Located in the heart of the city, Place Louis XIV is the historic heart of the city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. On the terraces of the square, we can see the house of King Louis XIV. Built in 1643 by Johannis de Lohobiague, this residence is representative of the wealth and splendour of the city of St Jean de Luz at that time.
In 1659, the young King Louis XIV came to Saint John of Luz to sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees and married the Infanta of Spain Mary Theresa. He stayed in this house for 40 days. Registered at the Monuments Historiques, it is open for visits from June to September.
The Infanta’s house also borders the square, as well as many multicoloured Basque facades. There is also a music pavilion and city hall.
The Place Louis XIV is also a place of life and entertainment. Local painters display their paintings and you can also discover many animations that punctuate the whole summer season. There are also many shaded coffees where it is always a pleasure to drink coffee, fruit juice. With the many restaurants along the square, it is also the ideal place to have lunch. A stone’s throw away, you will arrive at the fishing port. It is also on the Place Louis XIV that the pedestrian streets of Saint Jean de Luz begin.
It is a charming place where it is good to live….You will inevitably pass through it during your tourist visit of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.