Pelota and Xistera Ecomuseum - Pilotari Museums in Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle

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 Monday 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
    • A pelota museum, unique in France


      Enter Donamartia and let yourself be drawn into the world of Basque pelota. The first part of the visit will be devoted to the discovery of the ball: its origin, the various instruments and their manufacture.

      Then you will enter a dark corridor, a reproduction of a trinquet drum, before settling on the bleachers, in front of which a video on a giant screen will introduce you to various specialties of Basque pelota.

      Finally in the 4th room, explanatory panels, models and audiovisual / interactive terminals will allow you to enrich your knowledge.

      Duration of the visit : 45 minutes.

      Large screen (pelota specialties). Manufacture of the chistera.



      Schedule :

      July and August :
      • Monday to Saturday : 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Sundays and public holidays : 9.30 am to 11.30 am.
      September to June :
      • Monday to Friday : 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Saturday : 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
      Prices :
      • Adult : 5 € for adults
      • Child: 2.50 € (free for children under 12 accompanied by parents)
      • Group (from 20 people) : 2,50 €
      • Group of children (from 20 people) : 2 €
      Access to the site: The PILOTARI eco-museum is located at the tourist office of St Pée sur Nivelle, against the free square pediment, in the town

      Accessible to people with reduced mobility
      Air-conditioned rooms

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Traveller Reviews Pelota and Xistera Ecomuseum - Pilotari

4.3 sur 5 59 reviews

  • Mickaël Mottet

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Mickaël Mottet on 12/08/2018

    Visit of around forty minutes allowing you to discover all the specialties of Basque pelota. I recommend.

  • 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 to read 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.

  • Odile Cavel

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Odile Cavel on 18/07/2019

    Very friendly receptionist and very interesting museum

Traveller Reviews Pelota and Xistera Ecomuseum - Pilotari

4.5 sur 5 19 reviews

  • "Very interesting museum"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by 92niclo (Antony, France) on 03/10/2023

    Go and discover this small museum to learn everything about what is an integral part of Basque culture, pelota! Very well designed museum behind the tourist office. Small explanatory panels, guided...

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  • "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 MartineMH (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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Address

Rue Karrika
64310 St Pée sur Nivelle

GPS coordinates

43° 21'17.95"N, 1° 32'58.72"W

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