Tourist attractions Saint-Jean-de-Luz : Things to see and do
r. Gambetta F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Inside this plain and rather severe church, the raised choir is closed off by a beautiful wrought-iron screen, and a glistening gold reredos dating from the 17C. To the right of the main entrance, note the blocked doorway, the custom after a royal ma..
pl. Louis-XIV F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
This is a noble dwelling the façade of which is distinguished by its corner turrets and corbelled construction. Inside the old-Basque style is reflected in the straight run staircase. The manager of the Lohbiague ship probably had no idea of what was..
quai Maurice-Ravel F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
This is an important fishing port for sardines, tuna and anchovies (whales are sadly a thing of the past here), located at the end of the harbour that indents the Landes coast between Arcachon and Bidassoa. There are some sturdy sea-walls and breakwa..
16, Rue Sopite F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
The hotel is ideally located 30 metres from the beach in the historic centre of Saint Jean de Luz. La Marisa features warm and welcoming accommodation in beautiful Basque country. Guestrooms are cosy and warmly decorated. These spaces living spaces ..
1 Boulevard Commandant Passicot F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Located just 100 metres from the harbour in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the Hotel de Paris offers guest rooms with free Wi-Fi access and a TV. A continental breakfast is prepared every morning. Each room is decorated in a traditional style and it includes a ..
1, rue Bernard de Coral F - 64122 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Hôtel : Near the beaches of Saint-Jean-de-Luz on the Spanish border, this fortified castle has belonged to the same family since it was built in 1341. Louis XI once visited the château, now renowned for its fine 16th and 18th century architecture and..
2 r. St-Jacques F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
This Basque inn should not be missed! Louis Floutier plates and wall paintings, copperware, a quirky manual ventilation system and truly authentic regional fare.
6 r. Mazarin F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
In Basque, a zoko moko is a "peaceful corner"... and yet, the young chef - back in his home town after gaining a wealth of experience in Paris - won't let your taste buds rest. Cleverly elaborated, centred on good local ingredients, careful..
30 bd Thiers F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
A local institution serving updated Basque cuisine. It has a beige interior incorporating exotic woods, a sheltered terrace and a smoking area in the little garden.
17 r. de la République F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
This restaurant has an unpretentious yet cosy setting. Two interconnected buildings (one is 16C, the town's oldest), exposed stonework, soft lighting and fish-based bistro cuisine.
33 rue Garat F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
pl. Maurice-Ravel F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz