4 - 5 March 2017
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
20 - 21 May 2017
Arts and traditions of 100 master cutlers from around the globe who display their art at the annual Salon Coutellia
Mid July 2017
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
July and September 2017
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
7 - 12 August 2017
This year sees the 19th annual Bach Festival. See www.bachencombrailles.com for programme details.
2 July 2017
Annual cycle race. More details from Sancy Tourist Office, tel (00 33) 4 73 65 37 85
28 - 29 July 2017
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. For more information visit the website http://www.festivaldedomaize.com/
27 May - 2nd June 2017
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.