1 May 2017
Each year on 1 May, a large Brocante/Vide Grenier takes place in the pretty, historical village of Moncontour on the border of Vienne and Deux Sevres. There are over 150 stalls, increasing each year.
29th of each Month (held on Monday if 29th is Sunday)
For great open-air shopping, spend the morning at Les Herolles. One of the largest markets in France, it has been here for over 400 years.
You can see livestock, poultry and rare breeds as well as buy food from honey to freshly baked bread, local fruit and vegetables, plants, garden tools and more. Arrive early. Pay parking.
24 - 25 June 2017
This artistic town is full of book-related crafts and is one of France’s book publishing capitals. All year - visit the ancient street of craftsmen involved in the book trade including book binding, calligraphy and illustration, also antique books and bookshops. For more information, tel (00 33) 549 91 69 01.
Takes place in La Roche-Posay for the weekend in June in the park of the Casino marquee. Visitors can tap their feet to the latin beat with concerts and lots of opportunities to dance, whether its disovering or rediscovering, dance classes are also available. Big fireworks included on Saturday night.
2017 dates TBC
Jazz festival in the Vienne village of Nevville-de-Poitou.
6 August 2017
On the first Sunday in August every year the village of Angles sur l'Anglin, puts on a massive firework show, accompanied by music and the chateau as a backdrop. The fireworks start at 10:30pm but during the day there's also a rural fair. Tickets price to be confirmed.
8 - 10 September 2017
Festival of classical and chamber music held in La Roche-Posay. A series of 4 headline events (admission charge) as well as a hundred short performances, free of charge, by young musicians, talented amateurs and students.
Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.