News & Events
for Brocante/Vide Greniers (Flea Markets)
Events near Le Four a Sel in the next few months
de Cyrano Cross Country Trail Bike Rally - Easter Saturday An annual event featuring two days of motorcycle racing through
520 Kms of paths starting from Bergerac on Good Friday. Participants arrive from 5pm on Saturday in Montignac, where they have a communal meal of roast boar in the town square . They then head 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.
La Felibree 5,6,7 July 2013 Bergerac
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.This year it is in Bergerac
Streets Festooned with garlands,La Felibree
Bastille day, July 14th
There are lots of 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.
Hat Festival, 3rd week of July Plazac
Display and parade of colourful and imaginative hats, with lots of other
activities during the day.
International Festival -22-28 July,2013
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 Dance Festival with dancers from Brittany
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.
Festival - Sunday, August 05 , Nontron
Music Festival of the Black Perigord 5 August-14 October
Baroque and classical music in remarkable and unusual sites.
Evening Markets in July/August whereby local producers sell
their wine, cheese, fruit, fois gras and meat. You buy what you would
like to eat from any of the various stalls, hand it to someone manning
the barbeques for him to cook, then take the cooked meat and join the locals in large communal
tables,as you listen to the local band, dance and be merry. Great atmosphere
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
Other Events during the year
- Vergt Strawberry and Flower Market Festival
- Sunday, 17 May
- Sarlat fest'oie,
Sunday, February 22
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!