Fodor's Expert Review Église St-Jean-Baptiste

St-Jean-de-Luz Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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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St-Jean-de-Luz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine  64500, France

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