Everyone who has visited France has their own opinion of the season in which the country is most beautiful. However, springtime carries a distinctive atmosphere that is hard to resist. The regions of Dordogne and Lot Valley, in particular, burst into vivid colors and fragrant aromas, and the events calendar throughout their towns and villages includes a good number of attractive events.
If you want to welcome the spring back with music and dances, go to the town of Bergerac between 23rd and 26th May 2020 and visit the popular Jazz Pourpre Festival. You will have the chance to enjoy the impeccable performances of internationally renowned musicians, as well as listen to amateur bands that will surprise you with their skills and interpretations. The various concerts take place in different parts of the town, and there are also free jazz sessions held in the streets. During the festival, you can combine the soothing sounds of jazz with some wine tasting, which often happens after the shows for the day are over.
The Arts Festival in Sarlat that will take place from 1st till 20th May 2020 is one of the most important cultural events in the town for the year, and many of its citizens take an active part in the preparations and the different happenings, which often address critical social issues. Many of the various performances and exhibitions are free and include the display of numerous paintings, sculptures, photos, as well as dance performances and concerts. Each individual can express their view on a specific topic in their way and through their favorite type of art.
The charming town of Agen is a great place to visit in the Lot Valley and attracts many visitors with its lively cultural program. An exciting painting exhibition that includes more than 150 works dedicated to the town’s history and heritage started in February this year and will be on display till 15th April at Notre Dame Church of the Jacobins.
A unique exhibition dedicated to the many forms of one of the most popular types of street art – graffiti will take place from 11th April till 14th June 2020 at the Agen cultural center. Those who relish classical music should not miss the solo concert of the famous classical pianist Anne Queffélec that will take place on 16th April 2020 at the Ducourneau Theatre. Classical music lovers can furthermore enjoy a trip to the town of Lourdes that will host a fantastic musical event on 27th April 2020 – a classical concert of the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse. The French orchestra has performed many times in various countries and is known for its impressive discography and skillful performances of world-famous musical pieces.
Toulouse, which could be easily reached from both departments, will host the 2019 European Craft Days from 5th April till 7th April 2019 and will include many exhibitions, workshops, and demonstrations dedicated to the various types of arts and crafts.
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