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South West France

Bayonne, a town renowned for history, art, gastronomy and festivals

Bayonne along the Nive

Bayonne, the capital of the region, at the junction of the rivers Adour and Nive

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At every turn of the narrow lanes with their distinctive colombage houses that make up the town centre, you will come upon vestiges of the rich past that contributed to the growth of Bayonne.

From the beginnings of the town fortifications in Roman times, of which certain elements are still visible, to the magnificent 14th century gothic Cathedral Sainte-Marie in the town centre and the ramparts and forts constructed by Vauban under Louis XIV, the rich historical and commercial past of Bayonne will enchant any visitor.

Bayonne is famous, amongst other things, for it's chocolate, for the excellent Basque museum of Basque history and traditions, the summer festival (the Fêtes de Bayonne) and for the invention of the bayonet.

There is so much to see and discover in Bayonne that it is well worth taking one of the guided tours organized by the Tourist Office.

Accommodation, Restaurants, Markets

Hotels Holiday Rentals Self Catering Apts Bed & Breakfast Property to buy Campsite Restaurants Market

Entertainment, Sightseeing, Leisure

Summer Events Fêtes de bayonne Museums Château Vieux Fortifications River Adour River Nive Cathedral Churches Bullfighting Disco's Tourist Office Webcams

Sporting Activities

Golf Pelote Basque Rugby Bowling Billiards Tennis Swimming pools Fishing

Leisure and Sports in The Basque Country and the Pyrenees

Beaches Thalassotherapy spa Yacht Marina Casino Surfing Sea kayak - Jet ski - etc... Rafting Sailing Windsurfing Scuba diving Boat hire/Boat trip Sea fishing/boat trip Equestrian centres Skatepark Go Karting Quad Ball trap Ice Skating Skiing

Local Transport

Airport Bus Services Train Services Taxi Services Car hire Cycle Hire Scooter Hire

Situation Maps

Bayonne Commune Bayonne Centre Basque country Basque coast Travel Roads Aquitaine Departement 64 Distance-Ometer

Other Towns Close By

Anglet - 3 km South Biarritz - 8 km South Tarnos - 3 km North