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Basque, Béarnais, Bigorre - Expo Paris 1937

Basque, Béarnais, Bigorre at the Exhibition Expo Paris 1937
© H. Chipault
Architect(s) : Marcel et Noutary

In reality, they were just one group: the Basque facade with its gabled roof covered with Roman tiles was inspired by the fishermen's houses that lined the coast and that could be found beyond Bidasoa, from Fontarabia to Bizkaia.

Under an archway, a cider house lined up its barrels.

Another aspect of the façade showed the corner pavilion of Béarn, which looked out onto the Basque fronton, whose tiers could accommodate a thousand people and where professional and amateur games alternated day and night.

Finally, the pretty chapel and the pelotari's house were also worth seeing.

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