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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

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.

Bayonne is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 92 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Bayonne is 665 kilometres from Paris).

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".

Popular places to visit nearby include Anglet at 3 km and Biarritz at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bayonne, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

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

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

Bayonne is in the south-west of France. 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

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