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What's happening in Poitou-Charentes?


May & June 2016


The Chatellerault jazz festival. 27 May - 4th June


Festival free music.  Lac de Montendre.  24-26 June. Very popular music festival in its 16th year.  Large variety of genres from rock to techno to reggae.




July 2016


International Film Festival, 1 - 10th July. La Rochelle. Selection of new & classic films shown on the quai, with the chance to meet writers & directors.


Francofolies Music Festival.  13-17 July. La Rochelle. Music concert to promote fancophone music.


Violin on the sand.  23,26 & 29 July.  Royan. Full orchestra performance on the beach under the stars. Finishes with a firework display.  Remember to take a picnic for a truly magical experience.


La fête de Cognac. 28,29 & 30 July . Cognac. A celebration of two very popular regional drinks - Cognac and Pineau. Sample specially-made cocktails as well as other regional specialities such as oysters and snails.  


Floating Market at Le Vanneau.  30th July . Step back in time and do your shopping aboard a flat-bottomed boat in Green Venice.











August & September 2016


Festival de Confolens.  Confolens. 10-15 August.  A series of theatre and street performances from folk dancers all around the world.  


Rochefort en Accords, Rochefort.  Dates TBC. A series of concerts, performing rock, blues and folk music.


Circuit de Remparts. Angouleme. 16-18 September. Classic car event with racing taking place inside the actual town.  Admire cars from the sidelines whilst enjoying a champagne picnic or watch the Sunday racing from one of the stands.  


Le Grand Pavois,  La Rochelle.        28 September -3 October.  Europe's largest in-water boat show which includes many water-based events as well as an incredible fireworks display.