Poitou-Charentes hosts fantastic festivals throughout the year.
COVID-19 update - January 2021: this information is believed to be correct, and will be updated when we have more information, but there remains a risk of events being changed or cancelled due to the virus and associated restrictions. Please check each event's website for updated information.
Poitou-Charentes hosts fantastic music festivals from jazz and blues to rock and classical throughout the year. In addition a great variety of events to suit all tastes and interests including classic car racing and boat shows, gastronomic and wine fairs, plus carnivals and open air spectaculars! Some events take place throughout the summer, or across two or several months- they are listed below in the order in which they commence.
Also, as you travel about, keep an eye for placards of forthcoming local events which are often only advertised a week or so beforehand.