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FÊTE DE L’EAU, LE BOULOU
29th June - 2nd July
FÊTE DE L’EAU (water festival)
At the foot of the Albères mountain range, just a ten minute drive from the Spanish border, the water therapy centre of Le Boulou is an oasis of calm, repose… and fizzy water!
Celebrated annually, Le Boulou water festival concentrates on the theme of…. water.
The medicinal and healing qualities of the Le Boulou waters are recognised far and wide; slightly fizzy (pétillante) and rich in minerals and carbs, they are know to treat in particular digestive and cardio-arterial conditions. Not so long ago, the ’station thermale’ at Le Boulou catered only for those with medical problems. Today, the resort has changed direction and offers leisure and relaxation, as well as enormous medicinal benefits.
The FÊTE DE L’EAU celebrates all of this with three days of lectures, guided visits, solar heating info, music, games, exhibitions, dinner dance, sardanes, initiation into scuba diving, market……
Friday 30th JUNE
> Presentation of photography exhibition “Après les vacances”
> Presentation of book and DVD “Filmer en bord de mer”
> Screening of film
Saturday 1st July
8.30am : Kids fishing competition
9.30am : Yoga
10am : grand opening of the beach
10am – 6pm : sports demonstrations and activities (surfing, volleyball, pétanque etc…)
10.30am : exhibition opening “L’odyssée de l’eau”
2pm – 6pm : kids entertainment and activites
9pm : concert and DJ
Sunday 2nd July
12pm : Giant fiduea (paëlla with noodles) and musical entertainment – 25€
5pm : Folkloric performance and blessing of the water