Discover the Basque atmosphere and traditions of a land full of history by going to the Basque Cake Festival half an hour from Camping Suhiberry. This must-attend event will take place on October 6 and 7, in Cambo-les-Bains, in the charming spa resort. Many activities are on the agenda; there will be concerts, workshops, competitions, walks and a festive meal on Sundays. Concerning accommodation, you can opt for one of the weekend packages offered by the Tourist Office. Rates include accommodation, access to concerts, meals at the host’s house, Sunday lunch.

Do you know the Basque cake?

The Basque cake is the emblem of the Basque Country. It is called etxeko biskotxa in the local language. It is a round, flavoured, mellow but also crunchy pastry filled with a jam of black cherries or custard cream. All restaurants in southwestern France offer the cake à la carte; it can also be found in many pastries. According to tradition, it is served at the table on Sundays during family meals. Every year, we celebrate the Basque cake. This year, it will be the 16th edition. The event is organised by the Tourist Office, the Town Hall of Cambo-les-Bains, the Eguzkia Association.

The different Saturday events

Starting on Saturday, a preliminary program is proposed during which walks, the Basque cake sale, workshops and a show will take place. From 9:15 to 12:30, there will be a discovery visit of Cambo-les-Bains; the outing is supervised by the city’s Hiking Club. At 2pm, there will be a cake sale at the Eguzkia stand, rue du Trinquet. From 1pm, 3pm and 5pm, workshops are offered to make the cake. From 4pm to 6pm, let’s see the show; it will be demonstrations of pelota and Basque strength.

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