Puy-de-Dome Culture and Events

Ice Fishing, Lake Guery

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


'Coutellia' International Knife Festival, Thiers

20 - 21 May 2017

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

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


Transhumance Procession, Besse

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


Bach Festival, Pentaumur

7 - 12 August 2017

This year sees the 19th annual Bach Festival. See www.bachencombrailles.com for programme details.


La Sancy-Verte Cycle Race, Bourboule

2 July 2017

Annual cycle race. More details from Sancy Tourist Office, tel (00 33) 4 73 65 37 85 


Festival de Domaize, Domaize

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/


'Plein la Bobine' Movie Festival, Bourboule

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.

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