Summer is on the way, and in Saint-Chinian that means that there will be lots going on!! We started with the festival Jazz au Cloitre last Wednesday and there are three more concerts: tonight, tomorrow and Sunday!
Hot on the heels of Jazz au Cloitre is the Fete de la Musique, which is a Europe-wide event, taking place on June 21. I wrote about the Fete de la Musique back in 2014 – you can find the article here.
Throughout July and August, there are lots of things going on in Saint-Chinian: night markets are held each Tuesday evening…
… there are free concerts in the cloister gardens each Thursday, and on Fridays there are circus shows, also in the cloister gardens!
The Bastille Day celebrations are always worth a visit to France! In Saint-Chinian the party is held over two days – on July 13 and 14, with big fireworks on July 14, followed by a concert on the main square.
A week after Bastille day, on July 21, the main square in Saint-Chinian will be filled with rows of stalls for the annual Fete du Cru, the winemakers’ festival, where you can taste all kinds of Saint-Chinian wines!
The Festival MusiSc takes place this year from July 22 to 28 – you can find the full programme here.
For wine lovers, the cooperative winery in Saint-Chinian will be unveiling a new painting on the walls of one of the wine tanks in the winery on July 26. I’ve written about the Art en Cave project here. A special cuvee, with a reproduction of the new painting on the bottle label will also be available that day!
On August 22, there’s more music with a concert by the Sinfonietta Bardou in the parish church of Saint-Chinian. A programme can be found via this link.
If you are tempted to visit any of these events in Saint-Chinian, do let me know! And if you are planning a holiday to the area, please have a look at www.midihideaways.com .
I hope you’ll understand that I’ll be hard pressed to write blog posts with so much going on. So I’ll be taking a little break for the summer months, and I will be back with more stories in the fall. In the meantime, I’ll be taking many photographs and will gather new material for new posts!!
I hope you’ll have a great summer too!