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Les Fetes de Bayonne 2018

Bayonne, France | 25th - 29th July

France’s biggest festival Les Fetes de Bayonne

Includes a beautiful stay in stoke surf house accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, experienced guides, transfers to and from Bayonne and one hell of an experience!

Inspired by San Fermin (Running of the Bulls) in Spain, to the extent that they even copied the official outfit… Les Fetes de Bayonne’s party-goers wear all white with a red scarf and a red belt.
The Bulls even make an appearance during the festival. If you dare, you can jump into the ring with them, the main aim is to get out alive and get back to the Stoke Travel bar in time for the campsite party!

It all starts on a Wednesday night when the festival’s mascot, King Leon, throws Bayonne’s city keys from the town hall balcony down to the crowds below. This ceremony kicks off the 5 days and nights of non-stop partying, dancing, firework dodging and sangria drinking alongside some of the most delightful creatures France has to offer.
There are carnival-like parades, tamborradas (an impressive parade of noisy drummers), basque sport competitions, traditional basque dance and music, as well as nightly concerts and fireworks displays.

Get involved in French culture and join in on the world championship of bell pepper omelets held at the local market!

We’re experts at Bayonne festival, we have been partying with the French since our first days in this part of the world, waaaaay too many moons ago, and there will be no shortage of Stoke Travel party animals to show you the ropes – we all love this festival from the bottom of our livers…

PRICE: €70 | AU$ 111 | US$ 82 | £63 PER NIGHT (MIN. 2 NIGHTS)

Stoke Travel Passport holders:

(Don’t know what The Stoke Travel Passport is? Check it out here! Your universe will change.)

Stoke Travel Passport holders are eligible for a 3 night all inclusive stay (€30 surcharge).

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Key Features

  • Where: Bayonne, Basque country, France
  • When: 25th - 29th July
  • How: Meet us there by plane, train, bus or car
  • Sleep: Stoke surf house accommodation
  • Eat: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

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Includes:

  • Stoke surf house dorm accommodation
  • Chef-prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Local activities and party nights
  • Awesome guides for the festival
  • Transfers to and from Bayonne

Add-ons:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
  • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
  • Surf lessons and equipment hire
  • Includes:

    • Stoke surf house dorm accommodation
    • Chef-prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
    • Transfers to and from Bayonne
    • Local activities and party nights
    • Awesome guides for the festival

    Extras:

    • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
    • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
    • Surf lessons and equipment hire
  • Beautiful Bayonne.

    The northern capital of French Basque country, Bayonne is a beautiful old city of narrow streets, two rivers and one hell of a church.

     STOKE SURF HOUSE

    Address: Arrutiegia Auzoa, 26,
    20809 Aia, Gipuzkoa
    43.236300 -2.154170

    We provide free transfers from SAN PELAIO station in Zarautz at 9 am, 1 pm and 7 pm.

    It’s important to let us know which one you’d like to jump on ahead of time! Make sure to add on a transfer when booking. If you haven’t booked one yet please make sure you do so prior to your arrival.

    If you are unable to make the last 7 pm free transfer or would like a pick up out side of the free pick up times, please call or email us to arrange to pick up for an extra charge.

    Email:surf@stoketravel.com Phone:+34 661 713 683

    If you’d like to make your own way from San Pelaio, feel free to catch the local bus from Zarautz to Aia. Check it out here. 

    ZARAUTZ BUS STOP LOCATION

    HOW TO GET THERE

    Check GoEuro for the best deals on flights, buses and trains.

    If you fly to Bilbao:
    Buses leave hourly from Bilbao Airport to Zarautz (san pelaio bus station). Jump on your pre-arranged pickup from there! Bus timetable Or you can catch the Euskotren to San Pelaio Station in Zarautz and jump on your pre arranged pick up from there!

    If you fly into Biarritz:
    The best way to get to Surf Camp from Biarritz International Airport take a French SNCF train to Hendaye, change to the nearby Euskotren station (located just outside the SNCF station) and take an Euskotren to San Pelaio, Zarautz for your pickup. Each train ride is between 30-40 minutes, with the total train trip costing less than €10.

    If you fly into San Sebastian:
    The best way to get to camp from San Sebastian airport is to take bus e21 or e23 bus from the airport to San Sebastian which run about every 30 minutes. Get off at the Amara bus stop. From here across the road and jump on the Euskotren. Head to San Pelaio Train station and make sure you let us know when to come and collect you from Zarautz!

    By Train

    RENFE TRAIN – The train station in the centre of San Sebastián the “Estación del Norte”, offers connections to numerous Spanish cities including Madrid and Barcelona, and to international destinations such as Paris and Lisbon. if you arrive by RENFE Train, jump on the EUSKOTREN to San Pelaio Station for pre arranged pickup from there.
    EUSKO TREN – There is also an underground railway, the Metro Donostialdea, a train connection with Bilbao and cities along the Basque Coast, such as Zarautz. The service linking it also Hendaye (France) and the SNCF, french rail service, with Lasarte passing through Donostia. You can catch this train to San Pelaio, Zarautz from Bilbao.

    By Bus

    If you arrive by bus in San Sebastian ,simply walk across the road from the bus station to the EUSKOTREN and jump on a train in the direction of Bilbao to San Pelaio Train station in Zarautz for your prearranged pickup.

  • Questions about the festival or life in general? Enter away in the Ask a Question tab and we’ll answer them here!

    What should I bring? 
    Sunglasses and sunscreen as it gets pretty hot, a pillow and torch for your tent, something awesome to party in, condoms (better safe than sorry) and a camera!

    Is there anything on in the day or is it only nights?
    There are day festivities like parades and floats and traditional songs and dances, however Stokies only go at night so you can make your own way there for day celebrations.

    Can we buy red and white clothes from you?
    Yes sir, we sell white Stoke shirts, white pants and red bandanas to fit in with the crowd.

    What’s sangria?
    What’s Sangria you ask? It is a magical concoction of red wine, fruit, orange juice and a splash of brandy. An absolutely delightful way to get wavy baby.

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