5 Reasons to Visit the Basque City of Bayonne, France

France, Bayonne Guide (B): 5 Reasons to Visit the Basque City of Bayonne, France

France is a land of countless destinations, so much so that many simply get overlooked. Even the south of France is jam-packed with marvelous cities and landscapes that require repeat visits to work through. One destination that unfortunately seems down the list is the Bayonne on the Atlantic side of the south of France. People often focus on the Mediterranean part of the south of France, but visiting Bayonne is quite different than visiting somewhere like say, Nimes.

By the coast but not quite on the coast, Bayonne is almost the twin of the popular seaside city of Biarritz. On its own, Bayonne is a rather small city, but that may just add to its old-fashioned appeal. For travellers looking for a good reason to visit Bayonne, I’m glad to share more than just one. One of the highlights of my last France trip, here are five reasons to visit the Basque city of Bayonne.

Anyone that spends a little time in France will realise that there are many different sides to France. Food, culture, language, architecture – they all differ from one region to the next. This most definitely applies to the southern region of the French Basque Country. Much like the Basque region of northern Spain with cities like Bilbao, it genuinely feels like you’ve entered a separate country. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 5 Reasons to Visit the Basque City of Bayonne, France
Guide Location: France » Bayonne
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Adour   Nive   Grand Bayonne   Petit Bayonne   Quartier Saint-Esprit   Chateau Vieux   Bayonne Cathedral   Restaurant Le Chistera  
Author: David Johnston
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