Ciboure

Ciboure (Basque: Ziburu, meaning 'end of bridge') is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.

Ciboure

Ziburu
Ciboure, seen from the harbour of Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Coat of arms
Location of Ciboure
Ciboure
Ciboure
Coordinates: 43°23′11″N 1°40′00″W
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementBayonne
CantonSaint-Jean-de-Luz
IntercommunalityCA Pays Basque
Government
  Mayor (20012008) Guy Poulou
Area
1
7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,477
  Density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64189 /64500
Elevation0–83 m (0–272 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It lies across the river Nivelle from the harbour of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

Ciboure is, like its neighbour, a pretty town with many buildings of the traditional Basque style of Lapurdi. The 16th-century church of St Vincent has an octagonal tower, Basque galleries and a Baroque altarpiece. Adjacent to Ciboure is the Fort of Socoa, a 15th-century fortress built by Louis XIII.

Notable people

Ciboure was the birthplace of:

Ciboure was the residential place of:

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. In 1955 Lael Tucker Wertenbaker and her son Christian were filmed and interviewed by Orson Welles on the Basque Country. Living in Ciboure, Basque, at that time, Lael gives a lively insight to that small town on the northern side of the Pyrenees and basque people and culture. Christian gives some short answers,see: "Around the World with Orson Welles" - Orson Welles on the Basque Country with Lael Tucker Wertenbaker. In 1955, Orson Welles became involved in a BBC series of film documentaries (in black & White), titled "Around the World with Orson Welles".


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