Thursday, 6 August 2009

The Lively Basque City of Bayonne

Bayonne is one of those cities in Europe that combines history and architecture to produce something quite wonderful. The capital of the French Basque Country it offers the visitor something a little different to more French destinations. , who seems to be quickly becoming the Webphemera correspondent on all things Gallic, pays the town a visit and discovers its numerous delights.

From the article:
It is indeed the hub of the three Basque Provinces.The long succession of bridges on the Nive and the typical half-timbered houses, the audacious steeples of the gothic cathedral rising over the girdle of ramparts built by Vauban will remain on the visitor’s mind. On the North bank of the Adour River, the citadel overlooks the city.

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