Saint Jean de Luz tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: A long established beach resort, Saint-Jean-de-Luz also has a lively and popular town centre to explore

Saint Jean de Luz is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint Jean de Luz. For detailed visitor information see the Saint Jean de Luz travel guide.

Attractions in Saint Jean de Luz

A long established beach resort, Saint-Jean-de-Luz also has a lively and popular town centre to explore: Saint-Jean-de-Luz

The church of Saint John the Baptist in Saint-Jean-de-Luz has a remarkable interior with a baroque altar and tiered balconies: Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint Jean de Luz in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean-de-Luz church at 0 km and Ciboure at 1 km.

Saint Jean de Luz, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Seaside resort less than one km (direction south-east)

A long established beach resort, Saint-Jean-de-Luz also has a lively and popular town centre...

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Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Church less than one km (direction west-north-west)

The church of Saint John the Baptist in Saint-Jean-de-Luz has a remarkable interior with...

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less than one km (direction west-south-west)

Once home to Maurice Ravel, Ciboure is a smal port and resort just south...

See Ciboure guide
La Rhune

La Rhune

Scenery at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

The Rhune is a small Pyrenees mountain that you can go up in a...

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at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle is a small basque village with a popular leisure lake...

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Seaside resort at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

Hendaye, the last resort in France before the Spanish border, also has a popular...

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Hendaye church Saint-Vincent

Hendaye church Saint-Vincent

Church at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

The Church Saint-Vincent in Hendaye has a charming interior of tiered balconies and red...

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Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction south-east)

Sare is one of several traditional Basque towns in the western Pyrenees, with lots...

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at 11 km (direction west)

Hondarribia is just across the border in Spain but we included it because its...

See Hondarribia guide


Seaside resort at 13 km (direction north-east)

The 19th century architecture and lovely beach and coast combine to make Biarritz a...

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Seaside resort at 16 km (direction north-east)

Anglet, close to Biarritz, has several kilometres of beaches on the French Atlantic coast...

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Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

Betwen sea and mountains, the basque village of Ainhoa is listed among the most...

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Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Church at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

The church in Ainhoa is a traditional Basque church with rows of balconies around...

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at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

Home of red hot chillies, Espelette is a very traditional basque village in the...

See Espelette guide

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Markets in and near Saint Jean de Luz

Market days in Saint Jean de Luz: weekly market: Tuesday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Saint Jean de Luz: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Ciboure: market Sunday (1km)
  • Urrugne: market Thursday (4km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (8km)
  • Hendaye: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (10km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (16km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (20km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint Jean de Luz, France

What to do at Saint Jean de Luz? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint Jean de Luz.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (21km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais d'Orx (32km)
  • Vallée des Aldudes (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint Jean de Luz is in the south-west of France at 105 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Saint Jean de Luz is 682 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint Jean de Luz

Canton: Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64500

Distance to Saint Jean de Luz

from Pau (prefecture): 105 km

from Paris: 682 km

from Calais: 881 km

from Nice: 720 km

from Bordeaux: 183 km

from Strasbourg: 927 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Biarritz airport (Bordeaux is another option). Allow at least 8 hours for the drive from the cross-channel ferries. For driving distances to Saint Jean de Luz from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ascain, Bidart, Ciboure, Guethary and Urrugne.

This page in French: Visiter Saint Jean de Luz