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  • Les Fetes de Bayonne 2017
  • Les Fetes de Bayonne 2017
  • Les Fetes de Bayonne 2017

Les Fetes de Bayonne 2017

Bayonne, France | 26th - 30th July

France’s biggest festival Les Fetes de Bayonne

Includes a beautiful stay in pre-erected, twin share tents with mattress and sleeping bag, daily hot breakfast, dinner every second night, experienced guides, massive Stoke Campsite Party 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 this 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: €60 | AU$ 87 | US$ 67 | £52 per night (min. 2 nights)

Stoke Travel Passport holders:

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Stoke Travel Passport holders are eligible for a 3-night all-inclusive stay.

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Key Features

  • Where: Bayonne, Basque country, France
  • When: 26th - 30th July
  • How: Plane, train or bus to Bayonne. Pick ups available on request
  • Sleep: Camping accommodation (twin share tent, mattress and sleeping bag provided and set up for you)
  • Eat: Hot breakfast each day and dinner each evening

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  • Includes:

    • Camping accommodation in pre-erected, twin share tent with mattress and sleeping bag
    • Daily hot breakfast
    • Dinner every second night
    • Massive Stoke campsite party
    • Experienced guides
    • One of a kind experience


    • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day
    • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
    • Transfers to and from the festival – running at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm to Bayonne and returning at midnight, 1am, 2am, 3am, 4am (€10 for a return ticket)
  • Whats the plan?

    We camp around 35 minutes from the festivities in Bayonne. There is a Bus Service that will take you from the campsite to the centre and back for only €10. We will have Stoke Guides on each bus and in the centre helping you find your way into the festivities and giving you any information you may need.

    For five nights the streets of the ancient French Basque capital of Bayonne fill with revelers, for five nights we will dodge fireworks and drink sangria, for five nights we will dance and kiss the most delightful creatures France has to offer…

    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.

  • 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.

    Campsite Address:

    Camping La Ferme de Mimizan,
    Chemin de Larroque
    64240 Urt, France

    The easiest way to reach the campsite from central Bayonne is by Public bus. Hop on the 812 towards Urt (La Bastide-Clairence) then get off at Urt – Place/Ecole Saint James and take a quick stroll to the campsite.

    Just ask the driver or have a look on the bus route map. Easy peasy!

  • Meet us There.


    You want to fly to either Bilbao, or Biarritz. Check out Ryanair, Easyjet and Vueling for cheap deal… there’s always plenty of cheap deals.

    If you fly to Bilbao:
    There is a bus from Bilbao to Bayonne that goes twice a day (at 7.30 and at 13.00 hours). For times see Pesa

    If you fly into Biarritz:
    To get to Bayonne take a Chronopost bus 14 to the BAYONNE rr station (Gare SNCF). For times see chronoplus then at Bayonne station take a regional TER line 62 train to SJPdP. For times see  SNCF


    You can catch the train from most cities to Bayonne. Check SNCF for details.


    You can arrive to Bayonne by bus from all over Europe and within Spain. Eurolines deal with international bookings and Vibasa within Spain.

    Campsite Address:

    Camping La Ferme de Mimizan,
    Chemin de Larroque
    64240 Urt, France

    The easiest way to reach the campsite from central Bayonne is by Public bus. Hop on the 812 towards Urt (La Bastide-Clairence) then get off at Urt – Place/Ecole Saint James and take a quick stroll to the campsite.

    Just ask the driver or have a look on the bus route map. Easy peasy!

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

    How often to the buses leave from Bayonne?
    Transfers to and from the festival are not included but cost 10€ return – running at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm to Bayonne and returning at midnight, 1am, 2am, 3am, 4am

    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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  • Twin-share camping accommodation in pre-erected tents with mattresses and sleeping bags
  • All amenities
  • Hearty breakfasts every day (vegetarian option available)
  • Dinner every second night (vegetarian option available)
  • Guides to take you to the festival on public transport, €10 for a return ticket
  • The Stoke festival within a festival atmosphere with an international vibe


  • Unlimited beer and sangria €10 per night
  • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
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