Ecomusée de la Pelote et du Xistera - Pilotari

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 09:00 am - 11:30 am 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm
  • Tuesday 09:00 am - 11:30 am 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm
  • Wednesday 09:00 am - 11:30 am 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm
  • Thursday 09:00 am - 11:30 am 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm
  • Friday 09:00 am - 11:30 am 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm
  • Saturday 09:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Sunday Closed

Opens at 09:00 am

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Useful information

Location : In town

Province : Labourd

Services

  • Bank cards accepted
  • Basque spoken
  • Cash
  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Disable access
  • Eusko Local currency of the Basque Country
  • Open all year round
  • Spanish spoken
  • English
    • The heart of Basque pelote.



      The village where, in 1857, Gantxiki invented the wicker xistera.
      4 outdoor fronton playing area; 2 indoor trinquet courts; 1 left-wall court.
      Almost 200 registered players, several international champions.

      Come to Donamartia and learn all about the game of Basque Pelota.
      The museum visit strats with an introduction to the world of pelota. Who invented the game? And how are its bats, balls and xistera, made?

      Next, you pass through a dark corridor resembling the entrance to an indoor trinquet court, sit on one of the tiered benches and watch a large-screen video film showing the various ways of playing basque pelota.

      Complete your knowledge of the game in room 4, where many documents, small-scale models and audiovisual and interactive terminals are on display.
      Length of the visit: 45 minutes.



      Opening hours :

      July and August :
      •Monday to Saturday: 9h30 to 12h30 and 14h to 18h30.
      •Sundays & bank holidays: 9h30 to 12h.
      September to June :
      •Monday to Friday: 9h to 12h30 and 15h to 17h30.
      •Saturday: 9h30 to 12h.
      Entrance fee :
      •Adults : 5€.
      •Children : 2€50 (children under 12 free, accompanied by a parent).
      •Groups (20 or more):2€50 per person.
      •Children group (20 or more) : 2€.
      Access to the museum:
      The PILOTARI eco-museum, an extension of the St Pée sur Nivelle Tourist Office, can be found next to the outdoor fronton playing area in central St Pée.

      Find it on the Guide du Pays Basque's Blog...

      A beautiful lake to practice aquatic sports and have fun!
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Traveller Reviews Ecomusée de la Pelote et du Xistera - Pilotari

4.3 sur 5 50 reviews

  • Adrien

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Adrien on 30/06/2022

    Excellent discovery of the many categories of Basque pelota. On the other hand, the soundtrack accompanying the visit leaves little time for reading the panels (for those who like to hang around), but the objects are very numerous. The staff is very welcoming. The eco-museum is located at the tourist office.

  • Camus Lézy

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Camus Lézy on 09/08/2022

    Interactive and very informative museum. To do before seeing a game of chistera, it helps to better understand this sport.

  • guguen olivier

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by guguen olivier on 18/08/2022

    very welcoming staff, museum to visit if you pass in the region a must!

Traveller Reviews Ecomusée de la Pelote et du Xistera - Pilotari

4.5 sur 5 18 reviews

  • "visite très intéressante et bien documentée"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by mikou59 (St Pons de Thomières) on 03/09/2022

    A faire pour mieux comprendre les différentes sortes de jeux de pelote, la confection du matériel...

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  • "excellente"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Martinepsy (Angers, France) on 13/08/2022

    Si vous voulez découvrir la Xistéra cet écomusée est formidable pour comprendre l'histoire de ce sport basque

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  • "Musée très complet sur la pelote basque"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by MARINE-13830 (LA BEDOULE) on 24/08/2021

    Accueil très sympathique et qui donne envie de visiter le musée. Visite libre en suivant un parcours vocal scénarisé avec des explications claires et intéressantes. C'est bien construit et on apprend...

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64310 St Pée sur Nivelle

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43° 21'17.95"N, 1° 32'58.72"W

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