The fronton of Fontaines d’Escot, for our guests only!
The fronton of Fontaines d’Escot, for our guests only!

Basque pelota, our local sport

Fontaines d’Escot, the only B&B in the Pyrenees to own a fronton!

Our fronton (playing wall) is perfect for families and for anybody who wants to discover a new sport!

What is Basque pelota?

Basque pelota refers to several court sports played with a ball (pelota), using one’s hand, a racket (pala), a wooden bat or a basket, against a wall (fronton).

1 wall, 1 ball and 2 people: this is the minimum required to play Basque pelota.

The game is similar to squash but is played against one wall only.

Today, the sport of Basque pelota is concentrated in Spain and France, especially in the Basque Country.

➔ Included at Fontaines d’Escot!

All our guests (self catering gites and B&B). can use our fronton at any time during the day!

We provide the equipment for free:

  • Pelotas (balls) of different sizes
  • Palas (small wooden rackets)
  • Tennis rackets and balls