Silversea Luxury Cruises To ST JEAN DE LUZ

ST JEAN DE LUZ

Bask in the quintessentially Basque culture of St. Jean de Luz. Found on the west coast of France, just 23 kilometres from the bigger, brasher, Biarritz, St. Jean de Luz is often overlooked by holidaymakers. But their loss is our gain, as St. Jean has maintained its atmospheric ambience of French chic and Spanish folklore. The town is famous for seafaring past, and the port still maintains a sizable fishing fleet, with sardines and anchovies being the most important catches of the day. View more

It was here that that Louis XIV married Maria-Theresa of Austria in 1660 and the city still holds onto vestiges of its aristocratic past. Architectural marvels such as the 17th-century Maison de l'Infanta, where the bride to be stayed before the marriage, and the Eglise St Jean with huge carved Baroque altarpiece both still stand in the old town around the port. This golden age has given the town an undeniably wealthy heritage – skip a taxi tour and stroll the wide streets flanked by tall red and white house at your leisure. St. Jean one of the seven Basque country communes on the Franco-Spanish border and you’ll find that the political frontier means nothing to locals. While the two halves of the Basque Country are intriguingly different, the red, white and green flag flies proudly almost everywhere, far more popular than the traditional French tricolor, or the red and yellow of Spain’s rojigualda. The Basque language, known as Euskera is not only the oldest living language in Europe but is still widely spoken today.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.