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Saint Jean de Luz is a vibrant seaside town with a great history and a current day identity which is strongly associated with the Basque region of France. There are very good shops and a fabulous choice of restaurants, especially by the port. The local architecture is unique in France, wood beams painted in a limited number of colours are the chief characteristic.
There are a number of fabulous beaches both in town and to the north and south of St Jean de Luz. To the south, there are magnificent views of the Pyrenees mountain range which reaches right down to the coast. Within half an hours drive you will come to the Spanish border.
Saint Jean de Luz travel
There are international flights to Biarritz airport (BAQ) 16km. The main low-cost operator flying to Biarritz is Ryanair.
Saint Jean de Luz weather
The climate in St Jean de Luz is superb, warm and sunny from April to October. The proximity of the mountains means that there is some rain but it rarely lasts long and it keeps the vegetation lush and green.
The five top things to see and do in Saint Jean de Luz
Visit the unique church Eglise Saint-Jean Baptise, enjoy the beautiful beach boardwalks flanked by Basque houses accessed by small bridges or venture further along the Sentier du Littoral and relish the sand and sea. The Maison Louis XIV offers an interesting insight to one of the residences of the French King (it helps if your French is good) and the Ecomusee Basque Jean-Var museum allows you to discover the world of Basque linen and tableware.
The best five restaurants in Saint Jean de Luz
At Le Kailu you can enjoy fantastic French cuisine and the Broullarta also in St Jean de Luz has a reputation for great service and food. La Bodeguita de Luz offers tapas and pasta on the sea front and the Bodega Koko is another offering French Tapas. For a combination of Spanish and French tapas try L'Epicerie luz del Sur.