Bayonne tourism and travel guide

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Visit Bayonne: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Bayonne is a lovely historic city with a cathedral, a substantial old town and a charming riverside promenade

Bayonne is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Bayonne. For detailed visitor information see the Bayonne travel guide.

Attractions in Bayonne

Bayonne cathedral is an imposing gothic style cathedral with a beautifully restored apse and an impressive cloister: Bayonne cathedral

Tourist classifications for Bayonne include "secteur sauvegarde" and "heritage site".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bayonne in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Anglet at 3 km and Biarritz at 7 km.

Bayonne, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Bayonne cathedral

Bayonne cathedral

Cathedral less than one km (direction south-south-west)

Bayonne cathedral is an imposing gothic style cathedral with a beautifully restored apse and...

See Bayonne cathedral guide


Seaside resort at 3 km (direction west)

Anglet, close to Biarritz, has several kilometres of beaches on the French Atlantic coast...

See Anglet guide


Seaside resort at 7 km (direction west)

The 19th century architecture and lovely beach and coast combine to make Biarritz a...

See Biarritz guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

Cambo-les-Bains is a small pleasant town, best known for its thermal waters and the...

See Cambo-les-Bains guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle is a small basque village with a popular leisure lake...

See Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

Home of red hot chillies, Espelette is a very traditional basque village in the...

See Espelette guide


Seaside resort at 17 km (direction north-north-east), in the Landes department

Capbreton is a popular resort and beach that also has a traditional harbour and...

See Capbreton guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

Less visited than some of the traditional Basque villages here, Itxassou is very pleasant...

See Itxassou guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

A long established beach resort, Saint-Jean-de-Luz also has a lively and popular town centre...

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction north-north-east), in the Landes department

Soorts is one of the smaller beach resorts along the extensive Atlantic coast in...

See Hossegor guide
Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Church at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

The church of Saint John the Baptist in Saint-Jean-de-Luz has a remarkable interior with...

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz church guide
La Bastide-Clairence

La Bastide-Clairence

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

Labastide-Clairence is another of the most picturesque villages in the Basque region...

See La Bastide-Clairence guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

Once home to Maurice Ravel, Ciboure is a smal port and resort just south...

See Ciboure guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south)

Betwen sea and mountains, the basque village of Ainhoa is listed among the most...

See Ainhoa guide

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Map of places to visit near Bayonne


Markets in and near Bayonne

Market days in Bayonne: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (3km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (4km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (11km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (11km)
  • Labenne: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (16km)
  • Capbreton: market every day except Monday (18km)
  • Saint Jean de Luz: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Hossegor: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (19km)

More information about Bayonne, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Bayonne, France

What to do at Bayonne? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bayonne.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (16km)
  • Parc du Sarrat (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais d'Orx (14km)
  • Vallée des Aldudes (44km)
  • Courant de Huchet (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Bayonne is in the south-west of France at 92 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Bayonne is 665 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bayonne

Canton: Bayonne

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64100

Distance to Bayonne

from Pau (prefecture): 92 km

from Paris: 665 km

from Calais: 866 km

from Nice: 704 km

from Bordeaux: 166 km

from Strasbourg: 909 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Biarritz airport (Bordeaux is another option). Allow at least 8 hours for the drive from the cross-channel ferries. For driving distances to Bayonne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anglet, Bassussarry, Boucau, Mouguerre, Saint-Pierre-d'Irube and Tarnos.

This page in French: Visiter Bayonne