Ciboure, seen from the harbour of Saint-Jean-de-Luz
|Intercommunality||CA Pays Basque|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Guy Poulou|
|Area1||7 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|• Density||920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|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 is, like its neighbour, a pretty town with many buildings of the traditional Basque style of Lapurdi. The sixteenth 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.
Ciboure was the birthplace of:
Ciboure was the residential place of:
- American Time magazine journalists and authors Charles Wertenbaker and Lael Tucker Wertenbaker, their son Christian and daughter Timberlake Wertenbaker, who grew up in the Basque Country and were educated in France.
- 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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