Musée Basque, Bayonne

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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. Arrange to visit Musée Basque and other attractions in Bayonne using our Bayonne day trip site .
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  • A beautiful museum that makes you walk in time with more than 2000 objects and works of art. A living museum, because for all that related to rural life and domestic, that also involved our parents and grand-parents. Especially don't miss the temporary exhibition TROMELIN, the island of forgotten slaves. Emotion and anger as the visit.
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  • Many museums, including this one, are mostly an assemblage of old objects, with no thoughtful narrative about what links them. The Basque culture is cloaked in mystery and we came away unenlightened. ...  more »
  • Very nice, we are not bored all is interesting and very well commented. Beautiful exhibition on the lives of our elders. Recommend.
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  • Permanent exhibit coupled with new exhibits every couple of months. Free the first Sunday of the month. I would recommend the guided tour for newcomers.
  • Interesting overview about basque culture including music, sports and traditional celebrations. It's a must see to understand better the region and its customs
  • Good but not one sign or label inside had any english. I personally don't like audioguides and just prefer to walk around and read the signs. Ok, I'm in France, but museums are for tourists also!
  • 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.
  • Museum on 5 floors. Plan 1 h 30 visit to see everything besides the film. Interesting, interactive. Gives a good idea of the region, its history and crafts.
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