Festival & Fun
The historic towns and villages, castles, churches, lovely landscapes and sometimes even the spectacular caves of this area make a perfect backdrop to all kinds of events and festivals, covering every kind of theme imaginable, plus some you might never have thought of. This is the perfect place to enjoy yourself - come and join in the fun!
Les chemins de l’imaginaire in Terrasson
7th-9th July 2016
The streets of the old quarter, the squares, the bridges and the roads beside the river become the stage for street theatre and circus companies and musicians ready to amuse, delight and surprise all passers-by. All performances entirely free.
Festival de la Vézère – Vézère Valley around Brive
12th July-24th August 2016
Internationally renowned artistes and young prodigies rub shoulders at the Festival de la Vézère, where everybody who is anybody in classical music is to be seen. This itinerant festival offers a wide artistic diversity: opera evenings in the setting of a castle, choirs, poetry, concerts, music workshops for children.
Sim Copans jazz festival in Souillac
16th-23th July 2016
This festival puts on always surprises audiences with the original nature of its concerts. The aim is to bring together jazz musicians from widely differing cultures to facilitate exchanges that can enrich us all.
In 10 years, thanks to a never ending rich and various program, combining various international headliners, French artists, dancing and singing groups of world music and local talent, the event has become the number 1 contemporary music festival in the area, in a surprising decor of exotic beaches, created in the city centre of Brive.
Facebook: Brive Festival
Saint Céré & haut Quercy Festival
30th July-14th August 2016
This festival is full of humour and new ideas, putting vocal and instrumental music on stage in some of the Lot’s famous monuments
Périgord Noir classical music festival
27th July-30th September 2016
The concerts take place in lovely old churches which are listed buildings in villages dotted around in the Terrasson/Sarlat area.
Eco-friendly Ecaussystème in Gignac
29th-31th July 2016
This small village in the north of the Lot close to the Brive-Dordogne Valley airport will play host to a lively festival with impeccable eco-principles. It features contemporary music by artistes from various backgrounds who share the event’s ethos. Everything possible is done to minimise pollution and to avoid waste of energy or resources; there are debates on ecological topics, and enormous fun is had by all.
Festival de musique sacrée in Rocamadour
Sublime music in a sublime setting…. What better surroundings could there be for this festival of sacred music than the ancient place of pilgrimage that is Rocamadour? There are concert performances by world-class artistes, and sung Mass is held throughout the week.
Festival des nuits de nacre in Tulle
This old town has a long association with the accordion, which is still manufactured here. Nuits de Nacre brings together in harmony musicians from diverse musical traditions who love the instrument.