The apartment was great: light, airy, well supplied, and beautifully decorated. Located within an easy walking distance of the city center, bakeries, restaurants, bars, the Monoprix (supermarket), and the tourist office, it is the perfect apartment for enjoying Bayonne and the surrounding areas (Biarritz, St. Jean Pied de Port, etc.). The apartment has all of the appliances and amenities one could need. We were very comfortable there and can highly recommend it to other travelers to the Basque region of France.
Bayonne is a beautiful town in the Basque region of France so it has its own personality, not as sophisticated as Paris, not as provincial as Provence, and influenced by the Basque history and the Atlantic Ocean that is close by. This condominium in the St. Espirit district is the perfect place to stay while you explore the region because it is an easy walk to Grand Bayonne and Petit Bayonne and is close to the train station with short rides to San Jean de Luz, Hendaye, or other beautiful coastal towns. We even took an interurban bus to San Sebastian for a couple of days. The bus stop just outside the door can take you to Biarritz and its gorgeous beach in just a few minutes. The home is lovely in its decor and amenities with two love seats and large television in the main room with a table and chairs for dinner or games. In addition, the well-equipped kitchen has a counter top with stools for more casual dining. Then there is the beautiful outdoor space with its view of the Adour River and tables where you might be tempted to enjoy a glass of wine and some cheese. The two bedrooms are comfortable and linens are clean and fresh promising you a good nights rest when you close the automatic black-out shades. The bathroom is roomy and contains a large shower and deluxe Japanese toilet. There is a wine store a block or so from the apartment and also a cheese store close by. We shopped at the nearby bakeries and the supermarket just a block away and found a couple of pizza places and a good Moroccan restaurant in the neighborhood. The pictures of this home do not adequately show the attention to detail and design that the owners have paid. Francios and Monique are delightful people who generously picked us up at the airport and returned us to the airport at the end of our three week visit. They showed us how everything in the home worked and responded quickly when we had a problem with the television. We even attended a small outdoor cocktail party with others who lived on the same floor of the building and enjoyed meeting a high school student who served as our interpreter. I cannot imagine staying in a nicer place.