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Visit the NEW Lascaux 4- just opened on 15 Dec.2016

TOUR DE FRANCE 2017- passes Montignac on 11 July,2017

Bastille day, July 14th
Fireworks displays everywhere in the region. In Montignac, everyone lines the riverbank to watch the display and different bands play in street corners and cafes. Terrasson, Sarlat and Perigeux fireworks display are also very well regarded.

Schedules for Brocante/Vide Greniers (Flea Markets)

La Felibree July 2017 Saint Astier

Draws up to 25000 people each year a procession of traditional costumes followed by a sumptuous open air banquet(known as Taulade). Demonstrations of traditional trades like basket making and clog making.Streets are festooned with garlands.Held in a different town each year.

La Félibrée
Streets Festooned with garlands,La Felibree
Hat Festival, 3rd week of July Plazac
Display and parade of colourful and imaginative hats, with lots of other activities during the day.
Hat Festival

Montignac International Festival - 3rd week of July each year

Weeklong music and dance displays from representatives of different countries . On the first day,a colorful parade opens the event and through the week there are evening shows in the town square and a barbecue dinner. The event culminates in a fireworks display by the river.
Montignac International Festival
Montignac International Dance Festival with dancers from Brittany



Evening Markets in July/August -Buy fresh local produce like wine, cheese, fruit, meat ,fois gras in stalls around the town square . Take the meat to a bbq stand and when cooked join the locals in large communal tables as you listen to the local band, dance and be merry. Wonderful ambience and great value for money.

There are several fêtes throughout the spring and summer months in all the surrounding towns and villages. These usually consist of an open air 3 or 4 course meal, some entertainment such as live music and dancing. It is generally necessary to book. Announcements are displayed in the local supermarkets and roadside closer to the date.

Other Events during the year

  • Vergt Strawberry and Flower Market Festival - Sunday, 21 May
  • International Mime Festival “Mimo” July
  • Week long festival .Some participating restaurants and shops offer special menus.There are indoor and outdoor performances.Some require tickets. Some are free.
  • Knife Festival -  August Nontron
  • Music Festival of the Black Perigord August- October Baroque and classical music in remarkable and unusual sites.

Grappe de Cyrano Cross Country Trail Bike Rally - Easter

An annual event featuring two days of motorcycle racing starting from Bergerac, then onto Les Eyzies, and back to Bergerac via Tursac and Le Bugue passing other beautiful villages and castles Fete de la Musique , 21 June in Montignac,Sarlat,Perigeux all over France

Annual event celebrated on the longest day of the year with fireworks,musicians playing on the streets which are all pedestrianized. Cafes and restaurants have their own line up of musicians playing,free of charge.

Vergt Strawberry and Flower Market Festival - Sunday, 21 May

Sarlat fest'oie, January,2017

Countless stands are set up on Place de la Liberté: pluckers, breeders and manufacturers, tastings of regional produce, goose egg calligraphy and painting workshops, traditional games including life-sized snakes and ladders. A gastronomic meal is available with foie gras in abundance


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