Bayonne, a town renowned for history, art, gastronomy and festivals
Bayonne, the capital of the region, at the junction of the rivers
Adour and Nive
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
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
Self Catering Apts
Bed & Breakfast
Property to buy
Entertainment, Sightseeing, Leisure
Fêtes de bayonne
Leisure and Sports in The Basque Country and the Pyrenees
Sea kayak - Jet ski - etc...
Boat hire/Boat trip
Sea fishing/boat trip
Other Towns Close By
Anglet - 3 km South
Biarritz - 8 km South
Tarnos - 3 km North