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Bayonne Travel guide
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
5 Rue Jacques-Laffitte F - 64100 Bayonne
The Musee Bonnat was built in 1897 to house the artwork and collection of Bayonne artist Léon Bonnat (1833-1922) who made a fortune painting portraits of the upper classes of his day. The thematically arranged collection (13C-19C) blends different sc..
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..
place de la Liberté F - 64100 Bayonne
This square next to Pont Mayou, a bridge spanning the Nive, contains the town hall and theatre and marks the entrance to the old town. The city’s coat of arms and proud motto, ‘‘never sullied’’, are written on the ground.
This elegant hotel, ideally situated in the historical center, is the perfect place to choose for a business trip or a holiday getaway. Lovers of art and gastronomy will enjoy a stroll through the narrow pedestrian streets. BEST WESTERN le Grand Hote..
1 Place de la republique F - 64100 BAYONNE
Prix Prices from : 65 €
"Breakfast and WIFI included in all rates at the ibis Styles Bayonne Gare Centre hotel. Ideally located in the heart of town, the hotel is close to the 12th century cathedral and the river."
2 Rue Maubec F - 64100 Bayonne
Prix Prices from : 59 €
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 with air conditioning. Guest rooms at the Hotel Cote Basque are equipped with satellite TV, a hairdryer and are acce..
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..
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.
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.
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.
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..