Festivals and Events

If you’re looking for art, drama, theatre or music the Dordogne doesn’t disappoint. In the summer, many towns and villages host night markets with live music and interesting food stalls. Art and craft exhibitions continue into the autumn months. There are major events such as the Souillac Jazz Festival, Sarlat has a summer theatre festival with open air productions in the centre of town. Perigueux has it’s Festival of Mime and Sarlat also hosts a major film festival in November. In spring and autumn there are hundreds of plant and flower festivals; in summer, some châteaux host medieval games and re-enact famous battles from their history. At Château des Milandes, birds of prey are often on display in high summer.

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