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Basque Museum (Musee Basque)

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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
Luca P
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Good museum

Housed in a pretty building next to the river, the museum is easy find. The entrance cost of €7.50... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
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37 Quai des Corsaires, 64100, Bayonne, France
+33 5 59 59 08 98
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 Luca P
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

1  Thank Citizenandrew
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 Mārtiņš G
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

Thank dajeck
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately there are no signs in English. But they do have an informative English handbook which is easy to follow. If you know any Spanish you will be OK. The B&W movie from the early part of the 1900’s is worth watching beginning to end....More

Thank MiguelitoyCat
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Small, local and very well done museum. We had a local guide on a Rick Steves tour which greatly increased our understanding of everything. Those who are interested in learning about Basque history and culture, especially local to Bayonne, will get the most our of...More

Thank Joe M
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