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Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Rue Gambetta, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 5 59 26 08 81
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“old church” (6 reviews)
“king louis” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
Rue Gambetta, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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+33 5 59 26 08 81
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"beautiful church"
in 21 reviews
"old church"
in 6 reviews
"king louis"
in 5 reviews
"sun king"
in 5 reviews
"unusual church"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"small church"
in 4 reviews
"rue gambetta"
in 3 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 3 reviews
"maria teresa"
in 3 reviews
"no idea"
in 2 reviews
"lovely interior"
in 2 reviews
"saint jean baptiste"
in 2 reviews
"main aisle"
in 2 reviews
"quick visit"
in 2 reviews
"suspended from the ceiling"
in 2 reviews
"quaint town"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had no idea que El Rey Sol was married in this beautiful church. It has such an interesting interior design and the alter is fantastic. I highly recommend it for a quick visit

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended Mass in this church last Sunday - this beautiful, ornate old church (where Louis XIV was married) was packed to capacity. Mass took just over an hour. Recommend a visit.

Thank mitziB
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PaysStJeandeLuz, Responsable relations publiques at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a trip into the centre of st Jean de luz, free to enter and just beautiful. A true gem, never seen a galleried church quite like this.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice church, in the center of the town. Nice atmosphere and decorations, a quiet place for contemplation.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not religious but this is worth visiting very beautiful and contains a lot of history. All in a nice setting

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Did not expect such a magnificent interior, especially the alter as well as the tiered seating. Can’t imagine going to St Jean de Luz and not visiting this church...you have to walk past it to go anywhere in the center of town. Take the time...More

Thank Anthony F
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Worth a look inside. Very unusual timbered galleries all round and the Louis XIV history of course. St Jean de Luz is rather pmeadsnt to wander round despite the tourist stuff.

Thank Gillian B
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The church is located in middle of town difficult to miss. It is where Luis XIV got married to Spanish princess. The door where the came out is now sealed however there is a marker and one can see the old door. The inside of...More

Thank M.J G
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Lovely and quite different interior featuring a barrel ceiling and well thought through wooden elements ,so really quite basque in its style.Pleasant stained glass. Historically known for the marriage of king Louis fourteenth.

Thank Michael S
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PaysStJeandeLuz, Responsable relations publiques at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

This is a superb example of the Basque pilgrim churches. As with many of the local churches, this has the classical three level narrow balconies round the walls and the typical ornate alter. This church is, however, just better and more interesting than the others....More

Thank DaveAlx
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Response from henryborgbarthet | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know as I only visited the church once when on holiday, however there are sites like Geneanet that have a lot of information about surnames etc.,
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