Bayonne , the must-see town of Basque Country , welcomes you all year round.
Its oceanic climate makes it a pleasant place in any season.
Whether you are a gourmet, sports enthusiast, history lover or simply looking for excitement, each time of year has its charm and its specificities in Bayonne .
Concerts, exhibitions, parties, gastronomic appointments or sports events at Bayonne you will not get bored. Among the essential events at Bayonne , we can cite the ham fair, the Bayonne festivities, Fridays at the ramparts or the bullfights.
Indeed, Bayonne is a festive period in the city starting on the Wednesday preceding the first weekend of August and ending on the following Sunday. They are part of the most important festivals of France. You can enjoy these events by staying at camping in the Basque Country , located just 30 minutes from the city of Bayonne .
Tortuous and dark, the attribution of Bayonne’s streets is still the same as it was in the Middle Ages.
Bayonne residents spend most of their leisure time in the narrow Place de la Liberté, once known as Place Gramont. As for the busiest and most commercial street is rue Port Neuf. For much of the Middle Ages, it was used as an inland port.
Following rue de la Monnaie, you arrive at Place Notre-Dame, which was called Place Publique under the old regime.
The rue des Prébendés extends from rue Montaut, at the cloister level to boulevard du rempart Lachepaillet, near the cathedral. It crosses the streets of the Governors, Douer and Faures. You will find on this street the clergy. At the corner of rue Douer and rue Faures stands a high house, the former Rocher du Calvados, an inn that has enjoyed its hour of popularity
In the Silverware Street you will find goldsmiths.
In the Rue des Tonneliers, there are the manufacturers of barrels, with its arcades under which the ears were deafened by the crash of the hammers.
The other streets are home to coiners, cider merchants, and the beautiful processions that formed all his trades.
On the other side of the Nive begins the labyrinths of the old streets.
In the rue des Cordeliers and on the quay of the same name that had ranked the most famous cabarets and hostelries of the city.
Further away are the streets Pannecau, Pontrique, Galuperie.
And after having traveled in all its length.
It is good to stroll down one of the pedestrian streets of Bayonne to enjoy chocolate. Indeed, Bayonne has culinary specialities that are worth a visit. In Bayonne, as throughout the Basque Country, gastronomy plays an essential role in the specificity of the Basques and their culture. Indeed, the city of Bayonne was known for the particular richness of its cuisine since the 12th century. The gastronomic specialities of the area are famous far beyond the borders of the Bayonese country, whether it is fish cuisine such as ttoro soup , or meatcuisine such as veal axoa, not to mention dessert, the famous Basque cake.
But Bayonne is best known for its Bayonne ham. Originally, the ham came from the surrounding countryside and was shipped throughout Europe through the port of Bayonne, from which it took its name. It owes much of its reputation to the quality of the salt that preserves it, the natural salt of the Adour region, which gives it its exceptional taste. Today, Bayonne ham is becoming a highly sought-after and appreciated delicacy.
Official website of Bayonne Tourisme : http://www.bayonne-tourisme.com/.