Charente-Maritime Culture and Events


International Sailing Week, La Rochelle

2017 dates TBC

One of France’s oldest sailing events. Watch hundreds of yachts line up ready to sail around the Ile de Re. Visit

Cavalcade, La Rochelle

27 - 28 May 2017

Two days of festivities culminating in a night time parade.

Francofolies, La Rochelle

12 - 16 July 2017

Major festival with musicians, events for children and more, attracting over 100,000 visitors.

Bastille Day, La Rochelle

14 July 2017

France's National Day is celebrated in La Rochelle. A variety of activities, food markets and live music will all be present in celebration of this national day. After dark the port hosts a firework display over the sea

Un Violon sur le Sable, Royan

22, 25 and 28 July 2017

Classical music on the beach plus spectacular fireworks.

Grand Pavois, La Rochelle

27 September - 2 October 2017.

International boat show.

Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.

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