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Discover this important monument in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, where Louis XIV married Maria Theresa of Austria in 1660. Dedicated to the city's patron, Saint John the Baptist, the present church is located on the ruins of an early church and features a statue of St. John the Baptist on the main gate. Inside, visitors can view the apse and the beautiful side chapels.
The staircase and balustrade allow access to galleries, making it possible to admire the church from upstairs and appreciate an overview of the building.
On your visit to this house, which hosted the young King Louis XIV at the signing of a treaty, you will step back in time and learn about the history of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Admire the beautiful interior of this house which belonged to a shipping magnate. The house contains a fine collection of furniture, paintings and period costumes, accumulated by the successive generations who have lived here.
Discover this magnificent house of the Basque Country with its two towers which were used to monitor the arrival and departure of ships.
Overlooking theocean, Saint-Jean-de-Luz was, in the middle of the 20th century, the leading tuna and sardine fishing port in France.
The activity of the port seems to be inscribed in the origins and the history of the city. The produce of this fishing activity, as well as the catches made by pirates, ensured the survival of the inhabitants for a long time.
The first part of the coastal footpath offers a great diversity of environments, alternating between beaches, cirques, paths and small routes. Arriving at the tip of Sainte-Barbe where you overlook the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is exceptional. A tip: Make this trip last roughly 3 hours 30, preferably at low tide. These views stretch over the former corsair cities, along the Basque coast.
Since 1924, the Petit Train de La Rhune has climbed the 30 minutes to the summit of La Rhune at a height of 905 metres. This climb offers spectacular views: you can see the French and Spanish coast and the Pyrenees.
The Petit Train de La Rhune is a rack railway, which means it uses a cog wheel which fits into a special third rail to climb steep slopes.
In addition to being one of only two remaining examples of this technique still operating in France, the Petit Train de La Rhune still uses all the original rolling stock. It's certainly a vertiginous ride, at a pace where you have time to appreciate the rich and varied landscapes.