Living + Teaching in Bayonne, France

Population: 49,550
Département: Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Parties | Jambon | Basque Country

 Bayonne, France | Photo courtesy of @soyouthinkyoucan_france

Bayonne, France | Photo courtesy of @soyouthinkyoucan_france

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Crêperie à la Bolée
10 Place Louis Pasteur

Chiloa Gourmets
rue des Tonneliers

Bbr Burger Bar des Remparts
49 rue des Faures

Bar Le Petit Pub
6 rue des Tonneliers

Katie Daly's
3 Place de la Liberté

Le Relais des Halles
7 rue Guilhamin

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


L'Art Coffee
4 rue Port de Castets

Café Moka
rue des Lisses

Arrena Club
6 Allée de Glain

Sanki Panki
7 Pannecau

Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


Musée Basque
37 Quai des Corsaires

Musée Bonnat-Helleu
rue Jacques-Lafitte

  • Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
  • Visit neighboring Biarritz
  • Botanical Garden | Jardin Botanique
  • Head to neighboring beach in Anglet
  • ttend the Foire au Jambon in April

 Foire au Jambon, Bayonne, France | Photo courtesy of @soyouthinkyoucan_france

Foire au Jambon, Bayonne, France | Photo courtesy of @soyouthinkyoucan_france

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips

Outdoor Activities

  • Canoeing + kayaking on the Adour River
  • Surfing + swimming in the ocean of neighboring Biarritz or Anglet
  • Strolling through the botanical garden

Housing Examples

Worst Things About City

Best Things About City

  • The charm of the town
  • When it's sunny, everything is beautiful
  • There are many great beaches nearby
  • During winter, there is not much going on
  • It can rain a lot

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