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Insee code64483
AltitudeFrom 0 to 84 meters
Surface19.05 km²
Population13437 inhabitants
Density705 inhabitants/km²


National labelCiboure at 1.8 km (5 min)
Chief townPau (at 130 km, 81 min)Urrugne at 4.9 km (9 min)
DepartmentPyrénées-AtlantiquesGuéthary at 7 km (12 min)
RegionAquitaineSearch another town


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Located south of the Aquitaine region, on the border with Spain, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, resort enjoys an ideal location between sea and mountains.

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, even in the beginning, a small village on the dunes and marshes. In the 15th century, under the prosperity of Basque fishermen, (thanks to the cod fishery, the whale) and the appearance of the pirates who fought on behalf of the King of France, the city became a thriving and dynamic city.

Saint-Jean-de-Luz had its moment of glory, after the Treaty of the Pyrenees concluded by Mazarin. Louis 14th came there to marry Maria Theresa of Austria, Infanta of Spain June 9, 1660. The door of the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, crossed his release from the church by the royal couple was walled three years after the ceremony. The badge appeared under the influence of a pastry chef, Adam, who offered to Louis 14th for her wedding in 1660.

In the 19th century, dams, often destroyed, were rebuilt to permanently secure the port and the city. Trips Napoleon 3rd in the region and the enthusiasm of the good society for the Basque Coast debouched at that time, with the arrival of the railroad, on a large tourist development.

The ttoro, fish soup is a specialty Saint-Jean-de-Luz, hake Koskera and Basque cake, are also part of the culinary traditions of the region.


  • The fishing port.
  • Visit the house of Louis 14th and the house of the Infanta.
  • Visit the museum of traditional Basque museum Jean Vier.
  • The Botanical Gardens.
  • The Church of St. John the Baptist.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Saint-Jean-de-Luz-Ciboure
Information pointsTourist Office of Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Leisure centresBeach of Erromardi,   Beach of Lafitenia,   Beach of Mayarco,   Big Beach of Saint-Jean de Luz,   Casino La Pergola,   Golf Course of Chantaco
MonumentsChurch Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Natural sitesHeadland of Sainte-Barbe


  • Every Tuesday and Friday, market halls Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
  • Week of Basque culture in February.
  • Andalusian Festival the weekend of Pentecost.
  • Feast of St. John the end of June.
  • Feast of tuna the second Saturday in July.
  • Night of the sardine in July and August.
  • Festival "Music in Basque Coast" in September.
  • International Academy of Music Maurice Ravel, the first half of September.
  • Holidays in the rue de la République, the third weekend of September.
  • International Festival of Young Filmmakers in October.
  • International Choral Festival in the Basque Country to the Saints.


  • The rise of the Thune with the train.
  • The Edmond Rostand in Cambo.
  • Chateau d'Abbadia Hendaye.
  • The Castle Urtubie Urrugne.
  • The Museum of Basque cake Sare.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Quad ride in the Basque mountainsSports sensationsFrom 50 € to 160 €Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (9.1 km)
Quad trek in the Basque mountainsSports sensations85 €Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (9.7 km)
Coastal cruise in the Basque countryNature and the outdoorsFrom 280 € to 1200 €Hendaye (9.9 km)
Traditional Turkish bathWellbeing19 €Biarritz (12.7 km)
Relaxation and reflexology massageWellbeingFrom 30 € to 75 €Biarritz (13.4 km)

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Fishing port in the heart of the cityFishing port in the heart of the city
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, between sea and mountainsSaint-Jean-de-Luz, between sea and mountains
Fishing harborFishing harbor
Range Saint-Jean-de-LuzRange Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Walk the edges of the coastWalk the edges of the coast
St. John the BaptistSt. John the Baptist
House InfanteHouse Infante
Maison Louis XIVMaison Louis XIV
Place Louis XIVPlace Louis XIV
Rhune Mountain overlooking the Basque coast and its landRhune Mountain overlooking the Basque coast and its land



A seaside resort on the Basque coast, steeped in heritage
A wild, unspoilt coastline of coves and jagged cliffs
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Thursday 29 January
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Friday 30 January
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Saturday 31 January
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Spanish restaurantL'épicerie Luz del Sur   SPECIAL OFFER
BEAUTIFUL DECO - The guest tables, an atmosphere without fuss, beautiful products in majesty, like ham Bellota... Luz del Sur, in Saint-Jean de Luz, plays troublemakers with his mini...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-Luz17 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Table des Corsaires  
Fancy a break between a blackjack and a slot machine ? La Table des Corsaires at Joa Casino in Saint -Jean- de- Luz, welcomes you to his room with panoramic views of the bay. The chef...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-Luz20 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Grand Grill Basque  
Once past the door of the Grand Grill Basque, you have this great feeling of being at the beach, feet in the water ... Indeed, this restaurant Aquitaine is the image of the region:...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-Luz26 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsAndron    
2 Bed and Breakfast in house, quiet location between sea and mountains.
Located 5 km from Saint-Jean-de-Luz53 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsMaison Arbolateia  
In Bidart, between St Jean de Luz and Biarritz, in a park 2 minutes from the beaches of the Gulf of Ilbarritz home Arbolateia New Basque beautiful house welcomes you with charm and...
Located 9.7 km from Saint-Jean-de-LuzFrom 80 € to 205 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsMaison Elgartea    
Enjoy well-being in the Basque country. Located at the entrance of sare one of the most beautiful villages in France, Elgartea house offers a park overlooking the mountains. This vast...
Located 11.4 km from Saint-Jean-de-Luz65 € the double room 

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Apartment for 3 personsT2 de charme au coeur de St Jean de Luz
T2 charming apartment completely renovated, elegantly decorated, located in a quiet street 200 meters from the beach. All shops within 100 meters. Possibility of free parking nearb...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-LuzFrom 250 € to 650 € per week 
Apartment for 3 personsCamposenia  
Apartment architect upscale, light and airy. A 5 minute walk from the town center and the beach, on the 1st floor of a 1930s house in garden. Very nice 2 rooms renovated by architect....
Located in Saint-Jean-de-LuzFrom 590 € to 890 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsVilla les roses  
At 500 m from the Big Beach of Saint Jean de Luz, rent F2 60m² including a kitchen and dining area fully equipped. Living room with sofa bed, separate bedroom with 2 beds, closet and...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-LuzFrom 300 € to 590 € per week 

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203 places over 8 haSunêlia Col d'Ibardin    
Lovely family campsite at the heart of the Basque country. Possibility to hire pitch, lodge tents, mobile homes and chalets. Beautiful site with its oaks park with. All facilities on...
Located 6.3 km from Saint-Jean-de-LuzFrom 15 € to 29 € per day 
30 places over 1,5 haCamping manex    
30 location terraces offer stunning views of the Basque mountains. A paradise of fresh air, tranquility, and nature, the authenticity of the Basque Country. Relax, get away, break away...
Located 11.2 km from Saint-Jean-de-LuzFrom 9.90 € to 13 € per day 

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Grand Hôtel de la Poste - Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-LuzGrand Hôtel de la Poste     
Grand Hotel de la Poste is situated in the city centre of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, 2 minutes from the beach. Its rooms have private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi internet access. A billiards table...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-LuzRoom from 76 €
Hotel Le Relais Saint-Jacques - Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-LuzHotel Le Relais Saint-Jacques     
Situated in the heart of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, 300 metres from the beach, is the Hotel Le Relais Saint-Jacques. Air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV, free internet access and...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-LuzRoom from 78 €
Résidence Pierre & Vacances Eguzki - Hotel in Saint-Jean-de-LuzRésidence Pierre & Vacances Eguzki     
The 3-storey residence with lift is located in the city centre, opposite the Parc Ducötenia is close to the pedestrian streets. The beach and the spa are 400 metres away and the shops...
Located in Saint-Jean-de-LuzRoom from 43 €

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Sainte Eugenie Florida
Located on the seafront, hotel Sainte Eugenie Florida is only 300 metres from the beach in Biarritz. A buffet breakfast is prepared daily and free Wi-Fi...
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