This stunning cathedral is located on the hilltop overlooking the River Adour and the River Nive, right at the heart of the city’s historic centre. A primitive Roman cathedral once stood at the site, but was destroyed by two successive fires in 1258 and 1310.
The Sainte-Marie Cathedral replaced that ancient monument in the 13th century, with construction completed at the start of the 16th century.
The cathedral is open from Monday to Saturday (08:00-12:30 and 15:00-19:00) and Sunday (08:00-12:30 and 15:30-20:00), while the cloister is open every day (09:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:00).
Private tours of the cathedral and its cloister are available throughout the year on request, and scheduled tours run from June to December.
Please visit the tourist office in Bayonne for more information.