2-3 June 2012 the village of Itxassou (64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques. Aquitaine) in the Basque country near Cambo-les-Bains celebrates its Cherry Festival (Fête de la Cerise).
Cherry market throughout the village with music, dancing, attractions for children – a village festival with traditional Basque dancing and games!
For more info see www.cambolesbains.com/
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Bayonne in the Basque country celebrates its famous air-cured ham
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St Jean-Pied-diu-Port (64 Pyrenees-Atlantiques) is a major gateway to the Pyrenees and is the confluence of serveral pilgrim routes on the way to St Jacques de Compostela (Santiago de Complostela) in Galicia, NW Spain. The name of the town means literally St James at the foot of the pass>
The Way of St James has
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Theversionof Carnaval in Pau (64 Pyrenees Atlantiques, Aquitaine) has a very Basque flavour..Known as Carnaval Biarnes it takes place 6-12 February 2013.
Ranked amongst the top 5 French Carnavals it offers a great chance to play to excess before the restrictions and purity of Lent – Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras mark the date –
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Theversionof Carnaval in Pau (64 Pyrenees Atlantiques, Aquitaine) has a very Basque flavour..Known as Carnaval Biarnes it takes place 11-12 February 2012.
Ranked amongst the top 5 Franch Carnavals it offers a great chance to play to excess before the restrictions and purity of Lent – Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras mark the date –
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A new link in the French Autoroute system has been completed (December 2010) with the A65 Langon – Pau road now linking Bordeaux with the Pyrenees.
The new route starts east of Bordeaux at a new junction with the A62 – the Autoroute des Deux Mers which links Toulouse and Bordeaux - east of Langon
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The French Government has announced plans to extend the high speed train network beyond Bordeaux to connect to Agen, Toulouse and another line to Bayonne, Biarritz and the Spanish Border. This is in addition to a new line from Bordeaux north to Tours and the Loire Valley. However don’t get too excited just yet –
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Another link in the French autoroute network will connect Bordeaux and Pau when the A65 opens in early 2011.
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Ryanair links Poitiers with Barcelona, Beauvais with Pau
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// P&O Ferries has announced that it is to discontinue its Portsmouth to Bilbao route from after 27 September 2010.
The Spanish terminal is at Santurtzi about 10 miles from the city on the edge of the Basque country. For francophiles the advantage is that Bilbao is less than 2 hours from the French border
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