Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, Bayonne

Massive, Gothic, and incredibly detailed, it comes as no surprise that Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne took over four centuries to build. The Roman Catholic church serves as the seat of the bishop of the township and neighboring towns. Though originally of Romanesque design, two fires led to its total reconstruction in the 13th century. The current church wasn't completed until the 17th century, while its two landmark twin spires are 19th-century additions. Step inside to view the equally impressive interior, filled with art and stained glass windows. Plan a Bayonne trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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Cathédrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne Reviews
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  • October 6, 2017
    Very friendly in the middle of the little Bayonne and gardens nearby. Lots of Parking (paid) in the immediate vicinity.
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  • September 28, 2017
    It is a building in this town, anywhere, including on the opposite bank. Seen from the outside is awesome. You are not ornate and is astringent. It is a pleasant atmosphere.
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  • September 28, 2017
    beautiful Cathedral with these two "arrows" pointing to the sky, place bathed in history but not enough info about this place to fully enjoy the visit. Best of all, its cloister.
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  • May 12, 2017
    beautiful but showing its age. Lovely stained glass and a beautiful cloister
  • October 20, 2016
    The church definitely shows its age, but the cloister is intact and provides a peaceful insight into the era when it was built. The church is gothic and has some fine examples of stained glass, apparently with color formulas that cannot be replicated in the modern age. The cloister has a classical arcade and niches containg memorials. Neat "must see" when in Grand Bayonne.
  • September 3, 2017
    Worth to visit especially for the cloître.
  • May 13, 2017
    Pretty large cathedral, really cool art
  • December 30, 2016
    Beautiful cathedral with his cloiters.

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