August 25, 2017

French Friday: Saint-Jean-de-Luz

August 25, 2017 (237/365)

« Un Basque n'est ni Français, ni Espagnol ; il est basque et c'est tout. » ~ Victor Hugo

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, on the Atlantic coast of France just a few kilometers from the Spanish border, is an enchanting town with a rich Basque culture and a history that includes whaling, pirates, and a royal wedding (King Louis XIV to María Teresa, the Infanta of Spain in 1600).