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Colors of Biarritz - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Biarritz is a city, the inhabitants of which have very interesting personalities. They are so contradictory that it seems that more than one soul lives in one body. And they are trying their best to get along well. On the one hand, there is a strong love for their beloved France, and on the other - a vivid individualism. On the one hand, they are emotional, but on the other - restrained and non-conflict. This burning mix of Basque and French characters creates a bright personality, interacting with which is a pure pleasure. Needless to say, having such a friend is even more exciting.
Biarritz is a perfect place of rest for lovers of sports, nightlife and shopping. Tourists, who enjoy gambling, will also find much interesting in this city – the local Municipal Casino is … Open
In addition to the national language - French, in the city, you can hear Senso, Basque, Occitan dialects. But when it comes to international English, things are not so good. Tourists speaking the most romantic language in the whole world rather than in English (at least a little bit, misusing these or those words or tense-aspect forms) will surely make a good impression on the local residents. While courtesy and etiquette are some of the main features of the locals, it goes without saying that the same behavior is required from travelers who come to their favorite city. That's why some people may find the conversation in English mannerless.
Love for the sport is another feature of the local people. Taking care of their own health is among their main concerns. The city is called the European capital of surfing not without reason. And in the mornings, here you can meet a lot of jogging people. Another feature of the locals is a high level of responsibility. A resident of Biarritz never mouths empty words, tries to avoid conflicts, and always fulfills his promise. They are reliable and always ready to help anyone who is in trouble. Unless something is out of their control, which is quite rare. Copyright
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The evidence of the fact that Biarritz is called the European capital of surfing not for nothing is that in mid-July it hosts Europe's largest festival dedicated to this sport. It's about Roxy Pro Biarritz. The audience is offered an exciting program, which includes not only female surfers shows, but also lots of music. In addition, there are surf art exhibitions, master classes. The event is really large-scale, so many people leave their homes for the sake of Roxy Pro. The event is particularly attractive for representatives of the stronger sex - it's not easy to find another place where you could see so many beautiful slender girls with surfboards.
Hotel du Palais But that's not nearly all - Roxy Pro Biarritz is the largest festival, but throughout the year, the city hosts many other competitions in this sport, which gather all fans of spectacular shows in the European capital of surfing. Thus, sports competitions take place at the end of March, May, mid-April, August, September, and at the beginning of July, there is even a surfing film festival. Beaches that become venues for events are always different, therefore, arriving in Biarritz at any time, be sure to keep an eye on posters - what if an exciting surfing show is planned for tomorrow?
The name of another famous festival taking place in Biarritz is Bayonne. It falls on the end of July, and central streets of the city of Bayonne neighboring with Biarritz serve as the venue. The event includes carnival processions, a lot of music, and, of course, fun and joy. However, there is a special condition for entering the festival - you need to wear a white shirt, white trousers, a red scarf or a shawl of the same color - a kind of symbol of France. Visiting the festival is a really good experience, as it allows you to get acquainted with the multifaceted local culture.
Biarritz by night Cesta Punta is another Festival revealing the "soul" of Biarritz to everyone who's interested in learning more about it. It is dedicated to Pelota - Basque sport. It is believed that this game has become a kind of prototype of squash. And Cesta Punta is a championship for this sport taking place in the middle of March. This is a really authentic event, and failing to attend it while in the City of the Ocean (a nickname of Biarritz) is tantamount to a crime. Another popular festival is Les casetas, and it takes place at the foot of the rocks of Côte de Basques in mid-July. The festival lasts four days, during which people organize rich and noisy picnics. Attending the festival brings nothing but fun, strong impressions and pleasant memories for a lifetime.
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Lovers of good food will be delighted by the fact that Biarritz and its surroundings have many gastronomic festivals to offer. The season opens with a festival in Hall d'Iraty taking place in early February where you can not only eat but also taste delicious wines of the region. Next, in the middle of March, Restaurant Week picks up the baton, and, finally, in the middle of April, ham lovers gather in Bayonne. Fans of chocolate are obliged to visit the Chocolate Festival in the same place, in Bayonne. In late October, the small town of Espelett welcomes pepper lovers, and at the beginning of November, tourists have a chance to attend a long-awaited event, a kind of Black Friday in restaurants.
Biarritz June 21, on the day of summer solstice, in France is Fête de la Musique. Muscial and theatrical programs, as well as exhibitions, are prepared for the audience. The venue is Place Sainte-Eugénie. At this time, the city is painted in completely new colors. Another holiday that is widely celebrated in Biarritz is Halloween. Everybody loves it here, including youth, elderly people, tourists, and local people. On this day, the best clubs open their doors to fans of costumed and themed parties.
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Fans of shopping and big sales will not be disappointed either, because there are many fairs throughout the year. Thus, the season opens with Winter Sale, the biggest sale of the year lasting from early January to mid-February. Then comes the turn of the antique fair taking place in mid-April, and at the end of the month, a season of hot offers begins in many boutiques. Summer sales fall on the period from late June to early August. In mid-July, Bayonne hosts a medieval fair. In autumn, sales are at the end of September, and the year ends with the Christmas Fair, the venue for which is central streets of Bayonne.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Biarritz
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Bayonne, 6.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral de El Buen Pastor, San Sebastián, 38.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Sainte-Marie, Dax, 48.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de Buglose, Buglose, 56.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora, Pamplona, 73.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Biarritz
♥   Castle 'Castle of Charles V' Gipuzkoa, 22.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Labastide-Villefranche' Pyrénées-Atlantiques, 34 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fort of San Marcos' Gipuzkoa, 35.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Belzunce' Pyrénées-Atlantiques, 37 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Montréal' Landes, 37.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower Zumeltzegi' Gipuzkoa, 38.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of la Mota' San Sebastián, 38.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Biarritz

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