Camping near Bayonne

Bordered by the department of Landes near the Lou P’tit Poun campsite ****, Bayonne is also located at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers, making it ideally situated at the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean, just a stone’s throw from Anglet and Biarritz .

The capital of the French Basque country is also recognizable by its colorful shuttered buildings and its medieval character which offers holidaymakers a stop full of surprises that will delight both lovers of beautiful stones and epicureans.

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Bayonne’s heritage

Characterized by a rich heritage, the city of Bayonne, with its Basque and Gascon ancestry, is classified as a “City of Art and History” for the great joy of vacationers who can multiply their cultural visits. In fact, the city offers to the curious the testimony of 2000 years of history, due to its strategic position which made it the object of many covetousness.

Stroll through the Old Bayonne and its medieval streets, on the Vauban ramparts and discover a lively and welcoming city. Your walk will take you to the Botanical Garden of Bayonne and its 3000 m² before reaching the Old Castle or the superb Sainte-Marie de Bayonne cathedral and the cloister of the cathedral located right next door. After crossing the river Nive, the walk through Bayonne can be completed by a fascinating visit to the Basque Museum and the history of Bayonne as well as a stop at the Saint-André church.

The specialties of Bayonne

In addition to its heritage and its architectural wealth, Bayonne is also known for its gastronomic specialties (ham, chocolate, cheese, charcuterie and sangria) and for its highly developed sense of celebration, such as the famous Bayonne festivals, which have greatly contributed to the city’s influence and reputation.

Those who want to know more about some of these Basque specialties will have the opportunity to visit the Bayonne Ham Museum and the Chocolate Workshop (Chocolate Museum).

Sports visits in Bayonne

Do you want to get off the beaten track during your stay at the campsite in the South Landes near Bayonne? Discover Bayonne in a different way thanks to a guided tour on a gyropod or even a dugout canoe! As for visitors who want to be closer to Basque traditions, discover the district of Petit Bayonne and its famous trinquet St André where games of Basque pelota are regularly played, atmosphere guaranteed!