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16 and 17 September 2023Passed
Conditions
Free. Free admission. Limited number of places.
Registration
September 2023
Saturday 16
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
Sunday 17
10:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00

Château-Vieux Bayonne

Allée de la Poterne, 64100 Bayonne
  • Pyrénées-Atlantiques
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine

A castle in the city

A fortress of the dukes of Aquitaine and kings of England dominate the ramparts: such is the Château-Vieux. Explore its history through the exceptionally open rooms.
16 and 17 September 2023Passed
Conditions
Free. Free admission. Limited number of places.
Registration
©Mathieu Pratt

A fortress of the dukes of Aquitaine and kings of England dominate the ramparts: this is the Château-Vieux. Explore its history through the exceptionally open rooms. Visits animated by the 1st RPIMa.

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Visite commentée / Conférence
Thèmes 2023
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Gratuit
Type de public
Tout public

About the location

Château-Vieux Bayonne
Allée de la Poterne, 64100 Bayonne
  • Pyrénées-Atlantiques
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
The Old Castle was built at the end of the 11th century by the viscounts of Labourd on the site of the Roman castrum of Lapurdum dating from the 1st century. Initially, it was made of a hexagonal keep and it was in the 12th century that two building bodies were added.
In the 17th century, Vauban reorganized the defense of the Spanish border by building the ramparts and consolidating the Château-Vieux.
State prison during the Revolution, it currently houses the Mess Circle of the 1st RPIMA.
Tags
Monument historique, Édifice militaire, enceinte urbaine, Château, hôtel urbain, palais, manoir
©Daniel Villafruela