Gourmet market and guinguette atmosphere
Gourmet market and guinguette atmosphere
L. Nespoulous
Agenda

Holidays and festivals

In the heart of the Lot Valley, you will find that the festivities rhyme with authenticity. From an esplanade welcoming several thousand participants to the more intimate, more secret village square, there is something for everyone, and necessarily yours!

Cahors and the Lot Valley, land of festivities

Concerts, gastronomy, sport, wine tourism are all themes that will punctuate your daily life, and this, to the rhythm of the four seasons. Are you ready ? If yes, then...

Enter the festival dance!

Spring and early summer

Music festival in Cahors
Music festival in Cahors
J.Morel

In May 
  • The Regional Amateur Theater Festival at the Cahors theater welcomes young artists, talent companies, where the quality of the performances offered is combined with the friendliness of the actresses and actors. (More information on the organizer's facebook page)
In June
  • The Cahors June Gardens festival at the beginning of the month. From the secret gardens of Cahors, public, to certain private gardens, come and explore the heart of the city from an extraordinary angle! Many activities such as exhibitions, citizen participation, or itinerant routes mark out this festival adorned with a thousand colors! (More information on the organizer's website)

Fireworks at Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
Fireworks at Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
Lot Tourisme - J. Van Severen

  • Let's Docks, the participatory festival of emerging cultures in mid-June in Cahors. The city then lives to the rhythm of the sound of booming artists, graffiti workshops, exhibitions, and other activities to discover! (More information on the organizer's website)
  • The traditional music festival on June 21 in Cahors which then welcomed many groups and musical artists to offer a wide choice of music, in the medieval streets as well as on the terraces of the restaurants, bars, brasseries of the city.

heart of summer

Lot of Flavors Festival Banquet
Lot of Flavors Festival Banquet
Lot Tourisme - C. Seguy

All summer 
  • Lot of Saveurs, emblematic festival of Lot cuisine, anchored in Cahors. Participate in culinary workshops, round tables, conferences, picnics, outdoor banquets, chef meals, etc., to discover local cuisine. But also itinerant formula through some of the surrounding villages, once a week for evenings placed under the sign of conviviality and delight! (More information on the organizer's website)
July
  • The Saint-Cirq Causse et Vallée festival in Saint-Cirq-Lapopie at the beginning of July. Whether you are a fan of classical music, jazz or baroque music, you will inevitably be charmed by the sounds emanating from this young festival. (More information on the organizer's website)
  • The Cahors Blues Festival in mid-July. From the free concerts at the end of the day, to the main evening concerts, via "the village of Blues", you will vibrate to the rhythm of the chords from the southern United States! (More information on the organizer's website)

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie celebrates
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie celebrates
Lot Tourisme - J. Van Severen

  • The song-to-text festival in Montcuq in July. Tribute to French song in the town dear to Nino Ferrer, in the middle of Quercy Blanc. (More information on the organizer's website)
  • “Les Heures Musicales d'Aujols” at the end of July. Carried by high-quality musicians, this chamber music festival takes place in the very beautiful Saint-Jean-Baptiste church to offer you an exceptional event! (More information on the organizer's website)
  • The famous ClassiCahors festival, at the end of July. Attend performances by renowned artists! Concerts of international and regional music will offer you services of impeccable quality. (More information on the organizer's website)
  • The Festival du Temps des Guitares in Puy-L'Evêque at the end of July. In splendid settings, such as the green theater, the Saint-Sauveur church, or the Charles Boizard cultural center, come and let yourself be lulled by the notes played by the artists who will bewitch you with their talent! (More information on the organizer's website)

Cooking class - Festival Lot of Flavors 2014
Cooking class - Festival Lot of Flavors 2014
Lot Tourisme - C. Seguy

August
  • The Saint-Céré festival in early August. In many places in the city, art is honored in all its forms: artists, singers, musicians have the pleasure of participating and playing in enchanting places. (More information on the organizer's website)
  • The cello festival of Belaye at the beginning of August. A high quality program with many concerts, as well as a seminar, to offer you an unforgettable musical experience. (More information on the organizer's website)
  • The Estiv'Oc festival in Lalbenque and its surroundings, at the beginning of August. Highlighting the Occitan culture, and all the ancestral knowledge associated with it. Innovative, original and modern programming, this young festival in full swing is a true standard of the Occitan spirit! (More information on the organizer's website)
  • The Cahors Urban Trial at the end of August. World, motocross and BMX champions who compete in events as spectacular as they are impressive. The city center of Cahors is then transformed into a real competition ground for these seasoned pilots and fans of tricks performed at full speed! So hang in there, and be ready for the top-start! (More information on the organizer's website)

Late summer, fall, winter

Children's Street Festival in Montcuq
Children's Street Festival in Montcuq
Lot Tourisme - C. Seguy

September
  • The Rue des Enfants festival in Montcuq at the beginning of September. Two days of celebrations, in the open air, where multi-talented artists redouble their inventiveness to amaze the young public, and the families present! From circus artists, to puppeteers, through theatre, storytelling and concerts. (More information on the organizer's website)
  • The Lot in blue millstone, mid-September: 3 days of concerts with well-known headliners, then a great ride on a millstone through the roads of the Lot (More information on the organizer's website).
  • The Contemporary Traces festival in Cahors, the last days of September. Exceptional shows are presented, and the sensitivity that emanates from them invariably touches the public present. A veritable showcase of the different currents of dance today, the renowned artists who succeed one another bring with them the same communicative and electrifying energy! (More information on the organizer's website)

Basket of truffles on the Lalbenque truffle market
Basket of truffles on the Lalbenque truffle market
C. Novello

  • The Ciné-Délices festival in Cahors, at the beginning of October. Meeting of hedonists, this party which combines the 7th art, and local gastronomy, food and wine pairings, highlights remarkable films, while offering guests to be intoxicated by meals concocted with care by local chefs. . So, push the door of the cinema, make yourself comfortable, and marvel! (More information on the organizer's website)
January
  • The Lalbenque truffle festival, end of January. Come and celebrate the truffle, the black diamond of Quercy! In Lalbenque, capital of the famous black mushroom, come and take part in the discovery of truffles for two days and let yourself be intoxicated by the atmosphere and its characteristic scent!

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