Summer events in Dordogne Valley

The Sarlat Theatre Festival

from July the 20th to August the 5th


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!

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A summer in Sédières

June 29th to September 22nd 


The 2024 temporary exhibits - (In French and English this year) :

- "Costa at the Castle" Fernando Costa, self-taught artist, cuts, sands and solders pieces of enameled metal to create meaningful artwork pieces.

- "The art of sports photography - through the prism of the Olympics"

- Apéro-concerts in the castle park : Every Monday at 7PM, come and enjoy a drink while listening to a free concert at Sédières!

- Entertainment for kids : Wednesdays at 3PM, it's family time at the castle ! 

- Opera evenings at the show hall : Friday July 5th 8PM, Saturday August 10th 6PM,  ...

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For the complete programme :

Information : 05 44 41 90 70 - 


Tous sur le pont ! - Crazy Raft Crews and Festive Animations

Saturday, July 6th in ARGENTAT-SUR-DORDOGNE


Olympic Madness! - Program for 2024

Experience a day filled with lively celebrations and quirky activities in Argentat-sur-Dordogne! Here’s what’s in store for you:

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Sarlat Guided tours !


Sarlat, the capital of the Périgord Noir, has managed to preserve the integrity of its old buildings and is now one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Europe.

With the help of a guide, discover its winding streets, its vaulted passages, its cathedral and its 15th and 16th century town houses.

The ochre stone of the facades comes to life, the windows sculpted in the Renaissance open onto the past of the most illustrious Sarladais.

Centuries of history unfold during the visit.
Famous events are of course evoked, but certain well-kept secrets will also be revealed.

Every monday and thursday at 2 pm. - Start from the Tourist Office




Brive festival

11-12-13-14th July

Brive Festival held each year in July, sees thousands of music lovers congregating in the Parc des Trois Provinces. 

For four days, it is one of the region's leading urban festivals, bringing a summery atmosphere, modern tunes and throngs of music lovers close to the heart of the city.

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Ecaussysteme - Eco-Citizen and Solidarity Music Festival

July 26-28, 2024 - GIGNAC

This summer, the Ecaussysteme Festival returns for its 22nd edition on July 26, 27, and 28, 2024! Nestled in the charming village of Gignac in Quercy, which boasts a modest population of just 680 residents, the town transforms into a lively and festive gathering spot for the weekend. Drawing more than 40,000 festival-goers from diverse backgrounds, Ecaussysteme becomes a vibrant hub of singing, dancing, and musical celebration!

With a rich and diverse lineup, this festival promises unforgettable moments, featuring acclaimed artists like Shaka Ponk, Deep Purple, Francis Cabrel, Julien Granel, Patrice, Chinese Man, Dionysos, Julian Marley, Tiken Jah Fakoly, and many more! Each performance adds to the dynamic atmosphere, making it a must-visit event for music lovers and eco-conscious citizens alike.

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Festival de Saint-Céré - Opera, Chamber Music, and Musical Theatre

July 29 - August 10, 2024 - Saint-Céré and Surrounding Areas


The Festival de Saint-Céré is a lyrical arts festival that seamlessly blends opera, chamber music, musical theatre, and innovative creations. This festival reinterprets iconic figures and myths through original programs that mix musical and scenic worlds, embracing a contemporary spirit.

Performances take place in Saint-Céré and the surrounding areas, in historical sites throughout the Dordogne Valley, such as the Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux and the Château de Montal.
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Rocamadour Festival - Sacred Music in the Dordogne Valley



Every August, several thousands of spectators gather for this internationally renowned event. Leading classical music artists perform in one the most beautiful villages of Lot: the Saint-Sauveur Basilica in Rocamadour, the Souillac Abbey, the Alzou Valley, the Grand Convent Chapel in Gramat, and the Treyne Castle. The two weeks of outstanding events include organ recitals, concerts, soloists, Gregorian chants, chamber music, and orchestras, bringing life to the most beautiful villages, churches, and castles of the Dordogne Valley. 

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