Places to visit In Bayonne France
Bayonne Citypass Not a single place of interest, but a means to discover Bayonne and the Basque coast at your own pace and in your own way! The Citypass, available from the Tourist Office in Bayonne; it is available for a single day, three days or a whole week and entitles the bearer to unlimited travel on the Basque Coast “Chronoplus” bus, which takes in Bayonne, Anglet, Biarritz and several other towns.
The Citypass also gives free entry to the Basque Museum, a unique experience comprising no less than 20 exhibition rooms on three levels depicting the history and culture of the region; free entry to the Andrieu chocolate factory with its depiction of chocolate manufacturing through the ages in Bayonne; free guided tours of the cathedral, ramparts etc. ; reduced tariffs for many other attractions, discount in some shops and complimentary aperitifs in many of Bayonne’s cafés and restaurants. Citypass costs 12€ for a single day, 16€ for three days and 20€ for the whole week. There are discounts for children, and the under-fours travel free.
Things to see and do: Bonnat Museum This museum, named after Bayonne artist Léon Bonnat (1833-1922), houses many of his portraits, depicting the “gentry” of his day. The museum also contains works by such famous artists as Rubens, Degas, Rembrandt and Goya and is arranged thematically, blending different schools and periods between the 13th and 19th Centuries. In addition to paintings, there are collections of ceramics, archaeology and artefacts. The museum is situated at 5, rue Jacques-Laffitte, Tel: +33(0)5.59.59.08.52
The museum is accessible to people with limited mobility and is open as follows:
July -August – Daily (except Tuesdays) from 10am – 6.30pm with late opening each Wednesday until 9.30pm
May and September-October – Daily (except Tuesdays) from 10am – 6.30pm