Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Bayonne

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Bayonne
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Bayonne is all about atmosphere, especially at the bars and bodegas in Petit Bayonne, a neighbourhood that is teeming with young people and comes alive at night, making it a great place to sample Basque hospitality. The famous feria, the Fêtes de Bayonne, held in late July, are the high point in the calendar. Bayonne also has a rich history, illustrated by its tall houses with oxblood red half-timbering in the old town, which is divided into three areas around the Nive River and Adour River: Petit Bayonne, Grand Bayonne and the St Esprit Quarter. The city is also where the secret of chocolate-making arrived in France.

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Michelin's recommendations for Bayonne

Basque and Bayonne History Museum
Basque and Bayonne History Museum
The museum (Musee basque et de l
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Saint Mary's Cathedral
Saint Mary's Cathedral
Ste-Marie's Cathedral was built from the
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Chocolat Workshop
Chocolat Workshop
The chocolatier Andrieu created a
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Saint Mary's Cathedral Cloister
Saint Mary's Cathedral Cloister
With its twin bays, this cloister
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Pannecau Bridge
Pannecau Bridge
Unfaithful wives were once thrown into
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Petit Bayonne
Petit Bayonne
''Grand Bayonne'' is the town's
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