Events in August 2014

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Here you can find a selection of events in France in August: unmissable festivals, traditional festivals, exceptional exhibitions, national celebrations, grand shows, sports competitions, fairs and shows. Click on an event in the list below to see a detailed description.

International Garden Festival
A unique place for temporary modern landscape creations
In June / July / August / September 2015 in Chaumont-sur-Loire, in the Loir-et-Cher
Arles Meetings
The international photography festival
From 7th July to 21st September 2014 in Arles, in the Bouches-du-Rhône
Pyrotechnic Art Festival
A multi-coloured, musical battle that illuminates Cannes Bay
In July / August 2015 in Cannes, in the Alpes-Maritimes
Saint-Céré Festival
The lyric art festival in the South-West
In July / August 2015 in Saint-Céré, in the Lot
Jazz in Marciac
A musical event to experience under the stars in August
In August 2014 in Marciac, in the Gers
World’s End Festival
A crossroads for world and multi-cultural music
In August 2014 in Crozon, in the Finistère
Lorient Interceltic Festival
A great gathering of Celtic cultures
In August 2014 in Lorient, in the Morbihan
Les Escales
A festival of traditional and contemporary world music
In August 2014 in Saint-Nazaire, in the Loire-Atlantique
Bridiers Historical Fresco
A big, historical night-time fresco in Limousin
In August 2014 in La Souterraine, in the Creuse
MiMa - Puppet Art Festival
Artistic creations based on puppet art for children and grown-ups
In August 2014 in Mirepoix, in the Ariège
Sea Shanty Festival
A party in the harbour, music and lots of boats
In August 2015 in Paimpol, in the Côtes-d'Armor
Darc Festival
The biggest dance workshop in Europe
In August 2014 in Châteauroux, in the Indre
World Cultures Festival
International folk dance and music festival
In August 2014 in Montoire-sur-le-Loir, in the Loir-et-Cher
Confolens Folklore Festival
The festival of world arts and popular traditions
In August 2014 in Confolens, in the Charente
Festival of Blue Nets
A traditional Breton festival for all
In August 2014 in Concarneau, in the Finistère
La Route du Rock
Independent music festival in an exceptional setting
In August 2014 in Saint-Malo, in the Ille-et-Vilaine
Jazz in Ramatuelle
A festival that’s 100% Jazz!
In August 2014 in Ramatuelle, in the Var
Street Theatre Festival
A big space for artistic freedom, enchantment and discoveries
In August 2014 in Aurillac, in the Cantal
Berlioz Festival
A major symphonic and Romantic music festival
From 21st to 31st August 2014 in La Côte-Saint-André, in the Isère
St. Louis Festival
A traditional water jousting tournament
In August 2014 in Sète, in the Hérault
Morteau Festival
A regional festival full of good times and good food
In August 2014 in Morteau, in the Doubs
Rock en Seine
The last big rock event of the summer
In August 2014 in Saint-Cloud, in the Hauts-de-Seine
Big Prune Show
A family festival of gastronomy and music dedicated to prunes
From 29th to 31st August 2014 in Agen, in the Lot-et-Garonne


ExhibitionsTheatre and danceFilms and cinema
Contemporary musicClassical musicJazz music
Traditional musicExpressive writing and graphicsNature and animals
Sound and lightSports and competitionsFairs and shows
National celebrationsTraditional celebrationsKnow-how
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