As this is the height of the bullfighting season in the south west of France, the excellent group CRAC – Comité Radicalement Anti-Corrida – has organised protests to take place in – so far – the following towns:
Méjanes in the Camargue – Saint-Vincent de Tyrosse in Aquitaine – Montblanc on the Côte d’Azur – Beaucaire in Languedoc-Roussillon – Bayonne, near Biarritz.
For those holidaying in the beautiful south west, please note that Biarritz has no bullring – but they do have shops selling bullfight souvenirs.
We single out the events in the town of Châteaurenard near Avignon.
They are organising a Portuguese-style bullfight – ‘sans mise à mort’ – ‘not to the death’ – after his torment, the bull is killed behind the scenes.
As if Spanish and Portuguese bullfights were not enough, the town is hosting, for the first time in France, a Mexican one.
The matadors will appear in Mexican dress and Mariachis will provide the musical entertainment.