Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, Bayonne

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Massive, Gothic, and incredibly detailed, it comes as no surprise that Cathedrale 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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  • This was the highlight of my day trip to France from San Sebastián. The interior was quite distinctive and more modern than I would have expected. It was also very pleasant walking around the old....  more
    This was the highlight of my day trip to France from San Sebastián. The interior was quite distinctive and more modern than I would have expected. It was also very pleasant walking around the old....  more »
  • We were in Bayonne as my wife's family has a connection to the Bayonne in New Jersey. We stopped at the Basque Museum (worth a visit) and wandered around the town. This cathedral is in the middle of.....  more
    We were in Bayonne as my wife's family has a connection to the Bayonne in New Jersey. We stopped at the Basque Museum (worth a visit) and wandered around the town. This cathedral is in the middle of.....  more »
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  • This is my most happiest place in Bayonne. If you're around Bayonne please visit this place and more so attend mass, such peaceful ambience. I love lighting the candles too ^^
  • It is a great privilege to be able to see this ancient temple with my own eyes. This is truly a fascinating place. This church is a very quiet place and is a must visit place. If you are going you must add your bucket List this beautiful place. So finally i have to say i am very lucky to visit this Historical Church... God Bless

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