Places to visit In Bayonne France
November-April and June – Daily (except Tuesdays) from 10am until12.30pm and from 2pm until 6pm The museum is NOT open on public holidays EXCEPT during July and August
Cathedral of Sainte-Marie de Bayonne
The cathedral occupies a prime location at the confluence of the rivers. Built on the site of an ancient cathedral, destroyed by fire in 1310, the present cathedral is built in gothic style and was constructed around the beginning of the 16th Century. Retaining elements of the history of Bayonne, the three lions, symbolic of English rule can be seen alongside the fleur-de-lys of France.
The fourteenth century cloisters are a sight to behold and underneath the cathedral are numerous gothic caves. Guided tours of the cathedral are available and are also included as an element of the Bayonne Citypass. Mass is held on weekdays at 8.30am and 12 noon On Saturdays at 6pm On Sundays at 9am, 11am and 7pm The Cathedral is closed on 1st January, 1st May 1st November and 25th December