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City:Dax

Feria de Dax

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During 5 days and 5 nights each year in the mid – August the city of Dax lives on the rhythms of “bandas” music, enjoying lots of animations including the traditional bull fights, cow races and of course fireworks.
Dates: 11th-15th August 2017
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eyecandyWeb Site:feria.dax.fr
eyecandyAddress:Dax
eyecandyPhone:05 58 90 99 09

The Museums of Dax

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Dax’s museums include:
Borda Museum
The museum houses collections of prehistoric objects from archaeological excavations, and also coins. One room is devoted to regional folklore and local bullfighting traditions. The museum can be visited entrance free on the first Sunday of the months (Always free for visitors under 18)
Georgette Dupoy Museum
The museum displays the work of Georgette Dupoy a French painter of the 20th century. Entrance free each Sunday and during national holidays.
Helicopter Museum
The museum displays a unique, in Europe, collection of ancient helicopters and planes and other aviation paraphernalia. The museum is open from the begining April to the end of November. Free for under 12 year olds.
eyecandyWeb Site:dax.fr/musee-de-borda
eyecandyAddress:La Chapelle des Carmes, Rue de Borda, Dax
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Sarrat Park

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The Sarrat Park of Dax is listed as a “Remarcable Garden” by the French Ministry of Culture. It covers 3 ha and features French, botanical and English gardens.
Open only Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.dax.fr
eyecandyAddress:Rue du Sel Gemme, Dax
eyecandyPhone:05.58.56.80.17

Festival of Landes Traditions at Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse

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Saint Vincent de Tyrosse is a town situated some 24km (~15mi)south west of Dax in the Landes department. Each year since 2000 it hosts the "Traditions of Landes" Festival. The festival features animations related to the region's folklore like: traditional dances and songs, "pelote basque", races, rugby games etc.
Date: August 6th 2016
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.tourisme-paystyrossais.fr
eyecandyAddress:Parc des Arènes et Arènes, Saint Vincent de Tyrosse
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