PARTARRIEU - LOGAN - HAUSELMANN - CHERKI
SAINT JEAN DE LUZ
EVERY THIRD SUNDAY EACH MONTH 8AM>6PM
Local antique market, La Brocante d’Ahetze, takes place every third Sunday. Ahetze is a small Basque town, about a fifteen minute drive from Biarritz, that you get to by driving down some cute country roads lined with farm houses and fields of round hay bales. It’s one of the biggest markets happening monthly, with many vendors lining the streets of this small town and filling the courtyard next to the church, bells chiming every hour. The whole experience is very magical and seems like a scene out of an old movie!
A LITTLE VERSAILLES IN THE HEART OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
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The oldest surf competition in Europe, held in Biarritz
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BAYONNE'S HAM FAIR
Of all the Basque specialties the word famous Bayonne Ham steals the show and has been appreciated here since the Middle Ages. Bayonne celebrates its famous Jambon de Bayonne every year over the Easter holiday weekend with the Foire au Jambon.
In existence since 1424, the fair gives visitors a chance to discover the traditional methods of production used to make Bayonne ham. These traditionally made hams are available to sample and for purchase from over 30 local producers.
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STREET ART FESTIVAL
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WHEELS AND WAVES
Four days dedicated to motorcicles, surf, skate, music...in the bucolic area of Cité de l'Océan
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Bayonne would not be Bayonne without the famous Bayonne festival (les fêtes de Bayonne in French). The festival opens in ceremony at 10pm on a Wednesday night and has done since 1932. From then for 5 days until Sunday the whole town wears white with a red scarf and enjoys the contagious party atmosphere.
At midday every day when the King of the festival, King Léon wakens, festivities start and continue throughout the day with Bandas(traditional bands), floral processions, floats and parades of giant papier-maché figures and floats, bull-runs on Place St André, Pelota tournaments in the Trinquet Moderne...everyone, everywhere is in a festive spirit and wearing white and red! Thursday is children's day with a vast picnic lunch, clown displays and games. As night falls a festive euphoria takes hold of people of all origins, cultures and languages in the crowded bars, restaurants and stalls lining the River Nive. Peñas are associations of Bayonne festival participants on whose premises members and friends gather. Cheerful bustling festayres (revellers) swarm from one peña to the the next all through the night.
Held at the Côte des Basques, food, music, handcrafts, and lots of fun!
Golf amateur toirnament, held in golf Le Phare
Different activities and amazing fireworks
BIARRITZ EN ÉTÉ
Pop rock festival
One of the most popular festivities in Biarritz, live music, foodies, dance...Happy atmosphere!
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ANTIQUES EXHIBITION OF BIARRITZ
One of the most important antiques exhibition in France, with more than 70 stands
GANT D'OR PROFESSIONNEL
Prestigious hand pelota toirnament
The last weekend of August, the foodmarket celebrates its festivity: tastings, drinks, music...
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LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA AND CULTURE
LE TEMPS D'AIMER LA DANSE
Annual dance event by Thierry Malandain. A must for dance lovers!
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ESPELETTE PEPPER'S FESTIVAL
The Pepper Festival started in 1968. The little condiment, at the time seen mainly around Espelette, already had a place in local cuisine. As the years went by, the Pepper Festival reached a wider audience. Now it welcomes over 20,000 visitors from the 4 corners of France. This festive gourmet gathering takes place every year in the last weekend in October.
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THE RESTAURANT WEEK
Interesting gastronomic event, in which participant restaurants offer fixed price menus, you will be able to taste and discover lots of local products
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BIARRITZ EN LUMIÈRES
Emblematic building of Biarritz are the scenario of beautiful artistic lightings during Christmas period