Bayonne (64 Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Nouvelle Aquitaine) is in the Basque country and is most famous for Bayonne Ham.
But for a few days in May the townsfolk turn their attention to the joys of chocolate with Chocolate Days (Journées du Chocolate)
1 – 3 November 2019
Chocolate making is a time honoured tradition in Bayonne where bitter, dark and cocoa-rich chocolate has made the town famous for almost 4 centuries. During the weekend, Bayonne organises its Chocolate Days (Les Journées du Chocolat) in honour of this delicacy. A must for gourmets!
In keeping with tradition, Bayonne celebrates chocolate for two days every year. Confectioners invite visitors to watch them make chocolate in the streets and taste their mouthwatering wares. Guided tours through the town retrace the history of chocolate in Bayonne. These days of delicious indulgence also include an exhibition, conferences and admittance of new members to Bayonne’s Chocolate Appreciation Society.
The Toursit Office runs a guided tour on the theme all year round.
Chocolate and architecture are the main ingredients of this gourmet tour of the urban architecture, discovering town houses and staircases and ending with a cup of drinking chocolate just like in the 17th century!
For more info on Bayonne Chocolate Days see www.bayonne-tourisme.com
In the centre of the city is an apartment hotel – Apparthotel Bayonne – the ideal self-catering option!