Fete de Bayonne
Bayonne is famous for it's yearly summer festival ´Fêtes de Bayonne´. The festival always opens on a Wednesday night in ceremony at 10pm and closes on a Sunday. Since 1932 the whole town wears white with a red scarf and enjoys the contagious party atmosphere for 5 whole days!
At midday, every day, when the King of the festival (King Léon wakens) festivities start and continue throughout the day with Bandanas (traditional bands), floral processions, parades of giant papier-maché figures, bull-runs on Place St André and Pelota tournaments in the Trinquet Moderne. Everyone, everywhere is in a festive spirit!
Thursday is children's day with a vast picnic lunch, clown displays and games. As the night falls a festive euphoria takes hold of people of all origins, cultures and languages in the crowded bars, restaurants and stalls next to the River Nive. Cheerful party makers swarm through the city enjoying the live music and sangria all night long!
Don't miss out on this joyfull festival when on holiday on the south-west coast of France this summer!
Biarritz airport – 20 min.
Bordeaux airport – 1h 45 min.
Dax train station – 40 min.
San Sebastian airport – 45 min.