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 (in French) and (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
  • 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 ( – 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 and .