Where is rue Léon-Gambetta in Saint-Jean-de-Luz?
In the heart of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, rue Léon-Gambetta is located between the Grande Plage and boulevard Victor-Hugo. Parallel to the seafront, it stretches 450 meters from Place Louis XIV in the west to Boulevard Thiers in the east. This historic Luzean street is ideally located less than 150 meters from the beach and less than 100 meters from the port. On the northeast side, it leads to less than 200 meters from Ducontenia Park.
Everything you need to know about rue Léon-Gambetta
The rue Léon-Gambetta, a must-see in the historic center of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, was for centuries the main axis of the city, on the road which linked Bayonne to Spain. Long called Grand Rue (karrika handia), it will not be dethroned in its function as a large central artery until 1885, with the creation of Boulevard Victor-Hugo. Rue Gambetta remains a must in the old center: linked to the seafront by a pleasant network of pedestrian streets, it leads to the west on the beautiful Place Louis XIV and its lively terraces. Rue Léon Gambetta runs alongside the renowned Saint-Jean-Baptiste church, the theater in 1660 of the marriage of Louis XIV and the Infanta of Spain, Marie-Thérèse of Austria. Entrance to the church is from rue Gambetta. You can also admire the stone staircase and its wrought iron balustrade from 1755, which leads to the galleries.
Shops and services
Very commercial and lively, the rue Léon-Gambetta in Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a must-see place for visitors and locals alike. It is home to a variety of shops, for everyday life as well as for tourism. There is the renowned Pariès house, as well as other food shops, including two butchers and a charcuterie, Etchebaster and Adam's pastries, Txomin and Amorino ice cream parlors, a delicatessen and a chocolatier. The street, ideal for shoppers, has around thirty ready-to-wear and accessories stores. A small Monoprix supermarket and a Vival Casino are also present at n°74 and at n°75 for daily shopping. To relax, a few restaurants and cafes also line the rue Gambetta.
Real estate prices rue Léon-Gambetta
Rue Gambetta is popular because of its ideal location in the historic heart of the city and close to the beach, both for investing in real estate and for renting in Saint Jean de Luz. The average price of apartments for sale in Saint Jean de Luz rue Léon-Gambetta is just over 6,500 euros per m2. However, it can vary considerably depending on the services and the condition of the building, with a low price that can be less than 5,000 euros per m2, and a high price that easily reaches 9,000 euros per m2. The most common properties for sale along Rue Gambetta are apartments with 2, 3 or 4 rooms, but if you are looking for a house for sale in Saint Jean de Luz you will also find some nearby.