Grands Crus Classiques, Saint-Chinian – 5 May 2019
The pianist Conrad Wilkinson is organising a series of classical music concerts in Saint-Chinian during 2019. The next concert takes place on May 5 and features baritone Igor Morosov.
Vide Grenier, Saint-Chinian – 1 June 2019
The vide grenier (flea market) season will be starting in Saint-Chinian on April 27, 2019! There will be a vide grenier every Saturday throughout the summer (from 7am to 4pm), and each one will be organised by a different association/club from Saint-Chinian. On June 1st, it will be the turn of the association Institut de l’Ancienne Abbaye, of which I am a committee member. So, come along on June 1st, buy some of the bric-a-brac that we’ll be selling, buy some raffle tickets, or better still, book your own stall! Proceeds from the event will go towards organising concerts in Saint-Chinian.
Saint-Chinian wine walk – 2 June 2019
A 6 km guided walk through the vineyards of Saint-Chinian, punctured by wine tastings. Departures every 15 minutes from 9am to 11am. Details and reservations via this link.
Festival Scenes dans les Vignes, Chateau la Dournie, Saint-Chinian – 6, 7 and 8 June 2019 at 9pm
Three evenings of humour and music in the beautiful park at Chateau la Dournie, a wine estate located on the edge of Saint-Chinian. Details and bookings via this website.
Rendez-vous aux Jardins, all over France and Europe – 7, 8 and 9 June 2019
If you enjoy visiting gardens, then this event is for you! All over France and Europe, gardens will be open to the public. Some of these gardens are normally closed to the public and can only be visited during that weekend. The full programme for France can be found here. I have earmarked three gardens around Narbonne for my visit!
Marche des Potiers (pottery market), Marseillan – 22 and 23 June 2019 from 10am to 7pm
If you enjoy pottery then this will be a ‘must visit’ for you – dozens of potters displaying their wares in the village of Marseillan! I can always find something to buy at this kind of fair!! 😀 For updates, have a look at the Facebook page for the event.
Festival de Carcassonne – 29 June to 29 July 2019
The Carcassonne festival is one of the biggest in the area, attracting stars such as Elton John (some years ago). This year’s star-studded line-up includes Joan Baez, Sting, Liam Gallagher and Eros Ramazotti. You can find the full programme here.