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Rue Gambetta, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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All reviews beautiful church king louis old church sun king unusual church worth a visit rue gambetta small church wooden balconies steeped in history maria teresa no idea lovely interior saint jean baptiste main aisle quick visit altar area
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 !!!! :-)

Thank mabeyer2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank M H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Crcb
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Liam K
Reviewed 6 September 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.

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Reviewed 31 August 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

Thank jdc8mbc
Reviewed 28 August 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.

Thank Timbles430
Reviewed 5 August 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

Thank Travelnica
Reviewed 2 August 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.

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PaysStJeandeLuz, Responsable relations publiques at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for your comment.

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Worth a trip into the centre of st Jean de luz, free to enter and just beautiful. A true gem, never seen a galleried church quite like this.

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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.,
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