The place :
The famous Pays Basque's seaside resort, Saint Jean de Luz, welcomes you to experience a different kind of wellness holidays in South of France. Saint Jean de Luz is actually renowned for the Royal wedding it hosted in 1660 when King Louis XIV married Infanta Marie-Thérèse following the Pyrenees's treaty.
Sheltered from the winds, the marvellous bay of Saint Jean De Luz offers a magnificent view onto the ocean with the Rhune's solid mass stretching out in the far. Ideally situated along this fabulous bay and by the beach, the Grand Hotel Loreamar is set in a perfect location ideal for a relaxing trip. Built in 1909, this luxury hotel, reminiscent of the 'Belle Epoque' palaces shall take you on a historical journey at the time when the English experienced the first sea baths and discovered the region's pleasant way of living.
Enjoy the magnificent hotel's rotunda overlooking the Atlantic Ocean along with its exceptional façade and its British charm.
This hotel shall thus recreates all the luxury and refinement of the 'Belle Epoque' enabling you to experience that rich historical moment along with your treatments at the heart of Saint Jean de Luz. Hotels and residences :
Grand Hôtel Loreamar
Built in 1909, the luxury yet discreet Grand Hotel Loreamar is a deluxe hotel the charm and refinement of which shall delight you : from the hotel\'s external architecture to its rooms\' decoration, everything conjures up that particular \'Belle Epoque\' period.
Your hotel features a total of 52 rooms, including 2 Suites. While 27 rooms and suites give onto the Atlantic Ocean, some other 25 have view onto the Rhune Mountains. Discover that all rooms have a unique seal thanks to the ancient styled furniture, the thick curtains and the refined fabrics perfectly integrated in the rooms\' setting.
Furthermore, you shall surely appreciate the colourful setting of the hotel where each level has been built in a different colour including raspberry, sea blue or yellow, thus conferring a cosy, muffled atmosphere to the Loreamar.
Both the Edward and Victoria Suites, which are particularly spacious and pleasant, feature an en-suite bathroom with view onto the ocean, a private teak terrace with swimming pool and 2 inter-connecting rooms.
Moreover, the hotel also provides a meeting room which can accommodate between 35 and 80 persons. This meeting room\'s main feature being its wall paintings along with its ceiling lights from Murano. Restaurants :
Besides featuring luxury treatments, your hotel also proposes 2 restaurants you shall most enjoy.
Thus, discover in both restaurants, the Chef's a perfect gastronomic cuisine, inspired by fresh products from the Atlantic Ocean together with Basque's culinary traditions. Creativity and quality shall be the soul of this refined cuisine.
Between the treatments, the Clipper welcomes you for further relaxation. Enjoy the particular British atmosphere prevailing inside while appreciating the dark wood and red hangings conferring further a warm and cordial atmosphere to this place, especially in winter as you stay close to the chimney... In Summer days, you shall surely appreciate the beautiful terrace vis-a-vis the Atlantic Ocean.
Restaurant "Le Sunset"
\'Le Sunset\' restaurant is a true and famous gastronomic restaurant of the Pays Basque. Enjoy further the felted and cordial atmosphere of this restaurant together with its crystal ceiling lights and big raspberry velvet sofas, which shall most welcome you while you will be appreciating the Chef\'s original gastronomic cuisine. Furthermore, if you are experiencing the hotel\'s slimming treatment, you shall benefit from special balanced diet meals combining savours and lightness.
Restaurant "Le Rosewood"
'Le Rosewood' restaurant, on the other hand, invites you to relish its delicacies in a more relaxed atmosphere with view on the Saint Jean de Luz's bay. In fine days, you will particularly enjoy the vast terrace where you shall also have your breakfasts, lunches and dinners while admiring the sunset over the magnificent bay. Sports and Activities :
Saint Jean De Luz, located between Biarritz and Hendaye, provides an ideal starting point to discover the charming features of “Pays Basque”.
In addition to seaside resorts' pleasures and treatments, Saint Jean De Luz conceals many features of interest you shall not miss during your holidays : the fishing port, the house of Louis XIV, Edmond Rostand's residence, Saint Jean-Baptist Church and the Socoa Fort amongst others await you... Furthermore, take some time to stroll in the city centre's typical alleys where you shall be able to admire many red or green half-timbered houses, typical of Pays Basque. You will moreover appreciate the architectural richness of the coloured façades be it along the sea or downtown. Lastly, to complete wonderfully your stay, do not miss to go for some shopping or just have a nice drink on the terrace: Saint Jean de Luz's city centre is exceptionally and primarily pleasant and pedestrian-friendly. You could also enjoy lengthy sun-bathing in between your treatments, on the beautiful fine sand beach sheltered from the winds.
Moreover, in the neighbourhoods of Saint Jean De Luz, many villages of Pays Basque are also waiting to be discovered: the famous Biarritz, but also smaller and picturesque villages such as Sare, Aïnhoa, Ascain or Espelette, the latter being known worldwide for its famous chillies, await you.
Why not further discover the beauty of Pays Basque through a sight-seeing train visit in the Rhune? Thanks to this original and practical means of transport, you shall not only admire the magnificent green landscapes but you shall also found yourself at some 1000 metres off the ground! As you reach the highest point, you shall get to see the impressive and breathtaking landscape: a magnificent panorama where the beaches along Pays Basque's coast up to the moors can be seen.
Your stay shall not only be relaxing and pleasant but shall also help you to discover Spain. Located some 50 kms away from the hotel, San Sebastian town in the Spanish Pays Basque, shall welcome you to taste some tapas all along its magnificent bay. Discover further at some 130 km off Saint Jean de Luz, the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum where you shall admire some of the most beautiful modern artworks. Moreover, this museum conceived by the architect Ghery, is an original and futuristic building constituting an exceptional cultural escape worth the detour.
Sports lovers, on the other hand, shall not at all get bored ! Enjoy in the vicinity of the hotel several 18-hole golf courses: Chantaco or La Nivelle. The first golf course which is of 5 833 metres par 70 is to be found at the foot of the Rhune. As for La Nivelle, the golf course is a 5 587 metres par 70 course. In Anglet, the Chiberta golf course is one of the most famous golf courses of the Aquitaine region mainly due to its exceptional environment framed by pine forests, lakes and Atlantic borders. Those golf lovers can thus combine marvellously their favourite sport with well-being.
Finally, you could also try some Pays Basque's typical sports. The Pelote Basque (typical ball game of Pays Basque) and surfing shall undoubtedly constitute the sporting highlights of your week-end ! Access :
Saint Jean de Luz / Biarritz: 17 km
Saint Jean de Luz / Bordeaux: 205 km
Saint Jean de Luz / Paris: 790 kmBy train
Paris / Saint Jean de Luz: 5h15 by TGV
Station situated 1 km away from the Grand Hotel LoreamarBy plane
Biarritz Airport located 15 minutes from the Grand Hotel Loreamar
Biarritz / Paris: 1h15
Biarritz / London Stanstead: 1h50