The motto of Bayonne: Nunquam Polluta, which means "never soiled", reminds us of the role of the fortifications in the defence of the city and shows, more than ever, that the capital of the Basque Country, with its exceptional heritage, remains authentic through its traditions and open to the future. Situated near the Atlantic Ocean and its maritime influences, on the northern borders of the Basque Country and southern Gascony, bordering the Landes department, at the foot of the first Pyrenean foothills with the Spanish border some thirty kilometres away, Bayonne was Roman, under English rule with Henry II Plantagenet, King of England, and French, at the end of the Hundred Years' War in 1451. Bayonne is also the economic capital of the Basque Country with its land/sea activity, its openness to the ocean which ranks its port as the ninth largest in France. Bayonne is also characterised by its dynamism, its quality of life, its unique architectural heritage - Bayonne was awarded the "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire" label in 2011 -, its local shops, both on the right bank of the Nive with the Petit Bayonne, and on the left bank with its market halls, and its crafts. Not forgetting its high quality gastronomy, which honours the region's producers, and its range and diversity of hotels. And let's not forget sport, with of course the Aviron Bayonnais, promoted to the top 14 for the 2019/2020 season, which is more than just a club, it is a religion for many rugby fans, and which wears the colours of Bayonne loud and clear, and so many other activities...

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