Main street of Saint Jean de Luz, Gambetta street was called “Royal Road” in the past. Indeed, it was the extension of the Bayonne road. In the middle of the 20th century, it became a pedestrian street in front of the shops. Rue Gambetta is indeed the main shopping street in the city of Saint Jean de Luz. It is always pleasant to walk along it, between the souvenir shops of the Basque Country, the pastry shops where you can find good Basque cakes. During your stay at the campsite in Saint Jean de Luz, a stroll on this street is a must.
Very lively and very commercial, rue Gambetta is perfect for a stroll. It starts from Place Louis XIV, crosses the old town and can take you to the fishing port.
During your holidays in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, you will inevitably walk along this famous shopping street.
Located in the city centre of Saint Jean de Luz, rue Gambetta offers many sites to discover.
Indeed, while walking along this pedestrian street, it is interesting to visit
the Church of Saint John the Baptist, one of the most beautiful churches in the Basque Country even if its exterior is severe and massive.
Also enjoy Chez Adam macaroons. Indeed, it is in Saint Jean De Luz that macaroons were born. In the 17th century, Louis XIV married Saint-Jean de Luz, and asked the pastry chef Adam for an exceptional treat.
You can also visit Thurin’s house, which has been offering all the classic Basque cheeses such as sheep’s milk cheese, Bayonne ham, sardines, wines, pâtés and peppers since 1926.
Also take the opportunity to admire the buildings along the street, which are mostly period buildings. Continuing the walk, you arrive near the port. When you stop on Gambetta Street, you have everything you need at hand, even the beach of Saint Jean de Luz…