The bayonet (lovely thought there) was invented here and Bayonne is equally famous for its chocolate.
Bordeaux - Referred to as the fine wines capital of the world, Bordeaux is a major metropolitan area (approaching 1 million wine lovers) with a diverse array of industries.
Dax - Dax is a busy market center in southwestern France that still retains parts of the original Roman wall circa 4th century.
Pau - In southwestern France, Pau is perched on a high bluff that parallels the Pyrenees mountains and, of historical note, is the birthplace of France's 1st Protestant king, Henri IV.
Saint Jean de Luz - Near the Spanish border on the Nivelle River lies this beach community with tuna and sardine fishing economies.