Autumn events in Dordogne Valley

 

Venician and Renaissance Festival - 16th and 17th September 2017
Collonges-la-Rouge

Built in red sandstone, Collonges-la-Rouge is known as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”. For two days, the whole village turns the clocks back for a week-end of glamourous costumes and festivities.
On Saturday, do not miss the Venician parade with beautiful costumes coming from all over France.
On Sunday, Collonges-la-Rouge goes back to the Renaissance era with exquisite costumes and the chance to meet Leonardo da Vinci, the French king François 1er and see a period wedding.

Free

Further information :

www.vallee-dordogne.com/agenda/tout-lagenda/grande-parade-venitienne-963338

www.vallee-dordogne.com/agenda/tout-lagenda/parade-et-spectacle-renaissance-963340


 

The Montgolfiades hot-air balloon festival – 23rd and 24th September 2017
Rocamadour

An unmissable and magical festival where balloons from all over Europe gather to fly in the most spectacular setting, over the city of Rocamadour. Rising above the canyon, the Sanctuary and the castle on top of the cliff, it is an unforgettable way to see the sacred city.

Free

 

Further information : www.vallee-dordogne.com/agenda/montgolfiades-de-rocamadour

 

 

Two gourmet events in the Dordogne Valley:
Chesnut Festival – 22nd October in Beynat
Walnut Festival – 30th October in Thégra

The opportunity to meet the small local producers of these regional specialities and even try them out : roasted chesnuts, caramelised walnuts, glazed chesnuts, walnut  tarts, jams, walnut oil… Many events are also organised around the same theme. The chance to treat yourself to some delicious autumnal pleasures !

Chesnut Festival: Free
Walnut Festival : 2 euros