Bayonne

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Located just 30 minutes from the 3-star hotel Le Pavillon Bleu d'Hossegor, the town of Bayonne, nestled in the heart of the French Basque Country, offers a captivating cultural and historical getaway. This ancient town, crossed by the Nive and Adour rivers, is famous for its remarkable architecture, cobbled streets and colorful half-timbered houses.

Bayonne is also renowned for its gastronomic heritage, particularly with its world-famous ham. Don't miss visiting the traditional delicatessens for a tasting. Gourmets will also appreciate the artisanal chocolate shops, a legacy of Bayonne's history as one of the first cocoa import ports in France.

The Sainte-Marie de Bayonne Cathedral, a jewel of Gothic architecture, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dominates the city. Its cloisters and garden offer a haven of peace and beauty. For art and history lovers, the Basque and History Museum of Bayonne offers a fascinating immersion in Basque culture and traditions.

Every summer, Bayonne comes alive with its famous Fêtes de Bayonne, one of the biggest festivals in France, where music, dance, and traditions mingle in a friendly and festive atmosphere.

Bayonne, with its rich cultural heritage, culinary delights and warm ambiance, is a must-see destination for any visitor to the region.