advertisement

791km (492 miles) SW of Paris; 15km (9 1/3 miles) S of Biarritz

This Basque country tuna-fishing port and beach resort is ideal for a seaside vacation. St-Jean-de-Luz lies at the mouth of the Nivelle, opening onto the Bay of Biscay, with the Pyrénées in the background. Tourists have been flocking here since the 19th century, when H. G. Wells "discovered" the town.