The city of Bayonne
City famous for its festive spirit and the liveliness of its culture, Bayonne is the capital of the French basque Country. The Bayonne festival, which is held every year since 1932 the Wednesday and the first Sunday in August, are well-known in the world. And for good reason : they are at the 5th place of the most great popular gatherings worldwide ! During these few days and nights of festivities, uninterrupted, the “king Leon” monitors the proper conduct of the races of cows, songs and folk dances, parades of floats, toros de fuego, fireworks and fairgrounds. Other annual events are highly anticipated in Bayonne : this is notably the case of the carnival, the ham fair, or the festival of chocolate. This city is in a festive and picturesque, also takes its charm of its architectural heritage preserved : the city of art and history, Bayonne is an ancient stronghold which keeps intact its medieval ramparts and its citadel of Vauban.