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Learn a little about Saint Jean de Luz


Located between Bidart and Hendaye, Saint Jean de Luz is an authentic port city which has seduced its inhabitants and visitors for centuries. Falling under the spell of this city, Louis XIV alias the Sun King, decided to choose Saint Jean de Luz as the host city for his marriage royal. It is also the great Napoleon III who often walked in Saint Jean de Luz, and by noting the damage caused by a storm in 1854, he decided to build the dikes in the bay. Thanks to him swimming is calm and pleasant!

The economy of Saint Jean de Luz has humble origins and was originally based on the fishing industry, but by the end of the XNUMXth century Saint Jean de Luz had grown into an upscale seaside resort revered by the French and Spanish aristocracy. Since the second half of the XNUMXth century, the city has mainly subsisted on luxury and tourism markets, but the influence of fishing is still very much alive. Saint Jean de Luz is particularly known for its excellent line hake and bluefin tuna, among a variety of other local fish.

Things to do

Saint Jean de Luz is known for its beaches, its golf, his casino, his thalasso, its shops, its charming walks and its traditional cuisine.

Rue Gambetta is the main shopping street in Saint Jean de Luz. It is a pedestrian path with many small shops selling one-of-a-kind products from local artisans. Rue Gambetta is home to the magnificent church Saint-Jean-Baptiste, as well as luxury macaroons found At Adam's. It's the perfect activity to do with the family on a sunny Sunday.

La Louis XIV square is the historic center of Saint-Jean de Luz. From the square, you can admire the famous residence of King Louis XIV, where he lived for 40 days in 1659. This legendary residence, built in 1643 by Johannis de Lohobiague, represents the wealth of the city during this period. King Louis XIV not only married Marie-Thérèse in Saint-Jean de Luz, but he also signed the Treaty of the Pyrenees, which ended the Franco-Spanish war.

At different times of the year, you can find activities organized on Place Louis XIV such as Christmas lights for example.

 To gain a little height on the Luzian bay, we recommend the Sainte Barbe promenade. Perched on a cliff, it will make you discover superb panoramic views of the ocean. Take out the camera for the occasion!

For an aperitif, we recommend the Majestic, the Bibam ou the Corsair as essential addresses. To eat, there is great competition in Saint Jean de Luz and there is something for everyone! But our favorites include The Mata, The Cidrerie Luzienne, The Beautiful Place et Ostalamer.

Overview of the real estate market of Saint Jean de Luz

There is a growing demand for primary and secondary residences in Saint Jean de Luz, which is having an effect on the price of real estate in the region. With its easily accessible location and beautiful setting, Saint Jean de Luz mainly offers Basque-influenced apartments, residential villas and Luziens mansions that sell out quite quickly.

Overall, Saint Jean de Luz is a luxurious and family-friendly place to live thanks to its six clean beaches protected from the waves, its friendly inhabitants, its entirely pedestrianized city center and its proximity to Spain.

Whether you want to buy or sell real estate in Saint Jean de Luz, our team at O'Plus Immobilier will be happy to welcome you throughout your real estate process. Our agents are passionate about photography and have the ability to make your home stand out not only with professional photography, but also through drone images and 3-dimensional virtual tours.