Ecomusée de la Pelote et du Xistera - Pilotari

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Province : Labourd

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    • 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.

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Ecomusée de la Pelote et du Xistera - Pilotari

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Rue Karrika
64310 St Pée sur Nivelle

GPS coordinates

43° 21'19.02"N, 1° 33'1.98"W

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