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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.

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Tourist attractions Bayonne : Things to see and do

  • 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..

  • Musée Bonnat Recommended Recommended

    5 rue Jacques-Laffitte

    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..

  • 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..

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Hotels Bayonne

  • ibis Styles Bayonne - Petit-Déjeuner Inclus

    1 place de la République F - 64100 Bayonne

    Located on the banks of the Adour River with an exceptional view of the medieval town of Bayonne, ibis Styles Bayonne is within walking distance of the 12th-Century Cathedral. All of the 45 rooms are soundproofed and air-conditioned, equipped with e..

  • Hotel Cote Basque

    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..

  • Best Western Le Grand Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    21 Rue Thiers F - 64100 Bayonne

    Prix Prices from : 69 €

    Best Western Le Grand Hotel is 5 km from the beaches of the Atlantic Coast, in the centre of Bayonne, a city with an impressive historical and cultural heritage. Entirely air-conditioned, this Best Western hotel features comfortable and elegant room..

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Restaurants Bayonne

  • François Miura Comfortable restaurant 

    24 rue 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..

  • La Table de Pottoka Quite comfortable restaurant 

    21 quai Amiral-Dubourdieu F - 64100 Bayonne

    After the well-earned success of his Parisian Pottoka (in the prosperous 7th arrondissement ), the chef has returned to his roots in this Bayonne location. He continues to rustle up inventive, inspired bistro dishes that make ample use of the best p..

  • La Grange Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • L'Embarcadère Quite comfortable restaurant 

    15 quai Jaureguiberry 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.

  • Hôtel des Basses Pyrénées Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    12 rue Tour-de-Salt F - 64100 Bayonne

  • Auberge du Cheval Blanc Comfortable and pleasant restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    68 rue 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..

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