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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  • Great, and yes the door or what happened the King is well walled. Beautiful decoration for the wedding of louis XVI
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  • Beautiful church charged history. Louis 14 got married in this church. Go when there are Basque songs! Just beautiful and a lot of emotion
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  • Visitors familiar with the solemn churches from a very conservative Church. I seemed to the atmosphere you can feel the history, however, followers of the region firmly defended the Church. Located in Saint-Jean, so please stop by.
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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.
  • Great church full of great history
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  • Religious building of great interest, both inside and outside. The simplicity of the exterior architecture contrasts with an interior soberly decorated with beautiful wooden galleries along the long walls. To visit, is the gem of St. Jean de Luz.
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