Events, local festivals
AVRIL: Bayonne Ham Fair: a know-how since 1463, a guest of honor at the tables of our great French lords!
MAY: Street art festival in Biarritz European Night at the Museums (Basque and the history of Bayonne) Chocolate Days in Bayonne
JULY: Biarritz Festival Fireworks in Saint-Jean-de-Luz Bayonne Festival, Anglet Beach Rugby Festival, International Surf Film Festival
AUGUST: Semana Grande (Great Week) in San Sebastian, Sound, lights and pyrotechnics show, Night Surf and Anglet Pro Surf Tour Competition
OCTOBER: Quiksilver Pro surfing competition in Hossegor Espelette pepper Festival...
AND ALL YEAR ROUND: Traditional markets, flea markets, Puces de Quintaou (flea market and antique market) in Anglet. Pelota ball and pelota basket matches according to the competition calendar. Rugby: Biarritz Olympique and Aviron Bayonnais rugby teams, according to the rugby season. Kanta-lassai and Mutxikoak (traditional Basque songs and dances). Force Basque Games – patron saint festivals. “Art exhibitions”, concerts, theatre and shows.
Our Heritage sites & tourist activities
Izadia: a 14 hectare ecological park with permanent exhibitions at the Environment House, guided tours, open house visits, audio-guides, documentaries and workshops for kids... to learn about the biodiversity and the local environment. The coastal footpath: an easy 25 km walk between Bidart and Hendaye. La Rhune: a small cog train, from which you can see the landscapes and free-roaming Pottoks (a feral breed of pony native to the Basque country). Biarritz: museums based around the sea and chocolate. Bayonne: Basque museum and canning factory. Makhila (traditional Basque walking stick) factory in Larressore. Luis Mariano's tomb in Arcangues. Saint-Jean-de-Luz: port and museum of Art and Traditions. Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port with its old walled city and market. Edmond Rostand’s house in Cambo Arnaga. Irouleguy Wine Cellar in Saint-Etienne de Baigorry. The Spanish Basque country: San Sebastian, Dantxaria...