Puy-de-Dome Culture and Events

Ice Fishing, Lake Guery

March 2018

Lake Guery, near Mont Dore, attracts fishermen from all over France to fish through holes in the frozen lake, provided the ice is strong enough. For additional information, contact Sancy Tourist Office, tel (00 33) 4 73 65 37 85


'Coutellia' International Knife Festival, Thiers

19 - 20 May 2018

Arts and traditions of 100 master cutlers from around the globe who display their art at the annual Salon Coutellia


World Dance and Music Festival, Ambert

15 July 2018

Five day long festival with lots of visual attractions including puppetry, musical story telling, dance, songs and much more throughout the town. Ambert Tourist Office has more information – tel (00 33) 4 73 82 61 90


Transhumance Procession, Besse

July and September 2018

Annual transhumance procession and festival to mark the ascent of herds to high pastures in July (‘montee’) and their return in autumn (‘devalade’) held in this ancient and pretty village of houses constructed with lava. Besse is a principle market centre and main producer of St Nectaire cheese. Tourist Board for details, tel (00 33) 4 73 79 52 84


Festival de Domaize, Domaize

 July 2018 TBC

This year is the 13th birthday of this music festival. Takes place in the open fields with views overlooking the mountains of Forez and the Puys.


'Plein la Bobine' Movie Festival, Bourboule

26 May - 1 June 2018

Takes place in the Municipal Casino, The Roxy Theater (Bourboule). A cinema festival for young people with ticket sessions providing access to film screenings, exhibitions and meetings. Prices vary from 5 to 20 euros and concessins can be used such as student, unemployed and under 18. 


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

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