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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
The oldest surf competition in Europe, held in Biarritz
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.
STREET ART FESTIVAL
WHEELS AND WAVES
Four days dedicated to motorcicles, surf, skate, music...in the bucolic area of Cité de l'Océan
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
Every year during the month of July, the most important and the oldest French tournament, reserved for amateur players takes place in the Biarritz Golf Club.
This high profile event has been attracting passionate golfers to the « Golf du Phare » for more than a century. Every year more than 500 participants from many different countries come to the Biarritz Cup, and it attracts a general public of about 5000 persons.
Different activities and amazing fireworks.
One of the most popular festivities in Biarritz, live music, foodies, dance...Happy atmosphere!
AUGUST (2021 APRIL)
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...
Bullfighting exists in some parts of southern France as well as Spain. Bayonne is the oldest bullfighting town in France and is proud of this tradition that includes the world’s oldest written reference to Running of the Bulls dating from 1289 – part of law concerning the driving of animals through the streets to the slaughter house.
The first Spanish-style bull run dates back to 1701 and took place in an arena on the Place de la Liberté in honour of King Philippe V of Spain. The modern day version of the bullfight which so fascinated Hemingway emerged in France, again in Bayonne in the St Esprit area. The neo moorish style arena was inaugurated in 1893 and, with a capacity of 10,400, is the largest in South West France. Every season the world’s top matadors fight prize bulls on the sandy floor of this legendary arena.
LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA AND CULTURE.
LE TEMPS D'AIMER LA DANSE
Annual dance event by Thierry Malandain. A must for dance lovers!
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.
THE RESTAURANTS WEEK
Interesting gastronomic event, in which participant restaurants offer fixed price menus, you will be able to taste and discover lots of local products
BIARRITZ EN LUMIÈRES
Emblematic building of Biarritz are the scenario of beautiful artistic lightings during Christmas period.
CHRISTMAS IN BAYONNE.