Things to do in Bayonne

New to Bayonne? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Bayonne

If you're in Bayonne to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne

⭐️ 4.6 (5515)

Carreau des Halles

⭐️ 4.4 (1499)

Tourist Office of Bayonne

⭐️ 4.2 (1320)

Leon-Bonnat Garden

⭐️ 4.3 (359)

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Bayonne

These are curated, high quality experiences in Bayonne hosted by locals!

No Diet Club - Our best food tour in Biarritz ! ☀

Surf Lesson Biarritz / Hossegor

Taste Bayona through a Private Chef

Pottery Classes Modeling Sculpture

Basque Coast Tour in VW bus from the 70's

Beach photo shoot

Biarritz & Basque Country Tour

One hour vw combi ride in Basque country

Sunset tour en Combi vw

Discovery by electric scooter

End your night in some of the best bars in Bayonne

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Bayonne, curated exclusively for you.

Katie Daly's Irish Pub

⭐️ 4.4 (752)

Price Range: $$

Le Before Basque - Bar à Bière & Tapas

⭐️ 4.2 (724)

Price Range: $$

La Karafe

⭐️ 4.5 (312)

Price Range: $$

La Pétrolette

⭐️ 4.6 (305)

Price Range: $

Le P'tit Pub

⭐️ 4.4 (241)

Bar François

⭐️ 4.2 (219)

Price Range: $$

Le Vestiaire

⭐️ 4.1 (103)

Price Range: $


⭐️ 4.3 (96)

Price Range: $$

Le Petit Vélo

⭐️ 4.3 (90)


⭐️ 4.2 (87)

Price Range: $$

Le San Nicolas

⭐️ 4.6 (72)

Pick from the best places to stay in Bayonne

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Bayonne you've come to the right place.

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ibis Styles Bayonne

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ibis Bayonne Centre

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Check out these bookable attractions in Bayonne

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Bayonne.

E-scooter Tour with Tapas Aperitif

Bayonne Private Walking Tour

Biarritz Walking Tour

Private Tour of Bayonne and Biarritz

Basque Country Private Sightseeing Tour

San Sebastián Tour

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Bayonne?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Restaurant La Grange

⭐️ 4.6 (810)

Price Range: $$$

Auberge du Cheval Blanc

⭐️ 4.6 (235)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the Château de Bayonne – This 12th-century castle is located in the centre of the city and stands as a major attraction, featuring an impressive drawbridge, turrets and walls.
  2. Explore History at Musée Basque – Located in a former mansion, this museum houses a stunning range of artifacts, traditional clothing and more to provide a valuable glimpse into the cultural and historical treasures of the city.
  3. Take a Stroll Along the Quays – Recognised as a historical zone in France, this area on the banks of the Adour River is dominated by grand architectures, including the Railway Station and ancient warehouses.

Bayonne is ideal for visitors seeking warm weather, as it is known for its mild temperatures year-round. Sumer is the best time to visit, with the average temperature being around 23 degrees Celsius (73.4 degrees Fahrenheit) throughout the season. The city also offers a variety of activities between May and August, such as festivals, outdoor markets, and picnics by the river.

Bayonne is a city in France with an amazing array of activities and attractions to enjoy. Therefore, an ideal amount of time to spend there is three to four days, allowing ample time to explore the city and its various attractions. During a three or four day stay, you can visit the beautiful monuments and churches that dot the old town, explore the cultural scenes of the city, and discover the hidden gems located in the narrow winding streets.

Bayonne, France is a great city to explore and move around in. For quick and easy trips, public transport is the way to go. The Citibus operates a network of buses around the city, which is the easiest and most convenient way to get around. For those looking for a more leisurely way to explore the city, walking is an alternative with plenty of trails and avenues that wind through the streets. Bicycles and cars can also be rented from the city which can be an ideal way to get from place to place.

Bayonne is an ideal location for a family adventure. With a delightful array of sights, sounds and activities, there is something for everyone! Take a boat tour for an amazing view of the city; wander the charming cobbled streets and visit museums like the great Musée Bonnat; or explore the Cathedral of Saint Andre, a stunning piece of Gothic architecture. Lastly, take the kids to the Aquarium of the South for a memorable experience.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Bayonne. To start off we'd have to mention Le P'tit Pub, Katie Daly's Irish Pub, Le Before Basque - Bar à Bière & Tapas. Check out our page on the best bars in Bayonne.

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