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Civic heraldry of France - Armorial de France/La France héraldique

Département : Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Armoiries de Bayonne

Official blazon


The tower in the arms symbolises the fortifications in the city, the lion is the symbol of the power to defend the fortress. The meaning of the oak trees I don't know. The sea indicates that the city is a harbour town. The fleur-de-lis is the symbol of the French Kings and the old arms of France.

Blason de Bayonne

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
Blason de Bayonne

The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens

Literature : Image taken from La banque du blason( with permission)