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St Jean de Luz Beach France

A beautiful seaside resort and active fishing port not far from the Spanish border, Saint Jean de Luz is a lively and cosmopolitan town. The town center of St Jean de Luz has a medieval background, with no doubt, a great deal of influence in the past from Spain and the Moors, and with this mixture of architecture, old World charm, old buildings, fishing port and narrow lanes, there is an atmosphere (like a good football match or a rugby International), an ambience, even if the town is full of tourists of all nationalities, every one gets along, especially at the time of the jazz fete in the streets. The region lies in southwest France on the Atlantic coast on the border with Spain. Throughout history man has left countless rich imprints on Aquitaine. Parking privatif (quatre voitures). Cette villa de caractere presente tout le confort d’une maison d’habitation.

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Then follow the road as it goes until a curve on your right that you follows, drive past 2 buildings to La Maison Tamarin’ entry gates. Intercom to request entry. Cela cria un simple lien vers cette page. Nous vous remercions de contribuer au succede notre site.

St.Jean de Luz sand beach (in summer crowded with tourists)
St. Jean de Luz Beach

She had known and loved this village since childhood, and after marrying Napoleon III, she decided to make it her summer residence town, bringing along with her courtesans and aristocrats who gave the city its airs of nobility. This place is truly magical and its climate very pleasant. Piracy, backed by the French King, further added to the towns wealth and many of the fine houses in the town were built on the proceeds from this piracy. In 1609 the town gained notoriety when 600 of the town women were accused of witchcraft, and sentenced to be burned as heretics – happily they were saved when their husbands rushed back from a fishing trip to Newfoundland. The Ibis hotel is ideally located in the centre of the typically Basque town of Ciboure, 10 minutes walk from the centre of St Jean de Luz and Place Louis XIV. Sights include the Maison de Infante and the church where the King of France was married.

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Heading towards Spain from St-Jean-de-Luz, at the end of the ‘corniche’ (coast road) you will find Hendaye. Hendaye has a very nice beach – 3km long – although perhaps a little spoiled by the building developments on the other side of the road. From Bayonne to Pampelona, or from Garazi to Hendaye, whether in the biggest city or the smallest village, these ancient festivals persist in everyday life, much to everyone’s delight, inhabitants and tourists alike.

St-.-Jean-de-Luz: partial view of the port

The town has all the facilities you would expect, such as shops, banks, restaurants (a lot!) and evening events including ‘toro de fuego'(an imitation bull with fireworks and confetti fights for the children). The town lacks St-Jean’s chic, but it compensates with one of the Basque country’s finest medieval quarters. After a steep climb from the water, we plunge into a maze of narrow cobbled streets lined with tall crumbling houses, their facades dipped in shadow and light by the strong midday sun. Adjacent to the Southern end of the beach, and sandwiched between it and the fishing port, is the town center offering a superb range of cuisine around the square and on narrow streets full of character and charm. Located in the Pyrenees-Atlantic the region offers everything for the golfing, sailing, surfing, mountain-biking, hill-walking, sight seeing, photography, art and fishing enthusiast.

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