Bayonne lies 10 min from Biarritz and the ocean, 30 min from Spain and 40 min from the foothills of the Pyrenees.
Bayonne is a fortified town of 46,000 inhabitants and is crossed by both the Nive and Adour rivers which converge in front of the town hall.
Located to the northern coastof the Basque country it stretches 35 km along the Atlantic ocean, Bayonne rubs shoulders with famous resort towns like Biarritz, Anglet, St Jean de Luz and Hendaye as well as the picturesque inland-Basque villages of Aïnhoa, Sare, Espelette and St Jean Pied de Port,... and the unspoiled beauty of the nearby Côte landaise.
The Basque Country also extends into neighbouring Spain where you can visit San Sebastián and its Old Quarter, Hondarribia for its first-class tapas, Bayonne's twin town Pamplona or Bilbao and its famous Guggenheim Museum.
To get here the Biarritz Pays Basque airport is located 8 km from the city center, the railway station provides a high-speed rail link to Paris in 5 hours and by the highway Bordeaux is 1.5 hours away. You can also reach Pau in 1 hour and Toulouse in 2.5 hours.
From the northend to the southend the Basque Country welcomes you. Bayonne is the perfect place to stay and visit the whole of the region.