Courses Camarguaises – May to October 2017
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.
European museum night – 20 May 2017
Since 2005, European museum night has been enchanting visitors every year. It’s a free event, which gives visitors the chance to discover the treasures of museums all over Europe in different ways. You’ll be able to find the whole programme on this site .
Les Feeries du Pont, Pont du Gard – 2, 3, 9 and 10 June 2017
The Pont du Gard like you’ve never seen it before – lit up with flames and fireworks. It’s an unforgettable show, and I was lucky to see it some years ago! More information via this link.
Vente de Charite, Saint-Chinian – 4 June 2017
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.
Balade Gourmande, Saint-Jean-de-Minervois – 4 June 2017
This gourmet walk has become a very successful and enjoyable annual event. I went on this gourmet walk back in 2015 and enjoyed it very much. If you want to give it a try yourself, you can find out more via this link.
Fete de la Musique, all over Europe – 21 June 2017
Don’t miss this wonderful celebration of music all over France. It’s a great occasion to listen to all kinds of music. I’ve written about some of my experiences here and here. The official website for the event can be found via this link.
Fesitval de Carcassonne – 1 to 30 July 2017
Once again, Carcassonne is hosting an array of famous French singers and musicians during its summer festival! For the full programme visit here.
Re-opening of the Fonserannes site, Beziers, 1 July 2017
The site around the staircase lock at Fonserannes on the Canal du Midi, on the edge of Beziers, has been given a complete makeover! I am looking forward to when the site re-opens again in its new splendour. The staircase lock is a marvel of engineering and worth a visit if you are in the area!
Feria de Beziers – 12 to 15 August 2017
With four days of bodegas, parties and bull fights, the feria in Beziers attracts visitors from all over. If bull fights are not your thing, the party atmosphere in the town in the early evening is lovely to experience, with pop-up restaurants bars everywhere. You can find out more via this link.
Fete du Fil, Labastide Rouairoux – 14 and 15 August 2017
This fete is a must for lovers of all things textile. The textile museum will be open to visitors free of charge, there will be several exhibitions and the flea market. Full details on https://lafetedufil.jimdo.com/
Fete de Saint-Louis, Sete – 17 to 22 August 2017
The Fete de Saint-Louis celebrates the patron saint of Sete with five days of concerts, street performances and the all-important water jousting tournament! Full details can be found via this link.
Start of La Vuelta, Nimes – 19 August 2017
La Vuelta is Spain’s answer to the Tour de France, and this year the city of Nimes hosts the first stage of this race. A must for all lovers of cycling!