Musée Basque, Bayonne

(4.1/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Musée Basque opened in 1922 with exhibits on everything Basque--from agriculture to seafaring to history and more.

Explore 2,000 objects and works of art that are spread out across nearly 20 rooms. Wander at your own pace. While items are labeled in French and Spanish, an English guide is available at the front desk. Use our Bayonne tour planner to visit Musée Basque on your trip to Bayonne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • Complete tour lasts 2 hours on 3 levels; local life very well detailed; Very well illustrated videos
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  • Recalls the history of the bayonnais famous often unsung. The old part shows a part of local life, the upstairs part very well documented basque pelota. Then themes: currently Eresoinka on the history of the exodus of Basques artists in 1936.
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  • a must if there are at least 2 hours to spend. The part "former local life" is very interesting. The videos also.
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  • Magnificent insight into the Basque culture, housed in an old seacaptain's house right along the river. The building has many additions, nooks and crannies, so you get a feel for the various eras during which construction occurred. The museum provides a thorough overview of the Basque, from the various forms of jai alai, to the grave stones with their arcane carvings. Many artifacts are on display. Must see when in Bayonne.
  • Magnific basq
  • At the moment there is a room dedicated to an architect who has modeled the city of San Sebastian 1813 before the disaster of the war led by the anglo troops / Portuguese. You can visit the town augmented reality! C is huge! Really great work!
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  • Museum of the history of the Basque country, very informative and many exhibits, interesting not only in bad weather.
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  • Museum with ancient objects, extraordinarily basque nothing, except the basque pelota course part. The big least objects with just a sign giving their name and not their use or usefulness...
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