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Discover Saint-Jean-de-Luz in a weekend

You plan to spend a whole weekend in Saint-Jean-de-Luz with your family or as a couple ? Discover the must-see places to visit and the best places to stop and eat.


What to see in Saint-Jean-de-Luz ?

You stay a few days in Saint-Jean-de-Luz for the weekend ? The city is full of places to visit and activities to do. Here is our selection.

The Saint-Jean-Baptiste church

The Saint-Jean-Baptiste church in Saint-Jean-de-Luz is one of the most beautiful monuments in the city. The oldest parts of the building (and notably its bell tower) date from the 15th century. It was in this church that Louis XIV and Maria Theresa were married in 1660.

Fort of Socoa

Built from 1627, the fort of Socoa had vocation to ensure the protection of the port and the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Finally, the fort was assigned to the customs services from the middle of the 19th century, then to activities related to sailing.

Louis XIV House

The Maison Louis XIV is a 17th century house. Louis XIV lived there for more than a month in 1660 during his marriage to Maria Theresa. During your visit, you can discover 370 years of paintings, furniture, dishes and various objects.

The Jacques Thibaud walk

If you feel like going for a walk, take a stroll along the Promenade Jacques Thibaud, named after a famous French violinist. This walk goes along the large beach of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and offers a beautiful view of the seaside and the colorful houses, typical of the region.

The great beach of Saint-Jean-de-Luz

If you like beautiful beaches, the great beach of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a must. It is almost a kilometer long and you can go there with your family or with your partner, to swim or simply to stroll.

Where to eat in Saint-Jean-de-Luz ?

In addition to the must-see places to visit, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is also a landmark of good addresses where you can stop to regain your strength. Here is our selection of the best places to try.


This bistronomic restaurant run by Chef Ugo Padovan and his partner Chloé Naud, offers a wide range of culinary specialties, cooked with local and seasonal products, which change every month. You can also discover a whole selection of organic wines.

La Boëte

If you love fish and seafood, make a stop at La Boëte. The chef’s original dishes will delight your taste buds, from appetizer to dessert.

Bocca Café

Looking for a place to take a gourmet break in a nice café ? Stop by the Bocca Café. Choose your formula and have lunch in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The Guinguette

Located along the bay of Erromardie, north of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, La Guinguette d’Erromardie offers an exceptional landscape. Dine with a stunning view of the beach and the sunset over the ocean. On the menu: you can choose from the tapas and seafood menu.

Not to mention the wide choice of cocktails.