On June 17th to 19th, 2016, enjoy a full weekend dedicated to the Basque lively culture and tasty gastronomy in West Paris, by the River Seine. A 10-year-old rendez-vous!
So what to expect when it comes to the Basque culture, the famous South-West region of France?
>Basque pelota ball: The traditional most popular game in this region: basically, it’s a two on two game where opponents throw a ball against a wall or above a net using a bat. Very intense game, close to squash. You can register if you want in!
>Xoka-Tira: It is a basque popular game, where two teams face forces pulling a rope! You can register on the website if you want in!
>Basque street food: Basque cooked meat, tapas, poultries, smoked Bayonne ham, peppers, fish, ewe cheese and more brought to you by the best local chefs from the Basque region.
>Banda, live music and traditional dances from local Basque street parties (with bullfights) called “feria”!
Don’t forget to dress in white and red if you want to perfectly fit in this cheerful crowd (official Basque colors).
When? June 17th to 19th, 2016 from 9am to 2am on Saturday and to 8pm on Sunday. Entrance free of charge
Like rugby, one of the official Basque sports? Don’t miss the Top 14 final (French rugby league) under the Eiffel Tower on big flat screens on Saturday night – followed by a live music show. Also shown here at the Trinquet!
June 17th to 19th, 2016
Where: Au Trinquet, Quai Saint-Exupéry, Paris, France
Metro: Porte de Saint-Cloud (Line 9)