Summer events in Dordogne Valley


Cabarets and equestrian shows Pompadour :

Every year, the Pompadour’s National Stud farm welcomes equestrian artists, who for one evening make you live the magic of a horse fairy tale.

This year, three artists and fifteen horses will evolve on the track of the Orangerie and will share a beautiful story with you.


Prices: Cabarets: 50€/65€

Equestrian shows: 15€ /children under 12: 10€


Cabarets : August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th at 8pm

Equestrian shows: July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th / August: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th at 9pm.​!/spectacle-equestre-1687058 


Souillac en Jazz Festival: 13th to the 20th July 2019

Now in its 44th edition, the Souillac Jazz Festival is an unmissable event for jazz lovers eager to see international musicians on a spectacular stage. With a 12th century abbey as a backdrop, do not miss the talent of Henri Texier, le Andreas Schaerer Quartet, Avishai Cohen and many more , all performing in Souillac between the 13th and the 20th of July 2019. Beside the main line-up, you will also be able to enjoy many free concerts in the streets and in bars as well as a magical performance inside a natural cave and a hike through the countryside to the rhythm of a jazz band.


The Ecaussystème Festival in Gignac – 26th, 27th and 28th of July 2019

A small village of the Dordogne Valley has become the place to be for party goers and eco-conscious citizens every summer. Last year, 30 000 happy festival goers were enjoying the music in the fields of Gignac and this year the line-up is simply amazing with to name but a few :UB40, Frank Ferdinand, Shaka Ponk…Come and join the party! 


The Saint-Céré Festival : 24th of July to 13th August 2019

Spectacular musicals and operas in the Théâtre de l’Usine in Saint-Céré and in magical settings such as the castle of Montal and the castlel of Castelnau-Bretenoux. You will be hard-pressed to find a more breathtaking combination. A real gem for culture vultures !


Festival DécOUVRIR:

Every year in August, Concèze and villages around have been hosting poets and singers for over 17 years.

The festival DécOUVRIR wants to melt poetry and song, universes and styles in a spirit of openness and discovery. As a ritual, the Festival will begin at Château de Pompadour on August 11th.

From 11th to 16th August – Free entrance


The "horse day"

It is THE day you have to be in Pompadour. Discover different kind of contests and activities over horses.

Start in the morning watching jumping, then mass on the racecourse followed by an equestrian show. In the afternoon, come back to the racecourse and play the game of races betting on the 7 flat and jumping races.

To end the day in style, attend to the night show jumping contest.

Date: August, 15th

Prices: everything free of charge, except races: 6€ over 16 years old.


The Rocamadour Festival : 5th to 26th of August 2019

The Festival of Sacred Music in Rocamadour is a rare opportunity to see amazing talents combined with an intimate atmosphere and the outstanding acoustic of the basilica. Every year, the festival’s popularity grows to make it one of the most sought-after event in the South-West region. 2019 promises to be charged with emotions with an exceptional event on the 15th August: Renaud Capuçon, one the of best violonists in the world, will be performing in an outdoor concert with the Lausanne Soloists.