Paroisse de St Jean de Luz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz

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Though appearing simple from the outside, Paroisse de St Jean de Luz 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 international travel planner, Saint-Jean-de-Luz attractions like Paroisse de St Jean de Luz 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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  • Very neat Church and surprise you inside with the wooden balcony, as well as the altar and the roof of the same
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  • When you visit this church we can't not think of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa of Austria (which, contrary to its name, was Spanish) who were married in this beautiful typical basque Church. There are forums on several floors, which is common in the Basque country, a reverse ship ceiling, a model of whaling ship hanging from the ceiling. The altarpiece is remarkable for a coin of €2 you can enjoy the illumination of the Church and a classic music A must see.
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  • Historic church the King Louis XIV of France in 1660 married the Infanta of Spain Maria Theresa to culturally
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  • This church from 17 century is absolutely unique, I've never visited one like this! By construction it resembles an overturned ship, wooden altar is decorated by 20 statues of saints, a choir walls are covered with ornament paintings, the main hall is lined with 3 rows of tribunes and the rear carries wonderful wooden organ.
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  • Beautiful church which runs along the rue Gambetta with beautiful architecture. It is here that it occurred the marriage of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa in 1660. To visit without hesitation.
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  • Beautiful church in the city centre.
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  • Beautiful church where Louis XIV married, not to be missed during a tour of the city!
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