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The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrenees Sights

Église St-Jean-Baptiste

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 04/09/2014

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The marriage of the Sun King and the Infanta took place in 1660 in the church of St-Jean-Baptiste. The marriage tied the knot, so to speak, on the Pyrénées Treaty signed by French chief minister Mazarin on November 7, 1659, ending Spanish hegemony in Europe. Note the church's unusual wooden galleries lining the walls, creating a theaterlike effect. Fittingly, St-Jean-Baptiste hosts a "Musique en Côte Basque" festival of early and Baroque music during the first two weeks

of September.

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Sight Information

Address:

Pl. des Corsaires, St-Jean-de-Luz, 64500, France

Sight Details:

  • Daily 9–noon and 2–6

Updated 04/09/2014

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