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Feria de Parentis-en-Born: The summer rendezvous

Ferias are a real tradition in south-western France, not to be missed. The feria de Parentis-en-Born, also known as the “feria de Sen Bertomiu”, puts bullfighting in the spotlight with several bullfights. The 5-day festivities (August 4-8, 2023) feature a wide range of other activities, attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year.

Bullfights, the highlight of ferias

The feria features six bullfights. They consist of novilladas: bulls are pitted against renowned matadors and young bullfighters eager to prove themselves. The Roland Portalier arena in Parentis-en-Born, the only one of its kind in the Landes region, plays host to these shows and their aficionados.

The 2019 edition of the Parentis-en-Born feria is a special one: it’s the 100th anniversary of the town’s bullfights. On this occasion, a novillada will be organized in honor of the breeders who have won competitions. Enthusiasts can take part in choosing the bullfighters taking part in the feria (via the Ada de Parentis website).

While ferias feature bullfighting games, they are also an opportunity to celebrate with friends or family, enjoying a drink to the rhythm of bandas concerts. In any case, come dressed in white and red to get in the mood!

Events on the program for the Parentis-en-Born feria

On August 4, at 7pm, the festivities will kick off with a ceremony at the bullring featuring a concert by the Lous Pegaillouns banda, and the keys to the town will be presented to the 20-year-olds. Admission is free, but tickets must be picked up at the bullring ticket office from 6pm onwards. From 9pm, the streets come alive with music. At 10.30pm, a cavalcade of floral floats will take place in the town center. The party continues at 11pm with a dance by Fire-Night (free admission).

Over the following days, the festivities continue, with tripe meals in the morning, musical entertainment and plenty of other fun. The tienta de cows, the selection of breeding females, takes place in the bullring. Float parades brighten up the city center. You can also take part in pétanque competitions and the encierro (bull run) to see the most daring run in front of the cows. Gourmets, meanwhile, can enjoy a giant omelette.

In a joyous atmosphere, the recorts, which involve jumping in front of the bulls, and the croque-vaches, where teams compete in unbridled games. Landes races, Sevillian dances, tapas aperitifs, bandas concerts: the list of festivities goes on and on.

The children are also part of the party: the children’s party will be an opportunity to share a pleasant moment with the whole family.

Between each event, you can eat at the bodegas and keep the party going until dawn. Finally, on the last day, the feria closes in style with a magnificent fireworks display.


Shuttles are available at a cost of €3 each way (communes served: Biscarrosse, Sanguinet and Ychoux).
Free parking is available throughout the town.
Novilladas cost from €17 to €50.
Located in Port Maguide, 20 minutes from the Biscarrosse Lac campsite, on the Etang de Cazaux and the Etang de Sanguinet, the Aquapark has a range of inflatable structures and fun activities set up on the water, a not-to-be-missed stopover for your camping vacation in Biscarrosse Lac.

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