France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Restaurants in Bayonne, France
There are plenty of places to sample the local ham and other delicacies.




Bayonne has no shortage of restaurants. Many of them are clustered along the Nive River, on the Petit Bayonne side of the river. On a nice day, it's lovely to sit outside and enjoy the views and the food.

Most restaurants will offer a variety of French food, and some focus on the local specialties. We had lunch in a small restaurant that offered an Assiette Dégustation des 4 Jambons, or a tasting plate of four hams. How could we resist?

We tasted hams with the intriguing names of Ibaïona, Serano, Truie, and Pata Negra. Each was distinctive and delicious. But don't worry, if you don't like ham there are plenty of other choices!

If you prefer, go across the Nive to the Grand Bayonne side and shop for picnic supplies at the Halles market.

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Above, Ham is often served as an appetizer, sometimes with spicy olives.

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