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City:Biarritz

Musée de la Mer Aquarium de Biarritz

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Accept the invitation to travel down a new pathway climbing back along the Gulf Stream presented by the Musée de la Mer-Aquarium (Museum of the Sea-Aquarium) from the seabed of the Gulf of Biscay to the wonders of the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific seas!
A dazzling spectacle: the only hammerhead sharks in France presented in a giant pool of 1500 m3.
Marvel at the abundance of life found around one of the largest live coral reefs found a European aquarium: clownfish, anemones, eels and a multitude of exotic fish of original colours and improbable shapes...
Every day at 10:30 am and 5 pm, you don’t want to miss the feeding our the very cheeky seals, an enchanting spectacle that promises to delight young and old ...
For any additional info email: Marion Etcheverry
eyecandyWeb Site:www.museedelamer.com
eyecandyAddress:Biarritz Aquarium, Plateau Atalaye, Biarritz
eyecandyPhone:05 59 22 33 34

Basque Cake Festival of Cambo-les-Bains

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Cambo-les-Bains is situated some 25km (15mi) southeast of Biarritz.
The Basque Cake Festival is celebrated here each year on the first Sunday of October.
Animations include: best cake maker competition, street music and dances etc.
Sunday October 1st 2017
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.lafetedugateaubasque.com/
eyecandyAddress:Cambo-les-Bains, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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Dog-Triathlon 2017

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The triathlon includes dog-paddle , the dog-bike and dog-cross.
Sunday, October 8th 2017
eyecandyWeb Site:www.toutous-surfeurs.fr.
eyecandyAddress:Promenade du lac, 40480 VIEUX-BOUCAU-LES-BAINS
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Espelette Chili Pepper Festival

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The festival takes place in the town of...Espelette, some 25km (15mi) southeast of Biarritz.
Animations include: a solemn mass in the Basque language with blessing of the peppers, a procession of Espelette Pepper brotherhoods with an induction ceremony into the brotherhood and the awarding of the Pepper Prize, bandas concerts, food fair etc.
Date: October 28th, 29th 2017
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.espelette.fr
eyecandyAddress:Espelette
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Espadrille Museum

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The espadrille is the traditional basque foot wear.
An espadrille shop, featuring an espadrille museum, is located in the little town of Osses, some 43km south east of Biarritz.
The place is open between March 15th and October 15th.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.donquichosse.com
eyecandyAddress:Zone Artisanale ORDOKIA 64780 OSSES
eyecandyPhone:05 59 37 79 38

Cake Making Demonstrations

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Watch famous pastry cook Jacques Le Nay Caruelle - owner of Mandion bakery - make cakes in his workshop every Saturday and Sunday morning (before 10:30am).
eyecandyWeb Site:www.mandion.com
eyecandyAddress:Pâtisserie Mandion, boulevard du BAB, Centre Urbegi, 4, rue Jean Mouton 64600 Anglet
eyecandyPhone:05 59 64 86 68

Planète Musée du Chocolat - Chocolate Museum

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All year round the Chocolate Museum of Biarritz organizes course and activities around chocolate like chocolate tasting, making a chocolate lollipop, chocolate painting, making a gourmet chocolate tablet, tasting of wine and chocolates
. Reservations minimum 15 days in advance.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.planetemuseeduchocolat.com
eyecandyAddress:14 avenue Beaurivage, 64200 Biarritz
eyecandyPhone:05 59 23 27 72