Autumn & winter events in Dordogne Valley


Halloween at Pompadour

Start at 8pm on 30th and 31st October

For Halloween, the Château de Pompadour opens its doors for 2 horrific evenings. Video mapping projected on the facade and horrifying stroll through the park and gardens.
Nightclub and food trucks within the castle grounds.
Informations on 05 55 98 99 27
Price: €15 per person.
Not recommended for children under 12 years old.



The Sarlat Theatre Festival

From November 8th to 12th


Each year around mid-November, film lovers meet up at the Sarlat Film Festival. For the five days of this event, the town of Sarlat pays tribute to the 7th art. 

For this major event in Sarlat, head for Cinéma Rex in the centre of town. From the festival’s official selection, which presents the best productions of the moment, and the “Tour du Monde” selection of foreign films, you’ll discover a very different world throughout the various darkened rooms.
During the Film Festival, the well-known actors and directors of the films present their feature films and short films. If you attend the sneak previews, you’re likely to spot them onstage…


For all information and the program : or +33 5 53 31 45 45



The Christmas Market

From December 7th to 31th


For three weeks of magic in Sarlat-la-Canéda, head for Place de la Grande-Rigaudie and Place du 14 juillet, the heart of the Sarlat Christmas market. Countdown to December !

In its Christmas village, Sarlat takes on an enchanting décor! Each year, a different country is chosen as a theme. This year, IRELAND !

Local products, jewellery, clothing, decorative objects… 70 chalets offer great gift ideas.
And while the locals come to the market to select gifts for the holidays, they also love to gather around a glass of local wine, beer or the traditional mulled wine. If you’ve never tried it, now is your chance! And to fulfill the finest gourmets, head for the gourmet square, or Place Bistronomique, where a dozen chalets invite you to taste the gourmet products of the Périgord , but also much more!

For more informations : or +33 5 53 31 45 45