Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Pays Basque Français…

l’un de mes endroits préférés sur la côte basque – à 18km de Biarritz, et à 15 km de la frontière franco-espagnole… ❤ have a lovely September, pals! 🙂

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Pays Basque Français is a natural sheltered harbour in the south-east of the golfe de Gascogne(Bay of Biscay) – 15km away from the French-Spanish border; a bit of etymology: the Basque name of the town is Donibane Lohizune; you may know that “luz” is the Spanish word for “light”, but in this case, it’s a mutation of the word “lohitz”(loiz,luz), so “Donibane Lohizune” is the first element:”done” = saint from Latin “dóminus” = lord, master and “ibane” – noun+preposition “ibai” – “gaine” over the river, riverside; lohi = mud; suffix “z” = manner, according to; with, made of; and suffix “une” = place of => mud place, swamp. The name of the town comes in accord to all the times it’s been flooded over the centuries and has subsecuently built the dikes and lifted a wall by the beach.

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Posted on 3 September 2019, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Sur les traces de Louis XIV qui s’est marié à l’église de St-Jean-de-Luz… Ce post et les précédents décrivent de belles régions de France!

  2. Passe un bon mois de septembre, Mélanie. Saint-Jean-de-Luz semble un bon endroit pour y passer quelque temps!

  3. Lovely photos, Melanie, thanks for sharing and a very happy September to you and yours. xoxo

  4. A lovely September to you, too.

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