Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Though appearing simple from the outside, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste features a gilded wooden altarpiece that's so intricately carved, it's been declared a historic monument in its own right. King Louis XIV also married the Infanta Maria Theresa of Spain here, making the church a national historic monument, too. Wander through the church, parts of which date back to the 15th century, to see the many carvings. The altarpiece alone includes statues of 18 saints and representations of the Holy Spirit and God. With our online itinerary creator, Saint-Jean-de-Luz attractions like Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We walked over the harbour bridge after visiting the smaller 'Eglise Saint-Vincent' which is also worth visiting. However this church is on a much larger scale with a very impressive altar. The organ....  more »
  • Wonderful church with its wood works and very unusual and rich altarpiece. Penlty of history, worth the visit  more »
  • exquisite church - we attended the mass there and it was full - all the people very welcoming - a real joy to be there  more »
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  • Beautiful Church. Incredibly ornate inside. Loved the story behind the bricked up entrance. Remember to put a euro in the box to light up everything inside...
  • Wonderful church .was a great sight. Sadly people were taking photos inside. Which rather wound me up. Would go again hopefully more thoughtful people in there.
  • To visit the church where King Louis XIV of France was wedded to the Infanta Maria Theresa of Spain in 1660 was worth the detour. There were a few plaques on the outside of the building describing the backstory in French.
  • Beautiful church. Mostly from wood rather than stone made it quit interesting.
  • Beautiful church full of history. Not always easy to access between masses, weddings and other celebrations. But is definitely worth it to enter QQ minutes. Ideally located in the city center and shops and close to the beach.
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