Spring and summer events in Dordogne Valley


Journées du Terroir made in Sarlat

13th & 14th of May 2021 


If you’re a true gourmet, the Journées du Terroir of Sarlat are made for you!

The Journées du Terroir association, the town hall and the Tourist Office of Sarlat join forces to bring local gourmet food to the fore, welcoming you to a programme of unforgettable activities.
On the Thursday and Friday of Ascension weekend, come to Sarlat to meet the local farmers !

To find them, just stroll through the streets of the medieval town centre. And bring a large basket! Milk, honey, wine, sausages, mushrooms, jams and chestnuts of the Périgord and even caviar from Neuvic… This is one of the major gourmet gatherings of the year !

Along the way, the stands invite you to taste and purchase local products such as strawberries, walnuts and – lest we forget – delicious foie gras of Sarlat (, prepared with duck or goose of the Périgord. Stop over at the craft beer stand and don’t miss a taste of Périgord truffles or local cheese!


For more informations : https://en.sarlat-tourisme.com/ 

or +33 5 53 31 45 45



11th Race Dordogne Intégrale: Argentat - Catelnaud-la-Chapelle 

15th of May 2021


The 15th of May will be the day of a new edition of "La Dordogne Intégrale". The race, unique in France, is always the subject of superlatives. The event has enough to inspire the crowds with its 80 miles and hundreds of amateur and professional participants, coming from all over Europe to experience the thrill of an exceptional adventure! Athletes, to your paddles! Get your canoes, kayaks and standup paddles! In relays, in teams or solo, let's go for a great moment of intense nature accessible to all, along the waters of the Dordogne river!

Price: 75€. 

Possibility to rent equipment on site

Information on 07 60 16 53 23 or on facebook.com/dordogneintegrale

Registration on jorga.fr/jlive



Cheese Festival in Rocamadour

Sunday 23th of May 2021


The Rocamadour is a small goat’s cheese produced here since the 15th Century.

For the 32nd year running, the Rocamadour Cheese Festival brings gourmet together in an authentic and friendly atmosphere. The festival only features farm produce labelled with an AOP (protection of origin).

This culinary tour of France or even Europe would not be complete without a sip of local wine such as Côteaux de Glanes or Rocamadour and a generous slice of Croustilot bread.

Free entry

To find out more : https://www.vallee-dordogne.com/agenda/tout-lagenda/fete-des-fromages-fermiers-a-rocamadour-905176



The Sarlat Theatre Festival

From July 19th to August 4th


If you love the theatre, look no further! The Festival des Jeux du Théâtre of Sarlat (Sarlat Theatre Festival) is the foremost theatre festival of the Aquitaine and one of the most renowned in France!

From the second half of July to the beginning of August, the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda  undergoes a metamorphosis, setting the stage for the Festival des Jeux du Théâtre! For an open-air performance, head for Place de la Liberté in front of the town hall, the Jardin des Enfeus (behind the Cathedral) and the Sainte-Claire abbey courtyard! Young spectators, head for the Jardin du Plantier!

The festival offers opportunities to attend lectures, classical theatre productions from France and elsewhere, and original contemporary performances! The event brings together experienced artists and new talents, including actors, authors and directors, for a not-to-be-missed summer event!  


FOR ALL INFORMATION AND THE PROGRAMME : https://www.festival-theatre-sarlat.com/