Bayonne is often bustling with small shops, the market and tapas bars along the waterfront. The city vibrates to the beat of its passions (rugby and bullfighting tradition).
It contains a lot of treasures to discover or to taste but most importantly Bayonne is a the capitale of fine chocolate and the well-known Bayonne ham.
In the pedestrian streets you'll find plenty of bars and restaurants where Basque gastronomy is featured with fresh regional ingredients.
Walking around Bayonne, you will be charmed by the Basque typical architecture of half-timbered facades and narrow streets.
The famous ''Fêtes de Bayonne'' last for 5 days in the summer and are well-known worldwide. They attract each year more than one million people dressed in red and white.
In the same spirit if visiting during Christmas season, discover the Christmas festivities : Basque traditions and Christmas market with stunning decorations that will delight you !!!