This page is a work in progress. I will list upcoming events in and around the area, which you might enjoy. I will try and update this as often as possible – if there is an event you think should be listed here, please drop me a line. If you want to visit the area and need accommodation please head to www.midihideaways.com. Please note – whilst I believe the information on this page to be correct at the time of publishing, I strongly recommend that you check with the organisers before attending an event.
Guided visits of the Savonnerie carpet workshops, Lodeve – Thursdays and Fridays throughout the year
The Savonnerie workshops continue a tradition of carpet-making in France which dates back centuries. I’ve visited the workshops in Lodeve a number of times, and wrote a posta little while back. If you want to visit, make sure you reserve in advance. Full details are on this website.
Fete 1900, Plateau des Poetes, Beziers – 1 May to 30 September 2018
Once more, there is an old-fashioned fairground in the gardens of the Plateau des Poetes in Beziers. It’s a charming and nostalgic little fairground, recalling days gone by. You can read my post about my visit to the fairground on a previous occasion here.
Courses Camarguaises – May to October 2018
If you want to see a bull-fight, but are not into blood sports, then a course camarguaise is for you! The bull always leaves the ring alive, and the men in the ring have to be very nimble on their feet. I wrote about one such bull-fight here, and you can find all the dates on the official website.
Grande Deballage, Pezenas – 5 May 2019
For lovers of flea markets and antiques, this is an event that is not to be missed!! There will be in excess of 150 stalls, selling all kinds of “stuff”, from rusty old keys to beautiful furniture!
Vente de Charite, Saint-Chinian – 9 June 2019
This is a fixture on Saint-Chinian’s calendar of events – a sale of bric-a-brac, plants, clothes, second-hand household items, books and more, all sold for a good cause. The sale takes place in the abbatiale, the former abbey church in Saint-Chinian, and in the cloisters, and it is open until noon.
Festival Jazz au Cloitre, Saint-Chinian – 12 to 16 June 2019
Five evenings of Jazz concerts in the beautiful surroundings of the cloister in Saint-Chinian. There will be a variety of styles: New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Soul Jazz, Gypsy Jazz and French Jazz! The artists are a mixture of up-and-coming stars of tomorrow and well-known musicians. The full programme is at www.festivalmusisc.com
Fete de la Musique, all over France – 21 June 2019
This one is an absolute must for your calendar!! There will be concerts everywhere, from small recitals of classical music to large pop/rock concerts! Saint-Chinian will be hosting a concert that day, details are yet to be announced.
Fete du Cru – 21 July 2019
A day packed with wine-tasting! The wine makers of the AOC Saint-Chinian set up their stands on the market square – paradise for wine-lovers, who’ll be able to taste and buy their way around Saint-Chinian wines!! There will be food trucks, music, games and a tombola (prize draw)!!
Festival MusiSc, Saint-Chinian – 22 to 28 July 2019
This is another one for your diary – the fifth annual Music Festival in Saint-Chinian! 11 concerts in one week, with a mixture of classical music and jazz, and a great variety of styles and performers – not to be missed!! For the programme visit www.festivalmusisc.com
If you need a place to stay for any of these events, look no further than the www.midihideaways.comwebsite! You’ll find a selection of properties from apartments for two to larger properties sleeping up to 10 persons.