Planning a trip to the Pays Basque this Autumn? This ancient region of France is a gourmet's delight and still maintains distinctive cultural traditions which are unique to this area. Book your French Basque Coast holiday rental with Alternative Aquitaine, specialists for the region.
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ABOUT THE EVENT
Espelette is a typical, historic Basque town which has a long tradition of growing chilli peppers that dates back to Christopher Columbus . The peppers are widely grown in this area and are usually harvested in mid-August; the distinctive fruit is then hung along houses to dry, forming vast garlands of red around the town. The pepper season culminates each year on the last weekend in October at the Espelette Pepper Festival which celebrates the fruit. During the festival, you can eat the peppers in their many forms as well as enjoying all of the other culturally-distinctive Basque dancing, music and pelota games.
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