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..
13 avenue de Verdun F - 64500 SAINT JEAN DE LUZ
QUALYS-HOTEL Relais Saint-Jacques is ideally located in the heart of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, between the train station and the fishing port, 200m from the beach and close to the historic centre. This renovated hotel will provide charm and modern comfort, ..
3 Boulevard Du Commandant Passicot F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Prix Prices from : 114 €
The Best Western Hotel Colbert is located near the fishing port in the heart of Cité des Corsaires. It is a 5-minute walk to the beach, fishing port and local restaurants. The air-conditioned rooms at the Hotel Colbert are soundproofed and fitted wi..
58 Rue Gambetta - Bp 463 F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Prix Prices from : 125 €
The hotel Les Almadies is located in the centre of Saint-Jean-de-Luz in a typical Basque house. It offers free Wi-Fi access. There, rooms are fully equipped with a mini bar, a flat-screen TV, and a bathroom with a bath tub or a shower. Some rooms ha..
pl. Maurice-Ravel F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
33 rue Garat F - 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz
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..
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.
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.
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.