Summer is here at last, so here is an update to the page of upcoming events in and around Saint-Chinian:
Festival MusiSc, Saint-Chinian – 5 to 10 July 2106
Come and listen to one (or more) of the eight concerts, which are given in Saint-Chinian’s Abbatiale and the parish church. The programme is varied and offers a selection of different musical styles. The festival opens with the children’s choir of Beziers Cathedral. Amongst the concerts, there is an organ recital in the parish church, a tribute to Charles Trenet, a saxophone quartet playing jazz and more. The full programme can be found on http://www.festivalmusisc.wordpress.com
Jazz a Sete, Sete – 13 to 19 July 2016
This internationally renowned Jazz Festival takes place in Sete every year, and is a must for lovers of Jazz! This year’s festival is headlined by Diana Krall (already sold out!), but there are tickets available for many of the other performers. The concerts take place in the Theatre de la Mer, an open-air theatre with the sea as a backdrop. Details can be found here.
6eme Academie Musicale, Saint-Chinian – 16 to 23 July 2016
For the sixth time in as many years, Herve Hotier and Lauranne Chastal, with the collaboration of Pierre Courthiade, are running a week of classes for flute students. A masterclass will be given by Juliette Hurel, 1st flute of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. The week ends with a recital at 5pm on July 22, followed by a concert by the students at 7:30pm.
Fete de l’Olivier, Bize-Minervois – 17 July 2016
This popular fete always coincides with the Fete du Cru in Saint-Chinian. The theme is the olive and its cultivation, and there is usually a competition for the best tapenade, among other activities. There will be lots of food to buy and eat there, and the atmosphere is always great! You can read about my visit to this fete here.
Marche des Potiers (pottery market), Saint-Pons-des-Thomieres – 23 and 24 July 2016
If you enjoy pottery then this event is for you – dozens of potters displaying their wares in the shade of plane trees! I can always find something to buy at this kind of fair!! 😀
Fete de St Louis, Sete – 18 to 23 August 2016
The Fete de St Louis celebrates Sete’s maritime heritage and its patron saint with six days of events. There will be over 70 street performances, and there will be a big jousting tournamen. The jousting is done on water and in boats!!
Fete de la Chataigne, Saint-Pons-des-Thomieres – 29 and 30 October 2016
The chestnut festival in Saint-Pons-des-Thomieres is one of the biggest autumn festivals in the area. It is well worth a visit, whether you like chestnuts or not! I have visited this festival many times, and you can read my post about it here.
If you want to attend any of these events and are in need of accommodation, just drop me a line or visit www.midihideaways.com