July 2017 Newsletter

June 30, 2017

Bonjour ou bonsoir chers amis,

Ca fait deux mois que nous n'avons pas atterri dans votre boîte de réception....
A lot of things have happen in the last two months. To start with France has a new president! Well, but this is beyond the scope of this news letter.
Some of the month of May noteworthy events:
  • the nationwide "Tous à l'opera" - "Everybody at the opera" - that takes place in France each year during the first or second weekend of May. For two days many opera houses of the country open their doors to the general public for free visits, costumes exhibitions, free concerts etc.

  • the traditional "Cherry Festival of Cèret" - the town that picks the first cherries of the year in France (and sends a punnet to Palais Elysée!)
And in June:
Some July 2017 events in the southwest of France:

City: Agen

check mark Bonaguil* Castle Medieval Show
check mark Marmande Tomato Festival
check mark Gavaudun Medieval Festival
check mark Nightly markets in Duras
check mark Festivino - Wine Festival

City: Albi

check mark Tarn Tourist Train
check mark Cruises on the Tarn River
check mark Fashion Museum
check mark The "Grand Fauconnier" Festival at Cordes-sur-Ciel
check mark Pipe Organ Concerts
check mark Hautpoul Medieval Festival
check mark Classical Music Festival "Musique sur Ciel"
check mark Lombers Medieval Festival
check mark Lotus Festival
check mark Medieval Fest of Lagarde Viaur
check mark Feast of Charcuterie of Lacaune
check mark Sabot Making and Other Old Trades Festival

City: Auch

check mark "Jazz in Marciac" Festival
check mark Cuivro'foliz
check mark Roman Festival of Eauze
check mark Toques d'Oc - The great chefs cook for you

City: Beziers

check mark Saint Adrien Garden
check mark Medieval Feast at Balaruc le Vieux
check mark "Fête de la Mer"- Cap d'Agde
check mark Fishermen's Festival - Cap d'Agde
check mark Muscat Festival of Frontignan
check mark Thursdays in Béziers - Les Jeudi de Béziers
check mark Canal du Midi Cruise - Agde
check mark Sète Canal Cruises
check mark Fishermen's Feast - Sète

City: Biarritz

check mark Musical Saturdays at the Cathedral
check mark Bayonne Festival
check mark Espadrille Museum
check mark Medieval Market of Bayonne

City: Bordeaux

check mark The Grand Wineries Tour Road Train of Saint Emilion
check mark "Grand Crus Musicaux" Festival
check mark "Cathedra" Association Pipe Organ Concerts
check mark La Rose Pauillac - Blind Wine Tasting
check mark Discovery of Great Bordeaux Wineries
check mark Langoiran Medieval Days
check mark Pauillac Gironde Estuary Cruises
check mark "Un Jour un Vigneron"- "One Day One Winemaker" in Pauillac
check mark Medieval Festival at Villandraut Castle
check mark Wine Tasting at "Maison du Tourisme et du Vin" in Pauillac
check mark "Les Estivales de Musique en Médoc"

City: Cahors

check mark Lot River Cruises
check mark Conques - Music Festival "LES RENCONTRES MUSICALES DE CONQUES"
check mark Explorers' night at "Gouffre de Padirac"
check mark "Lot of Saveurs" Gastronomical Festival
check mark "Saint-Cirq Lapopie" Lot river cruise
check mark Valentré Bridge Nightly Illumination Show

City: Carcassonne

check mark Carcassonne Festival
check mark Aguilar Castle Medieval Day
check mark "Fête des Remparts" at Alet les Bains
check mark Canal du Midi Short Cruises - Carcassonne
check mark "Le Grand Tournoi de Chevalerie"
check mark Hautpoul Medieval Festival
check mark Puilaurens Medieval Day

City: Dax

check mark Men's Choir Music Concerts at Dax Cathedral
check mark Sarrat Park
check mark Musical Festival of Abbeys of Landes

City: Foix

check mark "Grands Chemins de la Vallée d'Ax" Festival
check mark Celtic d'Oc - Cazavet
check mark Mirepoix Historic Festival
check mark "Ancient scents and flavors" Country Fair of Mazères
check mark Foix "Tour de France" Passage

City: La Rochelle

check mark Oyster City
check mark Brouage by Night
check mark "Classique au port" Classical Music Festival
check mark Sailor Songs Festival
check mark "Musique en Ré" Classical Music Festival
check mark Exceptional stopover of Pen Duicks at the marina in Rochefort
check mark Visit the Ile de Ré sea urchin hatchery
check mark "Un Violon sur le Sable" (Fiddler on the Sand) Classical Music Festival

City: Lourdes

check mark Gavarnie Festival
check mark Equestria Festival of Tarbes
check mark "Fête du gâteau à la broche"
check mark Madiran Classical Music Festival
check mark "Orpheon" Male Choir Concerts
check mark Fête de la transhumance

City: Narbonne

check mark Canal Cruise
check mark The Organ Music Festival of Narbonne
check mark Music Festival at Fontfroide Abbey
check mark Olive Tree Festival
check mark Leuc Medieval Festival

City: Nerac

check mark Baise River Cruise
check mark Albret Classical Music Festival

City: Pau

check mark Little Train of Artouste
check mark Orthez Festival
check mark Junte de Roncal
check mark Orthez Medieval Festival
check mark Little Churches' Festival
check mark Medieval Festival of Montaner
check mark Medieval Day at Sauveterre-de-Béarn

City: Perigueux

check mark Brantome - Boat Circuit
check mark "Les Nuits Gourmandes"
check mark Summer Truffle Night Market at Sorges
check mark La Truffière des Mérigots

City: Perpignan

check mark Cathar Country Train Jouneys
check mark "Festa Major" of Prats de Mallo
check mark Arles-sur-Tech "Festa Major"
check mark Guided underwater safari in Cèrbere-Banylus marin reserve
check mark "Sardane" Festival
check mark International Sheepdog Competition
check mark Prehistory Festivals at Tautavel

City: Saint-Jean-de-Luz

check mark Basque Music Concerts at the Cathedral
check mark Tuna Festival
check mark "Fête de la mer"
check mark La Rhune Mountain Train Ride

City: Sarlat

check mark Boat Trip on Dordogne
check mark Old Crafts and Trades Fest
check mark Dordogne Cruise from La Roque-Gageac
check mark Guided tours of the medieval town of Sarlat
check mark Rocamadour Medieval 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 Revel's Auto Hill Climb Event
check mark Sorèze Medieval Festival
The proverb of the month:
"Juillet ensoleillé remplit caves et greniers" - "Sunny July fills caves and granaries"
A bientôt,

Southwest Story




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