2016 GW Spain Trip No.22: Ciboure, Maurice Ravel’s birthplace

Spain Basque journey 2016 GW
Spain Basque journey 2016 GW

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Date and time of visit: May 2, 2016, approximately 5:00 p.m.

There was no museum or anything….

To the neighboring town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Our accommodation for the day was in San Sebastián. Just before we left for San Sebastián, we stopped at a town called Ciboure, not Saint-Jean-de-Luz, which is close to the border with Spain, but just next to it.

Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a famous holiday resort in the French Basque Country, facing the sea, and perhaps? Sibourg, just next door (less than 1km away), is also a resort.

By the way, the distant view of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is like this. Taken from the side of Ciboure.

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La Maison Ravel (The House of Ravel)


But still, there is very little information. Based on the few information on the web, I managed to come here. However, there was really no landmark. I passed by it for a moment.

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The white building in front of the house is Ravel’s birthplace. I parked my car near the wharf and walked to the house.

This building seemed to be an ordinary apartment now. There was barely a plaque saying that Ravel was born here.

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The rest of these explanatory notes were also in a nutshell.

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