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Saint-Jean-de-Luz Things to Do, Activities

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Visit a Basque linen weaving workshop and Basque brewery

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

The Basque weaving shop "1910 Lartigue" and the Basque "Akerbeltz" brewery are located next to each other in the town of Ascain some 10km southeast of Saint Jean de Luz.
Both offer visits to their workshops and the possibility of buying (free tasting in the case of the brewery) of their products.

Web Site:
Address:Z.A. de Larre Lore, 64310 Ascain.
Phone:

La Rhune Mountain Train Ride

Category:Scenic Train Rides Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

At 10 km from Saint Jean de Luz, the cogwheel train dating back to 1924 takes the travelers on the summit of the La Rhune mountain, at 905 meters altitude, the legendary peak that overlooks the French and Spanish Basque Country.
The train runs every day from February 27 to November 3 2017.

Web Site:www.rhune.com
Address:Col de Saint-Ignace - 64310 SARE
Phone:05 59 54 20 26

Basque Music Concerts at the Cathedral

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

All along the summer months each Thursday of the week, during the evening hours, the Saint Juan Bautista Cathedral of Saint Jean de Luz hosts Basque music concerts (entrance cost around €10)

Web Site:www.paroissespo.com/wordpress/concerts-eglise-saintjeandeluz-ciboure-urrugne/
Address:7 Rue de l'Eglise, Saint Jean de Luz
Phone:

The Saint Jean de Luz Festival

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

Each year around the 24th of June (Fete de la Saint Jean) for 5 days Saint Jean de Luz celebrates its patron Saint.
The population dresses in red and black colors of the city and floads the streets in celebration.
Concerts, activities for children, food street, pelota, toro del fuego lights,etc.
Dates: June 23rd to 26th 2017

free thing to do
Web Site:www.stjeandeluz-paysbasque.com/cote_detente/fetes.php
Address:Saint Jean de Luz
Phone:

Socoa Festival

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

Activities include: squid cooking workshops, basque dancing, basque singing with the choir Altxa Sokoa, water sports, Basque pelota games, etc.
The Socoa Festival take place from June 9th to June 11th 2017

free thing to do
Web Site:
Address:Socoa
Phone:

Tuna Festival

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

Saint Jean de Luz is the first tuna port of France.
The festival includes grilled tuna booths, street music and dances etc.
Date: July 8th, 2017

free thing to do
Web Site:www.stjeandeluz-paysbasque.com/cote_detente/fetes_thon.php
Address:Saint Jean de Luz marina
Phone:

"Fête de la mer"

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

The Sea Festival of Ciboure takes place on Sunday July 23rd 2017.
Lots of activities including harbor cruises and the competition "Sea Sandwich" for the best sandwich based on seafood.

free thing to do
Web Site:
Address:Ciboure
Phone:

Txakoli Feast in Ciboure

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

Txakoli is a Basque white wine made from white grapes.
The Feast of Txakoli takes place in Ciboure on Sunday August 6th 2017 from 10am to 2:30pm.
Txakoli makers are present in the square of the fronton for free wine tasting accompanied by the traditionals pintxos (calamaris). Basque songs for the musical atmosphere.

free thing to do
Web Site:http://www.ciboure-paysbasque.com/cote_detente/fete-txakoli.php
Address:Ciboure
Phone:

Open Classical Music Courses

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

Every year at the begining of September The Ravel Music Academy of Saint Jean de Luz hosts open classical music courses given by internationally renowned music teachers.
The entrance is not free but only around €3 from 2 hours of music!

Web Site:
Address:auditorium Maurice Ravel, place Maurice Ravel, 64500 SAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ
Phone:05 59 26 03 16

Patrouille de France Meeting

Category:From the Sky (Hot Air Balloons,ULM, etc;) Activity month: J F M A M J J A S O N D

The "Patrouille de France" offers a spectacular airshow over the Bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
The show takes place on the 2nd of September 2017 and starts at 2:30pm.
The planes realize very spectacular figures accompanied by the blue-white-red smoke.
This free show is visible from the whole bay.

free thing to do
Web Site:www.stjeandeluz-paysbasque.com
Address:Ciboure
Phone:

"La Corniche" Feast

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

The "Fête de la Corniche" near Saint Jean de Luz takes place Sunday, September 25, 2016. Road 912 becomes pedestrian for the day from Ciboure (Socoa) all the way to Hendaye.
It's a great way to enjoy this magnificent site.
With many activities offered, on foot, bicycle, horseback or by small train, it is a day not to be missed.

free thing to do
Web Site:
Address:La Corniche, Ciboure
Phone:

Pastore Lore

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

"Pastore Lore" is an autumn festival with activities dedicated to the Basque culture and gastronomy.
The event takes place each year on the second Sunday of October.

free thing to do
Web Site:www.pastorelore.fr/
Address:Ascain, Pyrenees Atlantiques
Phone:

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