St. Jean de Luz (Donibane Lohitzun) & Ciboure

to Visit



The Basque

St. Jean Pied de Port
(Donibane Garazi)

La Bastide

les Bains

Passes over
the Pyrenees

St. Jean de Luz (Donibane Lohitzun in Euskera) & Ciboure, Ravel's birthplace

To get there from St. Marie, follow the Urt route to the A64, carry on the A63 (costs you) & get off at the sign post to St. Jean de Luz. This is on one side of a bay with Ciboure on the other side. Good luck with parking in St. Jean. Ciboure is a better bet.

St. Jean de Luz from the South (Basque Corniche)

St. Jean de Luz Harbour from Ciboure

Ciboure is on the South side of the bay with St. Jean de Luz on the North side. It is the birthplace of Maurice Ravel, the great composer, claimed by the French but half-Swiss & half-Basque. The house is on the front.

The Church

Inside the church

The Front. Ravel's house at the end.

Ravel's birthplace from the jetty.

More typical Basque buildings.

Internal streets are very narrow

West end of the front

Beginning of the Basque Corniche

Driving South
via the Auvergne

Driving South
via La Rochelle

Driving South
via Pont Aven

Our target
St Marie de Gosse

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