Guided tours Saint Jean de Luz
Private walking guided tour of Saint Jean de Luz
Guided Tour of Saint Jean de Luz (private)
Price: From 120 euros per private tour of 2h (maximum 10 pax*).
Available languages: Spanish, English and French.
Alterguiding guarantees: Private and fully personalised tour.
Meeting point: Center of Louis XIV Square (Place Louis XIV) of Saint Jean de Luz. At the Kiosk.
Tour highlights: Louis XIV house, Saint Jean de Luz fishing port, the house of the "Infanta", Saint John the Baptist Church and its remarcable barroque altarpiece, traditional half-timbered architecture, the lively Rue Gambetta, the stunning views from de Bay of Saint Jean de Luz, the local farmers and fish market (morning tours), a tasting of the local "macaron" and much more.
Walking distance: 2.5 km aprox (1.25 miles)
*Maximum 10 participants per tour. For bigger groups or tailored visits please request here.
Descripción: In the French Basque Country, at only 45 minutes drive from Donostia-San Sebastian and 20 min from Biarritz, in between the Atlantic Ocean and the estuary of the Nivelle River, you will find Saint Jean de Luz, one of the most beautiful towns of France.
Make yourself ready to discover all the secrets of this amazing and picturesque destination, famous for its well-conserved traditional half-timbered architecture, and for being the place chosen by destiny to host the marriage between Louis XIV, the “sun king”, and Maria Teresa of Habsburg in 1660.
You will get to hear stories about the redoubtable privateers of Saint Jean de Luz, a “nest of vipers” after the English officials of that time; whale hunters, aristocrats and those crazy kids of the roaring twenties.
We will not miss a visit to the delightful Saint John the Baptist Church, and its unforgettable baroque altarpiece, where we will have the opportunity to uncover all the secrets of the mentioned royal weeding.
You will also try the delicious “macaron” of Saint Jean de Luz and visit a traditional farmers market where you will get to know everything about the local gastronomy*. Your guide will recommend you the best places to eat, drink, and why not, the best local shops to buy traditional products, like the famous traditional Basque textiles.
*Only during the morning tours.