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Basque Museum (Musee Basque)

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Great museum to have an overview of the Basque Culture

I never visited this museum before because I'm originaly from the place but I have to say I've been... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
Good museum very informative

Well laid out and curated museum on the life in the Basque countries (French side) The visit takes... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
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37 Quai des Corsaires, 64100, Bayonne, France
+33 5 59 59 08 98
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never visited this museum before because I'm originaly from the place but I have to say I've been quite impressed! The collection is really interesting and allows to have a good overview of the Basque culture, as well as the life in the country...More

Thank MarieT498
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Great museum about the basque culture both in France and Spain. Easily you can spend two hours. Displays are in French, Spanish and Basque. If you arecl monolingual English speaker you'll struggle a bit but still worth visiting in my opinion.

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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

It’s worth a visit if you like history. Nicely laid out. But, while there is a guide book available in English and Japanese (possibly other languages) I’m sure I missed out on so much information, as all the exhibits are in local language. Nothing in...More

Thank Departure788706
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Maybe it was our annoying English-speaking guide who skipped us around the museum, but we would have enjoyed it more without her. The museum has wonderful artifacts, pelota/jai alai baskets to Basque cemetery headstones, and art depicting ships and the history of the culture. There...More

Thank ChrisABeaune
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Well laid out and curated museum on the life in the Basque countries (French side) The visit takes a couple of hours if done well The plastic and paintings of old Bayonne and its defenses and harbour facilities are incredibly interesting Temporary exhibition of basque...More

Thank lucapE9494DU
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Housed in a pretty building next to the river, the museum is easy find. The entrance cost of €7.50 seemed a bit expensive but once inside we realised the museum was bigger than we thought. There is a good collection of items from basque history...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

The guide was awesome but the museum itself was not that interesting for student company. If you want to learn about ‘pays basque’ then this is the place for you but if the topic is not interesting for you, I would not recommend this museum.

Thank MaGrra
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The two special exhibitions on Basque art in the civil war period and the tour de france are very special. The whole is really worthwhile and well worth a visit.

1  Thank L5398DLdavidw
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice little museum about the basque culture that’s worth a visit. A little bit expensive though

Thank Gutierrez942
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

A fascinating insight into the colourful history of the Basque region and its people. Very worthy of a visit if you are a visitor to Bayonne and are interested in local history. The museum is tastefully arranged to display the many facets of the Basque...More

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