St.-Jean-de-Luz has been an important fishing port since the middle ages and is located on the Cote des Basques (Basque Coast), which stretches from San Sebastian in Spain to Bayonne, the chief town of the French Basque country.
With its fine sandy bay and magnificent old quarter speckled with half-timbered mansions, ST-Jean-de-Luz remains the most attractive resort on the Basque coast, despite being fairly overrun in peak season. It is a easy town to see on foot and is renowned for its seafood restaurants and cafes. It offers vast beaches and the village market is worth a visit.
Things to See & Do
* Maison Louis XIV - square
* Church of Saint Jean Baptiste
* Seafood restaurants
* Boulevard Victor Hugo
* Village Market
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - French
Population - 18,101 appox
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 33
Port Location - The St Jean de Luz port is located a short walk from the city centre.
Travel Links - The local airports include Biarittz (17km) , Aena , Pau (130km) and Bilbao (128km). St Jean can also be accessed by rail and bus.