In Saint-Jean-de-Luz the cruise ships will anchor in the bay and you will tendered ashore.
Printable map to take along.
Cruise calendar for this port.
Watch a destination video.
Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a fishing port on the Basque coast and now a famous resort, known for its architecture, sandy bay, the quality of the light and the cuisine. The town is located south of Biarritz and opposite Ciboure across the port.
The town center of St Jean de Luz has a medieval background, with no doubt, a great deal of influence in the past from Spain and the Moors, and with this mixture of architecture, old World charm, old buildings, fishing port and narrow lanes.
Take the little train ride by the tourist office in city center overlooking the harbor; it give you an overview of the entire city main points in a relax trip with commentaries.
When you wander through the lanes looking at the shop windows, you will arrive at the Thermes and Casino and were the chic shops are located.
Around the main square in the town center, you can find some of the best sea-food restaurants on the Basque Coast, as well as other bars and terraces from which to see and enjoy the regular musical events in the square - including a Basque Choir every Sunday morning (in the summer months).
For Internet check with the local tourist office at 20, Bd Victor Hugo.
Local emergency nummer: 112
Most shops, businesses, information services, museums and banks in France stay open all day. The exceptions are the smaller shops and enterprises, which may close for lunch sometime between 12.30pm and 2pm. Basic hours of business are from 8 or 9am to 6.30 or 7.30pm Monday to Saturday for the big shops and Tuesday to Saturday for smaller shops (some of the smaller shops may open on Monday afternoon). You can always find boulangeries and food shops that do stay open, however, on days when others close – on Sunday normally until noon.
National holiday dates:
January 1 New Year's Day
Ascension Day (forty days after Easter)
Pentecost or Whitsun (seventh Sunday after Easter, plus the Monday)
May 1 May Day/Labour Day
May 8 Victory in Europe Day
July 14 Bastille Day
August 15 Assumption of the Virgin Mary
November 1 All Saints' Day
November 11 1918 Armistice Day
December 25 Christmas Day
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