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Église St-Jean-Baptiste

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information

Address:

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

Published 10/16/2017

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