LET THEM EAT CAKE
Legend has it that Gâteau Basque has its origins in the village of Cambo-les-Bains in Pyrénées-Atlantiques. As a result, the village holds the Fête du Gâteau Basque every year to honour the pastry. Taking place this year on 4 October, the festival welcomes 13,000 visitors who come to taste the gâteau and learn to make it. www.lafetedugateaubasque.com
Tempted by the delights of PyrénéesAtlantiques? Next month’s destination feature casts the spotlight on this charming coastal mountain department.