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The Museums of Dax

Category:Museums and Exhibitions Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

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 beginning April to the end of November. Free for under 12 year olds.
Address:La Chapelle des Carmes, Rue de Borda, Dax

Sarrat Park

Category:Remarkable Gardens Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

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.

Address:Rue du Sel Gemme, Dax

Men's Choir Music Concerts at Dax Cathedral

Category:Concerts Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Dates: May 17th, June 7th, July 26th ,September 13th September 29th and 30th, October 1st, October 18th, November 8th, November 26th 2017

Address:Cathédrale, Place Roger Ducos, 40100 Dax

Asparagus Festival

Category:Food and Wine Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

"Fête de l'asperge" takes place every year on May 1st in Pontonx-sur-l'Adour.
The fest includes farmer's market, cooking demonstrations, meetings with asparagus producers, funfair, the visit of an asparagus farm.
Date: May 1st 2017

free thing to do
Address:Pontonx-sur-l'Adour, Landes

Craft and Gastronomy Days

Category:Regional Products (Shops) Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

This year the "Crafts and Gastronomy Days" called "PARENTHÈSES ARTISANALES ET GASTRONOMIQUES" takes place in the Place de la Fontaine Chaude of Dax. It is a meeting of local artisans proposing not only their products but also demonstrations and workshops. Lot of animations, traditional songs and dances etc.
Dates for 2017: 24th, 25th and 26th of May (between 10am and 7pm)

free thing to do
Address:Place de la Fontaine Chaude, Dax

Musical Festival of Abbeys of Landes

Category:Concerts Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The Abbeys Festival will take place from June 1st to July 2nd 2017 in 10 towns of Landes: Amou, Brassempouy, Cagnotte, Dax, Montfort en Chalosse, Pouillon, Saint-Paul-lès-Dax, Saint-Sever, Saint Vincent de Tyrosse, Tartas, Sorde l'Abbaye.

Address:Dax, Landes
Phone:04 68 45 11 08

Feria de Dax

Category:Town/City Festival Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

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

free thing to do
Phone:05 58 90 99 09

Festival Entre-Voix

Category:Concerts Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

Entre-Voix festival is a folkloric choral music festival. It is held each year at the end of September or beginning of October in Dax.
The concerts take place usualy inside the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Dax.
Dates: September 29th, 30th and October 1st 2017

free thing to do
Address:Dax Cathedral, Dax
Phone:+ 33 (0)5 58 56 04 3

Quicksilver Pro France

Category:Sporting Events Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

World men's professional surfing championship.
Held between: October 3rd to 14th 2017 in Hossegor-Seignosse and Capbreton on the Atlantic Coast.

Address:Hossegor-Seignosse and Capbreton

The restaurant of the the "Hospitality School" of Dax

Category:Food and Wine Activity month:

Enjoy a "gastronomic" menu prepared by the students (under the supervision of their teachers) for only 10 euros! The school restaurant is open from Monday to Friday at lunch time (some evenings are also available).
Guests must arrive for lunch between 12:00pm and 12:15pm.
By reservations only.

Address:CFA des Métiers de l'Hotellerie des Landes, 23 avenue du Sablar, 40100 DAX
Phone:05 58 58 70 82

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