Sightseeing route in Bayonne

Bayonne

【City description】

It’s the principal city in the Basque region between France and Spain. We can find regional and traditional green and red buildings. In addition, this city is famous because it’s the first city where the chocolate was introduced in France. So, there are famous chocolate shops in the city and a factory in urban. We call the west of the river Grand Bayonne and the east Petit Bayonne. The Raw ham is also famous as regional food.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★☆

【Time required】

 5 h

【Budget】

 17.20 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★☆☆

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Bayonne station

Gare de Bayonne

★Go to Maubec St in front of the station and pass a bridge. Then, turn right to go to Léon Bonnat Avenue. When you arrive at a parking on the left hand, enter there. It takes 20 minutes by walk.



②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk in the parking by the end.



③Botanical Garden

Jardin Botanique de Bayonne

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Leave the garden by the Poterne gate.



④Old Castle (it’s not accessible to the interior)

Château Vieux

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Turn right to go to Gouverneurs St.



⑤Ste-Marie Cathedral

Cathédral Ste-Marie

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 8 am – 6 h 30 pm (until 8 pm on Sunday)

Close: No

★You walk in the center street. Continue to walk on the street and turn right. Then, turn left at the first crossroad and go down Espagne St. Go to Argenterie St and turn left at the first crossroad. Turn right at the first crossroad. It takes 15 minutes.



⑥Chocolat Cazenave (chocolate shop and café)

Chocolat Cazenave

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 9.70 euros (chocolate mousse)

Opening hour: 9 h 15 am – noon / 2 pm – 7 pm

Close: Sunday, Monday

★Continue to walk on the street and turn right at Liberté Square. Go to Amiral Dubourdieu St beside a river while looking at buildings in Basque style. When you go thorough a market hall, pass a bridge and go straight. It takes 20 minutes.



⑦New Castle (it’s not accessible to the interior)

Château Neuf

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

⑧St-André Church

Église St-André

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Marengo St and turn right before a bridge. It takes 5 minutes.



⑨Basque Museum

Musée Basque

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 7.50 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm (until 6 h 30 between April and September)

Close: Monday, the last weekend in July, 1/1, 5/1, 12/25

★Passe the bridge and return to the station with the same route. It takes 20 minutes.



【Goal】

Bayonne station

【If you have more time…】

⑩The Atelier of the Chocolate

L’Atelier du Chocolat

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 6 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 12 h 30 / 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: Sunday

《Access》

Take a bus of the line A2 or 11 and get off at the bus stop Jean Jaurès (⑪ on the map). When you continue to walk on the street, you’ll find a sign of this atelier at the first crossroad. As it’s not on the avenue, you should verifier the destination before the visit.

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