SAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ seasideSAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ , France
There is a popular sandy bay on our webcam online located at the French Atlantic coast of the city - the resort of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
This is the only real harbor between Arcachon and Spain. Saint-Jean-de-Luz was the main port in the south-west for many centuries. Today the city is an active fishing port in France. Excellent anchovies and tuna are delivered from that place.
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Saint-Jean-de-Luz beach in our live stream camera is large enough and long - more than 1 km. People like to come here not only for taking the sun bath, also fans of kiting and surfing visit that place: quite good waves are here. This is the main city beach, protected by breakwaters with a good infrastructure, it is safe to rest with children.
City of Saint-Jean-de-Luz
The charming resort town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, which you see on our web camera online, belongs to the French part of the Basque Country. That culture influence clearly manifests itself in its characteristic architecture.
The rich heritage of seafarers is clearly visible in the styles of mansions of the 18th and 19th centuries: Maison-Louis-XIV and Maison de l'Infante. Very interesting is town hall, church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste (the largest temple in the Basque part of France), the headquarters of the Duke of Wellington at rue Mazarin and the main shopping street of the city - Gambetta.
There are small art galleries in the city of our live stream camera for cultural pastime connoisseurs. There are many cultural events in Saint-Jean-de-Luz also: the Basque carnival (in February), the festival "John the Baptist" (at the end of June), "Tuna Holiday" (in July). Tuna fishery has developed well historically here. In August - "Night of Sardines", and international competitions in tuna - catching. The Fair of Merchants - in September, young film directors are having competition in October. The original event - Basque competitions, similar to the triathlon: tug of war, lifting heavy stones and bundles of straw or sawing a tree.
Who wish to travel outside the city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, whose panorama is visible in our online web camera, it is worth to visit the Basque eco-museum of Jean Vier on the farm of Berrin. The local audio guide will tell you a lot of interesting things. In addition, you can buy local traditional goods, try Basque food in a restaurant.
If you go far close to the border with Spain, it is easy to get to the beautiful gray castle on the cliff - Abbadie of the late 19th century, where the traveler and explorer Antoine d'Abbadie lived. Its walls are decorated with sculptures, and the interior has African ornaments in bright colors, among the interior items are interesting specimens, taken from different expeditions. Now the castle is owned by the Academy of Sciences.
The climate of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is typically marine, so there is a mild winter (about 6.6 ° C in January). The summer period is warm with an average temperature of about 20.6 ° C. The water temperature in summer is 20-22 ° C.
The weather forecast in Saint-Jean-de-Luz for 7 days is available on our website online.