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La Vélodyssée: A 1200 km long cycle route along the Atlantic coast

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The Citadel of Bayonne

History lovers will be charmed by this fortified town, dating back more than 15 centuries.

The Velodyssey – The Citadel of Bayonne - ©  CDT Pyrénées Atlantiques With its battlements protecting the ancient centre, and its cathedral classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site, Bayonne is the cultural capital of the Basque Country. Walk down the alleyways of the old part of town and you can sense its historical heartbeat: the ancient canals, cellars, cloisters, the Old Castle, its traditional houses… everything oozes authenticity.  Discover more about the local way of life at the Basque Museum.

Capbreton <> Bayonne

Bayonne <> Biarritz