The Landes Emotions show: landes race, culture, traditions and thrills in the bullring!

Published on 08/11/2022

The Landes department is a land of traditions, festive and full of energy. The férias, bandas concerts, stilt-walkers, Landes races and other bullfighting shows that set the Landes arenas alight are all proof of this. The "Landes Émotions" show is the event not to be missed if you are camping in the Landes this summer. Discover it!

A 100% LANDES SHOW IN THE BULLRING

The "Landes Émotions" show is a concentrate of energy, culture and Landes history. A great live show, sound, light and pyrotechnics, performed in the most beautiful arenas of the Landes by a hundred artists, Landes cows, fighting bulls, horses and Landes ponies.
During 2 hours, the spectator lives a 100% Landes experience, with the program: Landes race, equestrian show, bandas, heart of man, folk dance, Landes stilt walkers, gems... All this in a feria atmosphere. Thrills and chills guaranteed for the whole family!

10 EXCLUSIVE DATES THIS SUMMER!

- In Vieux-Boucau: Thursday 8 July 2021 at 9.30pm
- In Soustons: Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 9.30pm
- In Soustons: Wednesday 28 July 2021 at 9.30pm
- In Saint-Vincent de Tyrosse: Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 9.30pm
- In Soustons: Wednesday 11 August 2021 at 9.30 pm
- In Soustons: Wednesday 18 August 2021 at 9.30 pm
- In Soustons: Wednesday 25 August 2021 at 9.30pm

Ticket prices with RESASOL, the leisure partner of our 5-star campsite in Les Landes Le Vieux Port. Information and booking: tel. 05 58 48 22 00.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COURSE LANDAISE

The Course Landaise is one of the four bullfights practised in the world, a tradition that dates back to the 15th century in the southwest. Unlike the Spanish bullfight, there is no killing of the animal. Here, it is the love of the cows that takes precedence! Here is what you need to know about the "toreros", "spreaders" and "jumpers" who put on the show in the arena!

THE RACING COW, THE REAL STAR OF THE ARENA

The Landes cows are real racehorses, bred from fighting bulls (ganaderias). Selected for its bravery and nobility, the Landes cow enters the arena at the age of 3 and remains in the ring for about ten years. Each year, the Golden Horn trophy is awarded to the best runner of the temporada (bullfighting season).

THE RIDER

He is the one who challenges the cow! He can be recognised by his white trousers and his shimmering bolero with gold or silver sequins. He stands in the middle of the arena and calls the cow. When the animal is galloped off, the spreader has to "swerve" at the last moment to dodge the charge. The coursayre (bullfighter) turns on himself to let the cow pass through his loins.

THE JUMPER

The jumper is, with the spacer, one of the two bullfighters of the Landes race. A good jumper is above all an accomplished gymnast. His mission? To avoid the cow by jumping over it! There are different types of jumps: running jumps, angel jumps, somersaults, twisted somersaults, etc. The most spectacular acrobatic figure is the "feet in the beret" jump. The bullfighter has to jump with his feet together, without any momentum, 1.5m above the horns of the bullfighter!

THE MEN IN WHITE

The "men in white" are essential to the smooth running of the Landes race. Starting with the trainer, who places the cow and directs it towards the centre of the ring where the spreader or jumper stands. The tailor (or rope keeper) guides the cow with the rope tied around the horns. He also has to hold back the bullfighter if the bullfighter falls to the ground. Finally, the "second" is in charge of attracting the cow by waving his handkerchief when the bullfighter has made his deviation, so that the animal does not turn on the spreader.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Course Landaise is a regional sport recognised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, managed by the French Federation of the Course Landaise since its creation in 1953. The FFCL is made up of approximately 200 clubs, with 2,400 members and 200 practising bullfighters.

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