Bayonne, the Basque city of flavour!
Let OUIBUS take you to Bayonne, the Basque city in the south west of France that’s bursting with sunshine and flavour! Classed as a City of Art and History, Bayonne is stuffed with enchanting and fascinating monuments. Admire the Gothic St Mary’s cathedral, a stop for pilgrims on the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela. Next stop by the Basque Museum to learn more about the region’s tumultuous past. The Bonnat-Helleu Museum is also worth a visit for its impressive collection of paintings and sculptures!
In the old town, be sure to visit the markets, where stalls groan under the weight of the delicious produce. You’ll find plenty of Basque specialities but also French and Spanish delicacies – Bayonne is not far from the border. Explore the shops and you are sure to find the perfect souvenir of your trip: beautiful linens, a makila (traditional basque walking stick), or perhaps some colourful espadrilles.
What trip to Bayonne would be complete without a taste of the famous jambon de Bayonne? This cured ham is matured for at least seven months, and is best enjoyed with a glass of rosé or red wine. Bayonne was the gateway by which chocolate first entered France, and you can celebrate and savour this fact, especially during the Chocolate Days at the Feast of the Ascension.And when it’s time to have some fun, why not catch a show at the Bayonne theatre, or take a wine course to learn more about the excellent local wines. In summer, you can watch a corrida (bull running) if that appeals.
Bayonne will leave you feeling well fed, body and soul, so you can depart by OUIBUS with a feeling of complete satisfaction!