Major events all along the year.
“Danse Emoi” Contemporary Dance Festival : Next edition in 2022 Biennial contemporary dance event organised by the local Jean-Gagnant Cultural Centre, Danse Emoi welcomes French and foreign companies, young talents or famous choreographers, who all have in common creativity, inventiveness but also the urgency of telling us about the world through body, movement and, sometimes, text, sound or image...
Lire à Limoges (Limoges Book Fair) : Next edition in April 2021“Reading in Limoges” welcomes more than 250 authors over three days under a large marquee in the downtown area, for an authentic reading celebration. The weekend is punctuated with numerous activities: book signing sessions, round-tables, exhibitions, literary awards ceremonies, games, stands, etc. “Reading in Limoges” ranks among the five most important book fairs that take place in France.
Carnival : 2020 May 3rdOn the coming of Spring, children are eager to discover the multicoloured float parade of His Majesty Carnival, who, after having proudly gone up and down the streets of the city.
The Annual Fair of Limoges and of Limousin (“Foire Exposition”) : reported 2020 september 9 to 13With more than 400 exhibitors, the Annual Fair of Limoges is a nationwide reference. Each year, a particular theme helps to develop the cultural aspect of this special event, by offering, for instance, historical exhibitions (China, Egypt, Pompeii, etc). www.foire-limoges.com
Au bout du conte Festival : may 5th - 17thFirst tale festival in Haute-Vienne. More than 50 shows for all.
The Bridges Celebration : June 26th - 28thBy the end of June, Midsummer (“Saint-John’s Day”) is celebrated along the River Vienne, from Saint-Martial bridge to Saint-Etienne bridge. As a family and popular event, it offers numerous activities: funfair, live band dancing, fireworks, sports activities, flea market, etc.
Urbaka Festival : July 3rd - 6thThis 4-day international street-art festival has been taking over Limoges’ squares and streets for more than 20 years. Each year, the Cristi Urbaka association selects surprising, sometimes off-the-wall artists who show the different facets of what are called “street-arts”. www.urbaka.com
Pastel International Festival : Next edition in 2021The bigest pastelist festival in Europe takes place in Feytiat (next to Limoges) every year !
Night market in Haute-Vienne street : July 2ndCome to taste all the local products of the region in the evening in the rue Haute-Vienne, and enjoy local bands during the concerts at night.
Summer Cabarets : every friday evenings in July and AugustConcerts in the cathedral quarter, place Haute-Cité. Enjoy summer and music at the bar's terraces : Rock, blues, celtic and local music...
“Festival des Francophonies” (French Language Theatre Festival) : Septembre 25th - October 5thThe world-renowned festival has led Limoges to impose itself as the capital of French language theatre creation. Through the years, the festival has welcomed dance, music, cinema and exhibitions. The opening of the Authors' House in 1993 has encouraged this artistic creation. Along the year, and during the festival, the Authors' House offers readings, meetings and discussions about issues related to the French-speaking world. www.lesfrancophonies.com
Toques et Porcelaine : Next edition in 2021This major event ely the Limousin gastonomy and the work of best chefs of the region and France, and the Limoges porcelain. An event based in the excellence of these very typical know-how. You can't miss it if you want to understand the spirit of Limoges.
The “Frairie des Petits Ventres” : October 16thThis event is a great food fair organised every year, on the third Friday of October, in the Rue de la Boucherie, a district linked with the long history of the Butchers' Guild of Limoges. This is an opportunity to get introduced to local gastronomic specialities in a fun atmosphere.
“Eclats d’Email” Jazz Festival : 2020 November 19-29Created an event both popular and festive, where local musicians mix with famous talents around jazz music: that’s the purpose of the “Eclats d’Email” Jazz Festival. www.eclatsdemail.com
The Winter Funfair at the Champ de Juillet : December 2020Thrill-seekers of all ages and lovers of traditional activities can brave the cold weather in a festive and playful atmosphere.
Christmas Markets : Place de la Motte and rue Jean Jaurès (December 2020)Many activities are organized during the end of the year to celebrates Santa !
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