Here it is: The Dordogne Valley events calendar shortlisted for you by locals in-the-know! Don't miss out on the hottest gastronomic dates and bonanza of festivals, shows and markets on this year... French living at its best!


It's fair to say, the Dordogne overflows with stunning towns, glorious castles and fascinating markets that are usually all looking for something or other to celebrate.
Whether it be with a food festival, medieval day, open-air concert, weekly or summer evening market, the Dordogne Valley is always the life and soul of the party.

To help you plan your trip, take a look at the regular and one-off events in store for locals and visitors this year.



 Rocamadour Classical  Sacred Music Festival
Rocamadour Festival

Rocamadour Classical Sacred Music Festival

The Rocamadour Festival, a unique event of classical and sacred music performed in one of the holiest of cities …


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Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Saint-Céré Festival

Saint-Céré Festival : An annual summer festival event in the Dordogne Valley, featuring the leading lights of the international operatic and classical music scene

Rocamadour Hot Air Balloon Festival
Rocamadour hot-air balloon festival

Rocamadour Hot Air Balloon Festival

Les Montgolfiades Festival : Be charmed by hot air balloons as they take off in front of the majestic city of Rocamadour.


Jazz in the Valley
Souillac abbey church

Jazz in the Valley

Souillac en Jazz is one of the summer festival highlights in the Dordogne Valley,  featuring top rated international Jazz artists in an exceptional outdoor setting

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Stawberry market

Strawberry Festival

The strawberry festival is a celebration of all things strawberry, with the annual creation of the world’s biggest strawberry cake!