Luxury Villas in Saint Jean de Luz, France

Type: Villa    Country:France    Location: St. Jean de Luz    Sleeps: Any    No. of Bedrooms: or more    Collection: Any

Experience the charm of a gone-by era with a stay in a luxury villa in the fishing town of St.Jean de Luz. Explore the town with traditional Basque houses and local architecture down the pedestrian street.

Then stroll along the promenade of the "la grande plage" and enjoy the local seafood, fresh from the fishing port.

Retire back to your luxury villa to enjoy the long summer evenings whilst taking in the beautiful views of Saint Jean de Luz.

Villa Maiya
St. Jean de Luz, France

Set in five acres, between mountains and ocean, this luxury villa in southwest France represents total escape, and has a dreamlike quality about it that is instantly relaxing. The eight en-suite bedrooms all have fabulous views so before you’ve...

8 Bedrooms
Sleeps 14 - 15
From €9,500 per week

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Destination Guide: St. Jean de Luz

About St. Jean de Luz

The perfect place for people-watching, wandering happily with no particular place in mind and dipping into little bars and shops as you go, a stay in a luxury villa in Saint Jean de Luz is a real delight.

The pretty fishing port town just south of Biarritz and close to the Spanish border is characterful and colourful. From the old quarter’s large half-timbered homes, to the brightly coloured buildings on the harbourside, Saint Jean is just a lovely place to spend time wandering about and admiring the views.

The town is known for its main beach, a wonderful curve of white sand that stretches right around the bay and is great for families on a luxury villa holiday here. However, there are also several smaller, slightly wilder beaches that are good for fans of watersports.

The town is steeped in history, too. As part of the Treaty of the Pyrenees, Louis XIV married Maria Theresa, the Infanta of Spain here – you can visit The Eglise St-Jean Baptiste, the church where they married, as well as several other related landmarks.

A luxury villa in Saint Jean de Luz makes the perfect base from which to enjoy the town and the surrounding area.

Getting There:

The closest airport is Biarritz, a 20-minute drive away.

Best places to eat and drink in St. Jean de Luz

Taking in both French and Spanish traditions, food here is rustic and high on flavour factor. Fish features heavily – the town’s main ‘produce’ is cod, hake, sardines and tuna.

Expect to enjoy lots of tomato and olive oil based fish stews mopped up with plenty of crusty bread when eating out of your luxury villa.

Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the town’s other speciality – macaroons, which are crisper and yet softer than any you’ll have tried anywhere else.

If you’re leaving your luxury villa to eat out, Kaiku won’t disappoint. This gourmet restaurant in an old stone building close to the beach has a creative menu and has become the town’s most celebrated eating spot.

For a much more laid-back but very authentic local experience try La Grillerie on the port, a cantina style eaterie, where you can enjoy plates of fabulously fresh sardines and other fish, cooked just as it should be.

Best time to visit St. Jean de Luz

May through to September is the best time to for a luxury villa holiday in St. Jean de Luz. Late autumn and winter can be very wet in the region. Classical music lovers are sure to enjoy the town’s festival in September.

What we love about St. Jean de Luz

We love just wandering through the pretty town in the morning before it gets busier and then lunching on fresh fish in the harbour with a few glasses of wine.