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June 2011
1st to 5th
International Interior Design Fair
An international fair with the latest products on offer from the worlds of interior design and decoration. read more
4th
Art and Courage Festival
Like all sports with bulls, Course Landaise is based on one fundamental principle: the skill and intelligence of man is pitted against the power of the animal. Pomarez is considered the "Mecca of Course Landaise". read more
4th to 5th
Festival of the Sea - Cap Breton
Traditional festivities, procession of floats, street bands and blessing of the sea. read more
8th to 18th
Fêstival Nas de Guit - Vieux-Boucau
An exhibition at the mediatheque celebrating the Occitan culture read more
10th to 12th
Fête de la Haute-Ville - Soule
Local Basque festival. Fun and games for all the family. read more
11th to 13th
International Ceramics Festival - Hastingues
During the International Ceramics Festival at Arthous Abbey in Hastingues, around 60 ceramic artists are to be found in the cloisters and garden of the abbey to exhibit and sell pottery, sculptures, china and porcelain. Each year a country is guest of honour, and this year it is China. 12th edition. read more
11th to 13th
17th Andalusian Festival - Saint-Jean-de-Luz
On the programme, Spanish dances and music. read more
16th to 30th
Festival Epicuriales - Bordeaux
A gastronomic delight, in the Allées de Tourny you will find restaurant tents serving a combination of traditional regional foods, cuisines nomades and the food of a particular country (yet to be announced) . Evening entertainments. read more
18th to 19th
River Festival - Bordeaux
A bi-annual Festival which alternates with the Wine Festival. Enjoy two days of food and wine tastings, singing and dancing along both sides of the quay both day and night. Concerts - ranging from full scale orchestras to Caribbean steel bands, dance performances, tall ships and regattas. After dark dance music and fireworks. Participate in a swimming race across the Garonne on the 18th, learn how to 'stand up paddle' Hawaiian style on the 19th. read more
18th
Fête de la Fleur et Jurade de Printemps - Saint Émilion
In their red capes the Jurade of St-Émilion induct new members - professional and amateurs, French and foreigners who swear their loyalty to the wines of St-Émilion. Followed by a judgement of the new wine on the Tour du Roy. read more
19th to 30th
Festival of Abbeys of Chalosse and Pays d'Orthe
Since 1969, this festival has organised classical music concerts to promote the rich religious architectural heritage (abbeys, cathedral, churches) of nine towns in Chalosse and the Pays d'Orthe. read more
23rd to 27th
Festival of Saint-Jean
celebrations in honour of the town's patron saint. The entire population turns out in the town colours of red and black. Concerts, children’s entertainment, community street meals, pelota games, “toro de fuego” (“fire bull”), Saint-Jean bonfires and fireworks. read more
29th
The Pastorale - Camou-Cihigue
The ancestor of the cultural events of the Basque Country. Passed down verbally since the depths of time, the Pastorale is the popular theatre of the Soule region. read more
July 2011
1st to 3rd
Festival Epicuriales - Bordeaux
A gastronomic delight, in the Allées de Tourny you will find restaurant tents serving a combination of traditional regional foods, cuisines nomades and the food of a particular country (yet to be announced) . Evening entertainment. read more
1st to 3rd
24 Hours of Swing - Monsegur
Started in 1990, 3 days of swing in the city walls with this international jazz festival. In 2009, the 20th event will be exceptional, with artists who have left their mark on the history of the festival. read more
4th to 9th
Arte Flamenco Festival - Mont de Marsan
For the 21th edition this year, the Arte Flamenco Festival organised by the Landes General Council in partnership with the town of Mont de Marsan offers aficionados the chance to come and discover or rediscover all the facets of this living traditional art. read more
8th to 9th
Garonna Show
Street music festival: jazz, swing, funk, soul, groove, ska, rock, musette, rap, etc. read more
8th to 10th
Larros Festival - Larros
Traditional celebration in Larros harbour. Dancers, musicians, exhibition and oyster tasting. read more
9th
Fête du Thon (Tuna Festival) - St-Jean-de-Luz
From 6pm: traditional bands, dancing, food, toro de fuego (“fire bull”). read more
13th to 17th
Roxy Jam Biarritz
Competition which attracts the world's leading female surfers for the first women's world longboard championships. At the same time: outdoor concerts, exhibitions, and many other festivities. read more
13th to 14th
Medieval Market - Bayonne
Around the ramparts. read more
13th
Squid Festival - Hendaye
"Chipirons" (small octopus) are prepared in a wide variety of ways... with local folklore events. read more
15th to 16th
The Battle of Castillon - Castillon-la-Bataille
Historical reconstitution of the Hundred Years War. 11 
performances at weekends. read more
18th to 31st
Theatre Festival - Sarlat
Classical and contemporary drama. Until August 4th. read more
21st to 24th
Errobiko Festibala Festival
A multi-disciplinary festival - music, theatre, plastic arts. read more
21st to 25th
Orthez Festival
5 days of celebrations in a joyful atmosphere. Grand parade with brass and street bands, and bull-fighting. read more
21st to 23rd
Braderie d'été - Bordeaux
Summer Clearance Sale in Rue Sainte Catherine and streets near Porte Dijeaux. A flea market where local traders set up their stalls for three days of bargains. read more
22nd to 23rd
The Battle of Castillon - Castillon-la-Bataille
Historical reconstitution of the Hundred Years War. read more
24th
Cheese Festival - Etsaut
The Pyrenees produce the most famous cheese in the Aquitaine region. You will find mixed cheeses made with milk from cows and sheep, but the real McCoy is the pure sheep's cheese. When it has matured, it is served with Itxassou black cherry jam or quince jelly. Demonstration of cheese production methods and tasting. read more
27th to 31st
Bayonne Festival
5 days of non-stop celebrations that attract 100,000 joyful visitors each year: cow and bull runs, street bands, lively bodegas; special children's day on Thursday and Grand Bull Fight on Sunday. Until August 1st. read more
29th to 30th
The Battle of Castillon - Castillon-la-Bataille
Historical reconstitution of the Hundred Years War. 11 performances at weekends. read more
30th
Black Perigord Festival
Baroque and classical music in remarkable and unusual sites. Until September 11th. read more
August 2011
1st to 31st
Oyster festival - Arcachon
In summer, the towns and villages of the Bay of Arcachon get ready to party and celebrate what has been named as the Queen of the Bay: the oyster. read more
1st to 31st
Black Perigord Festival
Baroque and classical music in remarkable and unusual sites. Until October 9th. read more
1st to 5th
Theatre Festival - Sarlat
Classical and contemporary drama. read more
3rd to 9th
Story-Telling Festival - Cap Breton
This festival is held in a pedestrian street, on 
the harbour and beside the beach. Stories for the young and the 
not-so-young. read more
4th to 6th
The Battle of Castillon - Castillon-la-Bataille
Historical reconstitution of the Hundred Years War. 11 performances at weekends. Closing ceremony. read more
4th to 7th
Bayonne Bull Fights
There are a series of bull fights over the summer featuring some of the greatest toreros of the moment. read more
5th to 7th
Reggae Sun Ska Festival – Cissac
It has become one of THE events of the summer. Two days of Reggae, World, Electro and Hip Hop on an incredible site set amongst the vines. The festival also adopts an ecologically responsible approach with sustainable development to the fore. read more
6th to 7th
Wine Festival - Duras
Tasting of wines from the Duras appellation, inductions into the Brotherhood of the Wines of Duras. Hot-air balloon flights. read more
7th
The Pastorale - Telesforo-de-Mouzon
The ancestor of the cultural events of the Basque Country. Passed down verbally since the depths of time, the Pastorale is the popular theatre of the Soule region. read more
8th to 13th
Fest'Arts - Libourne
International Festival of Street Art, preceded by the "La Rue prend les champs" festival in the Libourne area. read more
11th to 13th
The Battle of Castillon - Castillon-la-Bataille
Historical reconstitution of the Hundred Years War. 11 performances at weekends. read more
12th to 14th
Musicalarue Music Festival - Luxey
This festival brings together living regional customs, festive music from a mix of sources, dance, circus acts, street theatre and also wandering performers. read more
13th
The Pastorale - Telesforo-de-Mouzon
The ancestor of the cultural events of the Basque Country. Passed down verbally since the depths of time, the Pastorale is the popular 
theatre of the Soule region. read more
15th
Espadrille Festival - Mauléon
A day devoted to the history and manufacture of the espadrille, with folklore events, songs, dancing, Basque pelota. read more
18th to 27th
Marmande Nuits Lyriques Festival
Festival of lyrical music with shows, international singing competition, creation of two lyrical works. read more
21st
Force Basque Festival
The "Force Basque" strongman competitions include 8 events. Teams from the different villages compete throughout the summer. The Force Basque Festival of Saint Palais (Lower Navarre) is an opportunity to admire all the different events. read more
23rd to 28th
Sinfonia in Périgord - Périgueux, Chancelade, Saint Jean de Côle, Brantôme
This international festival of renaissance and baroque music held in various churches and abbeys of the Dordogne. read more
26th to 28th
The Grand Prune Show - Agen
The world-famous Agen prune, a true agricultural heritage of Lot-et-Garonne, did not have its own festival. The town of Agen has decided to make this step and organise a big festival in its honour, right in the middle of harvest time. Producers' market, concerts, parade, tasting, exhibitions etc. read more
28th to 31st
Music on the Basque Coast
Since 1960, this festival has been host to internationally renowned artists performing in the remarkable Basque churches along the coast. Until September 11th. St-Jean-de-Luz, Anglet, Ascain, Bayonne, Biarritz, Ciboure, Urrugne read more
28th to 31st
Maurice Ravel International Music Academy - Saint-Jean-de-Luz & Ciboure
Classical music festival. Until September 12th. read more
September 2011
1st to 30th
Black Perigord Festival - Montignac
Baroque and classical music in remarkable and unusual sites. read more
1st to 11th
Music on the Basque Coast
Since 1960, this festival has been host to internationally renowned artists performing in the remarkable Basque churches along the coast. St-Jean-de-Luz, Anglet, Ascain, Bayonne, Biarritz, Ciboure, Urrugne read more
1st to 11th
Maurice Ravel International Music Academy
Classical music festival. read more
3rd
World Chioulayres Championship - Vieux Boucau
A most unusual competition at which you can listen to the best whistlers. read more
9th to 11th
Toros y Salsas - Dax
Bullfighting and a programme entirely devoted to the sound of salsa and its South American derivatives - mambo, latin, jazz etc. read more
10th to 11th
Salt Festival - Salies-de-Béarn
Salt is an integral part of the history of the town: salted produce market, events... Sameau-carrier races (150-kilo containers in which the water was transported to have the salt extracted). read more
11th to 18th
Time for Love - Biarritz
A festival devoted to classical and contemporary dance. This festival is now recognised as a key event in choreography in dance in the south. read more
15th to 18th
Shepherds Festival - Aramits
International sheepdog trials, exhibition of regional crafts and produce, procession through the streets. read more
17th
Heritage Days and Night - Aquitaine
Heritage days and night in various towns in Aquitaine. read more
17th
Heritage Night in Saint-Emilion
Discovery of the underground monuments at night, Tour du Roy lit up, big fireworks display to finish. read more
18th
Rallye de la Mer - St-Jean-de-Luz
Vintage car rally meeting in Place Louis XIV at around 4pm. read more
20th to 25th
Cadences - Arcachon
Between the summer and the autumn, Cadences d'Arcachon brings dance and the public together on the edge of the Bay, just a couple of "pas de chat" from the ocean. The public can discover eclectic shows by renowned dance companies set against the wild, natural backdrop of the Bay of Arcachon. The festival village at the heart of the event hosts all kinds of fun and entertainment over the course of the week. read more
23rd to 25th
Biarritz Festival of the Cinema and Culture of Latin America
A focal point of cultural exchanges between Europe and Latin America. Originally devoted to the cinema, the festival now takes in literature, painting, sculpture, music, as well as economic and youth issues. Until October 3rd. read more
24th to 25th
Woodpigeon Festival - Bazas
Full-scale reconstitution of woodpigeon hunting. read more
25th
Horse Day - Villeréal
A day dedicated to horses, with a rally for riders and carriages. Processions through the town, blessing ceremonies, shows, competitions and games all day long. read more
29th
Michaelmas Fair - Ousse Suzan
Great fair dating back to the Middle Ages. In the country, it was at Michaelmas that contracts used to be signed between labourers, domestic staff and their masters. A livestock fair was also held, Today, it has become a market with hundreds of stands and over 20,000 visitors.
October 2011
1st to 11th
Black Perigord Festival - Montignac
Baroque and classical music in remarkable and unusual sites. read more
11th to 17th
Young Film Directors Festival - Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Competition with 10 feature-length films (1st or 2nd film). Showings at the Le Select cinema. read more
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