Saint Jean de Luz, Pyrenees Atlantiques, Aquitaine, South France
St Jean de Luz has a welcoming smile. There is a warmth in this
fishing village and resort. The people, the homes, the sea,
the rocks, the cliffs, vibrate with a positive energy.
as no surprise perhaps that the warm tones, the pleasant melodies
of Ravel were born here. Visit his birthplace at the port of
Place Louis XIV is the place for concerts, artist exhibitions,
a square that remembers the time when St Jean de Luz was a "Little
Paris" - a fashionable resort.
Visit the church of Saint Jean-Baptiste dating from the 15th Century, where Louis XIV and the Infanta
Marie Thérèse were married - the interior is quite
spectacular - with 3 levels of galleries and a 17th century
organ - providing good accoustics for a number of concerts through
out the year.
Whats to do? There are an incredible 10 golf courses within
20 kms of St Jean de Luz - (the Saint-Jean-de-Luz golf
course - opened in 1892).
Enjoy yourselves on a Thalassotherapy
weekend with Helianthal. Come
for the Young Film Directors festival. Come to the International
Festival of Surf Films.
Enjoy the sea, the beach, the fishing.
Dive into the gastronomy of St Jean de Luz from Basque specialties from Squid with ink, to Piperade; local confections of Macarons,
Mouchous, and Kanougas. Visit some great St Jean De Luz Restaurants
Its just a short distance to Spain,
or the glorious landscapes of the Pyrenees.
photos from a previous week