Musée Basque et de l'Histoire de Bayonne
The seafaring history, traditions and cultural identity of the Basque people are all explored at this superb museum, where exhibits...
The twin towers of Bayonne's Gothic cathedral soar above the city. Construction began in the 13th century, and was completed in 1451;...
Unexpected treasures are crammed into the Musée Bonnat, including canvases by El Greco, Goya, Ingres and Degas, and a roomful of works...
To sip no fewer than 380 different teas (reputedly the most in France), take a seat amid the metal canisters of this café, established...
This funky little riverside restaurant is the town's current favourite place to eat. It's as friendly as it is bright and the short menu...
19 rue Port Neuf · interesting places nearby
Bayonne’s long association with chocolate stems from the Spanish Inquisition, when Jews who fled Spain set up their trade in the St-Esprit neighbourhood. By 1870 Bayonne boasted 130 chocolatiers (specialist makers of chocolate), more than in all of Switzerland. The 19th-century Cazenave , which is still in business, does a sublime chocolat mousseaux (rich hot chocolate; €5.90).