The cathedral city of Bayonne is firmly committed to preserving its green spaces. LaPlained'Ansot, a 100 hectare area of wetland situated on the edge of the city, provides visitors with avast natural showcase enabling them to discover thelocal biodiversity set against a stunning backdrop.
The city's Parks and Green Spaces Department also works with asustainable development mindset in its management of the city's180 hectares of lawns, flowerbeds, playing fields, children's play areas, squares andtree-lined areas created by environmentally-minded gardeners.
Nature is everywhere in Bayonneand significantly enhances the city's biodiversity!
La Plained'Ansot and the Natural History Museum: 100 hectares of fragile green spaces, an outstanding multi-faceted site combining a wide range of fascinating features: come alone, with friends or the whole family. This beautiful area is ideal for walking, running or leisurely bike rides... Why not bring a picnic? There are numerous special events/exhibitions organised throughout the year...and they're all absolutely free!
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Bayonne's parks and gardens– le jardinBotanique, le jardin René Cassin, and le jardin Léon Bonnat – are mainly located in the city centre and can be accessed easily. The Botanical Garden is a delightful haven of peace in an urban environment; a well-kept secret locally described as the hanging gardens of...Bayonne!
TheJardins de la Poterne – situated in the heart ofthe ramparts built by the great military engineer Vauban –is a great place for children who adore the play areas situated in a sublime shaded setting; What's more, you can sometimes see the famous goats that take care of the parts that are difficult to!
Open from mid-April to mid-October from Tuesdays to Saturdays between 9.30am and midday and from 2pm to 6pm
Lastly, Bayonne is a city of rivers: theAdour and theNive merge in front of the City Hall providingthe old part of the city with truly unique appeal!
The banks of the River Nive are very popular with joggers and cyclists and are tailor-made for family outings on bikes.
Enjoy a boat cruise on the Adour with the Coursic
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