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Promenade Maurice Ravel: pictures, description (Quai Maurice Ravel)

The famous French composer Maurice Ravel, Creator of the musical piece "Bolero", was born in 1875 in the small town of Ciboure, situated in the Pyrenees Atlantiques in the Aquitaine region. The town is located in the French part of the Basque Country, so the composer was half Basque. The house in which the family lived, Ravel, preserved until the present time. Its number is 12 and it is located on the waterfront, which was named after its most famous native. In SIBUR spent my childhood years, and in 1889 went to study at the Paris Conservatoire. Father Maurice was a railroad man, but his passion for music he managed to convey to his son.

In Ciboure, the waterfront is the main place for walking, which also leads to the nearby resort town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. These two town are juxtaposed so closely to each other that they can be taken in one resort, but in fact they are administratively separated and belong to different communities.

In addition to his native home of Maurice Ravel and the beautiful promenade, in Ciboure, despite its tiny size, you can also find other attractions such as the ancient fortress of Socoa, which became the residence of the local sailing club, the medieval Church of St. Vincent (in which he was baptized a little Ravel), with an octagonal tower. On the streets of Ciboure you can see the features typical serving traditional Basque architecture, and in the outskirts of the city is the Museum serving traditional Basque paintings created on the farm Beren.

In the nearby Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the main attraction is the Church of St. John the Baptist, which made his marriage the king of France Louis XIV and the Spanish Infanta Maria Teresa. Status sites also have city mansions, where the king and his bride spent time before the wedding and after the wedding.