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What to do this week in Pays Basque France?


 

 


MAY & JUNE

Every Thursday 9pm & every Saturday 4pm

BASQUE PELOTA. CHIQUITO CUP.

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21-25 JUNE

TRADITIONS

DONIBANEKO BESTAK

Festivities of Sain-Jean-de-Luz: music, folklore and local traditions.

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22 JUNE 8.15PM

FLAMENCO

LA CARAMELITA. PENAS Y ALEGRÍAS

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SATURDAYS FROM MARCH TO JUNE 7-9PM

LIVE MUSIC

Every spring Saturday, from March to June, the Bar Patio of the Hotel Régina de Biarritz offers live concerts, from 7pm to 9pm. A great way to discover this beautiful hotel with Empire architecture.

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24 JUNE

DANCE

GALA D'ÉTOILES

Exceptional representation of classical and contemporary ballets

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TILL 25 JUNE

EXHIBITION

NICOLAS DELORS. SURFBOARDS & PHOTOGRAPHIES

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25 JUNE

TRADITIONS

MEN'S CHOIR OLDARRA

Basque choirs are a great tradition of local folklore. The choir Oldarra, a typical men's choir, sings today at the Sainte Eugénie church in Biarritz.

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TILL 1 JULY

EXHIBITION

BRIBES ET RÉMINISCENCES. CHRISTIANE GIRAUD

It is worth going to see this exhibition of the local artist C. Giraud, in the unique and inspiring space of Les Serres de la Milady, old nurseries converted into workshops by local artists, just steps from the beach of the Milady de Biarritz. Every day from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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TILL 4 JULY

EXHIBITION

LA BEAUTY OF THE WORLD

Ancient works, from Museums of Aquitaine, will be arranged opposite with contemporary devices. Connivances may appear in details, in attitudes, in intentions. An invisible thread will connect objects and visitors, suggesting a common belonging to the same diversity of points of view. Open daily from 14h to 18h30- closed on Tuesday.
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TILL 11 JULY

EXHIBITION

MURMULLO. MIKAMIKA.

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TILL 2 SEPTEMBER

EXHIBITION

THE NIGHT AMONG GODS AND DEMONS OF KERALA

Every year, the celebrations of the Theyyam give glory to the deities. This thousand-year-old tradition that combines the art of dance, singing or theater has been captured by the eye of Xintian ZHU, and for several nights, standing between 18h [...

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TILL 6 JANUARY

EXHIBITION

LE PHARE DANS TOUS SES ÉTATS

By Bastien Labadie, photographer. The exhibition is inside the lighthouse.

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EVERY THIRD SUNDAY EACH MONTH 8AM>6PM

BROCANTE D'AHETZE

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!

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DISCOVER

VILLA ARNAGA

 A LITTLE VERSAILLES IN THE HEART OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY

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FIPA

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUDIOVISUAL PROGRAMS


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SURF COMPETITION

MAIDER AROSTEGUY

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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FAR 

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'S FESTIVITIES

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.


LES CASETAS

Held at the Côte des Basques, food, music, handcrafts, and lots of fun!


BIARRITZ CUP

Golf amateur toirnament, held in golf Le Phare


JULY 14

National Day

Different activities and amazing fireworks


BIARRITZ EN ÉTÉ

Pop rock festival


PORT FESTIVITY

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


 

FOODMARKET FESTIVITY

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


 

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