Things to see and do - Bayonne
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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 r. Jacques-Laffitte F - 64100 Bayonne
A large choice of valuable paintings. Among its many rooms lie the strange Charité romaine by Vouet, works from the schools of Spain (Goya, Ribera and Murillo), England (Constable) and France (Ingres, Flandrin, Géricault, Delacroix, Maurice Denis)...
37 quai des Corsaires F - 64100 Bayonne
This museum of the Basque Country and the History of Bayonne is housed in the Maison Dagourette, an impressive 17C listed building. This modern museum's fine ethnographical collections show the culture and way of life of the Basque Country: agricultu..
pl. Mgr-Vansteenberghe F - 64100 Bayonne
Bult from 13th-16th Centuries in the style of northern churches. See the Renaissance stained glass windows in the nave, and the choir stall triforium.
8, Bis Rue Sainte Catherine F - 64100 Bayonne
Prix Prices from : 48 €
Located in the city centre, only 5 minutes from the Bayonne Train Station, Hotel San Miguel is well situated for exploring the Basque Country. Hotel San Miguel offers rooms with TV, free Wi-Fi access and a working area featuring a desk and a teleph..
1 Place de la republique F - 64100 BAYONNE
Breakfast and WIFI included in all rates at the ibis Styles Bayonne Centre Gare 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
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, a hairdryer and are accessible by lift. Family..
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.
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..
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.
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.