Fêtes de Bayonne
Bayonne throws a major party!
Since 1932, the year four friends from the Bayonne region decided to put together the Bayonne Festival (emulating the festival in Pampalona), this festival has been up there with the most popular events in the country and even in Europe.
The peñas (Festival associations) organise and structure the festivities, while the Bandas (traditional bands often sponsored by peñas) handle the music, one of the most important aspects of any festival in the South West. The parade of illuminated floats down the main road is one of the highlights of the festival. Finally, one of the long-standing traditions is the daily "bull running" (which are in fact cows in this case), on place Paul-Bert every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the festival.
From Wednesday, July 25 2012 to Sunday, July 29 2012
From Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 July 2012 :
- Wednesday doors open at 22:00
- From Thursday to Sunday doors open at 11:00
Admission prices :