This week, I want to share with you all the great events that will be taking place in Saint-Chinian this summer. It’s quite a list already, but there will be more events as we move through the summer!!
Throughout the summer months a number of events are recurring every week:
- Saturdays: vide greniers (flea market) on the market square
- Tuesdays: marches nocturne (night markets) with music and food on the market square
- Wednesdays: cinema sous les etoiles – open air cinema in front of the town hall
- Thursdays: music in the cloisters
A detailed list of activities is available from the town hall and the tourist office!
Tremplin Musical Talent Contest – Cave Cooperative – 29.06.2018 from 7pm
Wine, tapas and music at Chateau La Dournie – 05.07.2018, 19.07.2018, 09.08.2018 and 23.08.2018
Three evenings of wine, food and music in the park at Chateau La Dournie. The events are by reservation only – details on the poster below.
Concert Les Petits Chanteurs de France, Saint-Chinian parish church – 07.07.2018 at 6pm
For those who need a break from the football matches, the concert of the Petits Chanteurs is timed to be just between two games!! They’ll be singing a mixture of religious and secular music.
Bastille day celebrations – 14.07.2018
There’ll be fireworks in Saint-Chinian again – followed by a concert in the market square! The full programme will be available from the town hall nearer the date.
Fete du Cru – 22.07.2018
A day packed with wine-tasting! The winemakers 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)!!
8eme Academie Musicale, Saint-Chinian – 14 to 21 July 2018
For the eighth time in as many years, Herve Hotier and Lauranne Chastal, with the collaboration of Michel Lavignolle and Laure Zehmann Lavignolle, are running a week of classes for flute students. Masterclasses will be given by Michel Moragues, 1st flute of the Orchestre Nationale de France on July 15 and 16; he will also give a mini recital on July 15 at 7:30pm. On July 20th the students will give a concert in the Salle de l’Abbatiale at 7:30pm
Festival MusiSc – 23.07.2018 to 29.07.2018
Twelve concerts over six days – this music festival has something for everyone! There’s classical music, jazz, world music and even gospel. The full programme is at www.festivalmusisc.com
Open day at the Cooperative winery in Saint-Chinian – 03.08.2018
During the day, there will be guided visits of the winery. At 6.30 a newly commissioned mural will be unveiled in the winery. Outside the winery, there’ll be a dinner with live music from 7.30pm – reservations are essential!
Four evenings of jazz concerts in the wonderful surroundings of the cloisters. Full details can be found on www.festivalmusisc.com
If you haven’t already planned a visit to Saint-Chinian, this should be an incentive!! Accommodation can be found on www.midihideaways.com