Bayonne's motto: Nunquam Polluta, which means "never defiled", recalls 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 at the confluence of the Adour and Nive rivers, close to 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 (it still has some vestiges of it), under English domination with Henry II Plantagenet, King of England, and French, at the end of the Hundred Years War in 1451. Bayonne is the second largest town in the department with more than 50,000 inhabitants and the second largest conurbation in Aquitaine. It is also the economic capital of the Basque Country with its land-sea activity and its openness to the ocean, which ranks its port ninth among French ports. 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 covered market, its crafts, its high-quality gastronomy which is a credit to the region's producers, its range and diversity of hotels, not forgetting its sporting activities with the not-to-be-missed Bayonnais Rowing Club, promoted to the top 14 for the 2019/2020 season.... more than a club but a religion for many rugby enthusiasts and one that wears the colours of Bayonne loud and clear and so many other activities... All these assets make Bayonne the flagship of the Basque Country! A city between land and sea and a great place to live.

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