Bayonne is a city in the Basque Country, a region in the southwest of France. It is located at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers. The historic district of Grand Bayonne is characterised by its narrow medieval streets. It is here that the Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame (or Sainte-Marie) stands, with its 13th century cloister, and the Château-Vieux. On the other side of the Nive, in the Petit Bayonne district, is the Basque Museum and History of Bayonne, dedicated to the arts, crafts and traditions of the region.