Things to see and do - Bayonne
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Bayonne : Michelin's recommendations
Bayonne is all about atmosphere, especially at the bars and bodegas in ‘‘Petit Bayonne’’, a neighbourhood full of young people that comes alive at night and where you can get a real taste of Basque hospitality. The traditional festivals in August are the highpoint of the year. Bayonne also has a rich history, illustrated by its tall houses with oxblood red half-timbering in the old town, divided into three areas around the Nive and Adour rivers: Petit Bayonne, Grand Bayonne and the Saint-Esprit Quarter. The city is also the cradle of chocolate production in France.
Tourist attractions Bayonne : Things to see and do
37 quai des Corsaires F - 64100 Bayonne
The museum (Musee basque et de l'histoire de Bayonne) is located in the Maison Dagourette, a 17C townhouse which is also a historic monument. The up-to-the-minute displays highlight its rich ethnographic collections devoted to Basque culture and life..
5 r. Jacques-Laffitte F - 64100 Bayonne
The building was designed in 1897 to house the collection and artwork of Bayonne artist Léon Bonnat (1833-1922), who made his fortune painting portraits of the upper classes of his day. The collections (13C-19C) are arranged thematically, blending th..
F - 64100 Bayonne
The French Basque country, flanking the Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay, stretches between the Adour and Bidassoa rivers, combining ocean, mountain and forest in equal parts. It is composed of three provinces, Labourd (from Biarritz to Hendaye and Rhu..
2 rue Maubec F - 64100 Bayonne
This hotel sits in the heart Bayonne’s historical town, in front of the Saint Esprit bridge. It offers free Wi-Fi and en suite rooms. Guest rooms at the Hotel Cote Basque are equipped with satellite TV and are accessible by lift. Hairdryers can be r..
8, bis rue Sainte Catherine F - 64100 Bayonne
Located in the city centre, only 300 metres from Bayonne Train Station, Hotel is well situated for exploring the Basque Country and is just 7 km from the beach. There is a restaurant and free WiFi is available in the common areas. The bedrooms at Ho..
44 Rue Port Neuf F - 64100 Bayonne
quai Amiral-Dubourdieu F - 64100 Bayonne
This is one of the best restaurants in town and has an attractive listed façade. Find a hushed atmosphere with wood panelling and photos of the Basque region, and elegant cuisine based on seasonal market produce.
24 r. Marengo F - 64100 Bayonne
In this restaurant in the old town, the 100% homemade market cuisine is simple and tasty! Copious and well-crafted, the dishes seamlessly combine modernity and authenticity. This is a bit like the decor, in which stone and brick vaults are allied wit..
26 quai Galuperie F - 64100 Bayonne
Strings of peppers and antique objects create a traditional atmosphere in this restaurant occupying an old grocer's shop. Dine on the terrace under the arcade in summer. Bistro-style cuisine.
15 quai A. -Jauréguiberry F - 64100 Bayonne
Enjoy delightful, market inspired cuisine created by a young chef and his father-in-law, an ex-pastry cook, in this restaurant on the banks of the River Nive. Lovely façade and a rustic decor of exposed beams and strings of chillies.
68 r. Bourgneuf F - 64100 Bayonne
This 18C coaching inn has been run by the same family since 1959. The interior is done out in the colours of the Basque Country (white and red), and the food is a flavoursome take on the region's culinary repertoire. It offers the best of Bayonne pro..