Rue Mazarin

Protecting the port from the fury of the ocean, in the heart of the Barre district, is a small strip of land on which the shipowners built their houses in the 17C. In 1749 a terrible tidal wave occurred, in which 200 houses were flattened and two-thirds of the strip of land was engulfed. Rue Mazarin, the main road in this district, still has some wealthy residences such as St Martin's at no. 13; from the Belvedere tower the master could follow the movement of ships without budging from his house.

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rue Mazarin

Nearby tourist attractions

Maison de l'Infante
Maison de l'Infante
This amiable Louis XIII epoch building
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St-Jean-de-Luz Harbor
St-Jean-de-Luz Harbor
This is an important fishing port for
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St-Jean-de-Luz Town Centre
St-Jean-de-Luz Town Centre
The town centre has a lot of character
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Maison Louis-XIV
Maison Louis-XIV
This is a noble dwelling the façade of
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Church of St. John the Baptist
Church of St. John the Baptist
Inside this plain and rather severe
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Corniche Basque
Corniche Basque
From Socoa harbour, turn right and take
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Maison de l'Infante
Maison de l'Infante
This amiable Louis XIII epoch building
0:15
St-Jean-de-Luz Harbor
St-Jean-de-Luz Harbor
This is an important fishing port for
0:30
St-Jean-de-Luz Town Centre
St-Jean-de-Luz Town Centre
The town centre has a lot of character
0:30
See all