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Rue Gambetta, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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Reviewed 5 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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

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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.

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PaysStJeandeLuz, Responsable relations publiques at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for your comment.

Reviewed July 29, 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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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

A nice church, in the center of the town. Nice atmosphere and decorations, a quiet place for contemplation.

Thank Jonny S
Reviewed July 19, 2018

I am not religious but this is worth visiting very beautiful and contains a lot of history. All in a nice setting

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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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