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Ciboure, seen from the harbour of Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Ciboure, seen from the harbour of Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Coat of arms of Ciboure
Coat of arms
Ciboure is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Ciboure is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 43°23′11″N 1°40′00″W / 43.3864°N 1.6667°W / 43.3864; -1.6667Coordinates: 43°23′11″N 1°40′00″W / 43.3864°N 1.6667°W / 43.3864; -1.6667
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Intercommunality CA Pays Basque
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Poulou
Area1 7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 6,466
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 64189 /64500
Elevation 0–83 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

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[edit]

Ciboure was the birthplace of:

Ciboure was the residential place of:

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  1. ^ 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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Birthplace of Maurice Ravel in Ciboure