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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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Rue Gambetta, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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"beautiful church"
in 19 reviews
"hanging from the ceiling"
in 5 reviews
"sun king"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"unusual church"
in 4 reviews
"king louis"
in 4 reviews
"small church"
in 4 reviews
"rue gambetta"
in 3 reviews
"old church"
in 3 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 3 reviews
"maria teresa"
in 3 reviews
"saint jean baptiste"
in 2 reviews
"main aisle"
in 2 reviews
"quaint town"
in 2 reviews
"historic place"
in 2 reviews
"galleries"
in 18 reviews
"model"
in 12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in and out fairly quick but it’s a wonderfully preserved architectural gem. Easy to find in the centre of the town.

Thank SRSM
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

With its three levels of wooden galleries, it is very different from any other church I have seen on this trip. We were able to listen to the organist practice for a wedding and the sound was amazing.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church. A Catholic Church but built in Basque tradition, wooden galleries on either side of nave. A boat, representing the Basque fishing culture hangs from the ceiling. Worth a visit if one likes churches.

Thank Terry H
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This is a wonderful church with wooden interior and balconies, it is very different from the churhes that we have visited so far on our trip. This is the church where Louis 14th and Princess MariaTheresa of Spain. It is the biggest Basque Church in...More

Thank SojurnSal
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PaysStJeandeLuz, Responsable relations publiques at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your comment. This architecture is specific to basque churches and the church of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is one of the most beautiful example.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We went to Christmas Mass and again the following week for St Sylvester. This is a wonderful church with classic Basque architecture including wooden galleries and a magnificent altarpiece. Every time we go, we are also treated to a wonderful performance by the excellent organist.

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

If you are looking for at least one reason to visit this small town - then this will undoubtedly be a visit to this famous church. The marriage of Louis XIV and Marie-Therese put St-Jean-de-Luz on the map, and this church is where it all...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a fascinating church. It has highly decorated gold alter, amazing oak beams and galleries, interesting paintings and a boat wooden model boat suspended from the ceiling. It is worth visiting to truly appreciate the history and influences in this beautiful town

Thank 2adults2teens
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

What a beautiful interior. The bustle of tourists got lost - fortunately - inside this small house of worship. The story of King Louis IV marrying here, the boat hanging over the center aisle and the serene setting are perfect for this quaint town.

Thank rjay01
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

It continues to amaze me that the hustle and bustle of shopping, tourist activities, gazing at sights and just wandering along the boulevards in San Jean De Luz can suddenly turn my focus and engagement inward just by stepping into a religious site... The noise...More

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

A unusual church, a surprise interior, this is the church in which King Louis XIV of France married Marie Therese Infanta of Spain in 1660. A must on your trip to Saint Jean de :Luz

Thank henryborgbarthet
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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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