The Dordogne Valley event not to be missed is the Jazz Festival which takes place each July in the city of Souillac .  The festival includes numerous different jazz performances at various stages located throughout the city, including both outdoor stages and indoors at the area’s bars.  Additional information is available at http://www.souillacenjazz.net/Jazz/ (in French) and http://www.planetware.com/souillac/ja... (in English).

Other annual events to enjoy in the Dordogne Valley area include:

  • April Flower Festival in Fources.
  • Bastille Day – This French holiday is celebrated all throughout the area on the fourteenth of July and includes various events, parades, activities and fireworks.
  • Bonaguil Festival – This summer festival is known for its music and fireworks display which take place at the area’s well-known castle.
  • Bordeaux Wine Festival – For information about this and other events specific to Bordeaux , see http://www.bordeaux-tourisme.com/pl/b....
  • Comic Book Festival in Montreal .
  • Lyrical Festival – Located in the Gramat area, it takes place each summer at the end of July and lasts for several weeks.
  • Parc de Exposiitions ( http://destinationsen.eurostar.com/si...) – A traditional fair which draws in visitors from all over.
  • St. Leonard de Noblat Music Festival in Limousin .
Additional information about area events, festivals and widely enjoyed activities can be found online at http://www.lotguide.com/2005/whatson.asp and http://www.frenchentree.com/france-lo... .