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

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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  • It Has several floors of wood-run balconies along the side walls, and in general the dark wood predominates throughout the decoration.
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  • A beautiful place with an incredible history and free access. Really nice to not miss.
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  • Our visit was rather spoilt by an engineer testing the sound system. Probably necessary but perhaps he could have found a tune to play rather a long sequence of discordant notes.  more »
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  • Interesting church. The boat hung from the ceiling signifies relationship of the church and town with the sea. The balconies were for the men to use. The women were on the ground floor where they were closest to the graves in the floor which were there responsibility. This is a typical Basque arrangement. Very special place. With at least a quick visit fur the atmosphere.
  • Very exquisite place to pray and enjoy the different architecture from french churches. If you have luck as I did, they will give you an amazing cake from the local Pâtisserie!😁
  • Stunning church where Louis XIV got married. The wood work is exquisite and the quality of the frescoes is stunning! Highly recommend.
  • Amazing church in very good condition.
  • 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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