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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