Just because summer is coming to an end, it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing going on in and around Saint-Chinian! Far from it!! The theatres in Beziers, Narbonne, Pezenas and elsewhere are starting their seasons and there’s much to see and do. Here is a selection of events:
This festival pairs romanesque architecture with ancient music, such as in the concert I went to last year at Fontcaude Abbey. This year I went to hear the Troubadours Art Ensemble in the church in Cruzy, where the picture below was taken. There are still a few concerts left this season!
An orchid exhibition in the magnificent surroundings of Fontfroide Abbey is taking place this weekend. A great excuse (if you need one) to visit this wonderful abbey – the picture below shows the cloisters.
This Sunday will see another mega flea market, the second this year, in this town well-known for its plethora of antique shops. There will be over 2km of stalls!!
The chestnut festival in Olargues is always enjoyable!! Whilst it is not as large a festival as the one in Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres, it has a great selection of stalls, and the roasted chestnuts are always great!!
Conilhac Jazz Festival, Conilhac – 29 October to 26 November 2016
The little village of Conilhac (850 souls) has been hosting a jazz festival every year since 1987, staging concerts by musicians of world renown! The programme can be found here.
The truffle markets are much-anticipated by some people. If you have ever tasted a real truffle, you’ll know that, love it or hate it, the flavour is unlike anything else! A good introduction to truffles is to visit a truffle market, to smell their heady perfume and to taste the scrambled eggs. A list of events can be found here.