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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

Musical Saturdays at the Cathedral

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Each summer starting from the mid June until mid September the Bayonne Cathedral hosts classical music concerts (pipe organ and other instruments) each Saturday evening (with the exception of national holidays). Entrance free.
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eyecandyAddress:15 Rue des Prébendes, Bayonne
eyecandyPhone:05 59 59 37 55

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 bakerie - 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

Navarrenx Medieval Fest

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Date: August 19th, 20th 2017
eyecandyWeb Site:www.tourisme-bearn-gaves.com
eyecandyAddress:Navarrenx, Pyrénées Atlantiques
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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

"La force basque"

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"La force basque" or the Basque strength is a festival/competition that takes place each year on the first Sunday after the 15th of August, in the town of Saint-Palais, some 66 km (41 mi) southwest of Biarritz.
The event features 150 participants competing in traditional Basque games like tug of war, wood cutting, straw bale lifting etc.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.forcebasquesaintpalais.com
eyecandyAddress:64120 Saint-Palais
eyecandyPhone:05 59 65 71 15