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Stunning Church!

One of the most beautiful and intimate small church interiours in all of France. If you are... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2019
Maurice Ravel almost alive

The Maurice Ravel Festival offered various concerts of masters accompanied by there students! High... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
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Rue Gambetta, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

One of the most beautiful and intimate small church interiours in all of France. If you are anywhere near St. Jean de Luz or Ciboure or Biarritz, do not miss this glorious architectural, sculptural, and religious experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The Maurice Ravel Festival offered various concerts of masters accompanied by there students! High quality in a perfect atmosphere - the church were the sun king married !!!! :-)

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful and impressive Interior. Especially the balconies and the altar are worth to see. A must!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Unlike many churches in France, this one is mostly wooden inside. There are several rows of wooden balconies along the sides. The altars are beautifully decorated with gold and colorful paint. King Louis XIV married Marie Therese of Spain here. It’s fairly dark inside, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Not to be missed. So beautiful inside specially the "retablo" and such an unexpected balcony inside make it so pleasant.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Though he wanted all the power of his kingdom in Versailles, he got married as king of Navarra in this small coastal town. The upper sections of the balconies were not open for visitors, but nevertheless, a fabulous church.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

In the heart of St. Jean de Luz is the Eglise de St. Jean-Baptiste where Louis XIV married Marie-Therese of Spain. The altarpiece with 18 statutes of saints is stunning and dominates the church. The portal facing Gambetta street through which the married couple walked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a great stop while you are on rue Gambetta. With the hustle and bustle outside the calm and serene interior is jaw-dropping.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I had no idea que El Rey Sol was married in this beautiful church. It has such an interesting interior design and the alter is fantastic. I highly recommend it for a quick visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Attended Mass in this church last Sunday - this beautiful, ornate old church (where Louis XIV was married) was packed to capacity. Mass took just over an hour. Recommend a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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February 12, 2018|
Response from henryborgbarthet | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know as I only visited the church once when on holiday, however there are sites like Geneanet that have a lot of information about surnames etc.,