Located on the south-west coast of France, between its more famous neighbours Biarritz and San Sebastian (in the Spanish Basque country), holiday apartments Saint-Jean-de-Luz should certainly not be overlooked as a great holiday solution, whatever time of year. The charming town is host to a number of festivals, even in Spring and Autumn: from the Basque carnival Ihautenak in February, to the Festival of Saint Jean in June, to the Film Festival in October, not forgetting the Tuna Festival in July! When booking your Saint Jean de Luz holiday apartment, it’s certainly worth checking what events will be on.
Basque traditions are a very important part of their culture, and it’s worth seeing some traditional dance, or songs accompanied by unique Basque instruments such as the txistu or txalaparta. What’s more, Saint Jean de Luz is the birthplace of the macaron, and Basque regional cuisine is absolutely delicious. While there are many fantastic restaurants in Saint Jean de Luz, as well as some world famous ones down the road in San Sebastian, staying in a holiday home Saint Jean de Luz provides you with the opportunity to go to the market and pick up some fresh Basque country produce and fish to enjoy in your own home.
Whether you’re active, or lazy, or somewhere in between, Saint Jean de Luz has you covered. The Grand Plage in the centre of town is the perfect spot to chill out and sunbathe, or paddle in the clear blue water. The town also has two beaches that are perfect for surfing: Plage de Lafiténia for experienced surfers, and Plage de Cénitz for beginners. Experienced surfers will also want to head north to Mimizan and Mimizan Plage, well known for their great surfing opportunities. From your Saint Jean de Luz holiday rental you can go on a day trip there, or perhaps even to Bilbao. You can also go sailing, snorkelling, even scuba diving, and go hiking on foot or on a bike through the hills around the town. Don’t miss the Maison Louis XIV and Church of St-Jean-Baptiste.