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Though appearing simple from the outside, Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste 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 online itinerary creator, Saint-Jean-de-Luz attractions like Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste 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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Definitely worth a visit if you're in St.-Jean-de-Luz. The church is quiet and beautiful. It's right on the main shopping street so it's easy to visit when you're in town.
Definitely worth a visit if you're in St.-Jean-de-Luz. The church is quiet and beautiful. It's right on the main shopping street so it's easy to visit when you're in town. more »
Really interesting and well preserved church. Louis 14th married here ending a war with Spain. The elevated galleries are really interesting. I have never seen this in any church in Europe before..... more
Really interesting and well preserved church. Louis 14th married here ending a war with Spain. The elevated galleries are really interesting. I have never seen this in any church in Europe before..... more »
The Church of John the Baptist (Saint- Jean-Baptiste), where June 9, 1660 Louis XIV, king of France and Navarra, (grandson of Henry IV) married Mary Theresa of Spain. This is the largest temple in the Basque part of France. It's a very exciting feeling to study history in this way
Unfortunately, the outsides walls were in rehabilitation when we visited this place. Therefor, the inside is lovely (made of wood!) . Breathtaking.
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