Charente Culture and Events

Festival International de la Bande Dessinee, Angouleme

26 - 29 January 2017 

Comic book festival.

Festival International de Musique, Chalais

6 May - 4 June 2017

The ninth year of this festival in 2017, the concert takes place in Chalais and its surroundings. Music featured by Mozart, Barber, Dvorak and Stavinsky. After each concert there is a variety of Charente food and drink for the public. Ticket price TBC.

Festival Musiques Metisses, Angouleme

2 - 4 June 2017

Celebrating its 42nd birthday in 2017, this festival offers three days and three nights full of musics and events from artist from all over the world. Workshops for  young children, animation and surprises.

Folk Festival, Confolens

10 - 15 August 2017

Performers from across the world gather in Confolens for this colourful annual festival but be prepared for a huge number of visitors.

Coup de Chauffe, Cognac

2 - 3 September 2017

A fabulous festival that children in particular will love. The streets are crammed with performers including jugglers, puppeteers and stilt-walkers.

Circuit des Remparts, Angouleme

15 - 17 September 2017

Race around Angouleme’s historic city walls.

Chez Cartier Cookery School

Day long cookery workshops with celebrity chef Reza Mahammad. Reza teaches a 3 course Indian menu in his beautiful former maison du maitre set amongst Charentais vines. Places are limited to 8 persons per course and the €175 price includes lunch served with wine. See Reza's website for more information and to book.

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

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