Bayonne France in the Basque Country, Episode 47

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Categories: Basque Country, Bordeaux Area

This episode features our frequent and very popular guest Elyse Rivin. If you enjoy her episodes, please consider supporting her on Patreon.

Today we take you to Bayonne France in the Basque Country. Bayonne is a  place of notable character, culture, history, and it has so much to offer to today's visitor too! Both Elyse and I love the place and we  tell you why. And we wish you Happy Holidays French style too at the end of the show. Enjoy!

Show Highlights

  • Introduction to Bayonne France
  • Historical Center
  • What makes Bayonne so interesting?
    • Bayonne and the history of chocolate
    • The Bayonet and French Military History
  • Things to do, see and eat
    • Bayonne Ham
    • Piment d'Espelette
    • Poulet Basquaise
    • Basque Cheese
  • The Cathedral of Sainte Marie in Bayonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The oldest bullfighting arena in France
  • Hotels


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Bayonne Hotels We Recommend; for our discussion of hotels in this episode, skip to [48:34]

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3 Replies to “Bayonne France in the Basque Country, Episode 47”

  1. Annie
    Please eat Elyse’s portion of raw oysters and drink muscadet for me for the holidays!!!!!!

    I will miss this week’s podcast. Enjoy the break.


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    Carol McFarland
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