August 2017 Newsletter

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August 2nd, 2017

Bonjour ou bonsoir chers amis,

As you know at Southwest Story we like history and traditions, and during the month of July, here in the south west of France, old (and not so old) historic and folkloric festivals and merriments are taking place - one has the feeling - everywhere.
Just three of July's fiestas from these parts of France:

Lautrec"Clogs and Old Trades Festival" of Lautrec Village is celebrated each year, on the 3rd Sunday of July:
Lautrec Sabot Festival
perigord"Fête des moissons" - "Harvest Festival" - has been held in the little village of Cénac-et-Saint-Julien - in Perigord Noir region – since 1988:
Harvest Festival
ToulouseAnd the more recent tradition of the Tango Festival, Tangopostale, of Toulouse that celebrates the links between the city and the South American countries of Argentina and Uruguay
Tangopostale - Toulouse
Some August 2017 events in the southwest of France:

City: Agen

check mark Grand Pruneau Show
check mark Duras Medieval Festival
check mark Medieval Days in Monflanquin
check mark Nightly markets in Duras
check mark Wine Fest of Duras
check mark World Jam Championship - Confiturades

City: Albi

check mark Tarn Tourist Train
check mark Cruises on the Tarn River
check mark Fashion Museum
check mark Pipe Organ Concerts
check mark Occitan Festival in Cordes sur Ciel
check mark "Fête du train" - Train festival
check mark Saint Barthélémy Fest in Najac
check mark Penne Castle Medieval Feast
check mark Bread Feast of Lautrec
check mark Lautrec Pink Garlic Festival

City: Auch

check mark "Jazz in Marciac" Festival
check mark Fleurance Astronomy Festival
check mark Les Gasconnades
check mark Melon Festival
check mark Medieval Fest at Termes d'Armagnac

City: Beziers

check mark Saint Adrien Garden
check mark Thursdays in Béziers - Les Jeudi de Béziers
check mark "Championnat du Monde des Objets Flottants Non Identifiés (OFNI)"
check mark Jousting - Languedoc Trophy
check mark Canal du Midi Cruise - Agde
check mark Sète Canal Cruises
check mark The Feast of Saint Louis

City: Biarritz

check mark Musical Saturdays at the Cathedral
check mark Espadrille Museum
check mark Navarrenx Medieval Fest
check mark "La force basque"

City: Bordeaux

check mark The Grand Wineries Tour Road Train of Saint Emilion
check mark In Cadillac at Cadillac
check mark "Cathedra" Association Pipe Organ Concerts
check mark Cape and Sword Festival
check mark La Rose Pauillac - Blind Wine Tasting
check mark Discovery of Great Bordeaux Wineries
check mark Langoiran Medieval Days
check mark 29th National Horse Jumping Competition
check mark Pauillac Gironde Estuary Cruises
check mark "Un Jour un Vigneron"- "One Day One Winemaker" in Pauillac
check mark Saint-Macaire Medieval Festival
check mark Wine Tasting at "Maison du Tourisme et du Vin" in Pauillac

City: Cahors

check mark Lot River Cruises
check mark Conques - Music Festival "LES RENCONTRES MUSICALES DE CONQUES"
check mark Quercy Region Wine Festival
check mark "Saint-Cirq Lapopie" Lot river cruise
check mark Medieval Festival of Gourdon
check mark Valentré Bridge Nightly Illumination Show
check mark Lauzerte Medieval Festival

City: Carcassonne

check mark Aguilar Castle Medieval Day
check mark Canal du Midi Short Cruises - Carcassonne
check mark "Le Grand Tournoi de Chevalerie"
check mark "Vigne et Terroir" Fest
check mark Medieval Camp at Cabaret Castrum

City: Dax

check mark Feria de Dax
check mark Sarrat Park

City: Foix

check mark "Grands Chemins de la Vallée d'Ax" Festival
check mark "Autrefois le Couserans" Festival
check mark Foix Terre d'Histoire
check mark Foix Medieval Festival
check mark Mérens Horse Festival
check mark Mazères Medieval Festival

City: La Rochelle

check mark Oyster City
check mark Brouage by Night
check mark Mussel Farmers' Fest
check mark "Musique en Ré" Classical Music Festival
check mark Visit the Ile de Ré sea urchin hatchery
check mark Medieval Festival at Crazannes Castle

City: Lourdes

check mark Gavarnie Festival
check mark Mutton Festival of Luz-Saint-Sauveur
check mark "Orpheon" Male Choir Concerts

City: Narbonne

check mark Canal Cruise
check mark The Organ Music Festival of Narbonne

City: Nerac

check mark Baise River Cruise
check mark Liars Festival of Moncrabeau
check mark Albret Classical Music Festival
check mark "So Nérac" Festival

City: Pau

check mark Little Train of Artouste
check mark Little Churches' Festival
check mark Hesta de Nosta Dama
check mark Espadrille Day in Mauléon
check mark Mauvezin Castle Medieval Festival
check mark September in Béarn

City: Perigueux

check mark Fête du Cheval (Horse Festival)
check mark River Jousting
check mark Medieval Days at Bourdeilles Castle
check mark Brantome - Boat Circuit
check mark Hot Air Baloons Meet
check mark "Les Nuits Gourmandes"
check mark Knife Festival in Nontron
check mark Summer Truffle Night Market at Sorges
check mark Medieval Festival at Château Barrière
check mark La Truffière des Mérigots

City: Perpignan

check mark Cathar Country Train Jouneys
check mark St. Vincent Days in Collioure
check mark Guided underwater safari in Cèrbere-Banylus marin reserve
check mark Prehistory Festivals at Tautavel
check mark "Les Médiévales de Peyrepertuse"

City: Saint-Jean-de-Luz

check mark Basque Music Concerts at the Cathedral
check mark Txakoli Feast in Ciboure
check mark La Rhune Mountain Train Ride

City: Sarlat

check mark Boat Trip on Dordogne
check mark Dordogne Cruise from La Roque-Gageac
check mark Gourdon Medieval Festival
check mark Guided tours of the medieval town of Sarlat
check mark Rocamadour Sacred Music Festival
check mark Scenic Train of Haut-Quercy
check mark "La Belle Sarladaise" - Theatrical Costume Visit of Sarlat
check mark Black Perigord Festival
check mark The Dordogne River by Barge

City: Toulouse

check mark Comminges Festival
check mark Cassoulet Festival
check mark Festival of Flowers - Luchon
The proverb of the month:
"En août, de l'aube au soir, on n'a qu'une heure pour s'asseoir" - "In August, from dawn to evening, there is only one hour to rest"
A bientôt,

Southwest Story

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