Bayonne is connected with Biarritz , Anglet and surrounding regions by an extensive bus service, named STAB. The city is on the high-speed TGV line which offers connections with Spain. Both tourists and hikers alike regularly use the line along the Nive Valley, through Lower Navarre to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Bayonne is less than two hours from major European cities such as Dublin, Madrid and London . The Hotel Campanile BAYONNE is conveniently located just 2km from the centre.
Take in the feel of the Basque region at La Feuillantine, with a relaxed atmosphere and decorative photos of the area. This is a top Bayonne restaurant serving modern cuisine. Francois Miura offers simple and authentic gastronomy and the family-run Auberge du Cheval Blanc typifies the local ambience, from decorative local colours through to fresh local produce.
Bull-fighting plays a major role in the Fetes de Bayonne which, starting in early August, pulls crowds from across the Basque region. Dance, music, fireworks and much more are key to the celebrations and just days after, Assumption festival carries on the festival vibe on the 15th August, with yet more bull-fighting.
Among the entertainment at the Fetes de Bayonne – the largest festival in France - the Omelette aux Piments World Championships is also held. This has been a serious competition since 2004 and Espelette Pepper Omelettes are made by various chefs competing for the title of champion.