Grand Pruneau Show
Grand Pruneau Show that takes place the last weekend of August (begining of September) is the Agen's cultural and gastronomical festival.
Duras Medieval Festival
Duras Medieval Festival is a stop of the itinerant festival called "Itinérance Médiévale ". This medieval festival that started in year 2000 takes place each year in different towns in the Lot-et-Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde departments.
Animations include: falconry, knights' tournament and a medieval dinner.
Date: August 6th 2013.
Phone: 05 53 27 11 46
Medieval Days in Monflanquin
Animations include: Parades, plays, street theater, medieval market, medieval buffet etc.
Dates: August 14th 2013 (afternoon) and August 15th 2013 (all day)
Tarn Tourist Train
Take a journey in the Tarn countryside aboard an authentic steam train from early 20th century.
The train goes between Saint Lieux les Lavaur and Martels railroad station next to the famous Martels Gardens (www.jardinsdesmartels.com) - a 35000 square meters floral park.
Address: Place de la Rpublique, 81500 Saint-Lieux-Les-Lavaur
Cruises on the Tarn River
Tarn River Cruises from May to October starting from the feet of the fortifications of the Berbie Palace.
Address: 7 Port Saint-Sauveur,
Phone: 05 65 30 99 33
Open from May to December the fashion museum displays the rich private collection of clothing and accessories from the eighteenth century to the 1970s.
Address: 17 rue de la Souque
Phone: 33 (0)5 63 43 15 90
Pipe Organ Concerts
During the months of July and August the Christophe Moucherel Association - the association is named in the honor of the organ master Christophe Moucherel who built the Saint Cecile organ in the 18th century - organizes pipe organ concerts in the Saint Cecile Cathedral and the Saint Salvy Collegiale.
Occitan Festival in Cordes sur Ciel
Occitan music and dances.
Date: August 15, 2013
Address: Cordes sur Ciel
Phone: 05 63 56 00 75
Gaillac Wine Fest
Each first weekend of August (usually!) since 1978 Gaillac hosts, in the park of the chateau Foucaud, the Gaillac Wine Fest.
Lots of wine tasting, possibility to meet the winemakers, many animations for all ages, music and fireworks.
Dates: Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th 3013.
The Feast of Laziness
The "Garden of Paradis" situated insite the town of Cordes sur Ciel (20 minutes away from Albi) extends each year in August an invitation to relaxation, massage and reading...
Dates: August 3rd, 4th 2013
Address: Cordes sur Ciel
Najac Village Festival
Flea markets, concerts, exhibitions, street theater, parades, etc.
Dates: August 17 to 19 2013?
Address: Places du village, 12270 Najac
"Jazz in Marciac" Festival
"Jazz in Marciac" is an internationally renowned festival featuring by famous artists like Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Dianne Reeves that takes place each year in the town of Marciac in the department of Gers - 50km south west of Auch -, at the end of July and beginning of August. During the festival the Jazz takes of the town with concerts held each hour of the day or the night.
The festival comprises free as well as paid concerts.
Address: Marciac, Gers
Fleurance Astronomy Festival
The festival takes place each year in the month of August in Fleurance, 25 km north of Auch. The first edition was held in 1990.
The festival consists of a cycle of lectures, exhibitions, workshops and astronomical observations.
Address: "Festival dastronomie de Fleurance"
Au Moulin du Roy 32500 Fleurance
Phone: 05 62 06 62 76
Lectoure Fireworks Festival
The festival takes place every year sice 2003.
Dates: August 30, 31 2013.
Phone: 05 62 68 55 12
Night Market of Lectoure
An evening dedicated to music and the local gastronomy.
July 15,22,29 2013
August 5,12,19,26 2013
Address: 32700 Lectoure, Gers
Phone: +33 (0)5 62 68 76 98
The melon is a traditional culture in Gers where there is even the Melon Brotherhood. Each middle of August the town of Lecture, in Gers department, hosts the Melon Festival.
Saint Adrien Garden
The garden flourished on 4 ha on ancient Middle Age quarries.
The garden was awarded entries in the prestigious listings like:
* "Remarkable Garden" by the Ministry of Culture
* Top five parks in France in 2003 by the "Journalists Association Horticulture and Gardens"
* Label 'exceptional sites in Languedoc "(www.sitesdexception.fr)
The garden is also hosting themed balls like the Venetian Carnival (in June) or the "Belle Epoque" Carnival(in September)
Address: 34290 SERVIAN
Phone: 04 67 39 24 92
Fishers' Festival of Agde
The festival takes place in honor of Saint Pierre - the patron saint of the fishers - in Agde and the nearby town of Grau d'Agde.
Dates: July 5,6,7 2013
Canal du Midi Cruise
The "Bateau du Soleil" offers from March to November cruises on the Canal du Midi and Thau Lake.
Address: 6, rue Chassefires - 34300 AGDE
Phone: 33(0)4 67 94 08 79
Ste Canal Cruises
Short 45 minute cruises on the canals of Ste - the "Venice of Languedoc".
The Feast of Saint Louis
The "St. Louis" is the Feast of Ste, celebrated each year since the creation of the city on 29th of July 1666.
The fest that lasts 6 days includes animations like a jousting tournament, music, shows etc.
Dates: From August 22 to August 27 2013.
Musical Saturdays at the Cathedral
Each summer starting from the mid June until mid September the Bayonne Cathedral hosts classical music concerts (pipe organ and other instruments) each Saturday evening (with the exception of national holidays). Entrance free.
Address: 15 Rue des Prbendes, Bayonne
Phone: 05 59 59 37 55
The Grand Wineries Tour Road Train of Saint Emilion
The little road train proposes a 35 minutes commented visit of Saint Emilion and its surroundings. The tour includes a stop at the wine Chteau of Rochebelle for wine cellars visiting and wine tasting.
Address: BP 73 33330 Saint Emilion
Phone: 05 57 51 30 71
"Grand Crus Musicaux" Festival
The classical music festival takes place each summer- since 2003 - in several of the most prestigious wine chateaux of the Bordeaux region.
Concerts are followed by a tasting of the "Grand Cru" wines accompanied by a cocktail.
The concerts give also the opportunities of admiring the remarkable domains from a different point of view.
International Pipe Organ Music Festival
The International Festival of the Pipe Organ Music has taken place each summer in Bordeaux since 1982. The concerts are held at Saint Andr Cathedral. For concerts schedule check the web site.
Address: Saint Andr Cathedral, Bordeaux
In Cadillac at Cadillac
Cadillac is a town situated some 40 km (25mi) south east of Bordeaux.
Of course it is the place where Lamothe-Cadillac, the founder of the city of Detroit was born.
To celebrate its American connections the town of Cadillac dedicates a festival to the famous Cadillac cars.
Animations include music, dances, Cadillac rides etc.
Dates: August 24, 25 2013
Address: Cadillac, Gironde
Wine Tours offered by Ophorus Bordeaux
Ophorus - a travel company - offers Bordeaux Wine Tours for year 2013:
" Your small group scheduled and private wine tours departing from Bordeaux and that head towards all the main Bordeaux wine regions. All tours conducted by english speaking licensed driver/guides in new, comfortable and fully equipped minivans."
For more info email Christophe Delpech at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine Tasting at "Maison du Tourisme et du Vin" in Pauillac
Each Tuesday of July and August from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm more than 20 Medoc winemakers are offering free tasting of their wine at the "Maison du Tourisme et du Vin" of Pauillac.
Address: La Verrerie, 33250 Pauillac
Phone: +33(0)5 56 59 0308
Lot River Cruises
Several cruises are offered during the month of May, June, July, August and September starting from Cahors. The cruises allow the discovery of the city of Cahors from a different vue point and also of the Lot River valley.
Quercy Region Wine Festival
The festival is held each year in August.
Date: Saturday August 10, 2013 in Castelnau-Montratier some 30km south of Cahors.
Address: Castelnau-Montratier, Lot
"Lot of Saveurs" Gastronomical Festival
The festival is held each year in the department of Lot (since 2011).
Features: Michelin starred chefs demonstrations, haut cuisine workshops,cooking competitions etc.
Some animations are free some are paid entrance.
Dates: July 5 to August 29, 2013
Address: Cahors and other towns in Lot department.
"Saint Cirque Lapopie" Lot river cruise
A 1 hour and 15 min cruise on the Lot river from town of Bouzis to Saint Cirque Lapopie on Lot river.(One of the most beautiful river cruise in France!)
The town of Bouzis is located some 27km east of Cahors.
Address: Bouzis, 46330 Lot
Phone: 05 65 31 72 25
The Scented Garden of Limoux is an English style landscaped 2 hectares garden. It includes a "Rose Garden", a spice garden, old forgotten plants and more then 2000 varieties of perennials, shrubs and perfumed trees.
Address: 12, rue Dewoitine - 11300 Limoux
Phone: 04 68 31 49 94
Each year at then end of July and beginning of August the medieval Cit is the site of the "Carcassonne Festival" - an event that includes tens of classical and modern music concerts - 2013 Edition includes names like Elthon John, Liza Minelli and David Guetta among others - , theatre plays and even circus shows, most of which are entrance free.
Address: Medieval Town of Carcassonne
Sound And Ligtht Night at Lastours
"Sound and Light" shows on the history of the crusade against the Albigensians, every Thursday night during the months of July and August on the Belvedere view.
Cathare Sound and Light Show
The National Monuments Centre presents the evening sound and light show "The Cathar Cruisade" based on the illustrations from the 13th century Cathare forgotten the manuscript "Canso".
5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 April 2013
3, 4, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 31 of May 2013
1, 7, 8, 14, 15 June 2013
9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 August 2013
in the majestic setting of the courtyard of the Cit de Carcassonne.
Address: Carcassonne Cit
Canal du Midi Short Cruises
Short Canal du Midi cruises (from 1 1/2 hour to 3 hours) starting from the pier in front of the railroad station.
Phone: +33 4 68 71 61 26
"Vigne et Terroir" Fest
Each begining of August, during one weekend, Limoux - 24km southwest of Carcassonne - hosts the "Vigne et Terroir" ("Vine and Region") festival.
The fest begins on a Friday with the "Nuit de la fricase" an evening dedicated to the "fricase", a local dish speciality made with beens.
During the weekend artistic, cultural and gastronomic events succeed each other along with an exposition of antique vehicles.
The performances by the Landes traditional "echassiers" take place in Dax several days throughout the year.
These are generally entrance free shows.
For exact date, time and location please go to the "Federation des Groupes Folkloriques Landais" web site printed bellow.
Feria de Dax
During 5 days and 5 nights each year in the mid August the city of Dax lives on the rhythms of bandas music, enjoying lots of animations including the traditional bull fights, cow races and of course fireworks.
Dates: 14th-18th August 2013
Phone: 05 58 90 99 09
The Sarrat Park of Dax is listed as a Remarcable Garden by the French Ministry of Culture. It covers 3 ha and features French, botanical and English gardens.
Open only Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Address: Rue du Sel Gemme, Dax
Festival of Landes Traditions at Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse
Saint Vincent de Tyrosse is a town situated some 24km (~15mi)south west of Dax in the Landes department. Each year since 2000 it hosts the "Traditions of Landes" Festival. The festival features animations related to the region's folklore like: traditional dances and songs, "pelote basque", races, rugby games etc.
Date: August 3rd, 2013
Address: Saint Vincent de Tyrosse
Landes Folkloric Show
Traditional Landes songs and dances shows held in Vieux Boucau, Fronton.
Dates: July 2, 9 2013 and Aufust 7, 13, 27.
Shows start at 9:00pm.
Address: Vieux Boucau, Landes
"Autrefois le Couserans" Festival
The festival held in St. Girons some 40km west of Foix recreates the life of the region in the centuries past.
Animations include: concerts, parades, dmonstrations of old trades etc.
Dates: August 2-4 2013.
Address: Saint Girons
Phone: 05 34 14 62 69
"History of Occitanie -The Legends of the Cathar Souls" Festival of Foix
Each year in August (since 1988) Foix celebrates its Occitan roots and its Cathar history with a 1 hour and a half sound and lights show at Espinet theatre of Foix.
The history of the region is related from the point of view of famous feminin historic figures like Esclarmonde de Pereille, Marguerite de Navarre or Agns d'Evreux that all lived in Foix.
Address: Thtre de Verdure de lEspinet, Foix
"La Tribu de Magda"
The sound and light show takes place as night falls at the Mas d'Azil cave entrance.
The show enacts the prehistoric life as it was here some 14,000 years ago.
Dates: August 5 to August 17 2013.
Mas d'Azil is situated some 35 km north west of Foix.
Address: Mas d'Azil, Arige
Phone: 06 20 57 24 64
Mazres Medieval Festival
Mazres is a bastide dating from the 13th century in the Arige department some 40km (25mi) north of Foix.
Each year in the month of August the town celebrates its history with a Medieval Festival.
Date: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of August 2013.
Address: Mazres, Arige
Phone: 05 61 69 31 02
City: La Rochelle
The town of Marennes, at around 60 KM south of La Rochelle, hosts the largest oyster culture French center.The visits are followed by oyster tasting.
The center is open from February until December.
Address: Voie de la Cayenne, 17320 Marennes
Phone: 05 46 36 78 98
"Frres du Port" Concerts
The "Frres du Port" is a group of around 30 singers and musicians dedicated to the preservation of the sailors chants heritage.
In 2013 they offer 3 concerts on the Place des Tilleuls in Sainte-Marie-de-R and 1 concert in La Flotte
Dates: Sunday June 30th, Sunday August 4th and Sunday September 8th 2013 - for Sainte-Marie-de-R and Tuesday July 16th 2013 - for La Flotte Port.
Address: Place des Tilleuls, La Noue, 17740 Sainte-Marie-de-R
Visit the Ile de R sea urchin hatchery
The sea urchin hatchery is situated in the town of La Flotte on Ile de R.
The hatchery can be visited - with urchin tasting - from April to September on Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.
Address: La Flotte
A 1 1/2 hour cruise on the Canal du Midi and Junction Channel on board of the replica of a 19th century barge. Available from mid April until November 1st.
Address: Ginestas, Aude
Phone: 06 78 99 94 51
The Organ Music Festival of Narbonne
Held each year in the months of June, July and August the Organ Music Festival of Narbonne takes place in the Saint Just and Saint Pasteur Cathedral of the city and features organ players from all over the world. It is a free entrance event. For schedule of events check out the web site.
Phone: 06 08 06 22 24
Baise River Cruise
There are different tyoe of cruises on the Baise River from 1 hour cruise to a whole day one.
Address: Capitainerie du Port - 47600 NERAC
Train Touristic de l'Albret
This touristic train runs in the heart of Gascony between the cities of Nerac and Mezin on a 13 km long railroad dating from 1890. The train crosses an amazingly rich territory marked by a diverse architectural heritage as well as aboundant vegetation and fauna.
Address: Promenade Paul Salette - 09110 Ax-les-Thermes
Phone: 05 61 02 64 41
Little Train of Artouste
Situated at 2000 meter in altitude the little train rail is the highest in Europe. The little train crosses outstanding sites like the Brousset valley, the banks of the lOurs and dArtouste lakes etc; in the heart of the Pyrenean Mountains of the Bearn region.
Address: Village de Fabrges
Phone: 05 59 05 36 99
Madiran Wine Festival
The festival takes place in the park of the Priory of Madiran*.
Animations include: farmers market, music, great fireworks and dancing.
Dates: August 14, 15 2013
Madiran is situated some 50km north west of Pau.
Address: Maison des Vins de Madiran, Madiran
Phone: 05 62 31 90 67
Little Churches' Festival
This festival dedicated to the sacred heritage of the heart of the Pyrenees Mountains includes classical music concerts, opera and text readings. It is a unique opportunity to discover the little Romanesque and Baroque gems of the Pyrenees valleys.
It takes place every year in the months of July and August
September in Barn
This festival that starts at the end of August and ends in the middle of October includes "The Lamb Festival" of Escot in late August, "The Garbure World Championship" in Oloron-Sainte-Marie on the first weekend of September, "The Salt Festival" of Salies-de-Barn, "The Festival of Barn Chants" in Siros at the end of September and "The Festival of Corn" in Las in the middle of October.
For dates and more information please check the festival's web site.
Brantome - Boat Circuit
Brantome, called the Venice of Perigord, is situated some 24km (15.5 mi) north of Periguux.
The "Jean Maffioletti II" offers short -45 to 50 minutes - cruises on the Dronne River. It is a unique opportunity to admire Brantome from the water.
Address: PONT COUD, Brantome
Phone: +33(0)5 53 04 74 71
Cathar Country Train Jouneys
Visit the Cathar Country on board of the little Train "du Pays Cathare".
The journeys offered vary from 1 1/2 hours to 1/2 day.
Address: 26, Boulevard de l'Agly, 66220 - SAINT-PAUL-de-FENOUILLET
Phone: 04 68 20 04 00
"Les Mdivales de Peyrepertuse"
The life during the medieval times is recreated each year in the Peyrepertuse Cathar Castle
during the "Medieval Festival" held in the month of August.
Date:6th and 7th of August 2013!
Address: Duilhac sous Peyrepertuse, Aude
Phone: 04 82 53 24 07
Basque Music Concerts at the Cathedral
All along the summer months each Thursday of the week, during the evening hours, the Saint Juan Bautista Cathedral of Saint Jean de Luz hosts Basque music concerts (entrance cost aroun 10)
Address: 7 Rue de l'Eglise, Saint Jean de Luz
Sarlat Sightseeing Tours offered by Ophorus
Ophorus - an excursions and tours in France company - offers* sightseeing tours of Sarlat la Caneda surrounding region:
"Small group scheduled or private day tours departing from Sarlat and that head towards all the majors attractions of the area. All tours are conducted by English speaking driver guides and take place on board recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans."
For more information contact Christophe Delpech at email@example.com
*information valid for year 2013
Address: Sarlat la Caneda
Boat Trip on Dordogne
A 50 minute boat trip on Dordogne river starting from the town of Beynac is offered by "Gabarres de Beynac" company.
The trip take place aboard of a "gabare", a replica of a 19th century boat.
During the trip one can admire the Beynac, Castelnau, Fayrac and Marqueyssac castles.
Address: Gabarres de Beynac
24220 Beynac et Cazenac
Phone: 05 53 29 39 76
Belvs Air Show
That event that takes place at Saint-Pardoux airport is the oldest in Aquitaine being created in 1913.
Date: August 15, 2013
Address: Belvs, Dordogne
Saint Jacques Festival at Cadouin
The Cistercian Abbey celebrates its 500 years of hospitality tradition with a 6 days festival.
Animations include: concerts, a medieval fest day, torch lighted tours.
Dates: August 12-17 2013.
Address: Place de l'abbaye de Cadouin, 24480 LE BUISSON-DE-CADOUIN
Phone: + 33 5 53 57 52 64
Gourdon Medieval Festival
Gourdon is a town in the Lot department (some 25km south east of Sarlat and some 45km north of Cahors). Since 1995 during the first weekend of August Gourdon hosts its Medieval Festival.
Animations include medieval songs and instrumental music, knights' fights, fire-eaters, dancers, acrobats, etc.
Address: Gourdon, Lot Department
Phone: 05 65 27 52 50
Summer Truffle Market
Market and summer truffle tasting every Friday in July and August from 19h to 20h.
From July 7 to August 30 2013.
Address: place des Oies, Sarlat
Phone: +33 5 53 31 53 44
Scenic Train of Haut-Quercy
The train rides slowly on the edges of the cliffs above the Dordogne river from the villages of Martel to Saint-Denis-les-Martel some 40km (24mi) east of Sarlat.
Address: 46600 Martel, Lot
Phone: +33 (0)5 65 37 35 81
Black Perigord Festival
The Black Perigord Festival ("Le Festival du Prigord Noir") is a classical music festival that takes place each year in different villages and towns of Perigord Noir.
Many concerts take place in the month of July, August and September and quite a few are entrance free.
For more information check the festival's program.
Phone: 05 53 51 95 17
Each year Saint Bertrand de Comminges - at around 100km South West of Toulouse - hosts between the middle of July and end of August the internationally renowned classical music festival: "Festival du Comminges". The concerts of chamber, sacred, baroque and contemporary music are held in three historic buildings that are among the most prestigious of the central Pyrenees including the Cathedral of Saint Bertrand de Comminges.
The "Cassoulet Festival" is held every year at Castelnaudary (60km south east of Toulouse) - the world capital of the dish! - at the end of August. Lots of animations - including a Cathar procession - around the history and traditions of the cassoulet.
Festival of Flowers - Luchon
Luchon is situated in the southern Pyrenees mountains part of the department of Haute-Garonne some 150km south west of Toulouse.
It hosts the Flowers' Festival each year since 1899.
Animations include: street music and dances, parades, fireworks etc.
Many animations are free.
Dates: August 22nd - 25th 2013.
Address: Luchon, Haute-Garonne
"La Nuit de la Belle Etoile" - "The Night of the Beautiful Star"
This astronomical event is celebrated every year in the middle of August in Latrape Observatory some 50km (~30mi) South west of Toulouse.
Dates: the night of 14th of August from 7pm until 8:00 am 15th of August.
Address: Rieux-Volvestre, Haute-Garonne
Phone: 05 61 97 09 62
"Saveurs et Santeurs" - Fronton
"Saveurs et Santeurs" of Fronton - some 30km north of Toulouse in the famous wine region that bears its name - is an event centered on regional wine and food enjoyed on a musical background offered by more or less excentric musical groups.
Dates: August 23,24,25 2013.
Phone: 05 61 82 60 60
Toulouse sightseeing day tours offered by Ophorus
Ophorus - an excursions and tours in France company - offers* day tours of the city of Toulouse:
"Small group private tours departing from Toulouse that head towards all the major attractions and vineyards of the region. All tours are conducted by english speaking driver/guides and take place on board recent, comfortable and fully equipped minivans."
For more information contact Christophe Delpech at firstname.lastname@example.org
*information valid for year 2013
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