Campsite Saint-Jean-de-Luz 3 stars

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, probably one of the most beautiful ports in France

For a weekend or a vacation, for lovers, with friends or family, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is an authentic city with a particularly rich past. This Basque port city is charming, harmonious, beautiful, colorful, with a rustic sea air. Located between Biarritz and the Spanish border, this fishing port on the Atlantic coast offers both the charm of the Basque Country and the nice beaches for a seaside vacation. Born from the happy marriage of mountain and ocean, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is the most typical of the towns on the Basque coast. Located at the gates of Spain, this magnificent little town invites you to discover its charming little port, its superb beaches, its surf spots, as well as its Basque traditions, not forgetting the real estate Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

In the past, it was a major whaling center. Today, it is used for fishing hake, tuna, sardine and anchovy.
Over the centuries, it has become a very popular seaside resort, but it has kept its traditions. If the city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz gives pride of place to its rich heritage, it also offers a wide range of activities. One also appreciates walks on the beach and on the coastal path, but also moments of relaxation and well-being in a thalassotherapy center.
The partly pedestrian city center allows you to stroll quietly. The town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is also an ideal starting point to discover the Basque Country. You will appreciate its exceptional environment, the proximity of cities such as Biarritz, Guéthary, Bidart, Bayonne, Anglet, Ahetze, Arbonne, Bassussarry but also the countryside with the traditional villages which are part of the most beautiful villages of France such as Sare, Espelette, Aïnhoa, etc...

To discover in the city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz

In Saint-Jean-de-Luz, discover the Basque brand: dance, songs but also gastronomy, which are not folklore elements but cultural ones, just like Basque pelota. Saint-Jean-de-Luz is the ideal city for family vacations by the fine sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.
With a rich past, Saint-Jean-de-Luz tells you through its history and heritage the marriage of Louis XIV. Discover the House of Louis XIV and the House of the Infanta.
Saint-Jean-de-Luz also has many beaches, whether family, sports or nature, in this charming little town, everyone will find what they are looking for.
Don't miss the golf course and the thalassotherapy centers and spas facing the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, for a moment of pure relaxation and well-being as a family, or as a couple.
Discover also the coastal path. Indeed, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is one of the gateways of the coastal path linking Bidart to Hendaye. For a nature discovery, it also offers you the tip of Sainte-Barbe which opens the Saint-Jean-de-Luz Bay, on the north side. Formerly fortified, the stroll of the pointe de Sainte-Barbe allows you to have a complete view of the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the Pyrenees and the fort of Socoa.

You can also take a walk in the Gambetta street and admire the typical architecture of the Basque Country, its port, painters and the terraces of the Louis XIV square, but also the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church. You can also enjoy an extraordinary view of the bay and the Basque coast from the long sea promenade and the Tower of Saint Barbara.
Indeed, the commune of Saint-Jean-de-Luz will know how to seduce you by its incredible beauty, its alleys, its typical small houses with shutters of different colors. Discover its monuments and museums. During your stay in Bidart camping, discover and also participate in its many festivals and celebrations.
Moreover, you can also discover the Ducontenia park, a 33,000 m² green haven, located in the heart of the city, which also has a cultural vocation. Indeed, the theater of nature can accommodate 3400 people. In addition, the casino of the Pergola, located on the beach, deserves a detour in order to admire this art-deco masterpiece by Mallet Stevens.

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What to visit in Saint-Jean-de-Luz?

Saint-Jean-de-Luz has long been called the city of privateers. Indeed, the city was noted for its maritime traditions as early as the 16th century, and for its privateers as early as the 17th century. While staying at the campsite Saint-Jean-de-Luz, many museums and monuments are to be visited absolutely, namely :

  • The Museum of Basque Tradition which is a place of convergence between Basque culture and Basque traditions. It is a museographic space that plunges its visitors into a journey into the heart of the Basque soul and the way of life of an entire people.
  • The Ecomusée Basque Jean-Vier was created in 1999 by the company Jean-Vier, specialist of Basque linen. It offers you ten spaces in which films, two of them in 3D relief, will make you share, for a moment, the Basque exception. Around the ecomuseum, you will discover a carefully maintained park, the Jean-Vier store and a restaurant.
  • The house Louis XIV, built in 1643 by a rich shipowner. Elegance is the term that best characterizes the facade of this house where Louis XIV lived during his marriage with the Infanta of Spain.
  • The Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church is a flagship monument of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. This church is dedicated to Saint-Jean-Baptiste, the patron saint of the town. It is the church where Louis XIV and Maria Theresa of Spain got married in 1660. Its exterior is austere, with an imposing tower and high walls, which contrast with the delicacy of its wooden galleries and vault. It is one of the most important churches in the Basque Country.

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Campsite Saint-Jean-de-Luz seaside

The stay by the sea is ideal for couples and families looking for a peaceful setting. There is nothing like an outdoor establishment whose surrounding landscape is conducive to escape and change of scenery.
Vacations are indeed a great opportunity to spend good times with your family.
Campers also take advantage of this opportunity to better appreciate nature, whether through hiking (along the Sentier du littoral for example) or through various outdoor activities.

Campsite Saint-Jean-de-Luz with swimming pool

The water park in Bidart welcomes campers from April to September. Residents of the Pays Basque campsite will be able to relax in the indoor swimming pool, whose water is heated to 28°C as soon as it opens in April. It is located not far from the campsite pitches and is ideal for the whole family. In the 150 m2 balneo area, there is a jacuzzi and whirlpool baths, but also a massage area, swan neck, anatomical benches and a paddling pool for children.
The outdoor swimming pool is not to be outdone. Also heated (to 25°C), this 350 m2 pool can accommodate the whole family. It includes a lagoon for young and old, but also a swimming area and a counter-current river.
In addition, there are hot tubs, swan-necks and a paddling pool for toddlers.

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