Events and Activities
Little Train of ArtousteJ F M A M J J A S O N D
Orthez FestivalJ F M A M J J A S O N D
The festivities stretch over 5 days each year at the end of July and include bullfight races, abrivado (the "guiding" of bulls by men on horses), sporting events like fishing competition, equestrian competitions, bowling and many street music concerts.
Dates: July 21st - 24th 2017
Junte de RoncalJ F M A M J J A S O N D
Each year the mayors of six villages of Bearn wearing blue-white-red sashes meet with the representatives of ten communities from Navarre dressed in their black traditional outfits and solemnly re-sign a peace treaty while the French give the Spaniards three cows.
The legend goes that the treaty was signed after a long dispute for a spring between two - one French and one Spanish - shepherds.
Each year the event is attended by hundreds of tourists.
The Pierre-Saint-Martin is situated some 74 km (46 mi) south of Pau.
Orthez Medieval FestivalJ F M A M J J A S O N D
Little Churches' FestivalJ F M A M J J A S O N D
It takes place every year in the months of July and August.
This year the first concert takes place on Friday 21st of July 2017 in VIELLE-AURE at Saint-Barthélémy church.
Medieval Festival of MontanerJ F M A M J J A S O N D
The medieval festival that takes place here since 2002, one whole weekend in July, features medieval musical concerts, medieval cuisine workshops, staged sword fights, tournaments, introduction to medieval dances and other animations that make the delight of the Middle Age history lover.
Dates: July 8th and 9th 2017
Medieval Day at Sauveterre-de-BéarnJ F M A M J J A S O N D
Date: July 29th 2017
Sauveterre-de-Béarn is situate 60km (32 mi) west of Pau.
Visit Jurançon Wine CaveJ F M A M J J A S O N D
The caves of the Jurancon, with its ageing, assembling and wine bottling facilities, are open for visiting (on appointment) and tasting.
Jurançon Wine HouseJ F M A M J J A S O N D
The House organizes all year round wine tasting classes and a variety of events centered around the wine.
The Jurançon Wine House is situated in the town of Lacommand that includes also a Knights Hospitallers Commandery built in the beginning of the 12th century.