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Summer Guide

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SUMMER GUIDE

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July

all MonTH lonG Les serres tropicales

Brest - 29 Vist the greenhouses of the Conservatoire Botanique to see their tropical plant collections including a few that bite! Collections from the deserts to the tropical rain forests of the French Overseas territories are featured. Open from 2–6pm it’s payable but free for the -10s From the 6th

Visite guidée de la base navale

Aux heures d’été

L’Est du Nouveau

Nantes - 44 A five week festival celebrating different cultures with various events taking place throughout the city and most of which are free From the 9th

La Gacilly - 56 Annual exhibition of giant stunning photos, over 1,000 of them, taken around the world of people and nature. This event attracts over 300,000 visitors each year and this year’s theme is the countries of Eastern Europe and in particular their mysterious nature and landscapes as well as their people. It’s free

Point animation plage Plouescat - 29 Every day except Sunday’s games on the beach for kids. On the plage de Porsmeur from 2–5.30pm – it’s free From the 8th

L’été des arts Saint-Jean-du-Doigt - 29 An art exhibition where the artwork and their artists change every two weeks. At the Maison des Peintres from 3-7pm it’s free

Le costume de Concarneau

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Concarneau - 29 Photo exhibition of traditional costumes from Concarneau – it’s free

Rennes - 35 For summer the city of Rennes provides daily events from music concerts, street theatre, open air cinema, tours, night visits and more. Held throughout the city and best of all they’re all free From the 7th

Kérambigon beach Fouesnant - 29 Beg-Meil One for the 8-11s and the 1217s various sporting activities happening on the beach and in the sports arena especially for them. Events include wall climbing, archery, windsurfing, volleyball, football, rugby, table tennis, and more. Some activities are free others either 1, 2 or 5€ per session – prebooking required

The European wide emergency number for the police (gendarmerie), fire (pompiers), and ambulance services (SAMU) is 112 From all mobile networks and landlines

Guilvinec - 29 Attracting over 20,000 visitors this annual festival in its 9th year features photographs from around the world of man and the sea which are displayed around this important fishing harbour - it’s free

Rennes - 35 The Parliament of Brittany becomes the backdrop for a fantastic sound and light show projected on to the building. From 11pm and it’s free From the 6th

Dourduff-en-Mer - 29 A wonderful naturalist photo exhibition of the regions wildlife and plants on land and by sea. It’s at the site de Traon Nevez – it’s free

Welcome to the Brittany’s free and most complete ‘What’s on Guide in English’ for July to mid-September 2019. Our events provide a wealth of fascinating things to do and range from the largest the region has to offer to some of the oldest, from the loudest music festivals to the quietest painting competitions, to the busiest street carnivals to picnics on peaceful banks of the canals – they’re all here just waiting for you and we do hope that you will try more than just a few of them. Most of these events are free - so start making a note of which you will be visiting this summer to fully enjoy and experience Brittany at its very best – its regional traditions and culture, its sounds, its vibrant colours and its many wonderful seasonal delights - just like the locals do! To help locate where these events are we have organised them by town / city and then by area (département) - 22 are events in Côtes d’Armor (North), 29 Finistère (West), 35 Ille-et-Vilaine (East), 44 Loire Atlantique (South East) and 56 Morbihan (South). Enjoy your summer holiday and hope to see you again next year! Kenavo Christine

L’Homme et la Mer

Brest - 29 You’ll be able to take a look at this operational French naval base at the porte de la Grande Rivière with a two hour guided tours from Monday to Friday between 10am–3.30pm. French ID or passports required and no taking photos! It’s free From the 8th

Objective Terre & Mer

BOnJOUR !

Lumières-illuminations parlement de Bretagne

Le voyage Nantes - 44 Every summer Nantes invites painters, designers, architects, gardeners, chefs, DJ’s, graffiti artists, etc.; to ‘express themselves’ in the various public places around the city. It’s an occasion for the town to go a little bit further off-beat than normal! But it’s fun and free and suitable for all ages. Try some of the local grown foods cooked and served during the events at the Cantine by the river From the 6th

Observatoire de la réserve naturelle des marais de Brière Saint-Malo-de-Guersac - 44 The window to the wildlife of this nature reserve is open and you can see ducks and a variety of visiting birds to this protected area. It’s free

Balades en pays rochois La Roche-Bernard - 56 Photo exhibit around the streets and port – it’s free

Photo balade

Le labyrinthe de maïs

Sucé-sur-Erdre - 44 Open air giant photo exhibition for you to walk around at the port – it’s free

Pluméliau-Bieuzy - 56 Need a bit of a break from the kids or grandkids then take them here they’ll be gone for hours - a huge maze cut in the cornfields 2€. From the 12th

Escales photos, festival du Mor Braz Various - 56 Huge stunning photos of the sea are on display in the streets of the île d’Hoëdic, l’île de Houat, La Trinitésur-Mer, Le Palais, Locmariaquer and Plouharnel - and it’s free

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Marché animé Châtelaudren-Plouagat - 22 Morning only local market and various animations taking place organised by the local tourist office 15th, 22nd and 29th

Pot d’accueil gourmand Carantec - 29 The Tourist Office organises a gathering of local food and drink manufacturers and restaurants for you to try their fare – at 6pm at the Office du Tourisme and it’s free 15th, 22nd and 29th

Les lundis de Loctudy Loctudy - 29 Try some of the areas local produce whilst finding out where to visit nearby. At the Tourist Office from 11am–12pm and it’s free 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Marché des lundis soirs Penmarch - 29 Markets at the foot of the lighthouse from 6–9pm – it’s free entry 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Danses et marché nocturne Plomodiern - 29 Night markets where at 8.30pm you can also learn Breton dancing. By the church – they’re free 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Learn Breton dancing Plouarzel - 29 Learn those simple steps in the Salle Polyvalente from 7–8pm it’s free 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Les Lundis trez-hirresitibles Plougonvelin - 29 Live music and entertainments for the kids from 6pm at Trez-Hir – they’re free 22nd and 29th

Soir les quais Le Croisic - 44 The port du Croisic comes alive with street artists, fire-eaters, musicians, magicians, clowns and more – from 9pm and they’re free 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Marché artisanal nocturne Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44 Night markets of local artists, craftsmen and producers held on the avenue Roosevelt from 8pm – they’re free entry 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Zumba Carnac - 56 Shake your funky stuff on the Grande Plage - côté Base Nautique from 7.308.30pm – they’re free just wear trainers and take a large bottle of water! 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Marché semi-nocturne Erdeven - 56 Evening markets from 6pm til 8pm – free entry 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Marché nocturne

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Les musicales

Festival An Seisun

Redon - 35 Classical music festival featuring concerts played on various instruments and in various locations in and around the town

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Pot d’accueil des estivants Plozévet - 29

Find out from the Tourist Office what’s happening around the area and try some of the local foodstuffs from 11am-12pm – it’s free

Tues 2nd to Sun 7th Festival folklores du monde Saint-Malo - 35

A large celebration of folk music and dance from around the world with daily events take place in key locations throughout the town - payable

Weds 3rd

Fri 5th Fest Bro Pagan Guissény - 29

An inter-generational festival that mixes traditional Breton music and dance with some of the latest up and coming Breton bands. Also street theatre and various other events taking place to keep all ages amused. From 8.30pm to 2AM!

Nuit des légendes

Concarneau - 29

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Festival Kann al Loar Landerneau - 29

Concerts, festou-noz, traditional dances, Breton theatre, traditional sailing boats, Breton games, children’s entertainment… This festival is a real showcase for the vitality of the region

Weds 3rd to Mon 8th Astropolis

Brest and Guilers - 29

Electronic music festival held in La Carène and Le Vauban in Brest and in the grounds of the manoir de Keroual in Guilers which becomes one giant dance floor for an entire night – with Techno, House, Jungle, and Dub sounds from 9.30pm until 8AM!

Thur 4th to Sun 7th 1488

Mézières-sur-Couesnon - 35

On the 28th July 1488 there was a huge battle at Saint-Aubin-duCormier between the forces of King Charles VIII of France and Francis II, Duke of Brittany and his allies from Spain, Austria and Great Britain - this is an re-enactment of this battle. At the Château de la Giraudais with various displays, exhibitions, music, dancing, food and drink - payable

Pont-Scorff - 56

Festival of music, street theatre and entertainment for all ages incl children’s fishing lessons – it’s free entry

L’été tahitien Quéven - 56

The sounds, tastes and colours of that tropical paradise Tahiti will be at this event aswell as those famous dances. On the rue de la Gare and it’s free entry although shows are payable

Fri 5th to Mon 8th Henry V

Tonquédec - 22

Moules-frites Mussels and chips on the port from 12pm to 11pm

Sat 6th

Festival label’zic

Soirée moules-frites

Various styles of music performances in the streets of the town from 7.30pm – it’s free

Mussels and chips, karaoke, concert and fireworks at 11.15pm – it’s at the port-à-La Duc from 7.30pm and it’s free entry

Fri 5th & Sat 6th

Fest-noz

Festival L’Armor à sons

Breton dancing for all ages on the quai des Terres Neuvas from 7pm. 3€

Live music on the beach at plage de Noëvellard from 9pm it’s free

Concert Harisson Swing

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Live music on the boulevard de l’Océan from 9pm – it’s free Étel - 56

Malansac - 56

Bobital - 22

In its 11th year, this festival offers some of the best local music and some of the worlds up and coming bands in a great atmosphere - payable

Festidreuz

Fouesnant - 29

Festival with two evenings of music and entertainment from up and coming French bands - payable

Fête de l’accordéon Augan - 56

The true sound of France comes to this small town. Starts with a fest-noz on Sat from 9pm and then on Sun over 150 musicians perform through the afternoon and night

Festi’val de l’Oust Saint-Servant - 56

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Festival saumon

William Shakespeare’s Henry V will be performed in French at the medieval château de Tonquédec by the group Shakespeare du Trégor. The play is based on the famous Battle of Agincourt in 1415 and will be performed in original costumes and is full of action. From 8.30pm adults 12€ children 6€. Tel 06 09 48 23 93 for tickets or further info

Pornic - 44

Live music at Carré des Larrons – it’s free

Mesquer - 44

Festival of Irish music and dance – expect plenty of dancing displays, bands and there’s even a Ceilidh on Sat night

Pleuvan - 29

A night for the children with plenty of entertainment especially for them. At the parc de la Mairie from 8-10.30pm – it’s free

Concert Elmer Food Beat

Concert

Plouhinec - 56 Night markets with live music from 6pm – free entry 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

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Thur 4th to Sun 14th

Evening festival of Celtic Rock – it’s going to be loud! From 7pm and free for the under 12’s

Pléboulle - 22

Pléneuf-Val-André - 22

Feu de Saint-Jean Bannalec - 29

An evening event organised by the towns twinning committee so you may hear a few Irish accents as the town is twinned with Castleisland in Ireland. Music both Breton and Irish, food and fireworks at 11pm. From 8pm at Kervinic – it’s free entry

Concert de Captain Parade Châteaulin - 29

A music concert for the 5-105yo! At the place de la Résistance at 4.30pm and it’s free

Grillades sur le port Clohars-Carnoët - 29

Huge BBQ and live music by the port de Doëlan – mussels, tuna, sardines, merguez and chips. From 7.30pm and it’s free entry

All events were correct at the time of going to press. If you’re travelling a long distance to a particular event, check with the local Office de Tourisme or the Mairie before departure.


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D ’ AV R IL À S E PTE M B R E 2 0 1 9 JARDINS ÉPHÉMÈRES VANNES PHOTOS FESTIVAL VANNES CÔTÉ JARDIN LA SEMAINE DU GOLFE SALON LITTÉRAIRE LIVR’À VANNES EXPOSITIONS MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS, LA COHUE MUSÉE D’HISTOIRE & D’ARCHÉOLOGIE, CHÂTEAU GAILLARD FÊTES HISTORIQUES FESTIVAL JAZZ EN VILLE FÊTES D’ARVOR

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Programme sur www.mairie-vannes.fr Suivez-nous sur les réseaux sociaux

All events were correct at the time of going to press. If you’re travelling a long distance to a particular event, check with the local Office de Tourisme or the Mairie before departure.

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july’s Terrific Tuesdays

Marché-concerts en soirée

Gym tonic sur la plage

Hillion - 22 Night markets from 6.30pm on the place de l’Église with live music and food trucks offering crêpes, galettes and some British favourites Fish & Chips and even Indian curry! 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Trégunc - 29 Exercises on the plage de Kersidan from 10.30-11.30am – they’re free 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Concert

Une nuit en Muscadet

Live music at Petit château, Ville Close – it’s free

Les apéros

Spectacle du cercle celtique

A very civilised type of music festival where you can also try and buy some of the local wines. From 6pm and payable

Les mardis du port Paimpol - 22 Night markets and live music from 7pm at the quai Duguay Trouin – they’re free 16th, 23rd and 30th

Marché nocturne et concert Perros-Guirec - 22 Night markets and concerts on the esplanade de Trestraou from 5pm – they’re free 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Les mardis têtus Rostrenen - 22 Late morning market, games, live music on the square de la Fontaine – they’re free 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Initiation aux boules plombées Carantec - 29 Lean how to play the Breton equivalent of British Lawn Bowls with these lead weighted bowls. From 10am-12pm at le boulodrome - près du cinéma Étoile – it’s free 16th, 23rd and 30th

Festival un soir sur l’île Guipry-Messac - 35 Music, dancing, street theatre, games, cooking demonstrations and more on the islands from 6-10pm and they’re free. On the Île de la Minoterie 16th and 30th. On the Île de la Courbe at Bourg des Comptes 23rd

Guinguette des mariniers Redon - 35 Learn a few new classical dance steps at these evenings of music and dancing at the Croix des Marins from 7pm - 12AM – they’re free 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Marché nocturne Batz-sur-Mer - 44 Night markets on the Grande Rue from 6.30pm with live music – they’re free entry 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Fouesnant - 29

Display of traditional music and dancing in costume on the Archipel Pôle d’Action Culturelle from 9pm – it’s free

Soirée moules-frites Moëlan-sur-Mer - 29

Mussels and chips and music in the jardin public from 7pm – it’s free entry

Fête de l’été Névez - 29

Summer evening celebration with food and music and dancing on the port de Port Manec’h – it’s free entry

Concert et feu d’artifice

Mouzillon - 44

Marché et dîner fermier

Saint-Julien-de-Concelles-44

A night market with a difference not only is it local businesses selling their produce – food and wine, but they then have a huge BBQ with live music and dancing. It’s from 5pm and it’s free entry

Feux de la Saint-Jean Saint-Molf - 44

Live music, grilled pork, dancing and a 40 foot high bonfire – it’s free entry

Moules et feu d’artifice Camoël - 56

Music, moules and fireworks – it’s free entry

Penmarch - 29

Festival Gouren ha Son

Festival Celtytud

Traditional Breton wrestling festival held in the centre of town with live music, food and drink and it’s free entry

A n e ve n i n g o f m u s i c a n d fireworks at the port de Kérity – from 7pm they’re free Plouezoc’h - 29

Le Faouët - 56

This annual Breton dance festival now in its 20th year and where the non-stop dancing starts at 8pm til late – very late! Payable

Feu d’artifice

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44 Live music and entertainments for all ages from 9pm on the square Thibaud and they’re free 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Fête du bourg

Le concert de midi

Live music and food on the place du Général de Gaulle from 7-11pm – it’s free entry

Concerts

Soirée classique’s

Concarneau - 29 Live music at Carré des Larrons – it’s free 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Le Croisic - 44 Evening classical music concerts held in the church Notre-Dame de Pitié from 9pm 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Fête des grands chênes

Live music with Duo PA from 12.30pm on the terrace of L’Annexe at the port de Tréhiguier – it’s free

Les mardis Clohars-Fouesnant - 29 Free music concerts in the centre of town from 9pm 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Les mardis de Beg-Meil Fouesnant - 29 Three concerts each night from 7pm on the rue des Glénans, Beg-Meil and they’re all free 16th, 23rd and 30th

Mardi du square Thibaud

Mardi concerts Piriac-sur-Mer - 44 Live music concerts from 9pm and they’re free 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Les mardis de Portez

Marché nocturne

Locmaria-Plouzané - 29 Free live music at 9pm on the esplanade de Portez 16th, 23rd and 30th

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44 Night markets from 9pm-12AM on avenue Ernest Chevrier by TharonPlage – free entry 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Mardis festifs Moëlan-sur-Mer - 29 Live music concerts on the place de l’Église from 7pm – they’re free 16th, 23rd and 30th

Les mardis Plouescat - 29 Free concerts on the esplanade du Casino from 9pm 16th, 23rd and 30th

Pot d’accueil et les mardis Plougasnou - 29 From 6pm you can try some of the local gourmet foods at the Office de Tourisme and afterwards there are free concerts on the place du Général Leclerc from 7.30pm – both are free 16th, 23rd and 30th

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Cancale - 35 Free music concerts and all guaranteed to get your feet tapping held in the open air from 6pm in the jardins de la Mairie 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Concarneau - 29

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Les mardis du port Étel - 56 Live traditional music and dancing during the evening on the place des Thoniers – it’s free 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Marché nocturne Quiberon - 56 Night markets on the place Hoche – they’re free entry 16th, 23rd and 30th

Marché semi-nocturne Saint-Pierre-Quiberon - 56 Evening markets from 6pm – free entry 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

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Ploumoguer - 29

Pont-Aven - 29

Traditional evening fest-noz in the open air at the place des Grands Chênes, Nizon with fireworks at 11pm – it’s free

Les miroirs de feu Saint-Derrien - 29

Mussels and chips, concert and fireworks – it’s at the plan d’eau from 7pm and it’s free entry

Championnat de France Supercross Espoirs Bédée - 35

French championship motocross at Le Val Beuzet from 10am

Canal en scène Blain - 44

Family friendly music festival held at the port de Blain from 11am and then the château de la Groulais 6pm with lots of childrens entertainments – it’s free entry

Soirée sardinade

La Plaine-sur-Mer - 44

An evening event with music, dancing and plenty of freshly grilled sardines – from 5pm at the port de Gravette and it’s free entry

Soirée moules-frites

Pénestin - 56

Sat 6th & Sun 7th Pardon de Lanrodec Lanrodec - 22

Local village fete featuring communal meal and music and dancing on Sat night, on Sun there’s are various activities for all ages during the afternoon. It’s free entry

Grande fête maritime

Plérin - 22 Port du Légué

Traditional celebration of the sea, with music, dancing, exhibitions, parade and of course the usual freshly cooked seafood – it’s free entry

Jumping

Saint-Quay-Portrieux - 22

Horse jumping event for amateur riders held at Les Prés Mario – it’s free entry

Course de côte des Monts d’Arrée Berrien - 29

Fast and furious rally cars on display, racing and making lots of noise

Les jardins culturels Brest - 29

Le Croisic - 44

Music and moules on the place Boston - it’s free entry

Summer Guide

Marzan - 56

Live music, food and fireworks – it’s free entry

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Music, arts & crafts market and fun for all ages at this event held amongst the beautiful trees and plants of the parc Éole. From 2–9pm Sat and 11am-8pm Sun - it’s free


Festival Blokuhaka

La foire de Lanvaux

Pique-nique insolite !

Marché des créateurs

An event described as ‘sportive, artistic and festive’ – rock climbing, slackline, waterline, highline, standup paddle, acroyoga and you can have a go at all of them, also live music, massage and more - just make sure you have insurance cover! At the site de Meneham from 10am–1AM - payable

Agricultural fair where the cow is the star with over 150 of them vying for best of the show. Various events take place during the day - it’s free entry

Annual picnic to promote the regions culture. You just turn up pay for one of their special gastronomic picnic baskets all made from fresh and locally produced goods - choose your starter, main and dessert and then join hundreds of others doing exactly the same while watching the various events taking place. At the Ateliers des Capucins from 11am-6pm

Arts & crafts fair at the base de loisirs from 10am-7pm – it’s free entry

Kerlouan - 29

Groove on Earth – Eco festival Plozévet - 29

Small music festival for all ages on the esplanade Avel-Dro - payable

Corsair tattoo ink Saint-Malo - 35

Tattoo festival held on the quais Saint-Malo et Duguay-Trouin from 11am til 11pm with music, food and over 80 of France’s (and further a field) tattoo artists all ready to ink your skin - payable

Festival des peintures Saint-Suliac - 35

Two day festival of painting. There’s a competition on the Sat and sale of paintings and sculptures on the Sun – it’s free entry

Ambiance 13e siècle Vitré - 35

Fête du bruit

Saint-Nolff - 56

Music festival with Soprano, M, Bigflo & Oli, Miles Kane – to mention just a few

Brest - 29

Sun 7th

Pardon de Saint-Alar

Fête des jardins

Got a horse or pony? Then get it here for 10am where you and it will be blessed at the chapelle du Drennec. Then there’s an afternoon of horsey events – it’s free

Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

Sixteen local growers display and sell their plants along with giving advice on growing and looking after them. In the parc de la Belle Issue from 9am

Courses hippiques Corlay - 22

And they’re off! Horse racing at the hippodrome

Grande brocante de la Saint-Pierre Plouha - 22

Second hand goods and flea market from 8am – it’s free entry

Puces marines

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

Nautical themed flea market by the port – it’s free entry

Clohars-Fouesnant - 29

Beg-Meil paddle cup Fouesnant - 29

Mahalon - 29

Fête des cerises

Plouégat-Guérand - 29

Cherry fete with plenty on sale along with other local and regional products - also a car boot, music, dancing and food – it’s free entry

Concert irlandais

Plounéour Ménez - 29

The sounds of the Emerald Isle will be heard in the bar Ty Grean from 8pm – it’s free

Feu de la Saint-Jean Saint-Évarzec - 29

An evening of live music, BBQ’d food and fireworks from 7.301.30AM – it’s free entry

A day of fun on and by the sea. There are games, try out Stand Up or Yoga paddle or be a Mermaid – all for free. There’s also a DJ providing the sounds for a Beach Party, food, exhibitions and a lot of fun. It’s from 10am-8pm and it’s at la Cale and centre de BegMeil - free entry

Au Tourc’h du far west

Concert Nelly et les garçons

Véhicules anciens

Henvic - 29

Traditional music in the chapelle Sainte-Marguerite, Pont de la Corde from 6pm – it’s free but donations welcome

Tourc’h - 29

Wild West themed event with BBQs, both types of music ‘Country’ & ‘Western’, line dancing, saloon (no gun fights!) and more. From 12pm at Locunduff and free entry – yeeeeeHah! Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Vintage cars and motorbikes will be on show at the salle de Jade, Tharon from 10am – 1pm it’s free

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The chateau goes back in time to the 13 th century with locals dressed in costume for the period. Expect the odd sword fight at the military encampment or at the tavern – it’s free entry

Grand-Champ - 56

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july’s Wonderful WednesdaYs

Boulevard des musiques

Concerts les côtiers

Erquy - 22 L i ve m u s i c c o n c e r t s o n t h e boulevard de la Mer from 9pm – they’re free 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Plozévet - 29 Live music from 8pm at the café bistro Les Côtiers, Pors-Poulhan – it’s free 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Les mercredis d’Loudia

Quimperlé - 29 Live music on the place Saint-Michel from 8pm it’s free 17th, 24th and 31st

Loudeac - 22 A combination of Breton and Rock/Pop concerts from 7pm and they’re free 17th, 24th and 31st

Learn Breton dancing Maël-Carhaix - 22 Fun for all the family from 8.30pm at the Salle Polyvalente Arc en Ciel 17th, 24th and 31st

Les enfantillages Mellionnec - 22 Childrens event from 6pm music, songs, theatre at the Eco-domaine du Bois du Barde 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Concert des mercredisquares Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22 Free music concerts held on the square Pellion from 9pm 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Mercredis de l’été Saint-Donan - 22 Various animations take place here – food tasting walks, discovery walks, boules and more – they’re free 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Zumba

Concert Roscoff - 29 Live music on the terraces of the Vieux Port from 9.30pm – it’s free 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Les mercredis de Port-Mer Cancale - 35 Free music concerts held in the open air from 6pm at the plage de Port-Mer 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Les mercredis Combourg - 35 Early evening live music and dancing from 6–8pm on the place Piquette – it’s free 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Soirée nocturne Saint-Brice-en-Coglès - 35 An evening at the lovely château du Rocher Portail with various theatrical and musical events taking place including a candlelit visit to the rooms, a small market place, food and drink and fireworks to finish – payable 17th, 24th and 31st

Les mercredis aux Lakas

Saint-Quay-Portrieux - 22 Get down and shake your thing at the Centre de Congrès from 5-6.45pm – they’re free 17th, 24th and 31st

La Plaine-sur-Mer - 44 Live music in the jardins des Lakas from 9pm and they’re free 17th, 24th and 31st

Marché nocturne

Les mercredis

Audierne - 29 Night markets on the place de la République from 6.30-11.30pm – free entry 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

La Turballe - 44 Live music and entertainments for all ages from 6pm on the quai Saint-Pierre, place du Marché and the local streets. There are also night markets on the boulevard du Commandant Famchon - they’re free entry 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Marché semi-nocturne Daoulas - 29 Evening market with live music from 6-10pm – they’re free 17th, 24th and 31st

Yoga à la plage Kerlouan - 29 Chill out and stretch yourself out on the beach with a few yoga movements. From 5.30-7pm on the plage de Meneham – it’s free although donations welcome 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Les nuits celtiques de Peniti La Forêt-Fouesnant - 29 Live traditional music and dancing at the open air théâtre de Verdure de Peniti – they’re free 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Les mercredis Le Conquet - 29 Live music and entertainments on the place du Marché from 7-8.30pm – they’re free 24th and 31st

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Les mercredis Arradon - 56 Family entertainment in the centre of town during the afternoons and evening – they’re free 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Expérience fitness Carnac - 56 Keep trim and fit with exercise on the Grande Plage from 10-11am – it’s free just wear trainers and take a large bottle of water! 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Marché artisanal nocturne Damgan - 56 Night arts and crafts market on the place Alexandre Tiffoche from 6pm – it’s free entry 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Concerts de rue Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44 Live music in the centre of town – they’re free 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

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Concert La Petite Semaine

Roller tour

Guérande - 44

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Live music on the boulevard de l’Océan from 6pm – it’s free

Carnac c’est gonglé ! Carnac - 56

One for the family and children over 2yo lots of games and there’s plenty of inflatable fun to be had. From 10am to 6pm and they’re all free

Festival rockabilly Guiscriff - 56

A weekend of Rockabilly with plenty of music from the 50’s and later, a market place of records and clothes, cars and there are even hairstylists to help you with that special look! Payable

Get your skates on for this roller skating event around the walls of this beautiful town from 7.30– 9pm – it’s free

Spectacle de rue Pornic - 44

Street theatre and entertainments on le Vieux-Port from 5pm – they’re free

Weds 10th Gad Zukes in concert Erquy - 22

This five piece pop rock British family (who now live in Brittany) band will be playing on the boulevard de la Mer from 9pm and it’s free

Sun 7th to Sat 13th

Danses bretonnes

Petit festival

Lessons for Breton dancing from 8.30 - 10pm – they’re at the salle Ar Mor Glaz and free

Kerlouan - 29

Plestin-les-Grèves - 22 / Plonevez-Moëdec - 22 / Plufur - 22 / Trédrez-Locquémeau - 22 / Garlan - 29 / Guimaëc - 29 / Lanmeur - 29 / Locquirec - 29 / Morlaix - 29 / Plouezoc’h - 29 / Plougasnou - 29 / Plourinlès-Morlaix - 29 / Saint-Jeandu-Doigt - 29

Classical music festival held in various venues some of which are free

Mon 8th

Concours châteaux de sable Loctudy - 29

Get those buckets and spades ready it’s a sand castle building competition on the plage de Langoz from 10am–12pm – it’s free

Yoga à la plage

Saint-Pol-de Léon - 29

Concert Empty Spaces Arzon - 56

Free concert by this group described as the European Pink Floyd with full light show from 9.30pm on the port du Croisty

Pique-nique electronic Île-aux-Moines - 56

Grab your picnic basket, swim suit, your towel and lay on the warm sand for this DJ’ing sessions on the plage du Drehen – from 6pm and free, but you’ll need a short boat ride to get you to and from this island

Mon 8th to Sat 13th Les assemblées gallèses Plumieux - 22

A celebration of the local Gallo culture with music and dancing held around local villages

Yoga session on the plage SainteAnne from 10.30am – it’s free

Proud Mary and Jailbird Big Band en concert Pornic - 44

Two bands one soul the other rock will be playing on the esplanade de la Ria from 9pm – they’re free

Concours de châteaux de sable

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Sand castle building contest on the plage de Tharon –it’s free

Les soirées estivales Larmor-Plage - 56

Music, food and fun on the place Notre-Dame from 7pm – it’s free entry

Concert

Quiberon - 56

Tues 9th

Live music concert from 9pm on the place Hoche – it’s free

Fête de l’Isle

Weds 10th to Sun 14th

Fete for the local area of l’Isle. Starting at 8pm on the place Anatole Le Braz there’s traditional music and dancing, and on the menu moules-frites

Rencontres internationales de harpe celtique

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

Braderie

Douarnenez - 44

The town centre shops have their midsummer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains. From 9am and free entry

Dinan - 22

The very best harp players from the Celtic world gather for this special event - various concerts held around the town

Weds 10th to Mon 15th Festival musiques La Baule - 44

Classical music festival at the chapelle Sacré-Coeur and the chapelle Sainte-Anne - payable

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WEDF 10th to Mon 22nd

Tribute to Queen

Apérojazz

Cinéma plein air

Fête foraine

Kind of Queen are a Queen tribute band and they’ll be in concert on the port du Croisty from 9.30pm and it’s free

Early evening jazz concert on the place des Négociants from 6.308pm – it’s free

Wrap up warm, pack the popcorn it’s cinema in the open air night. From nightfall at the Belle Etoile and it’s free

Roscoff - 29

Plenty of fun and screams at this large fairground on the quai Charles de Gaulle

Thur 11th Cap sur les jeudis Saint-Carreuc - 22

There’s free live music in the open air from 8pm on the place de l’Église

Déballage d’été Fouesnant - 29

The town centre shops have their summer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains. From 9am and free entry

Pot d’accueil des estivants Scaër - 29

Find out from the Tourist Office what’s happening around the area during the coming week and try some of the local foodstuffs from 6.30pm-7.30pm on place de la Mairie – it’s free

Tournée de plage 7up

Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44

A whole lot of family fun games on the beach sponsored by 7up, Pepsi Max, Fun Radio and Haribo so expect plenty of free goodies – from 2-7pm and it’s free

Arzon - 56

Soirée bretonne Pénestin - 56

Traditional Breton music and dancing, games and street theatre from 7pm – it’s free

Thur 11th to Sun 14th Jumping international

Saint-Quay-Portrieux - 22

Horse jumping event for amateur and professional riders held at Les Prés Mario – it’s free entry

Dub Camp festival Joué-sur-Erdre - 44

Four days of reggae and dub sounds with that base shaking your bones. Featuring some of the best reggae and dub stars from the UK and Jamaica - payable

Fri 12th Feu d’artifice Plumieux - 22

Music and fireworks – it’s free entry

Crêpes en musique Guilvinec - 29

A night of crêpes and music in the open air on the place de la Petite Sole – from 7-11pm and it’s free entry

Landerneau - 29

Feu d’artifice

Locquénolé - 29

Rohan - 56

Fireworks at 11pm – it’s free entry

Fri 12th & Sat 13th

Randonnée nocturne

Spectacle de rue

Difficulty sleeping at night? How about a 8 – 12km night ramble with a group of strangers – It’s from 9.30pm meet in front of the Mairie with a torch and a fully charged mobile – it’s free

Street theatre and more from 6-11pm – it’s free

Ploudaniel - 29

Tablées du 12 juillet

Piriac-sur-Mer - 44

Va y avoir du Reuz Guiscriff - 56

The fun fair comes to town with rides, music, bouncey castles, fireworks and more – it’s free entry

Montfort-sur-Meu - 35

Music in the centre centre from 5.30pm and then there’s fireworks by the étang de la Cane at 11.30pm – they’re free

Pornichet la fête Pornichet - 44

Traditional Breton fete with music, dancing, costumes, etc. From 5pm on the place du Marché followed by fireworks at 11pm on the port d’échouage – they’re free

Fri 12th to Sun 14th Championnat de Bretagne de dressage Lamballe - 22

Championship dressage event held in the haras and parc équestre - payable

Fest – Connections Saint-Connec - 22

Evening music concerts - payable

Feu d’artifice

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Music from 9pm on the plage de la Source, fireworks on the port de Comberge at 10.45pm followed by music and dancing on the esplanade du Port – they’re all free entry

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july’s Tremendous Thursdays

Visites guidées pour anglophones Binic-Etables-sur-Mer - 22 Tours of the Musée d’Art et Traditions Populaires in English Here you’ll discover a splendid collection of some of the traditions of Brittany incl Lace Headdresses, crafts shops, fishing and sailing instruments and more. At 2.30pm 5€ 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Les jeudis lamballais Lamballe - 22 A day packed with a variety of things to do – there’s the morning market, at 2.30pm and 4pm there are free guided tours of the Medieval Garden. Then how about visiting the prestigious Haras? Here there are horse-drawn carriage rides, guided tours, and an equestrian show starting at 5.30pm. During the evening, the market place becomes a Gallic outdoor banquet hall where you can grab a seat at one of the long tables and sample the delights of the different food stalls, while listening to the free concerts 18th and 25th

Marché aux étoiles Locronan - 29 Night markets from 7pm – they’re free entry 18th and 25th

Les jeudis du parc Pleuven - 29 Free concerts in the open air from 9pm at the parc de la Mairie with BBQ’d food available from 7.30pm 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Les notes salées Plobannalec-Lesconil - 29 Free live music concerts on the place du Port from 9.30pm 11th, 18th and 25th

Cours de danses bretonnes Plougonvelin - 29 Learn Breton dancing it’s fun for all the family from 8.30pm at the Espace Kéraudy – it’s free 11th, 18th and 25th

Cinéma plein air Quimperlé - 29 Wrap up warm, pack the popcorn it’s cinema in the open air night. From nightfall at the praire SaintNicolas and it’s free 11th, 18th and 25th

Les estivales Riac-sur-Bélon - 29 Classical or Baroque music concert in the église Saint-Pierre from 6pm. Although free donations would be welcome 18th and 25th

Learn Breton dancing Saint-Nic - 29 Fun for all the family from 8.30-10pm at the terre plein de Pentrez – it’s free 11th, 18th and 25th

Jeux et concerts Saint-Pol-de Léon - 29 Games on the beach for all the family at Îlot Sainte-Anne from 2.30pm followed by live music concerts by the plage SainteAnne from 7pm until late – they’re free 11th, 18th and 25th

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Gym tonic sur la plage

Les nocturnes

Trégunc - 29 Exercises on the plage de Pouldohan from 10.30–11.30am – they’re free 11th, 18th and 25th

Carnac - 56 Night markets held in the centre of town from 6pm with live music and dancing from 8pm – they’re free 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Initiation aux danses bretonnes

Les jeudis du kiosque

Trégunc - 29 Learn those simple dance steps on the place de la Mairie from 6–7pm – they’re free 11th and 25th

Damgan - 56 Live music and entertainments from 9pm at the Kiosque in the centre of town – it’s free 18th and 25th

Les jeudis

Les jeudis du port

Vitré - 35 Evening markets and live music from 6.30pm on the place de la Gare – they’re free entry 18th and 25th

Étel - 56 Live music during the evening on the place des Thoniers – it’s free 11th, 18th and 25th

Marché 100% artisanal La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44 Arts & crafts markets from 6pm at Les Halles – they’re free entry 11th, 18th and 25th

La Gacilly - 56 Music concerts outside the Maison Yves Rocher by the bridge from 7.30pm and they’re free 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Concerts du Pilori

Soirées rochoises

Le Croisic - 44 Free concerts on the place du Pilori from 6pm 11th, 18th and 25th

La Roche Bernard - 56 Concerts and street theatre on the place du Bouffay from 9pm – they’re free 11th, 18th and 25th

Les jeudis du port Le Pouliguen - 44 Free live music concerts at the port on quai Jules Sandeau from 7pm 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Les jeudis du port

Apéro concert

Marché nocturne Larmor-Baden - 56 Night markets from 6pm on the place de l’Église – they’re free entry 18th and 25th

Saint-Briac en musique Live music on the place du Centre from 7pm every night– they’re free

Journées du vent Sarzeau - 56

Three days of kite flying and sports on the sea powered by the wind – it’s at Penvins from 10am – 6pm and it’s free

Fri 12th to Sat 20th Festival de musique de chambre Pont-Croix - 29

Classical music festival held during the evenings in the église Notre-Dame de Roscudon - payable

Fri 12th to Sun 21th Portes ouvertes: Pépinière les Hortensias du Haut Taupont - 56

Learn Breton dancing

Marché artisanal nocturne

Les jeudis de l’été

Piriac-sur-Mer - 44 Artist’s night markets with jewellery to paintings from 6.30-11pm – they’re free entry 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Muzillac - 56 Live music and entertainment from 7pm on the place Saint-Julien – they’re free 11th, 18th and 25th

Marché nocturne

Les jeudis

Pornic - 44 Night market on the port de Plaisance de la Noëveillard from 6pm – free entry 11th, 18th and 25th

Ploemeur - 56 Night markets and live music from 7.30pm – they’re free 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Marché nocturne Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44 Night markets from 9pm-12AM on avenue Ernest Chevrier by TharonPlage – free entry 11th, 18th and 25th

Pontivy - 56 Live music on the place Anne de Bretagne – a mixture of music from reggae to traditional Breton. They’re family friendly and free 11th, 18th and 25th

Les jeudis

Jeudis de la pente

Auray – 56 Various events take place from music to street theatre and they are all free. From 5-10pm 11th, 18th and 25th

Rochefort-en-Terre - 56 Live music concerts in the garden of the café de la Pente – they’re free but contributions welcome 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Marché du terroir à Foleux

Théâtre de rue

Béganne - 56 Late afternoon / early evening market with plenty of locally produced fare. From 4-9pm at the port de Foleux and it’s free entry. There will also be live music afterwards at the bar/restaurant L’Escale next to the market 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44 Street theatre performances in the centre of town – they’re free 11th, 18th and 25th

Le Faouët - 56 Fun for all the family from 6pm at the Halles in the centre of town 11th, 18th and 25th

Les jeudis musique

Summer Guide

Pont-l’Abbé - 29

Traditional Breton festival where more than 1,000 locals in traditional Breton costumes mingle with over 30 Celtic dance groups and international folk groups. Shows, parades, concerts - these are the real sounds and colours of Bretagne – some events are payable others free Saint-Briac-sur-Mer - 35

Nort-sur-Erdre - 44 Evening markets and live music from 5pm on the port at Le Bassin – they’re free entry 11th and 25th

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Fête des brodeuses

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Open doors at this wonderful garden nursery which specialises in hydrangas where you’ll see over 750 different varieties as well as their display gardens spread over this 32 acre site – it’s free entry

Sat 13th Feu d’artifice et animations

Just a few of the many free fireworks displays and some with live music are at:Broons - 22 / Corlay - 22 / Fréhel - 22 / Guingamp - 22 / Merdrignac - 22 / Penvénan - 22 / Perros-Guirec - 22 / Pleubian - 22 / PlouguenastLangast - 22 / Quessoy - 22 / Sables-d’Or-les-Pins - 22 / Saint-Alban - 22 / Trébeurden - 22 / Brest - 29 / CloharsCarnoët - 29 / Fouesnant - 29 / Guilvinec - 29 / Île-Tudy - 29 / La Forêt-Fouesnant - 29 / Lannilis - 29 / Locquirec - 29 / Loctudy - 29 / Névez - 29 / Penmarch - 29 / PlobannalecLesconil - 29 / Plougasnou - 2 9 / P lo m o d i ern - 2 9 / Plouarzel - 29 /Plouezoc’h - 29 / Plounéour-Brignoganplage - 29 / Pont-l’Abbé - 29 / Pouldreuzic - 29 / Querrien - 29 / Roscoff - 29 / Saint-Nic - 29 / Santec - 29 / Sizun - 29 / Taulé - 29 / Baguer-Morvan - 35 / Cherrueix - 35 / GuipryMessac - 35 / Le Minihic-surRance - 35 / Montauban-deBretagne - 35 / Vieux-Viel - 35 / La Turballe - 44 / Le Pouliguen - 44 / Mesquer 44 / Préfailles - 44 / SaintePazanne - 44 / Sucé-sur-


Erdre - 44 / Auray - 56 / Belz - 56 / Damgan - 56 / Erdeven - 56 / Guégon - 56 / La Gacilly - 56 / Larmor-Baden - 56 / Mauron 56 / Muzillac - 56 / Péaule - 56 / Pénestin - 56 / Port-Louis - 56 / Questembert - 56 / SaintDolay - 56 / Saint-Nolff - 56 / Saint-Pierre-Quiberon - 56 / Séné - 56 / Sérent - 56

Défilé aux lampions Erquy - 22

Join in this colourful torchlit parade of lanterns from 9pm on place de la Poste (where lanterns can be purchased) and depart at 10pm to the port accompanied by local musicians

Fête de la mer Plouézec - 22

Celebration of the sea with music, dancing, events in and by the sea and plenty of freshly grilled seafood. Held at the port Lazo from 12pm – it’s free entry

Feu d’artifice Quévert - 22

Moules-frites from 7pm, live music and dancing then there are fireworks at 11pm – it’s free entry

Feu d’artifice et animations

Saint-Quay-Portrieux - 22

Soirée moules-frites Plouhinec - 29

Live music and moules-frites from 6pm on the terre plein du port – it’s free entry

Le camp allié 39-45 Scaër - 29

Reenactment of an allied military base during WWII. Various displays and demonstrations. At the boulodrome – Grand Champ – it’s free entry

Fête du maquereaux Cancale - 35

An opportunity to go out and catch mackerel and then grill them on the port. Or (if the sea’s a little rough) just stay at the port and wait for the fish to come to you for lunch or dinner! Departs from Port-Picain at 7.30am

Fête nationale Cancale - 35

Fireworks at 11.30pm at port de la Houle and then at 11.45pm a DJ gets the party started on the port – they’re free

Les estivales Assérac - 44

Live music and dancing on the place de l’Église from 9pm – it’s free

This busy evening starts at 7pm with moules-frites on the esplanade du Casino, at 8.30pm you can buy a lantern, then at 9.45pm there’s a lamp lit procession to the port to see the free firework display at 11pm – it’s free entry

Fête nationale

Bal des pompiers

Grandchamps-des-Fontaines - 44

Live music and fireworks – you just need to bring a picnic, chairs and rugs – they’re all free at the jardins d’Ashton Keynes from 8pm

Sat 13th & Sun 14th

Pêche aux crabes

Festival zyc ô remparts

Maquereau party

From 6pm to 1AM this event features four bands playing rock, blues and soul music. Food and drinks will also be available – it’s free entry

A party where the star attraction is the mackerel so expect plenty on the BBQ. From 12 – 3pm and 7 -10pm on the square de la Libération - it’s free entry

One for the kids two hours of fishing for crabs in the sea water pool by the parking of the minigolf. Sat at 10am and Sun 11am and no need for boots

Défilé aux lampions

Fête nationale

Sardines and more are on the BBQ on the Quai Carnot from 7pm and live music and dancing is on the place Jean Jaurès and at night fall there’s fireworks on the quai Nul – and they’re all free entry

Join in this colourful torchlit parade of lanterns. At 7.30pm on place de l’Église-Madame (where lanterns can be purchased) and depart at 9.30pm to the plage de Lancastria accompanied by local musicians where at 11pm there’s fireworks. Also in the centre of town there’s live music with Vinyle Idylle – it’s all free entry

Local village fete with communal dinner with music and dancing on Sat evening. Sun has a flea market, food, music and boules competition – it’s free entry

Fête nationale

Bal des pompiers

Live music and dancing at the bar le Ty Bar Do and the bar du Port from 9pm – they’re free

The local fire service has an open air family friendly party to raise funds from 7pm – it’s on esplanade de la Ria and free entry

Châteaulin - 29

Fund raising event for the local fire service starting at 6pm with a small parade of their vehicles, 7.30pm there are moules-frites, followed by music, dancing and fireworks at 11pm. On the place de la Résistance and it’s free entry

Grande poissonnade Concarneau - 29

Île-de-Batz - 29

Bal des pompiers et feu d’artifice

Guérande - 44

Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

Pornic - 44

Binic-Étables-sur-Mer- 22

Tréguidel - 22

La journée américaine Carantec - 29

Music and display of classic American cars and motorcycles, American football, mechanical bull riding, market place and Rockabilly concert. By the plage du Kélenn – it’s free entry

Libération Châteaulin Châteaulin - 29

Local fire service hold their fund raising evening with moulesfrites, BBQ, music and fireworks. On the place Lindenfels from 7pm it’s free entry

A night of moules, moules and more moules – from 6pm at the place du Marché by Tharon-Plage – it’s free entry

A weekend celebrating the liberation of the town by allied forces with displays of military vehicle from the era, parachute jumps, parades, rides in jeeps and more – from 11am-4.30pm it’s free entry

Concert de Nickel des Pieds

Guer en fête Guer - 56

Le playa tour

A day of celebrations and fun - and as the sun sets the party starts with live music, dancing and fireworks – its free

Fun and games for all ages on the plage du Trez-Hir and they’re free

Moëlan-su-Mer - 29

Penmarch - 29

Live music in the bar Chez Cathy, Saint-Guénolé from 9.30pm – it’s free

Fête des moules

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Cancale - 35

Championnat de France motocross Iffendic - 35

Plenty of thrills and spills at this weekend French Championship event of motocross racing payable

Fêtes historiques Vannes - 56

The beautiful walled city of Vannes turns back the clock and the streets are full of actors in costume, music, dancing, parades, street theatre, shows and fireworks – and it’s all free

Sat 13th to Weds 17th Marché artisanal Préfailles - 44

Arts & crafts market at the Salle du Centre Nautique from 10am–6pm it’s free entry

Plougonvelin - 29

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july’s funtastic FRidays

Festival les tardives Lannion - 22 Evenings of family fun starting at 5pm with learning Breton dancing, various children’s entertainment, street theatre, live music and a fest-noz. On and around the quai d’Aiguillon and they’re free 19th and 26th

Dîner aux chandelles Lescouët-Gouarec - 22 A rare event and experience - having an evening meal by candlelight next to a pack of wolves! Held at the rescue centre for wolves the Refuge des Loups – prebooking essential 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Les nocturnes Saint-Brieuc - 22 Evening events featuring live music and various fun entertainments for all ages. On the place du Martray from 9pm and they’re free 19th and 26th

Vendredis musicaux Bannalec - 29 Traditional music on the place de la Libération from 9pm – it’s free 19th and 26th

Concerts au Ti Guénolé Locquénolé - 29 The town centre’s café has live music from 9pm and they’re free 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Concerts et marché nocturne

Saint-Renan - 29 From 9pm free music concerts on the place du Vieux Marché 12th, 19th and 26th

Marché nocturne La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44 Night markets from 8.30pm by Les Halles and in the centre of town – they’re free entry 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Les métiers de la mer Le Croisic - 44 The town centre transforms back to yesteryear when it was a small fishing village so expect plenty of mussels, sardines and other goodies on the BBQ and live music. From 5.30-8pm on the place de Dinan and free entry 12th and 26th

Apéro-concert Mesquer - 44 Early evening live music from 7pm in the jardins du Presbytère – they’re free 12th and 26th

Concerts de rue Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44 Live music in the centre of town – they’re free 12th, 19th and 26th

Marché artisanal nocturne

Locquirec - 29 Night markets with live music from 6pm on the port – they’re free 19th and 26th

Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44 Night markets of local artists, craftsmen and producers held on the place Henri Baslé from 8pm – they’re free entry 12th, 19th and 26th

Concerts

Marché semi-nocturne

Penmarch - 29 Live music in the bar Chez Cathy, Saint-Guénolé from 9.30pm – it’s free 5th, 19th and 26th

Étel - 56 Evening markets from 6pm – free entry 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Nocturnes de Pors Poulhan

Les vendredis

Plouhinec - 29 Night markets with live music from 6.30-11.30pm – free entry 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Josselin - 56 Free evenings of music and dancing on the place Notre-Dame from 7pm 19th and 26th

Concerts et marché nocturne

Les vendredis du canal

Primel-Trégastel - 29 Night markets with live music from 6pm on the parking des Frères – they’re free 19th and 26th

Les vendredis du port Roscoff - 29 Live music and entertainment at the Vieux Port – they’re free 19th and 26th

L’été sur la place Rosporden - 29 Street theatre, live music, dancing, food and drink – from 7pm and it’s free entry 19th and 26th

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Malestroit - 56 Live music concerts by the church from 9pm and they’re free 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Les nocturnes Mauron - 56 Live music concerts in the centre of town from 6.30pm – they’re free 12th and 26th

Concerts Quiberon - 56 Live music concerts from 8pm on the place Hoche – they’re free 19th and 26th

Les vendredis du Gorvello Theix Noyalo - 56 Live music from jazz to folk from 8.30pm in the Petit Café dans la Prairie – they’re free but a hat will be passed 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

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Fête des islandais et des Terre-Neuvas

The French National Holiday

Paimpol - 22

On the 14th July 1789 a crowd of French citizens stormed the Bastille, a prison building in Paris that was a symbol of the oppression caused by the royal system. This day marked the beginning of the French Revolution, and is celebrated all over the country. Festivities usually include national commemoration ceremonies as well as music, fireworks and dancing in the streets. So look out for events taking place near you

Feu d’artifice et animations

Marché des créateurs

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

Art and crafts market - jewellery, paintings, needlework, ceramics, clothes, handbags, soap – there are all sorts on offer – it’s on the square Pellion and it’s free entry

Animation de plein air

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

Just a few of the many free fireworks displays and some with live music are at:Binic-Étables-sur-Mer- 22 / Bon-Repos-sur-Blavet - 22 / Erquy - 22 / Le Faouët - 22 / Lézardrieux - 22 / Loudéac - 22 / Moncontour - 22 / PléneufVal-André - 22 / Plouër-surRance - 22 / Plouha - 22 / Plouvara - 22 / Plurien - 22 / Quintin - 22 / Rostrenen - 22 / Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22 / Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer - 22 / Trégastel - 22 / Tréguier 22 / Trévé - 22 / Audierne - 29 / Bénodet - 29 / Carantec 29 / Carhaix-Plouguer - 29 / Cléden-Cap-Sizun - 29 / Combrit - 29 / Le RelecqKerhuon - 29 / Plouescat - 29 / Plougonvelin - 29 / Pont-Aven - 29 / Quimperlé - 29 / Rosporden - 29 / SaintPol-de-Léon - 29 / Sibiril - 29 / Trégunc - 29 / Combourg - 35 / Plerguer - 35 / Saint-Malo - 35 / Blain - 44 / La Baule - 44 / La Plaine-sur-Mer - 44 / Le Croisic - 44 / Nort-sur-Erdre - 44 / Piriac-sur-Mer - 44 / Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44 / Baden - 56 / Billiers - 56 / Étel - 56 / Josselin - 56 / La RocheBernard - 56 / Locmariaquer - 56 / Pontivy - 56 / Quéven - 56 / Quiberon - 56 / Saint-Gildasde-Rhuys - 56

Marché des créateurs

Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

Arts & crafts market on the esplanade de la Banche from 10am–7pm – it’s free entry

Courses hippiques

This busy evening starts at 3pm on the place Pirron with live music, dancing and street entertainment, 7pm food is available, then as the sun sets a disco starts til 2AM. It’s free entry

Bagadañs

Carhaix-Plouguer - 29

A large festival of traditional dance and music of Bretagne with plenty of locals in costume and moules-frites on the menu from 8pm

La guinguette

Clohars-Carnoët - 29

Music and dancing on the place du Général de Gaulle from 7pm – it’s free

Puces de nuit et feu d’artifice Daoulas - 29

Flea market from 6pm and fireworks as night falls – it’s free entry

Festival de l’insolite Mahalon - 29

This is a festival of some strange races, all guaranteed to make you laugh. At the top of the list are bed racing and pedal cars! It all starts at 1.30pm for the first elimination races, the finals are from 5pm, and the day ends with fireworks at 11pm – it’s free entry

Session irlandaise Morlaix - 29

Live traditional Irish music is at the café Ty Coz from 6.30pm – it’s free

Randonnée nocturne Ploudaniel - 29

Corlay - 22

And they’re off! Horse racing at the hippodrome

Les joutes nautiques Dinan - 22

A fun day of river jousting at this beautiful port between 23 local communities. Various other animations take place on the quay in between the tournaments. It’s from 9am-7pm and free entry

Summer Guide

A traditional Breton festival paying homage to all those from the region who have lost their lives to the sea. It all starts at 2pm with plenty of Breton music and dancing – it’s free

2019

Still can’t sleep? Well there’s a 8 – 12km night ramble with a group of strangers – It’s from 9.30pm meet in front of the Mairie with a torch and a fully charged mobile – it’s free

Festival Kastell Paol et fête de l’artichaut Saint-Pol-de-Léon - 29

A folk festival with fest-noz, folk dance groups, Breton games, local produce market and an Artichoke festival – it’s free entry


FĂŞte du sabot

FestivitĂŠs de 14 juillet

Mon 15th to Fri 26th

Traditional fete where the Breton wooden shoe is the guest of honour. Various events take place throughout the day from jogging in the forest to pony competitions and of course there’s the throwing of the wooden shoe competition. A fun filled day for all ages at the Maison Forestière de Coatloch and it’s free entry

A busy day starting with at 12pm Breizh picnic bring your own picnic to the jardins de CÊsarin and they’ll provide you with a welcome drink, traditional music and dancing,games and crêpes. At 2pm there are games for 4-12yo on the port en Dro then at 9pm live music, dancing and fireworks also on the port – it’s free entry

Plage musicale en Bangor

MarchĂŠ dinardais de la crĂŠation Dinard - 35

Arts & crafts market from 10am– 7pm on the esplanade de la Halle – it’s free entry

FĂŞte du pain

Pleine-Fougères - 35

Fete celebrating – No not S&M! – but bread made fresh for you to try and buy. Various events take place including fireworks at nightfall – it’s free entry

Musicale des rues et moules

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Live music and entertainments in the streets from 3pm-6pm and then again from 10.15pm10.45pm. There are also moulesfrites being served by Les Halles from 6pm-8pm followed by live music and fireworks – it’s free entry

Carnac - 56

FĂŞte des sauveteurs en mer Damgan - 56

Various animations taking place during the day all of which revolve around saving lives at sea. Also there are boat trips, sea rescue dogs, rescue competitions, as well as music, dancing and lots to eat and drink – it’s at the port de PÊnerf and it’s free entry

FĂŞte de la digue Malestroit - 56

Fun filled afternoon and evening for all the family. From 2–7pm bouncy castles and games for the kids and at 7.30pm the music starts, fireworks and dancing through to 1AM – it’s free

Guinguette du pont d’Oust

Live music and dancing from 9pm to 1AM – it’s free

Les rendez-vous du port

FĂŞte de la mer

A day of boat rides, sea shanties, car boots, freshly grilled seafood, music and dancing – all sounds fun. On the port du Collet from 10am and it’s free to get in

Plenty of afternoon and evening fun in and around the port de Saint-Jacques – it’s free entry

Le Pouliguen - 44

Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

FĂŞte du mouton LignĂŠ - 44

A day and evening celebrating sheep and all the products we get from them plenty of which will be on sale and some on the grill. Starts at 7am with a brocante, 11am there’s a parade, various events take place during the afternoon, from 8pm dinner and dancing and fireworks to finish at 11pm. It’s free entry

Fête de la moule et feu d’artifice Pornic - 44

Moules-frites (or sausage, burger) from 6pm on the esplanade de la Ria followed by fireworks at 11pm on the plage du Château - it’s free entry

FĂŞte de la mer

Saint-BrĂŠvin-les-Pins - 44

Plenty of things going on here – secondhand goods market, bouncy castles, jet-ski rides, surf casting demonstrations, sea rescues with dogs, BBQ’d seafood and more – it’s free entry

Dinard - 35

This festival presents a wide range of artists performing in wonderful settings. Now this is not your usual music festival as this one is held on the island of Belle-Île-en-Mer, so book a room or take a tent as it’s a long swim back to the mainland

Sarzeau - 56

Sun 14th to Thur 18th Jazz’y Krampouezh NÊvez - 29

Evening jazz music festival with concerts held in the jardins de Rospico. Expect a mixture of jazz and oysters with all types of jazz featured from traditional to pop and from blues to funk - payable

Mon 15th Feu d’artifice

Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

BBQ’d food followed by fireworks – it’s on the plage du Moulin and free entry

FĂŞte nautique

Châteauneuf-du-Faou - 29

Afternoon of fun on the canal with trips on it – it’s free entry

Tribute to The Police Arzon - 56

Back to the Police are a Police tribute band and they’ll be in concert on the port du Croisty from 9.30pm and it’s free

Sand castle building competition with teams consisting of children and adults where the winners will be the castle that can withstand the incoming tide the longest also other prizes to be won. It’s on the plage de Saint-Énogat at 2.30pm and it’s free

Concours de châteaux de sable AssÊrac - 44

Tues 16th Festival Place aux Mômes: Concert Badada Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

One for young families free concert for the +6yo from 5.30 – 6.30pm on the place Le Pomellec – it’s free

Braderie

Concarneau - 29

The town centre shops have their midsummer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains. From 9am and free entry

Ça jazz à La Forêt

La ForĂŞt-Fouesnant - 29

Live jazz music at the open air thÊâtre de Verdure de Peniti – it’s free

Peillac - 56

An afternoon and evening of family fun by the canal with music, dancing, food, games, river jousting, boats, kids fishing and a mini firework display. From 11.30am to 1AM – it’s free entry

Bal du 14 juillet

Châteaux de rÊsistance à la mer

Bangor - 56

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ScaĂŤr - 29

Sand castle building contest for all the family at Pen BÊ from 3pm – it’s free

Concours de châteaux de sable Mesquer - 44

Sand castle building contest for all the family on the plage de LansÊria from 10.30am – it’s free but you’ll need to registar first at the OT

Marie Petrolette et Les Françoises en concert Pornic - 44

Live music on the esplanade de la Ria from 9pm – it’s free

Concert piano Quiberon - 56

Award winning pianist Solène PÊrÊda will be playing some opf the classics in the jardins de BrÊtinio at 5pm – it’s free

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Culture et traditions Saint-Renan - 29 Market days with traditional music and dancing to keep you entertained. In the centre of town from 10am–12pm – it’s free entry 6th, 13th 20th and 27th

Marché nocturne Pornic - 44 Night markets on the quai Leray, quai du 11 Novembre from 7pm – free entry 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Marché nocturne Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44 Night markets from 9pm-12AM on avenue Ernest Chevrier by TharonPlage – free entry 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Concert

Thur 18th

Thur 18th to Sun 21st

Live music on the place de la Duchesse Anne from 9pm – it’s free

Cap sur les jeudis

Festival les vieilles charrues

Quiberon - 56

Weds 17

Lanvollon en danse

Cinéma en plein air

The town goes dancing mad – Breton dancing festival under the stars – it’s free and a lot of fun for all ages

Open air cinema from 10.30pm on the plage du Moulin Blanc – it’s free

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Lanvollon - 22

Séance yoga géante

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

Join tens of others on the Grande Plage for this yoga class in the sun from 3-4.30pm

Repas de la mer

july’s Splendid SuNdays

Loctudy - 29

There’s plenty of moules-frites available at this evening event from 6.30pm on the plage de Langoz – it’s free entry

Les dimanches de Brendaouez Guissény - 29 Classical and folk music concerts in the chapelle de Brendaouez – from 6pm they’re free but contributions welcome 14th, 21st and 28th

Les dimanches du tourisme Plouescat - 29 Try some of the areas local produce whilst finding out where to visit locally – they’re at the Office de Tourisme from 10am-12pm and free 14th, 21st and 28th

Concerts

Rock’n Roll et danses latines Dinard - 35 Four hours of rock ‘n’ roll and latino dancing by the sea. Just turn up and join the fun in the sun on the digue de l’Écluse - Plage de l’Écluse from 4-8pm 7th and 21st

Musiques et danses traditionnelles Dol-de-Bretagne - 35 Traditional music and dance in the centre of town from 6–7pm – they’re free 14th and 21st

Apéro’zique Saint-Pern - 35 Free early evening music concerts in the centre of town from 6pm 14th, 21st and 28th

Marché nocturne Quiberon - 56 Night market on the place du Vieux Port Haliguen from 7pm – free entry 21st and 28th

Marché des arts et l’artisanat Séné - 56 Arts and crafts market on the place de l’Église from 10am-1pm – it’s free entry 14th, 21st and 28th

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Concert

Plovan - 29

Free live music at Pen Ar bed from 7pm

Concours de châteaux de sable

Saint-Pol-de-Léon - 29

Sand castle building contest on the plage Sainte-Anne – from 2.30pm it’s free

Soirée terre marine Trégunc - 29

Plovan - 29 Free live music at Pen Ar bed from 4.30pm 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

august

Plaintel - 22

There’s live music in the open air from 8pm on the place Abbé Cormaux - it’s free

Grab the picnic basket, beach chairs and blankets there’s live music and, as the sun sets, an open air cinema night. From 9pm at the pointe de Trévignon – it’s free

Les mercredis Mont-Dol - 35

Free open air concert on the tertre du Mont-Dol from 8.30pm

Cinéma plein air Guérande - 44

Wrap up warm, pack the popcorn it’s cinema in the open air night. From nightfall at the Ramparts and it’s free

Concours de châteaux de sable

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Sand castle building contest on the plage de Tharon – it’s free

Tribute aux Rolling Stones Carnac - 56

Brest - 29

Pot d’accueil

Châteaulin - 29

Find out from the Tourist Office what’s happening around the area during the coming week and try some of the local foodstuffs from 11am-12pm on the place du Marché – it’s free

Carhaix-Plouguer - 29

Grab your tent, toilet rolls and wellies this is the BIG one! This major musical event is the biggest festival of its kind in the country. Attracting over 230,000 spectators and 80 bands performing on five different stages. This year the festival will feature great bands such as Black Eyed Peas, Christine and the Queens, David Guetta, Iggy Pop, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Primal Scream, Skunk Anansie and Tears for Fears - to mention just a few!

Thur 18th to Weds 31ST

Concours de châteaux de sable

Festival de musique sacrée

Sand castle building contest on the plage de Bellangenêt from 2-6pm – it’s free

Choirs from France and Europe will be performing in the cathéderale Saint-Vincent during this festival - payable

Clohars-Carnoët - 29

Danse bretonne Concarneau - 29

Learn those simple steps at the parvis des Halles – it’s free

Brocante et moules-frites Le Conquet - 29

Car boot during the day and mussels with chips with live music from 7pm in the open air. Held on the place de Llandeilo – it’s free entry

Concert – Leconfield Singers Saint-Malo - 35

Evening concert by this British mixed-voice choir from Petworth held in the église Sainte-Croix from 7pm – although free donations are welcome

Saint-Malo - 35

Fri 19th Fest-noz

Saint-Quay-Portrieux - 22

Traditional Breton dance party for all ages held in the parc de la Duchesse Anne from 7pm – it’s free

Fest-noz

Audierne - 29

A full evening of entertainment at the Enclos des Capucins. Sea shanties from 7pm, dancing from 9pm and in between plenty of food - sausages, mussels, sardines, chips, and more. Entrance 3€ and free for -12yo

Fête bretonne

Clohars-Carnoët - 29

Les nocturnes Pénestin - 56

Tr a d i t i o n a l B r e t o n m u s i c , dancing, games and street theatre from 7.30pm in the centre of town – it’s free

Moules-frites et fest-noz Sarzeau - 56

Mussels, chips and traditional dancing on the cale du Lindin from 7.30pm – it’s free entry

Thur 18th & Fri 19th Sardines grillées Étel - 56

An evening of music, dancing, food and fun. At Le Pouldu on the boulevard des Plages from 6pm – payable 3€ free for kids

Apéro concert – Yannick Grimaud Combrit - 29

Live music in the parc an Treizour from 6.30pm – it’s free

Concours de châteaux de sable Plomodiern - 29

Sand castle building contest for 6-13yo on the plage de Pors Ar Vag from 2-3pm - 2€

Fest-noz

The Fortune Tellers are a Rolling Stones tribute band and they’ll be in concert on the avenue Miln from 9.30pm and it’s free

Freshly caught and grilled sardines by the port from 12pm to 10pm – just follow the local cats!

Festiv’été: fest-noz

Thur 18th to Sat 20th

An evening of dancing, Breton, Samba, Lambada, food and fireworks at Pors poulhan from 7pm – it’s free

Traditional Breton dance party on the place de la Mairie from 9pm – it’s free

Les musicales de Préfailles

Concert – Leconfield Singers

Music festival featuring a varity of different syles – at the Espace Culturel where some concerts are free

Evening concert by this British mixed-voice choir from Petworth held in the église Saint-Meen from 9pm – although free donations are welcome

Josselin - 56

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Préfailles - 44

Summer Guide

2019

Plozévet - 29

Cancale - 35


Soirée jeux en bois

Fri 19th & Sat 20th

Les zendimanchés

Family fun at this evening of traditional games made of wood – from 9pm at Les Halles and it’s free

Festival les nuits salines

Small festival of music, street theatre, dance and circus acts (no animals). At the parc de la Cure from 2pm–1AM

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Braderie

La Turballe - 44

The town centre shops have their summer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains. From 9am and free entry

Concours de châteaux de sable Piriac-sur-Mer - 44

Sand castle building contest for all the family from 3-4.30pm – it’s free

Concert des estivales Pornic - 44

Live music on the esplanade de la Ria from 9pm – it’s free

Soirée sardinade

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

An evening event on the esplanade du Port de Comberge from 6.30pm, music and plenty of freshly grilled sardines - it’s free entry

Mark Keen en concert Guillac - 56

British musician will be playing blues, jazz and folk music in the café de la Forge from 8.30pm

Batz-sur-Mer - 44

A celebration of the salt farmers who work the tides. See how and where the salt is produced, then try some along with moules-frites or grilled sardines in the market. Afterwards go for a ride in a horsedrawn carriage or watch some of the many concerts held in the streets. Fri night and all day/night Sat – it’s free entry

Festival Les Electros Quiberon - 56

DJ’s will be spinning those sounds on the plage du Porigo from 6pm til 12.30AM – it’s free

Fête du sauvetage en mer Le Conquet - 29

A fete hosted by the local life boat association – plenty of events and demonstrations taking place at the port and on the sea, plus sea shanties, freshly cooked seafood and live music – it’s free entry

Fête du port

Moëlan-sur-Mer - 29

Sat 20th

Fun, food and music at the port de Merrien – it’s free entry

Campement médiéval

Fête de la mer

La nuit de Tahiti

A medieval encampment is established in the gardens of the château de l’Escurays, there’s a riding display, a market place and be careful as the odd fight breaks out between knights in armour! It’s free entry 10am-12.30pm and 3-8pm

Fete held in the grounds of the château de Guildo. Plenty of moules-frites on the menu, live music and fireworks to finish. From 6.30pm and payable

Not a celebration of a south pacific island instead a night of live music at plage de Tahiti from 7pm – payable 3€ under 14s free

Prinquiau - 44

Fri 19th to Sun 21st Fête bretonne Lamballe - 22

Traditional fun with music, dancers in costume, food, spit roasted pigs, ancient recipe bread, moules-frites, crêpes and galettes, street theatre, games, donkey rides and bouncy castles. They’re all at the parc de la Corne de Cerf and it’s free entry

Feu d’artifice

Brocante vue sur mer

Fireworks at the moulin de Berno from 10.30pm – it’s free but you’ll need a boat ride to get there and back

Second hand goods and antiques fair being held by the sea on the quai Robert Richet – it’s free entry

Île d’Arz - 56

Saint-Hilaire-de-Chaléons - 44

Saint-Quay-Portrieux - 22

Créhen - 22

Fête des mégalithes Pleslin-Trigavou - 22

Traditional fete held around the ancient standing stones – music, dancing, food and games and more food and dancing. From 12pm-1AM - payable

Festival zik à gogo Pludual - 22

A night of food, music, dancing, fireworks and generally having a good time – it’s free entry

Soirée bretonne Châteaulin - 29

An evening of traditional music and dancing with groups in traditional costume. From 9pm on the place de la Résistance and it’s free

All events were correct at the time of going to press. If you’re travelling a long distance to a particular event, check with the local Office de Tourisme or the Mairie before departure.

Névez - 29

Souper marin et fest-noz Penmarch - 29

Fisherman’s supper and more, live music and dancing from 6.30pm at the port de Kérity – it’s free entry

Bigoudenoz

Plonéour-Lanvern - 29

Traditional music and dancing from 6pm to 2AM! 2€

Fête de Kervel - Soirée moules-frites

Plonévez-Porzay - 29 Kervel

Mussels and chips, live music and fireworks – from 7pm and free entry

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Fest-noz

Repas terre et mer

An evening of Breton dancing which is open to all ages. From 7pm on the port du Diben and it’s free

At this event a variety of food from both the land and sea will be available on the esplanade de Pentrez from 7pm with live music – it’s free entry

Plougasnou - 29

Grand fête champêtre Poullan-sur-Mer - 29

An evening event with live music, sea shanties, moules-frites and fireworks – from 7pm-2AM at the jardins Bel Air and it’s free entry

Kouan Freil

Saint-Nic - 29

Tref’Estival

Treffiagat - 29

Live music at Bas du Pont from 8pm – it’s free

Fête locale Pipriac - 35

Riec-sur-Bélon - 29

Traditional rural afternoon/ e v e n i n g f e te w i t h l o t s o f traditional dancing in costume and a fest-noz to finish – at CoatPin it’s free entry

Feu d’artifice Roscoff - 29

Fireworks at the Vieux Port from 11pm – it’s free

An afternoon of fun for kids on and by the water incl games, dancing, singing, model boats, paintball laser, bouncy castles and more. In the evening moulesfrites or galette-saucisse, drinks, music, dancing and fireworks. Held by the étang des Quatre Vents from 3pm to 2AM – it’s free entry

Soirée moules-frites La Baule - 44

A night of music and mussels and chips on the place de l’Église – from 7pm -1AM - it’s free entry

Concerts Audierne - 29 Live music in the Comptoir de l’Iroise from 7.30pm – it’s free Sun 14th Sat 20th Fri 26th

Randonnée nocturne Ploudaniel - 29 Diffuculty sleeping at night? How about a 8 – 12km night ramble with a group of strangers – It’s from 9.30pm meet in front of the Mairie with a torch and a fully charged mobile – it’s free Fri 12th Sun 14th

Concert à la cathédrale

La Baule Jazz festival La Baule - 44 Live jazz in venues throughout the town Thurs 11th, 18th and 25th Fri 12th, 19th and 26th

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Festival Tributes Arzon - 56 A festival of tribute bands held on the Port du Crouesty from 9.30pm and they’re free Mon 8th and 15th Thur 11th Sun 14th

Structures gonflables Port-Louis - 56 Bouncy castles and more on the skate park – they’re free Thur 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th Fri 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th Sat 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

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La Turballe - 44

Celebrate the sardine at this famous festival held at France’s largest port for catching sardines - so they’re not going to get any fresher than here. A mere one ton of sardines are on the menu, so no need to get there early! From 12-11pm it’s free entry

Jewly en concert

Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

Live music from this talented artist on the place de l’Église from 9pm - it’s free

Vide-bateaux et vide-greniers

Early evening concert by this British mixed-voice choir from Petworth held in the Santuaire from 5.30pm – although free donations are welcome

The locals living on land and on boats get rid of their wanted bits and bobs at the port aux Moines from 8am to 6pm – it’s free entry

Pontmain - 53

Moto cross nocturne

Soirée moules-frites An evening of music and moules on the place de l’Église – it’s free entry

Sat 20th & Sun 21st

Championship afternoon through to night motocross racing. From 3pm to 1AM with fireworks to finish Arzon - 56

Fête du bagad Arvorizion Karnag

Circuit d’artistes

Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

Carnac - 56

Traditional Breton music and dancing with moules-frites on the menu. From 6pm on the parking de la base nautique and it’s free entry Damgan - 56

Join in with the Breton dancing fun at the skate park on boulevard de l’Océan from 9pm – it’s free

Sardinade de Kerhillio Erdeven - 56

Freshly caught and grilled sardines are on the menu from 7pm – on the place des Cirques and free entry

Triomphe des Écoles de Saint-Cyr-Coëtquidan Guer - 56

Grillade party

Girls only fun run along the coast - meet on the esplanade de la Ria – it’s free

Freshly grilled seafood and music on the parvis de la Capitainerie from 7pm – it’s free entry

Bal des pompiers

Grand fête

Live music on the boulevard de l’Océan from 6pm and it’s free

A night of moules-frites, music, sea shanties and fireworks – on the place de la Gare from 7pm and free entry

Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44

Bal des pompiers

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

The local fire service has an open air family friendly party to raise funds - from 2pm til late on boulevard de l’Océan and free entry

Fête de la galette et de la crêpe

Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer - 44

Those traditional Breton pancakes, either with sweet fillings – crêpes or with savory fillings – galettes, will be the stars of the night at this event. On the plage du Porteau from 6pm, with live music at 9pm and fireworks at 11pm – it’s free entry

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Local artists open the doors to display some of their wonderful works of art. At La Ville Garnier and it’s free

Foire aux peintres

Pléneuf-Val-André - 22

Fest-noz

Girls run summer Pornic - 44

Bal des pompiers Vannes - 56

Arts & crafts market held on the avenue de la Plage, Quimiac from 10am-7pm – it’s free entry

Marchés de l’artisanat

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys - 56

A night of music and dancing raising money for the local fire service from 6pm to 2AM! Held in the grounds of the collège Jules Simon and just 2€ to get in and food and drink is available

Allaire - 56

This prestigious military officer’s school has their open day with plenty of military equipment on show, parachute displays, helicopter rides, marching, military bands and parades, fireworks at 9.40pm and most of it including entry is free but be warned there will be a few loud bangs!

Mesquer - 44

Dol-de-Bretagne - 35 Classical music concerts in the cathédrale Saint-Samson – they’re free Sun 7th Tues 9th Weds 31st Thur 11th, 18th and 25th

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Concert – Leconfield Singers

La Trinité-sur-Mer - 56

Ploërmel - 56

Fête bretonne

Questembert - 56

Exhibition and sale of paintings held by l’étang Dahouët – it’s free entry

Arts de la rue

Carhaix-Plougeur - 29

While the music festival is playing up the road the centre of town has some family friendly street entertainments on the place de la Mairie at 12pm – it’s free

Fête des pommiers Fouesnant - 29

This is a celebration of the apple and in particular cider. Sat has lots of demonstrations and tastings throughout the day. At 7pm a BBQ, traditional music and dancing into the night. Sun starts with a cycle ride at 7am or a walk at 9.30am, at 10am it’s Mass, 11.30am Grande Parade, 12.30pm BBQ lunch, then it’s music and dancing in the afternoon / evening and fireworks to finish. It’s free entry

Festival de l’hortensia Mahalon - 29

Over two days more than 350 different varieties of Hydrangea are on show. Nursery gardeners and professional gardeners selling their plants are on hand to answer any questions you may have

Léon art jazz & poissonnade Plouescat - 29

From 6pm learn some simple traditional dance steps, at 7pm a meal of spit roasted pig and then at 9pm the dancing starts with a fest-noz – it’s free entry

Festival of jazz and freshly grilled seafood from 6.30pm – very civilised!

Fête de la sardine

Exhibition and sale of some wonderful and rare pl ants, shrubs, cacti and more. At the Pointe de Primel from 10am-7pm and payable 1€

Plougasnou - 29

Quiberon - 56

A traditional evening festival celebrating the sardine. Traditional music and dancing, with plenty of grilled sardines and moules-frites on the menu. It’s on the esplanade de la Criée at port Maria and free entry

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Esti’vent

Porspoder - 29

Festival of the wind – plenty of kite flying and kite making and events taking place by the sea – it’s free


Festival médiéval

Sun 21st

Sorties de bains

Marché aux toiles

A medieval themed fete by the lac de Ty Colo with plenty of displays, processions, locals in costume and spit roasted pig is on the menu – it’s free entry

Festival terre et mer

At the end of a hard day on the beach at 6.30pm there’s some free light entertainment on the place Gauguin

Arts and crafts market on the pointe de Trévignon – it’s free entry

Saint-Renan - 29

De la terre à la lune Saint-Ségal - 29

An exhibition by local artists to celebrate 50 years since the first man on the moon – it’s free

Concours d’attelages Saint-Vougay - 29

Horsedrawn carriage competition with drivers and passengers in traditional Breton costume and Breton dancers and musicians at the beautiful 16thC château de Kerjean

Gueltas plage Gueltas - 56

Over 50 games for all ages are available to use along the canal for free. At 12pm there’s also live music and food available

Paka festival

La Trinité-sur-Mer - 56

A family oriented festival with concerts, DJ’s, street theatre and more - payable

Marché des potiers Sarzeau - 56

Pottery and arts & crafts market held at La Pépiterre – from 10am7pm it’s free entry

Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

A day of car boots, music, food and fun for all ages – from 8am and it’s free entry. Evening spectacle with dinner at La Ville Jacob from 8pm payable

Belles du port de Dahouët

Pléneuf-Val-André - 22

The local classic and vintage car owners display their magnificent machines on the promenade de la Digue from 9.30am–12.30pm - it’s free

Fête du chapeau Quessoy - 22

You’ll need to wear a hat for this event – various market stalls during the day and live music during the evening and plenty of food and drink on offer. From 10am to 11.30pm at La Ville Davy and it’s free entry

Marché des créateurs

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

Art and crafts market - jewellery, paintings, needlework, ceramics, clothes, handbags, soap – there are all sorts on offer – it’s on the square Pellion and it’s free entry

Marché des arts Carantec - 29

A market where twenty local artists are invited to display and sell their works – it’s at Forum at 2 rue Pasteur and it’s free entry

Clohars-Carnoët - 29

Marchés de l’art et de l’artisanat Douarnenez - 29

Arts & crafts and local produce market held on the place de l’Enfer from 10am-7.30pm – it’s free entry

Fest-diez

Landerneau - 29

Join in the fun at these afternoon Breton dance events in the open air. It’s at the Pont Habité from 3-7pm and free

Fête des marins Penmarch - 29

A day of nautical fun by the sea at the small port de Kérity. With boat rides, live music, grilled sardines, nautical flea market and during the evening more live music. From 2pm-1AM and it’s free entry

Salon saveurs, savoir faire et moules-frites Plouguerneau - 29

Over 50 local producers offer their produce for you to try and hopefully buy, the towns Twinning Committee organise the lunchtime mussels and chips. It’s from 10am-6pm at the salle Jean Tanguy and free entry

Trégunc - 29

Marionnettes et théâtre Bazouges-la-Pérouse - 35

One for the younger ones puppet show, street theatre, circus acts and lots of surprises. From 2-6pm at the Site de Récrénature and it’s free

Régate des bateaux en carton Cancale - 35

Witness their first and most likely their last sailing of these wacky races of boats made of cardboard from 10–3pm on the plage de Port-Mer – it’s free

Fête des moissons Muël - 35

Rural fete with displ ays of traditional crafts and farming methods with music, dancing and plenty of BBQ’d food. It’s free entry

Fête de la forêt Le Gâvre - 44

Various events take place during the day – mass in the morning, hunting dogs and horses display, communal lunch, equestrian displays and music and dancing through to the night

Kerguéhennec art / architecture / paysage

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Fête des moules

Mon 22nd

Mon 22nd to Sun 28th

Weds 24th

A night of moules, moules and more moules – from 12-2.30pm and 6.30-8.30pm at the port de Kercabellec – it’s free entry

Pêche et grillades maquereaux

Fête celtique

Fest Noz

Large fete with locals in traditional costume, dancing, music, market and food every day. Fest-noz on Sat evening and a grand parade on the Sun – it’s free entry

Traditional Breton dance party with food on the plage du Moulin and it’s free entry. From 7.30pm – 1AM!

Tues 23

Live jazz performance from the American group Stellere and Friends from 9pm – although free contributions would be welcome

Mesquer - 44

Voitures rétro Préfailles - 44

The local classic and vintage car owners display their magnificent machines on the avenue de la plage Éric Tabarly from 10am– 12pm. It’s free

Fête des métais

Saint-Lyphard - 44

R u r a l f e te w i t h a m a r k e t , traditional music, locals in costume, demonstrations of ancient skills, music and dancing and fireworks. From 10am-12AM and it’s at Kerhinet and free entry

Marché de l’artisanat Auray - 56

Arts & crafts market held on the port de Saint-Goustan from 10am8pm – it’s free entry

Fête d’antan

Campénéac - 56

Traditional afternoon harvest festival with various displays and music and dancing taking place – it’s free

Sardines en fête Carnac - 56

Sardines or sausages are on the BBQ from 7pm with live music. On the parking de la base nautique and it’s free entry

Course de caisses à savon Guégon - 56

Soap box car racing in the centre of town - expect plenty of thrills, spills and laughter – first race at 1pm and it’s free

Marché de la création La Roche-Bernard - 56

An interesting market of arts and crafts so expect some unusual bargains here. From 10am-7pm on the place du Bouffay and it’s free entry

Exposition de voitures anciennes Ploërmel - 56

Monthly meeing of classic car owners on the place Clémenceau from 10am – 1pm – it’s free

Fête des battages Pont-Scorff - 56

Rural day fete with displays of traditional crafts and skills, displays of tractors and bread making. At the manoir de SaintUrchaut and free

An opportunity to go out and catch mackerel and then grill them on the port. Or, if the sea’s a little rough, just stay at the port and wait for the fish to come to you for lunch! Departs 8am from La Cale de la Cocotte returns at midday - prebooking required from 7.15am

Concert quelque chose de Johnny

Sables-d’Or-les-Pins - 22

Live music featuring a tribute to French legendary rocker Johnny Hallyday – it’s free

Pique-nique à la plage Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

A fun filled afternoon for all the family on the beach – bring your own picnic and then let the kids join in the various games taking place just for them. It’s on the Grande Plage from 12pm and it’s all free

Océans en plein air

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

As nightfalls the Grande Plage will become a giant outdoor cinema and will be showing the documentary film Oceans which explores the marine species of Earth’s five oceans and reflects on the negative aspects of human activity on the oceans environment – most poignant as the sea will be just a stone’s throw away! It’s free

Concert de harpe celtique Pont-Aven - 29

Nolwenn Arzel is the new star of the celtic harp and she will be playing in the église SaintAmet – it’s free but contributions welcome

Sarzeau - 56

Jeux de plage

Primel-Trégastel - 29

Supervised games for children on the Grande Plage from 2.30pm – it’s free

Quimperlé - 29

Display of traditional music and dancing in costume and then you can have a go - on the place Saint-Michel from 2.30pm it’s free La Baule - 44

Trditional music festival held on the avenue Lajarrige

Concours de châteaux de sable

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Sand castle building contest on the Grande Plage from 2.30pm

Soirée classique – Hertfordshire Chamber Ensemble Le Croisic - 44

Evening classical music concert by the British group held in the église Notre-Dame de Pitié from 9pm. It’s free although contributions would be welcome

Concert Les Teddyz

Saint-Pierre-Quiberon - 56

Rock music from the 60/70s on the place du Marché – from 9pm and it’s free

Tues 23rd & Weds 24th

One for the 2-8yo a Teddy Bears’picnic, children are invited to bring their favourite toy, their parent/s to bring the food and they’ll supply the entertainment – it’s at the parc des jeux d’enfants sur la plage from 12pm – it’s free

L’Ecosse tribale Ploéven - 29

Highland games, music, tattoo’s, artist market, food and all with a Scottish and William Wallace feel – at Saint-Nicodème from 11am to 11pm

Fête de la crêpe Plomeur - 29

The fete of the French pancake both thin and thick (kouigns bigoudens) from 7pm on place de la Mairie and it’s free entry

Soirée terre marine Trégunc - 29

Grab the picnic basket, beach chairs and blankets there’s live music and, as the sun sets, an open air cinema night. From 9pm at the pointe de Trévignon – it’s free

Building contest of anything made in sand on the plage du Pré Vincent from 3pm – it’s free and open to all ages

Arts & crafts market at the Salle du Conseil Municipal on the Grande Rue from 10am-1pm, 3-7pm – it’s free

Illumination des épis

Tues 23rd to Sun 28th

Sand castle building contest for all the family at port Mahé from 3pm – it’s free

The beach by the boulevard de l’Océan is lit especially for you to walk along at night, but it’s even better if you bring your own candles or lanterns to light your way - from 9pm and free

Festival de Cornouaille

Soirée guimauves grillées

Celtic festival with over 180 shows, concerts and events featuring over 4,000 musicians and dancers – a magical festival and a wonderful experience for all the family!

Kids games and marshmallows grilled on the beach on the plage de Pont-Mahé from 7-8pm – it’s free

Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

Mon 22nd to Sat 27th

Préfailles - 44

Quimper - 29

Vannes - 56

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Concours de châteaux de sable Assérac - 44

Assérac - 44

Concours de puzzle

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

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Marché créatif

Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

Vannes has been home to Jazz festivals for 36 years and some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians have worked their magic during these vannetais summer music festivals. Takes place in various venues around the town some free some payable

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From 7pm to 12AM there’ll be music, dancing, food – crêpes and moules-frites, as well as plenty of games on the beach – it’s free entry

Concours de constructions en sable

Night market and music on the place du Port Haliguen – it’s free entry Saint-Philibert - 56

Fête de la baie des Trépassés

Île-Tudy - 29

Festival Europa

Tues 23rd to Weds 31st

An evening of folk music, street theatre and fireworks at nightfall – from 7pm and it’s free

Concert de jazz

Cléden-Cap-Sizun - 29

Spectacle danses bretonnes

Festival jazz en ville

Fête folklorique

Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

Sables-d’Or-les-Pins - 22

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Marché nocturne Quiberon - 56

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The famous standing stones of Carnac are bought to life with this night sound and light show suitable for all the family. From 10-11.30pm and free for -3yo

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L i ke p u z z l e s ? We l l h e re ’ s something for you a puzzle competition for kids and adults to see who can complete their’s first. It’s at the salle Bellevue from 9pm and it’s free

Fest-noz

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Traditional Breton dance party from 9pm at Les Halles – it’s free


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Beautiful canals

The canals of Brittany are the envy of other regions and countries, offering a sense of natural calm that is hard to beat. In fact, they’re ideal for taking time out on holiday!

Imagine taking a leisurely stroll along shady paths, with the water constantly in view, accompanied by the birds and other wildlife that make their home here. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to waterways in Brittany, as the canals and rivers lead you through some of the region’s most beautiful landscapes, so that it’s almost impossible not to emerge feeling more relaxed, refreshed and inspired. To give you an idea, here’s an overview of the two main canals - but wherever you’re staying, be sure to explore your nearest river, canal or waterway to get the most out of Brittany. Canal d’Ille-et-Rance This is a beautiful inland waterway that links the Atlantic Ocean to the English Channel and its construction was ordered by Napoleon himself in 1804 and was finally opened in 1834. This 85km canal begins north of Dinan (22) and connects the northern coast of Brittany to the key inland city of Rennes (35).

Nantes-Brest Canal The Nantes-Brest canal stretches 360km, cutting horizontally across Brittany. The waterway is punctuated by 236 locks (who’s counting?), offering sailors the chance to pause and look around, and offering cyclists and pedestrians the chance to enjoy the spectacle of pleasure boats passing through the locks.

Highlights: Hédé-Bazouges (35) offers the mesmerising spectacle of a watery staircase that can move a boat 27 metres uphill! This is thanks to 11 locks in just over 2km of waterways, and you can’t help but be impressed by the engineering – as well as the simple sight of all the locks lining up one after the other. There’s also a visitor centre in the lock-keeper’s cottage with exhibits all about the canal. Léhon (22) is bursting with character, including a Benedictine Abbey and ancient, winding streets. Just 2km from Dinan, Léhon offers a microcosm of Brittany: the tree-lined canal, surrounding greenery and picturesque views all overlooked by its historic 12thcentury fortress.

Highlights: Nantes (44) has long been considered the capital of this region, having been home to the Dukes of Brittany. If you start in Nantes, you can explore its historic grandeur, demonstrated by its city-centre château in white Tuffeau stone, its bustling university streets, and its lively cultural scene, before retreating to the calm of the canal. Malestroit (56) is an adorable town full of charm and timbered facades, pavement cafés and cobbled streets. As well as the canal, the town is bisected by the River Oust and boasts city walls, a remarkable church and traces from the Crusades. Brest (29) is renowned as a navy port and was heavily bombed in wartime, but many historic structures remain, including the castle and maritime museum. Brest boasts an impressive aquarium and is a stopover port for cruise ships thanks to its great shopping and year-round activities.

Do I have to be on the water?

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While there are plenty of places to hire a boat or take a mini cruise, the great thing about these inland waterways is that they offer so much more than a boat trip. You can cycle or walk along the tow-path, try your hand at roller-skating, show the kids how to read a simple map, pack a picnic or simply plan a trip from one canal-side café to the next refreshment stop!

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Marché des pirates

Grand fest-noz

A pirate themed market with plenty of goodies on offer to spend those pieces of eight or as they’re now known ‘euros’. Various pirates wander around to help and there’s even a few birds! It’s free entry

Almost 1,000 dancers attend this annual Breton dance party held in the open air at the château de Kerjean. From 8.30pm til late – very late

Le Croisic - 44

Soirées moules-frites Le Pouliguen - 44

Music and mussels and chips from 7pm in the parc Bois – it’s free entry

Concours de châteaux de sable

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Sand castle building contest on the plage de Tharon –it’s free

Festiv’été: The Sassy Swingers Josselin - 56

Free music concert on the place de la Mairie from 9pm

Weds 24th & Thur 25th Les petites médiévales Plévenon - 22

A medieval themed event just for the kids held in the Fort La Latte with games, fighting displays, themed market, costumes, a medieval feast and the kids vs the adults battle! Payable

Weds 24th to Sat 27th Grand pardon de Sainte-Anne-la-Palud Plonévez-Porzay - 29

One for the young and old - a ‘marbles’ contest on the Grande Plage from 3.30pm – it’s free to watch or a whopping 1€ to take part!

Fest-noz

Audierne - 29

A full evening of entertainment at the enclos des Capucins. Sea shanties from 7pm, dancing from 9pm and in between plenty of food - sausages, mussels, sardines, chips, and more. Entrance 3€ and free for -12yo

Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer - 44

Live music in the centre of town from 7-11pm – it’s free

Thur 25th to Sat 27th Braderie

Lamballe - 22

Shop keepers on the rue du Val have their midsummer clear-out so plenty of bargains to be had. From 10am and it’s free entry

Festival été musical Dinan - 22

Summer classical music festival with five concerts held in the théâtre des Jacobins. Payable and tickets only available on the day of performance from the Tourist Office

Fri 26th Pleumeur-Bodou - 22

Take a trip across the bridge to the Ile Grande for a traditional evening of Breton music, dancing and food – from 8.30pm and it’s free entry

Concert

Bénodet - 29

BodyART

Carantec - 29

Need to work off a few of those holiday calories you will at this workout on the beach – at the plage du Kelenn from 11am12pm – it’s free

Concours de châteaux de sable

Le labyrinthe de maïs Pluméliau-Bieuzy - 56

Plonévez-Porzay - 29

Sand castle building contest for 6-13yo on the plage de Kervel from 3-4pm - 2€

Scare yourself and everyone else at this evening / night event by trying to get out of this huge maze cut in the cornfields - 2€

Grande braderie

Cinéma plein air

The town centre shops have their mid-summer clearout so plenty of bargains here to be had

Wrap up warm, pack the popcorn it’s cinema in the open air night. From nightfall at the parc de Kerzec and it’s free

Combourg - 35

Feu d’artifice Dinard - 35

Huge firework display to music at the plage de l’É cluse from 10.45pm – it’s free

Feu d’artifice

Saint-Lunaire - 35

Firework display at the Grande Plage 11pm – it’s free

Quéven - 56

Fri 26th & Sat 27th Festival Tréda’sound Trédaniel - 22

Smallish music festival with camping and food on site payable

Fri 26th to Sun 28th Binic Folks Blues Festival

An evening of grilled sardines, live music and fun at the port de Porscave from 8.30pm – it’s free entry

Live music on the esplanade Bellevue from 9pm – it’s free

Now in its 11th year this three day event features up and coming artists from around the world to play on its three stages spread around this seaside town

Live music – jazz, electro and rock from 7pm-1AM at the parc du Fogot it’s free

Find out from the Tourist Office what’s happening around the area and try some of the local foodstuffs from 11am-12pm – it’s free

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Bouskidou en concert

Lampaul-Plouarzel - 29

Boui-Boui

Pleyben - 29

Carton Voyageur - Musée de la carte postale 3 Avenue Jean Moulin 56 150 Baud www.lecartonvoyageur.fr

Sardinade

Free live music on the port de Commerce from 6pm-12AM

Pot d’accueil des estivants

2 février - 30 décembre 2019

Thur 25th to Sat 3rd August

Les jeudis du port Brest - 29

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Bal populaire

Free music concert at butte du Fort from 8.30pm

Ploeuc-l’Hermitage - 22

Two bases in Brittany: Saint-Martin-Sur-Oust and Melesse

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Thur 25

There’s live music and entertainment in the open air from 8pm - it’s free

Experience the canals as a couple or with friends and family.

Concours de billes

Soirée bretonne Zod Noz

Cap sur les jeudis

The most original way to discover the region!

Saint-Vougay - 29

This open air mass is one of the oldest and most dramatic pardons in Brittany. Taking place on the sand dunes of Sainte-Annela-Palud, it is a spectacular sight where ancient Breton crosses and banners are paraded by 100s of faithful, many in traditional costume th

Licence-free boat hire in Brittany.

Loperhet - 29

Nuit des légendes Pleuvan - 29

A night for the children with plenty of entertainment especially for them. At the parc de la Mairie from 8-10.30pm – it’s free

La Bernierie-en-Retz - 44

Soirée classique – Hertfordshire Chamber Ensemble Le Croisic - 44

Evening classical music concert by the British group held in the chapelle du Crucifix from 9pm. It’s free although contributions would be welcome

Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

Rallycross

Cohiniac - 22

Noise, dust, smell of burning rubber and oil from some very fast cars – it’s championship rallycross at the circuit de Kerlabo

Albert Magister & FMB Préfailles - 44

The sounds of Brazil will be on the place du Marché from 9pm – it’s free

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Fest-jazz

Sat 27th

Probably the best open air jazz festival in Brittany, featuring both international and local groups. Held in a fantastic setting along the banks of the beautiful River Aulne

Fête

Châteauneuf-du-Faou - 29

Fête foraine Guilvinec - 29

The fun fair arrives with loud music, plenty of screams and lots of candy floss – it’s free entry from 6pm Fri/Sat and 10am Sun

Pornic Les Ailes Bleues Pornic - 44

The Pornic air show with planes, helicopters, parachutists in the air and exhibitions on the esplanade de la Ria. The Patrouille de France (French version of the Red Arrows) will perform on the Sun – it’s free

Les nuits du marais Saint-Lyphard - 44

Sat there’s a car boot and at 6pm traditional music and dancing and BBQ’d food. Sun there’s a market, demonstrations of traditional local skills, music, dancing then a concert at 7pm. It’s free entry

Celtijade

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Th re e d a y s a n d n i g h t s o f everything Celtic – music, dancing, traditional costumes, food and more. Taking place in various locations and most events are free

Les escales

Fête des 4 Vaulx

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

Moules-frites, galettes-saucisses, plenty of games, music, dancing and fireworks – all this and more on the plage des 4 Vaulx from 7pm and it’s free entry

Grillades sur le port Clohars-Carnoët - 29

Huge BBQ and live music by the port de Doëlan – mussels, tuna, sardines, merguez and chips. From 7.30pm and it’s free entry

Concarneau by night

Large world music festival attracting over 40,000 spectators spread around the five stages. Besides the music with Franz Ferdinand and Charlotte Gainsbourg to mention just a couple of the bands playing, there are also various markets, exhibitions and demonstrations

Fri 26th to Sun 4th August

Now in its 13 year various towns go Tango Mad with dancing until the very early mornings, dance workshops, lessons and of course there’s lots and lots of dancing th

Guerlesquin - 29

Mussels and chips with live music and a fairground – at the Halles from 8pm – it’s free entry

Pleins feux

Le Conquet - 29

A special evening of Breton music and dancing, and fireworks at 11pm – it’s on the quai du Drellac’h from 6pm and free

Souper du marin

Fisherman’s supper of sardines and a dessert - followed by some sea shanties, music and dancing – at the port de Lesconil from 7pm and it’s free entry

Sea fest n sound Plomodiern - 29

Music festival by the plage de Lestrevet from 4.30pm-1AM payable

An afternoon / evening event starting at 2pm with games and competitions followed by a dog rescue demonstration, 4pm live music followed by moulesfrites and then more live music through to 1AM – it’s at the Centre Nautique and it’s free entry

Fête du phare

Live music by the lighthouse from 6-11pm – it’s free entry

A festival of classical music with ten performances in local venues - payable

Poissonnade

Sat 27th & Sun 28th

Music, dancing and freshly cooked mussels, tuna, sardines and more – from 5pm at the pointe de Trévignon and it’s free entry

Vintage Party

Trégunc - 29

Feu d’artifice

Dol-de-Bretagne - 35

An evening of live music and fireworks – they’re free

Soirée jeux en bois

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Family fun at this evening of traditional games made of wood – from 9pm at Les Halles and it’s free

Soirée moules-frites

Plouguerneau - 29

Festival du chant de la rive

Live Swing Jazz from 9pm in the Halles – it’s free

Saint-Nic - 29

Large annual Breton festival featuring over 350 traditional dancers and musicians in costume. Held at the port starting at 10.45am with a parade, a great day for all the family and it’s free

Plouescat - 29

Held in various towns along the Roscoff coast (22 & 29)

An evening of folklore and moules-frites on the esplanade de Pentrez from 7pm – it’s free entry

Fête bretonne

Fête de la SNSM

Festival tango par la côte

Concert François le Roux Trio

Concarneau - 29

One for the teens - music and urban sports on the place Jean Jaurès – it’s free

Plobannalec-Lesconil - 29

Saint-Nazaire - 44

Various locations in the Pays du Léon - 29

Lannebert - 22

Village fete held during the evening with food, music, dancing and fireworks – it’s free entry

Soirée folklorique et moules

Fête de la SNSM Plouhinec - 29

The local lifeboat crews have their fund raising day with events taking place both on land and at sea – at terre plein de Poulgoazec from 10am-6pm and it’s free entry

Le Pouliguen - 44

Paloma Negra en concert Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

Live music on the place de l’Église Madame from 9pm – it’s free

Vide-greniers semi-nocturne Mesquer - 44

An evening secondhand market to wander around from 5.3010.30pm – it’s free entry

Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44

Night parade of floats decorated with flowers and popular characters. Expect lots of noise, confetti and fun for all ages – it’s free from 9pm

Pique-nique electronic Île-aux-Moines - 56

Grab your picnic basket, swim suit, your towel and lay on the warm sand for this DJ’ing sessions on the plage du Drehen – from 6pm and free, but you’ll need a short boat ride to get you to and from this island

Fête de la mer

Locmiquélic - 56

Sea shanties and seafood on the parking anse de Normandèze from 7pm it’s free entry

Bal des pompiers Muzillac - 56

The local fire service raise funds by having an open air party with DJ, BBQ, fireworks and more. On the place du Vieux Couvent from 7pm-2AM! It’s free entry

Marché artisanal Pénestin - 56

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A swinging 60/70s themed weekend at the château de La Noë Sèche with market, vintage cars, games, secondhand clothes, brocante, music and food. From 2pm Sat and 11am Sun – at Le Foeil payable but free for -12’s

Fête du maquereau Saint-Brieuc - 22

A festival in it’s 40th year where the star attraction is the mackerel so expect plenty for sale and on the BBQ along with moules-frites and sausage-galettes. Starts at midday on Sat with traditional music and dancing finishing with a Fest-noz until the early hours. Sun starts with a small car boot, sea shanties, bouncy castles, market, games and music and dancing during the evening. It’s at Cesson and free entry

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Saint-Samson-sur-Rance - 22

There’s some great live music playing at this family friendly event as well as moules-frites on the menu. From 6.30pm Sat and 12pm Sun and it’s free entry

Fête de la mer

Ploudalmézeau - 29

Parade brévinoise et défilé nocturne

Arts and crafts market plus live music from 6pm on the terrace of L’Annexe at the port de Tréhiguier – it’s free

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Plenty of nautical fun, seafood and entertainment on the port de Portsall. Sat night live music from 6.30pm and Sun from 12pm - it’s free entry

Festival country Saint-Viaud - 44

American themed festival with music – both kinds ‘Country’ and ‘Western’, line dancing, cowboys and Indians, horse riding displays, BBQ’s – something for all ages – yeeeeha!

Fête de la crêpe Gourin - 56

Traditional event with music and dancing and, of course, plenty of crêpes

Fête médiévale Grand Champ - 56

Go back to the days of knights in shining armour and those damsels in distress at this event with plenty of sword fights, archery on horseback displays, medieval market, and even medieval dinner on Sat night. At the Espace 2000 from 1-10pm on Sat and 10am-6.30pm Sun and it’s free for children


Sat 27th to Weds 31st Les musicales du Golfe Vannes - 56

International festival of classical music held in the churches of various towns around the natural harbour of the gulf of Morbihan

Sun 28

Matignon - 22

Traditional local fete with music, dancing, games, sea shanties, food and drink. At the chapelle de Saint-Germain-de-la-Mer and it’s free entry

Fête de la mer

Perros-Guirec - 22

A fete hosted by the local lifeboat association – plenty of events and demonstrations taking place at the port de Ploumanac’h and on the sea, plus sea shanties, Irish music and plenty of freshly BBQ’d seafood – it’s free entry

Session irlandaise Plougrescant - 22

The sounds of the Emerald Isle can be found in the bar Chez Constance from 7pm – it’s free

Fête de la mer Celebration of the sea with music, dancing, events in the sea and on land and grilled mackerel is on the menu. Held at the port on boulevard de la Mer – it’s free entry

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Afternoon of street entertainment, parade of giant puppets and machines, followed by live music and various other events. It’s from 6pm at the jardins du Port and free

Fête de la mer

Arts & crafts market on the square de Poulavillec from 10am–7pm – it’s free entry

Afternoon celebration of the sea and all its produce with plenty of fresh seafood to try and buy. Held at the port de Rosbras and it’s free entry

Riec-sur-Bélon - 29

Rock in Loc / Route de l’amitié

Fête de la mer

Loctudy - 29

Clohars-Carnoët - 29

Fête de la Saint-Germain

Arts in Loc

Loctudy - 29

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Port-Blanc - 22

Festival place aux artistes

At the end of a hard day on the beach at 6.30pm there’s some free light entertainment on the place Gauguin

Fête de la SNSM Guissény - 29

The local lifeboat crews have their fund raising day with events taking place both on land and at sea – at Le Curnic from 12.3010pm and it’s free entry

Fête des vieilles mécaniques Lannéanou - 29

Traditional rural fete with displays of vintage machinery that changed the way of farming. Also displays of tractors, food, drink and music – it’s free entry

Fête de la SNSM Locquirec - 29

An afternoon / evening event by the local lifeboat association at the port. The event includes various life saving methods incl. with dogs, live music, OFNI racing (raft races) and there’s moulesfrites on the menu – it’s from 11am and it’s free entry

Rock, Rock a Billy, Rock n’Roll and Country music from the 50– 70s during the day. At 4pm the first of 150 boats with over 700 crew arrive in the port followed by three concerts from 6.45pm featuring everything from the blues to ZZ Top, fireworks at 11.15 and then it’s back to the 50s with rock’n roll music – it’s free entry from 2pm

Treffiagat - 29

Plenty of fun in and by the sea held near the life boat at the parking de la Pointe – it’s free entry

Fête folklorique

Dol-de-Bretagne - 35

Many Breton traditional bands ‘bagadou’ and Celtic dancers ‘cercles’ parade through the centre of town then provide the music and traditional dances for the event and more than 500 locals in traditional costume get the party going – it’s free entry

Fête nautique Névez - 29

An afternoon and early evening of nautical themed fun by the port Manec’H – it’s free entry

Course poursuite sur terre

Fête des vieux tracteurs Plougonvelin - 29

Médréac - 35

Yes even tractors have their own fete. Various displays and demonstrations take pl ace throughout the day and the usual music, food and drink will be on offer. However be careful where the mother-in-law stands as they are also hosting the Miss Tractor award for 2019! It’s at Saint-Mathieu free entry

Fast and furious motor racing – payable free for -12yo

Fête de l’oie Sougéal - 35

The local geese are celebrated. Expect plenty on display and a few for sale, as well as a variety of products made from them – plenty of fat for the roasties! It’s free entry and guess what’s on the menu…

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Jazz en Arzon

Alter ego en concert

Wrap up warm, pack the popcorn it’s cinema on the beach in the open air night. From nightfall and it’s free

Live jazz and blues music will be playing in many of the bars and restaurants during this festival held along the port du Crouesty and port-Navalo – they’re all free

Live music concert on the place du Marché from 9pm – it’s free

La Baule - 44

Fête des battages La Chevallerais - 44

Traditional rural fete with displays of ancient crafts and skills of how farmers use to tend the land with cattle and horses – it’s free from 10am

Fête de la mer

Île-aux-Moines - 56

Large festival celebrating the sea. Plenty of music, dancing, fireworks and fresh seafood to eat or take home - but you’ll need a short boat ride to get there! At the pointe du Trec’h from 12pm and it’s free entry

Fête des boudins

Le Roc Saint-André - 56

Breton fete starting at 11am with a parade of locals in traditional costume followed by music, dancing, games and more – it’s free entry Le Tour du Parc - 56

An evening of music and moules on the place derrière l’église from 5pm – it’s free entry

Festi’huîtres

Plougrescant - 22

Late afternoon and evening event where the oyster is the star. The event starts with traditional games from 4.30pm and from 6pm the oysters will be available accompanied by plenty of music and dancing to make way for another dozen!

Nuit du phare

Plougonvelin - 29

See if you can see your house from the top of the lighthouse phare Saint-Mathieu but be careful there are 163 steps up and another 163 down! Night visit from 9.30pm-12AM

Dégustation Hénaff Brittany’s famous pork pâté and spread maker has an open day where you can try and buy some of their many products – it’s free from 2-5pm

Les châteaux engloutis

Mon 29th

Primel-Trégastel - 29

Village vignerons Guérande - 44

An event where you buy a glass for 3€ and then you can wander around trying and then if you like it buying the wine made by the local producers from 3-11pm (hic!)

Pornic - 44

Live music concert on the plage de la Birochère from 9.30pm – it’s free

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Pêche aux crabes Cancale - 35

One for the kids two hours of fishing for crabs in the sea water pool by the parking of the minigolf. Sat at 10am and Sun 11am and no need for boots

Mon 29th to Weds 31st Aquarelles de James Crawley

Concours de châteaux de sable Sand castle building contest for all the family on the plage de Lanséria from 10.30am – it’s free but you’ll need to registar first at the Office de Tourisme

Ciné concert

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Go back to time when cinema had no sound at this silent movie showing with musical accompaniment. From 9pm on the square de Jade Tharon and it’s free

Jeux nautiques

Locmariaquer - 56

Plenty of games and competitions taking place on the water by the port – it’s free entry

Amphib

Saint-Martin-sur-Oust - 56

Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

This British artist who is now a local resident in the Pays de Retz displays some of his fabulous work at the Salle d’Expositions – it’s free entry

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Sand castle building competion for children and adults where the winner will be the castle that can withstand the incoming tide the longest. It’s on the Grande Plage at 3pm and free

Mesquer - 44

Tankus the henge en concert

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Pouldreuzic - 29

Soirée moules-frites

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Arzon - 56

A very different event – cars sailing on the canal yep that’s right! Amphibious car event with some very rare vehicles (or are they boats?) from 12 countries gently entering the canal at SaintMartin sur Oust and then cruising along the canal to Peillac. It’s free

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Saint-Pierre-Quiberon - 56

Tues 30th & Weds 31st Grand braderie Pont-l’Abbé - 29

The town centre shops have their summer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains. From 9am and free entry

La vallée sauvage de la fée Carabosse Guémené-Penfao - 44

A discovery walk of the area and its flora and fauna. From 3pm 6€ and it’s in both French and English – reservation required at the tourist office

Concours de châteaux de sable

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Sand castle building contest on the plage de Tharon –it’s free

Lyrique en mer

Concert Cut the Alligator

Fantastic operatic event held in a fantastic setting, plus you have to get there by boat. Boats depart from Port-Navalo, La Trinité and Quiberon - payable

Funk, soul and groove music by the beach on the boulevard de la Plage - côté Yacht Club from 9.30pm - it’s free

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The sounds of those Scottish pipes will be echoeing around the walls of Josselin at this free concert on the place de la Mairie from 9pm

Belle-île - 56

Carnac - 56

Festiv’été: Askol Ha Brug Josselin - 56

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Bon Repos sur Blavet - 22 As night falls, the Abbey of Bon Repos is transformed into an open air theatre for a magical spectacle two-hour show tracing the history of Central Brittany. Thousands of costumes, props and accessories are all created for the 350 people, 30 horses, various farm animals, all of whom take part in this impressive production

Renc’arts sous les remparts

Concert Red Fish Quiberon - 56

Live rock and dance music on the place de la Duchesse Anne from 9pm and it’s free

Concert de Paul Cawley

Saint-Laurent-sur-Oust - 56

Th i s t a l e n t e d e x p a t f r o m Birmingham will be playing an acoustic session in the church from 8.30pm - it’s free

Dinan - 22

Performances of various street theatre including circus acts, crazy musicians, magicians and more taking place next to the walls of the chateau from 5pm and they’re free

Fête du port

Moëlan-sur-Mer - 29

Traditional fete celebrating the towns fishing history. With displays of old sardine boats, traditional skills and trades, a market place, sea shanties, BBQ’d sardines, music and dancing at the port de Brigneau from 2.30pm – it’s free entry

Soirée terre marine Trégunc - 29

Grab the picnic basket, beach chairs and blankets there’s live music and, as the sun sets, an open air cinema night. From 9pm at the pointe de Trévignon – it’s free

Fest Noz

Saint-Enogat - 35

Traditional Breton dance party on the place du Calvaire from 9pm and it’s free

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Brest - 29 You’ll be able to take a look at this operational French naval base at the porte de la Grande Rivière with a two hour guided tours from Monday to Friday between 10am–3.30pm. French ID or passports required and no taking photos! It’s free Until the 30th

Lyrique-en-Mer

The sounds of the French 80s on the place de la Duchesse Anne from 9pm – it’s free

Apéro breizh

Plobannalec-Lesconil - 29

Free live music on the rue Joliot Curie from 6.30-8pm

Fantastic operatic events in a fantastic setting, plus you have to get there by boat. Boats depart from Port-Navalo, La Trinité and Quiberon - payable

Fri 2nd

Traditional summer fete with lots of locally produced goods and displays of traditional skills, music, dancing along with giant wooden games, children’s entertainment and lots freshly BBQ’d food. At PloeucL’Hermitage from 10am-6pm

Moules-frites

Concert

Free live music at Pen Ar bed from 7pm

A night of Celtic music and dancing in the open air on the place de la Petite Sole – from 7pm and it’s free entry

Guilvinec - 29 Attracting over 20,000 visitors this annual festival in its 8th year features photographs from around the world of man and the sea which are displayed around this important fishing harbour - it’s free

Soirées rochoises

Scène ouverte

Les accords d’eon will be playing on the place du Bouffay from 9pm – it’s free

An evening of music and dancing on the port de Brigneau from 6pm it’s free

Soirée bretonne

Festival de la lanterne

Lumières-illuminations parlement de Bretagne

Traditional Breton music and dancing, games and street theatre from 7pm – it’s free

Annual evening event from 7.30pm where the streets come to life with the sounds of music that caters for all tastes including Rock, Country and Western, R’n’B and, of course, all the wonderful local stuff – it’s free

Dourduff-en-Mer - 29 A wonderful naturalist photo exhibition of the regions wildlife and plants on land and by sea. It’s at the site de Traon Nevez – it’s free Until the 25th

L’Homme et la Mer

La Roche Bernard - 56

Thur 1st to Sun 4th Jumping international Dinard - 35

Le voyage Nantes - 44 Every summer Nantes invites painters, designers, architects, gardeners, chefs, DJ’s, graffiti artists, etc.; to ‘express themselves’ in the various public places around the city. It’s an occasion for the town to go a little bit further off-beat than normal! But it’s fun and free and suitable for all ages. Try some of the local grown foods cooked and served during the events at the Cantine by the river

Observatoire de la réserve naturelle des marais de Brière Saint-Malo-de-Guersac - 44 The window to the wildlife of this nature reserve is open and you can see ducks and a variety of visiting birds to this protected area. It’s free

L’Est du Nouveau La Gacilly - 56 Annual exhibition of giant stunning photos, over 1,000 of them, taken around the world of people and nature. This event attracts over 300,000 visitors each year and this year’s theme is the countries of Eastern Europe and in particular their mysterious nature and landscapes as well as their people. It’s free

Aquarelles de James Crawley

Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

This British artist who is now a local resident in the Pays de Retz displays some of his fabulous work at the Salle d’Exposition – it’s free entry

Jazz en Arzon Arzon - 56

Live jazz and blues music will be playing in many of the bars and restaurants during this festival held along the port du Crouesty and port-Navalo – they’re all free

Les estivales

Two days of Breton activities similar to Scottish Highland Games – incl. sack races for children, Tug-O-War for adults, traditional dances and music payable 3€

Moëlan-sur-Mer - 29

Combourg - 35

Amphib

Guipry-Messac - 35

A very different event – cars sailing on the canal yep that’s right! Amphibious car event with some very rare vehicles (or are they boats?) from 12 countries gently entering the canal at quai des Bateliers and then cruising along the canal to port de Roche at Langon. It’s free

Soirée jeux en bois

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Family fun at this evening of traditional games made of wood – from 9pm at Les Halles and it’s free

Pornic - 44

Concert Dancing Queens

International festival of classical music held in the churches of various towns around the natural harbour of the gulf of Morbihan

The sounds of Abba will be on the place du Marché from 9pm – it’s free

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Festival de musique sacrée Saint-Malo - 35

Choirs from France and Europe will be performing in the cathéderale Saint-Vincent during this festival - payable

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Préfailles - 44

Paloma Negra en concert Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Live music on the esplanade du Port Comberge from 9pm – it’s free

Moules-frites Étel - 56

Mussels and chips on the port from 12pm to 11pm

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Clohars-Carnoët - 29

Au pont du rock Malestroit - 56

This hip-hop, rock, ska, punk rock, thrash festival is well established and features both new bands and sometimes a few golden oldies - payable

Fri 2nd to Sun 4th Jazz in Langourla Langourla - 22

Three nights of jazz with each evening featuring two concerts

Festival du chant de marins Paimpol - 22

Music and songs that tell the tales of the sea and this festival of sea shanties. Also music and dancing, brass bands, exhibitions, food and over 200 boats travel especially to be in the harbour for this event - payable

Festival visions

Plougonvelin - 29

Artists display, make and sell their wares at this event alongside 40 groups providing live music and entertainment from 7pm at the Fort de Bertheaume. Although the event is free concerts and entertainments are payable

Bout du monde

Presqu’île de Crozon - 29

Laurène & Louis et Kiz en concert

Les musicales du Golfe

Thur 1 to Tues 13

Huge stunning photos of the sea are on display in the streets of the île d’Hoëdic, l’île de Houat, La Trinitésur-Mer, Le Palais, Locmariaquer and Plouharnel - and it’s free

Festi’Breizh

Thur 1st to Sun 11th Vannes - 56

Les musicales de Blancardeau

Fouesnant - 29

Mussels, sausage, music and dance are in the jardins de la cale Beg-Meil from 7pm – it’s free entry

Two bands will be playing on the esplanade de la Ria from 9pm – they’re free

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Escales photos, festival du Mor Braz Various - 56

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International show jumping event with over 150 riders and 300 horses from 25 countries participating. It’s at the Centre Équestre du Val-Porée and free entry

Fri 2nd & Sat 3rd

Classical music concerts held in the church from 8.30pm

Guilvinec - 29

Plovan - 29

Pénestin - 56

Rennes - 35 The Parliament of Brittany becomes the backdrop for a fantastic sound and light show projected on to the building. From 11pm and it’s free

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Ploeuc-sur-Lié - 22

Quiberon - 56

Pléguien - 22

Foire des retrouvailles

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Belle-île - 56

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Visite guidée de la base navale

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World music festival with a fun and friendly atmosphere attracting a few well known bands - this year Eagle Eye Cherry and Britain’s The Kooks - payable

Concentre US & Rock n Roll Kulture Bourgneuf-en-Retz - 44

Three days of American muscle cars, bikes, custom cars, both types of music – ‘country’ and ‘western’, exhibitions, concerts, food and more - payable

Festival des Garennes La Roche-Bernard - 56

Free music festival held in the jardins des Garennes from 6.30pm


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Sat 3rd

Fête du château

Bal et feu d’artifice

Croqu’art festival

Un soir au moulin du Prat

Have your caricature drawn, your silhouette cut out or just watch some close up magic - it’s all on the place du Bouffay from 4-8pm

An evening in the life of an ancient tidal mill. Starting at 7pm you can follow the process of bread making from harvesting the wheat through to baking bread. And while this is all going on there’s traditional music and dancing, food and drink, a show and fireworks a packed evening of entertainment! Free for the under 12’s

Grab the sandwiches, drinks and blanket there’s a giant family picnic on the terrace of the château du Kergroadez from 2.30–6pm and it’s free

Live music, BBQ and fireworks – at the place de la Mairie from 9pm and it’s free entry

Chants de marins et moules-frites

Mussels, langoustines, scallops and sardines are on the menu as well as live music. On the port La Forêt from 7pm and it’s free entry

La Roche-Bernard - 56

Fri 2nd to Sun 11th Festival interceltique Lorient - 56

This is the biggest annual event in Brittany and the largest Celtic event in Europe lasting ten days and ten nights and attracting over 800,000 visitors last year. This event celebrates everything Celtic and the eight Celtic countries and regions – Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Corwall, Galicia and Astrias – all are well represented. Also a few other countries where the celt’s emigrated to. This year’s guests of honour are Galicia. Some of the many highlights is the Grande Parade at 10am on Sun 4th featuring many of the 3,500 dancers, singers and musicians that will be taking part in the event

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Foire aux moules

Brélès - 29

Kerlouan - 29

Poissonnade

La Forêt-Fouesnant - 29

Carantec - 29

Sea shanties and mussels and chips on the place Vincent Guivarch – it’s free entry

Fête du Stang Landeleau - 29

Soirée moules-frites

Traditional rural fete with games, dancing, music, food and drink – from 4pm to 1.30AM – it’s free entry

Cléder - 29

Lannilis - 29

Billed as the largest mussel-eating event in the northwest of France, with 8,000 portions of moulesfrites due to be consumed on the day from 11am. Plenty of things to keep you entertained - music, dancing, market place and more until the event finishes at 1AM – it’s free entry

Fest-noz

Pléneuf-Val-André - 22

Breton dancing for all ages on the quai des Terres Neuvas from 7pm. 3€

Breizh color Bénodet - 29

Free dance music with DJ evening at the butte du Fort from 8.30pm

Mussels or ham and chips with live music on the place des Goémoniers from 7pm - it’s free entry

Bal des pompiers Lanmeur - 29

Souper du pêcheur

The local fire service has an open air family friendly party to raise funds from 7pm – it’s free entry

Douarnenez - 29

A traditional fisherman’s supper is on offer at the port du Rosmeur from 7pm with various events taking place nearby – it’s free entry

Fête des cormorans Penmarch - 29

An evening of BBQ’d food, live music and dancing by the sea on the port de Kérity – from 7pm and it’s free entry

Fête irlandaise Gouesnach - 29

An Irish themed evening fete with over 5 hours of music and dancing and some Irish beer to keep you going - it’s free entry

Fête de l’eau Quimperlé - 29

Lots of fun on and by the river – rubber duck racing, rafts races, waiters and waitresses from the café’s race, market place, walking, games for children, live music – the list goes on. It’s free entry

Fête de la Misaine Île-Tudy - 29

Small fete celebrating the sea with sea shanties, fish soup and small boats – from 11am on the place de la Cale and free entry

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August’s Magnificent mondays

Marché animé Châtelaudren-Plouagat - 22 Morning only local market and various animations taking place organised by the local Tourist Office 5th and 12th

Pot d’accueil gourmand Carantec - 29 The Tourist Office organises a gathering of local food and drink manufacturers and restaurants for you to try their fare – at 6pm at the Office du Tourisme and it’s free 5th, 12th and 19th

Repas terre et mer

Sat 3rd & Sun 4th

Sun 4th

At this event a variety of food from both the land and sea will be available on the esplanade de Pentrez from 7pm – it’s free entry

La fête des fleurs d’ajonc

À dimanche au canal

Saint-Nic - 29

Soirée moules-frites et feu d’artifice Assérac - 44

Music moules and fireworks from 7pm behind the Mairie – it’s free entry

Bal des pompiers Guérande - 44

Marché animé Guerlesquin - 29 Morning only local market and various child friendly animations taking place – it’s free 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

The local fire service has an open air family friendly party to raise funds from 6pm – 2AM – it’s on rue Kerquessaud and free entry

Fête des moules

La Plaine-sur-Mer - 44

Les lundis de Loctudy Loctudy - 29 Try some of the areas local produce whilst finding out where to visit nearby. At the Tourist Office from 11am–12pm and it’s free 12th, 19th and 26th

An evening of moules, moules and more moules all with frites. Also various events take place during the evening. From 6pm at the port Giraud and it’s free entry

Tube et Clous en concert Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

Marché des lundis soirs Penmarch - 29 Markets at the foot of the lighthouse from 6–9pm – it’s free entry 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Les lundis trez-hirresitibles Plougonvelin - 29 Live music and entertainments for the kids from 6pm at Trez-Hir – they’re free 5th and 12th

Soir les quais Le Croisic - 44 The port du Croisic comes alive with street artists, fire-eaters, musicians, magicians, clowns and more – from 9pm and they’re free 5th, 12th and 19th

Marché artisanal nocturne

Live music on the place de l’Église Madame from 9pm – it’s free

Bal et feu d’artifice Mesquer - 44

Music, dancing, grilled sardines, sausage and fireworks at 11pm. On the port de Kercabellec and it’s free entry

Fête du Grand Norven Piriac-sur-Mer - 44

Afternoon/evening fete celebrating the sea and in particular the local traditional fishing boats which gather at this small port from 12pm. Expect plenty of music, singing and grilled sardines – it’s free entry

Soirée moules-frites

Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44

Ambiance 13e siècle

Marché aux peintres

The chateau goes back in time to the 13 th century with locals dressed in costume for the period. Expect the odd sword fight at the military encampment or at the tavern – it’s free entry

Sale of paintings held along the the port – it’s free entry

Food truck festival Roscoff - 29

You’re not going to go hungry at this event - a gathering of food trucks offering an assortment of cuisines from around the world also a variety of market stalls to wander around and live music during the evenings. Open from 12pm-11pm on the quai d’Auxerre and it’s free entry

Autrefois

Saint-Suliac - 35

Vitré - 35

Jumping national Mesquer - 44

Horse jumping event with various other events taking place including an equestrian spectacle on Sat night and a market – it’s free

Erquy - 22

Folies en baie Hillion - 22

A full day of events here attracting 9,000 visitors last year. It all starts at 10am with a market, live music from 2pm to 12AM and mussels lots of them served with frites. Plenty of entertainment for the kids – bouncy castles, clowns, magicians, mime, etc. and it’s free entry

Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44 Night markets of local artists, craftsmen and producers held on the avenue Roosevelt from 8pm – they’re free entry 5th, 12th and 19th

A evening of music and mussels or sardines and chips at the Base Nautique du Pointeau from 6pm it’s free entry

Soirée sardinade

Grand fête

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An evening event in the centre of town with a secondhand market from 4pm, music, dancing and plenty of freshly grilled sardines from 8pm and it’s free entry

A long weekend of fun incl. a fairground, music, street theatre, food and fireworks. In the centre of town and it’s free entry

Sardines en fête

Sat 3rd to Sun 11th

Fête des moissons

Sardines are on the BBQ from 7pm with live music. On the parking de la base nautique and it’s free entry

Les rencontres musicales d’Iroise

An event around the use of old farming machinery which revolutionised the harvest. Also traditional games, a flea market, various stalls and plenty of food and drink and it’s free entry

Saint-Molf - 44

Carnac - 56 Shake your funky stuff on the Grande Plage - côté Base Nautique from 7.30-8.30pm – they’re free just wear trainers and take a large bottle of water! 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Marché semi-nocturne Erdeven - 56 Evening markets from 6-8pm – free entry 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Carnac - 56

Erde’fête

Plouhinec - 56 Night markets with live music from 6pm – free entry 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Live music on the place commerciale de Kerhillio from 7.30pm – it’s free

Concert Les Infidèles Quiberon - 56

Live 80/90s music on the esplanade Hoche from 9pm – it’s free

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Sat 3rd to Mon 5th

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Plougonven - 29

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Classical music festival with six concerts held in various locations around the town - payable

Fête des tisserands

Sat 3rd to Sun 18th

Quintin - 22

Salon des artisans d’art Le Croisic - 44

Over 50 traditional artists display and sell their works of art at the Ancienne Criée – it’s free entry

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Over 300 locals all in costume act out daily life from yesteryear. Displays of ancient skills and methods in particular the use of wood, along with traditional music and dancing. A fascinating day out for all ages. From 12pm til 11.30pm - payable Plouguernével - 22

Erdeven - 56

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A celebration of days gone by. Sat afternoon there are games, boat rides and exhibitions, and during the evening the centre of town becomes a giant restaurant with live music. Sun afternoon parade of over 200 locals in traditional costumes followed by various events through to the evening – it’s free entry

Throughout Brittany (22, 29, 35, 44 and 56) Various events take place along the banks and on the canals of Brittany including some giant picnics - so bring the sandwiches and a bottle of wine and enjoy and join in the fun – it’s free. Events taking place at Aulne – C h â t e a u l i n - 2 9 , Châteauneuf-du-Faou - 29 Canal d’Ille et Rance – Evran 22, La Vicomte-sur-Rance - 22, Saint-Judoce - 22, Guipel – 35 and Hédé-Bazouges - 35 Vilaine –Bourg des Comptes - 35, Bruz & Chavagne - 35, Guipry Messac - 35, Rennes - 35, Arzal – 56, Béganne - 56 and La RocheBernard - 56 Le Blavet – Gouarec - 22, Guerlédan - 56, Pontivy - 56, Pluméliau-Bieuzy - 56 and SaintThuriau - 56 Erdre – Sucé-sur-Edre - 44 Canal de Nantes à Brest – Guenrouet / Plessé – 44, SaintNicolas-de-Redon - 44, Guégon - 56, Guillac - 56, La Gacilly – 56, Lanouée (Le Rouvray) - 56, Le Roc-Saint-André - 56, Malestroit - 56, Peillac – 56, Rohan - 56, SaintGonnery - 56, Saint-Marcel - 56 and Val d’Oust - 56

Pont-Aven - 29

Grand celebration of Breton culture. See this year’s Queen of the Gorse Flower paraded through the town, along with traditional music playing and dancers and groups from around Brittany all wearing their towns specific costume. It’s free

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Celebration of flax or the fabric made from it linen – there’s a textile market, traditional music and dancing and many other events taking place in this lovely town – it’s free


Fête des maquereaux et sardines grillées

Défilé costumé entre terre et mer

Freshly caught and grilled mackerel and sardines are on the BBQ just waiting for you. It’s on the Esplanade from 12pm just follow your nose!

Parade of 200 locals in traditional costume dating back to the 1900s followed by music and dance. Starting 5pm at the phare d’Eckmühl to the port de SaintGuénolé where there will also be an arts and crafts market, food, music and dancing til late – it’s free entry

Marché artisanal Trégastel - 22

There’ll be plenty of local artists at this market held in the jardins du Presbytère and centre of town from 10am

Braderie

Concarneau - 29

The town centre shops have their midsummer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains. From 9am and free entry

Fête de la mer Fouesnant - 29

Traditional celebration of the sea and those who lost their lives while at sea. Featuring parades of locals in costume, traditional music and dancing, sea rescue demonstrations and paell a for lunch and BBQ during the evening. From 10am–11pm at Cale de Beg-Meil and it’s free entry

Fête des lutteurs Gouesnach - 29

An afternoon of traditional Breton wrestling with a BBQ at 12pm and the contest starting at 2pm. On the site of the chapelle SaintCadou and 2.50€ entrance fee

Zumba

Guilvinic - 29

Get down and shake your thing on the plage de la Grève Blanche from 11am-12pm – it’s free

Fête des pêcheurs Le Conquet - 29

The local fishermen and women have their own special day. Visit one of their boats, cooking demonstrations, exhibitions, music, dancing and plenty of seafood to eat – from 11am-8pm it’s free entry

Fête bretonne Loctudy - 29

A day and evening of traditional fun – with music, dancers in costume, food, games and more. It’s at the Espace Pors-Bihan from 11am-1AM and free

Cochon farçi

Plonévez-Porzay - 29

Stuffed pig which is then spit roasted is on the menu from 7pm with live music – it’s free entry

Fête du crabe Plouarzel - 29

If you’ve had enough of the events with mussels then try this afternoon / evening event as crab is on the menu! Various events take place during the day, music and fireworks during the evening and there are plenty of crabs to eat or take away alive. It’s free entry

If you have a horse (or bucket – for the roses!) it all starts at 8am with an 11, 16 or 23kms ride. But for those without a horse (or bucket!) the afternoon has several events plus at 7pm boeuf gros sel is on the menu with music and fireworks to finish – it’s free entry

Fête du pain

Pêche et grillades maquereaux

Saint-Omer-de-Blain - 44

Car boot all day, traditional bread making, traditional farming skills and methods in the afternoon – at the site du Bois-Niel and it’s free entry

Noce bretonne

Noyal-Muzillac - 56

Traditional village wedding fete starting with a parade of locals in costume to the church at 11am, then a communal meal followed by music and dancing – open to all and it’s free entry

Fête des moissons

Kiberen Drift

Traditional rural afternoon fete with displays of ancient crafts and machinery on the rue de Kerhornou from 11.30am-7pm – it’s free

Demonstrations of radio controlled cars on the place Hoche from 2pm – it’s free

Fête des battages

Traditional fete of ancient skills and methods - now in its 86 th year. Held in the château de la Luardaye and 2€ entry fee (free for -14s)

Ploumoguer - 29

Pouldreuzic - 29

Go back in time at this event with displays of how farming use to be, old tractors, harvesting demonstrations, pony rides and more. From 2-6pm and it’s free entry

Quiberon - 56

Fête des vieux métiers

Saint-Martin-sur-Oust - 56

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Annual celebration of the sea with plenty of fresh seafood, traditional music and dancing and the championship of the world at ‘spitting the winkle’ contest – it’s at the port de Moguériec from 2pm and free entry for -12’s 1€ for the rest

Tréal - 56

Mon 5th

Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

An opportunity to go out and catch mackerel and then grill them on the port. Or, if the sea’s a little rough, just stay at the port and wait for the fish to come to you for lunch! Departs 8am from la Cale de la Cocotte returns at midday - prebooking required from 7.15am

Fête de la nuit marine Locquirec - 29

This mainly evening event starts a wee bit early at 2pm with a sandcastle building contest, 6.30pm walks along the beach, 7pm live music, 10.30pm parade of illuminated small boats and at 11.30pm fireworks – moules-frites are on the menu and it’s by the port and nearby beach and it’s free entry

Concert jazz Loctudy - 29

Live music on the rue du Port at 5pm it’s free

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Various animations taking place during the day all revolving around saving lives at sea. Also there are boat trips, sea rescue dogs, rescue competitions as well as music, dancing and lots to eat and drink – it’s from 10am, free entry and at the port d’Armor

A spectacular parade of the flat-bottomed boats used in the marshes of Brière. Each year the boats are richly decorated with thousands of flowers in various shapes and along the banks there’s a traditional market, live music and dancing, food, etc – this is one not to be missed! At the port de la Chaussée Neuve from 11am-9pm and it’s free entry

Kermesse de Landal Broualan - 35

Free afternoon country fete with games, music, dancing and food available

Fête des moules Cancale - 35

Ten hours of moules, moules and more moules and live music – from 11am to 12AM at the port de la Houle – it’s free entry

Les clionnades

Le Clion-sur-Mer - 44

An annual fete from 10am11.30pm featuring a number of activities for both children and adults with various events taking place throughout the day. BBQ’d food and moules-frites are on the menu with music and street entertainment during the evening. Followed by fireworks at 11pm and it’s free entry

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Penmarch - 29

Fête du vieux bourg

Saint-André-des-Eaux - 44

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August’s terrific TuesdayS

Marché-concerts en soirée

Festival un soir sur l’île

Hillion - 22 Night markets from 6.30pm on the place de l’Église with live music and food trucks offering crêpes, galettes and some British favourites Fish & Chips and even Indian curry! 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Guipry-Messac - 35 Music, dancing, street theatre, games, cooking demonstrations and more on the islands from 6-10pm and they’re free On the Île de la Courbe at Bourg des Comptes 6th. On the Île de la Minoterie 13th

Les mardis du port Paimpol - 22 Night markets and live music from 7pm at the quai Duguay Trouin – they’re free 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Marché nocturne et concert Perros-Guirec - 22 Night markets and concerts on the esplanade de Trestraou from 5pm – they’re free 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Les mardis têtus Rostrenen - 22 Late morning market, games, live music on the square de la Fontaine – they’re free 6th, 13th and 20th

Concerts Concarneau - 29 Live music at Carré des Larrons – it’s free 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Les mardis de Beg-Meil Fouesnant - 29 Three concerts each night from 7pm on the rue des Glénans, Beg-Meil and they’re all free 6th, 13th and 20th

Marché nocturne La Forêt-Fouesnant - 29 Night markets on the port La Forêt from 6pm – free entry 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Les mardis de Portez Locmaria-Plouzané - 29 Free live music at 9pm on the esplanade de Portez 6th, 13th and 20th

Mardis festifs

Guinguette des mariniers Redon - 35 Learn a few new classical dance steps at these evenings of music and dancing at the Croix des Marins from 7pm - 12AM – they’re free 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Animations sur le marché Assérac - 44 Various games for the kids to play on the place du Marché from 10am to 12pm – they’re free 6th and 13th

Marché nocturne Batz-sur-Mer - 44 Night markets on the Grande Rue from 6.30pm with live music – they’re free entry 6th, 13th and 20th

Marché nocturne du terroir Herbignac - 44 Locally produced food to try and buy at this night market with live music. From 7pm at the château de Ranrouët and they’re free entry 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Soirée classique’s Le Croisic - 44 Evening classical music concerts held in the church Notre-Dame de Pitié from 9pm 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Marché nocturne Pornic - 44 Night markets on the quai Leray, quai du 11 Novembre from 7pm – free entry 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Marché nocturne

Pot d’accueil des estivants

Fête de l’Isle

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

Saint-Nic - 29

Find out from the Tourist Office what’s happening around the area and try some of the local foodstuffs from 11am-12pm – it’s free

Initiation au Cornhole et boum bretonne Assérac - 44

Join in this American game where you attempt to throw a small bag in to a hole – it’s easier said than done. It’s for all ages from 4-5pm. This is followed by music and dancing on the beach from 6-7pm with games for the kids. It’s all on the access to la plage de Pont-Mahé and free

Feu d’artifice Pornichet - 44

Fireworks on the beach opposite the Casino – it’s free

Nuit de la chauve-souris Kernascleden - 56

One thing you notice about rural France during twilight is that there are quite a few bats flying around. If you’d like to find out about these fascinating mammals the Maison de la chauve-souris are hosting an evening in English. From 8.30pm 8.50€ / 4€ children there are limited spaces for reservations 02 97 28 26 31 or email contact@amikiro.fr

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Braderie Hénaff Pouldreuzic - 29

Saint-Renan - 29

Arts & crafts market held on the place du Vieux Marché – it’s free entry

Braderie

Douarnenez - 29

The town centre shops have their summer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains. From 9am and free entry

Tues 6th Les remparts font du bruit

Soirée classique

Live music and other events on the place Penthièvre from 7pm

An evening of classical music from the Trio Russalka at the église Notre-Dame from 9pm – it’s free although donations would be most welcome

Loctudy - 29

Carnac - 56 Take a break and chill out with relaxation on the Grande Plage côté Yacht Club from 10-10.45am – they’re free just bring a large towel and a bottle of water 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Marché nocturne

Mardi de l’été

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Sand castle building contest on the Grande Plage from 2.30pm Le Croisic - 44

Plouescat - 29 Free concerts on the esplanade du Casino from 9pm 6th, 13th and 20th

Quiberon - 56 Night markets on the place Hoche – they’re free entry 6th, 13th and 20th

Pont-l’Abbé - 29

If you fancy an evening with a fisherman’s supper - moules and dessert - followed by some sea shanties, music, dancing – they’re at the port on the quai SaintLaurent from 7pm – it’s free entry

From 10am -12pm and 2-5pm you can use a varity of equipment for supervised games on the beach or bring your own – it’s on the plage de Saint-Goustan and free

Moncontour - 22

Cancale - 35 Free music concerts and all guaranteed to get your feet tapping held in the open air from 6pm in the jardins de la Mairie 6th, 13th and 20th

Souper du marin

Sports de plage et de mer

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Les apéros

Douarnenez - 29

The town centre shops have their summer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains. From 9am and free entry

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Port-Louis - 56 Evening markets from 7.30pm – free entry 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Braderie

Mon 5th to 9th

The sounds of New Orleans comes to town at this jazz festival

Marché semi-nocturne

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

An evening of live jazz with the New York Salsa All Stars. From 9pm on the rue de Brie, payable tickets in advance from the Office of Tourism

Concours de châteaux de sable

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44 Night markets from 9pm-12AM on avenue Ernest Chevrier by TharonPlage – free entry 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Nuit du phare

Un air de jazz

Brittany’s famous pork pâté and spread maker has a summer sale where you can try and buy some of their many products – it’s free from 10am-7pm

Moëlan-sur-Mer - 29 Live music concerts from 7pm – they’re free 6th and 20th

Plougonvelin - 29 See if you can see your house from the top of the lighthouse phare SaintMathieu but be careful there are 163 steps up and another 163 down! Night visit from 9.30pm-12AM 13th and 27th

Fete for the local area of l’Isle. Starting at 8pm on the place Anatole Le Braz there’s traditional music and dancing, and on the menu moules-frites

Le Croisic - 44

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Moules-frites

Rock alternative music on the place du Marché – from 9pm and it’s free

Mussels with chips and music are on the menu at this evening event on the plage de Langoz from 6.30pm - it’s free entry

Saint-Pierre-Quiberon - 56

Tues 6th & Weds 7th Grand braderie

Loctudy - 29

Soirée cochon grillé Plomeur - 29

The town centre shops have their summer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains. From 9am and free entry

A traditional fun for all ages evening event with BBQd pork on the menu followed by music and dancing. From 7pm on the place de la Mairie and it’s free entry

Marché créatif

Soirée moules-frites

Arts & crafts market at the Salle du Conseil Municipal on the Grande Rue from 10am-1pm, 3-7pm – it’s free

Music and mussels and chips are on the menu in the jardins de la Mairie from 7pm – it’s free entry

Pont-l’Abbé - 29

Préfailles - 44

Tues 6th to Thur 8th Jazz Camp Paimpol - 22

Jazz concerts, jams, master c l a s s e s a n d apéro-teasers throughout the town – the concerts are payable however the apéro-teasers and jams are free

Les médiévales de fort la Latte Plévenon - 22

Three days of medieval fun held in a magnificent location the fort la Latte with its views across the sea. Jousting tournaments, medieval food and knights and damsels in distress are just some of the highlights - payable

Weds 7th Lanvollon en danse Lanvollon - 22

The town goes dancing mad – Breton dancing festival under the stars – it’s free and fun for all ages

Concert de jazz

Sables-d’Or-les-Pins - 22

Live jazz performance from the American group Linda Chabert Quintet from 9pm – although free contributions would be welcome

Un air de jazz

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

An evening of live jazz with Cut the Alligator. From 9pm on the square Pellion – it’s free

Renc’arts sous les remparts

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Dinan - 22 Performances of various street theatre including circus acts, crazy musicians, magicians and more taking place next to the walls of the chateau from 5pm and they’re free 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Roscoff - 29 Live music on the terraces of the Vieux Port from 9.30pm – it’s free 7th and 21st

Boulevard des musiques Erquy - 22 L i ve m u s i c c o n c e r t s o n t h e boulevard de la Mer from 9pm – they’re free 7th, 21st and 28th

Plomodiern - 29

Les mercredis d’Loudia

La nuit celtique

Loudeac - 22 A combination of Breton and Rock/ Pop concerts from 7pm and they’re free 7th, 14th and 21st

Plougonvelin - 29

A night of Breton music and fireworks to finish. Held at the fort de Bertheaume and it’s free

Concert

Plovan - 29

Free live music at Pen Ar bed from 7pm

Yoga à la plage

Saint-Pol-de Léon - 29

Yoga session on the plage SainteAnne from 2.30pm – it’s free

Soirée terre marine Trégunc - 29

Grab the picnic basket, beach chairs and blankets there’s live music and, as the sun sets, an open air cinema night. From 9pm at the pointe de Trévignon – it’s free

Les mercredis Combourg - 35

Early evening live music and dancing from 6 – 8pm on the place Piquette – it’s free

Marche aquatique Assérac - 44

Feel the instant benefits of this power walk in the sea – from 9.3010.30am at the main entrance to the plage de Pont-Mahé it’s free

Concours de puzzle

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

L i ke p u z z l e s ? We l l h e re ’ s something for you a puzzle competition for kids and adults to see who can complete their’s first. It’s at the Salle Bellevue from 9pm and it’s free

Les enfantillages

Les mercredis de Port-Mer Cancale - 35 Free music concerts held in the open air from 6pm at the plage de Port-Mer 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Soirée nocturne Saint-Brice-en-Coglès - 35 An evening at the lovely château du Rocher Portail with various theatrical and musical events taking place including a candlelit visit to the rooms, a small market place, food and drink and fireworks to finish – payable 7th, 14th and 21st

Mellionnec - 22 Childrens event from 6pm music, songs, theatre at the Eco-domaine du Bois du Barde 7th, 21st and 28th

Les mercredis aux Lakas

Concert des mercredisquares

Les mercredis

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22 Free music concerts held on the square Pellion from 9pm 7th, 14th and 21st

Zumba Saint-Quay-Portrieux - 22 Get down and shake your thing at the Centre de Congrès from 5-6.45pm – they’re free 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Marché nocturne Audierne - 29 Night markets on the place de la République from 6.30-11.30pm – free entry 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Marché semi-nocturne Daoulas - 29 Evening market with live music from 6-10pm – they’re free 7th and 14th

Yoga à la plage Kerlouan - 29 Chill out and stretch yourself out on the beach with a few yoga movements. From 5.30-7pm on the plage de Meneham – it’s free although donations welcome 7th and 14th

Les mercredis Le Conquet - 29 Live music and entertainments on the place du marché from 7-8.30pm – they’re free 7th, 14th and 21st

Concerts les côtiers Plozévet - 29 Live music from 8pm at the cafébistro Les Côtiers, Pors-Poulhan – it’s free 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

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La Plaine-sur-Mer - 44 Live music in the jardins des Lakas from 9pm and they’re free 7th, 14th and 21st La Turballe - 44 Live music and entertainments for all ages from 6pm on the quai Saint-Pierre, place du Marché and the local streets. There are also night markets on the boulevard du Commandant Famchon - they’re free entry 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Les mercredis Arradon - 56 Family entertainment in the centre of town during the afternoons and evening – they’re free 7th, 14th and 21st

Expérience fitness Carnac - 56 Keep trim and fit with exercise on the Grande Plage from 10-11am – it’s free just wear trainers and take a large bottle of water! 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Marché artisanal nocturne Damgan - 56 Night arts and crafts market on the place Alexandre Tiffoche from 6pm – it’s free entry 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

Marché semi-nocturne Plouharnel - 56 Evening markets from 6.30pm – free entry 7th and 14th

Concerts de rue Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44 Live music in the centre of town – they’re free 7th and 14th

Marché bio et artisanal nocturne Saint Gildas-de-Rhuys - 56 An evening bio produce and arts and crafts market on the place Monseigneur Ropert from 4pm – it’s free entry 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th

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gO gREEN! What could be better than enjoying the fresh air knowing that you’re safe from cars, motorbikes and lorries? Welcome to Brittany’s network of Green Ways! Brittany is famous for fabulous countryside, coasts and waterways but if you don’t know the area, one sure-fire way to explore is to look for Les Voies Vertes, French for ‘Green Ways’. What is a Green Way? Green Ways are trails specifically for walkers, cyclists and the occasional horse-rider, and they are not accessible to any motorised vehicles. In practical terms, this means that you can enjoy them with peace of mind, concentrating on the scenery rather than worrying about traffic. Are they easy to use? One of the best things about Green Ways is that many of them are former railway tracks and tow paths, so they are mostly flat. This makes them ideal routes for leisurely cycling and strolling, as you won’t be faced with any great hills to tackle! They are 2.5 metres wide so you can easily ride side by side, so it’s also a great place for youngsters wanting to try cycling without stabilisers. They are also practical: former railway tracks and canal paths link key towns, providing a picturesque route from one destination to the next, often taking you right into the centre.

Please note: the V4 trail is not like the other Green Ways: it is mostly on minor roads and not as level as the other routes so is more suited to experienced cyclists.

Where can I find one? V1 Part of the far bigger trail that leads all the way to the south of France, this trail leads southeast from Roscoff (29) to Nantes (44) and includes sections of the famously picturesque NantesBrest canal as well as historic towns such as Mûr de Bretagne (22) and Josselin (56). V2 Heads south from Saint-Malo (35) to Rennes (35) and continues inland down to Arzal (56). This route takes you from the walled harbour city of Saint-Malo, through the medieval and picturesque town of Dinan (22) and onto the colourful timbered townhouses of Rennes, allowing you to explore three of Brittany’s most historic cities. V3 This route also heads south from Saint-Malo (35) to Rennes (35) then southwest to Questembert (56) just east of Vannes and the Rhuys Peninsula. The scenery includes canal paths, locks, the legendary Forest of Brocéliande, the town of Ploërmel where the Dukes of Brittany once resided, then to Questembert. V5 This is a coastal trail with sections in Finistère (29) heading southwest

from Roscoff and both sides of Brest, a section from the Pointe du Raz to Bénodet, one leading to the Quibéron Peninsula (56) another around the beautiful bay of Vannes (56) and another south of La Roche-Bernard (56) following the coast as far as Pornichet (44) and Saint-Nazaire (44). V6 This trail connects the western tip of the Crozon Peninsula (29) to Vitré (35) further east, but is best picked up at Carhaix. It’s a horizontal, inland route that includes canal paths, the shelter and shade of trees, and sections of former railway. V7 This route heads from the old port of Roscoff (29) mostly on roads up to Morlaix then cutting inland heading south to the beautiful walled town of Concarneau (29) on the opposite coast. V8 Starting in Saint-Brieuc (22), this route cuts diagonally southwest across to the opposite coast, arriving in Lorient (56). You’ll pass Guerlédan Lake, the rolling hills and green valleys of the surrounding countryside, and enjoy the waterways and rivers along the way. Whichever route you choose, remember to take drinks, sun-cream and a sunhat, and let someone know where you’re heading. Then you can just enjoy the scenery and explore the landscape!

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For more information Do check with your nearest Tourist Office for more details, especially as some sections of the trails above include roads and may not suit younger explorers.

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1900 à la plage

Weds 7th to Sun 11th

Fête de l’huître

Braderie

The town turns back the calender to 1900 for an afternoon of beach fun. At 2.30pm at the train station a parade commences towards the beach with locals in costume from that period as well as donkeys and horses pulling carts laden with their luggage, vintage cars are on display and there’s even a barrel organ to provide some music. At 4pm the parade arrives at the plage de Port Lin ready for games of croquet, Tug-O-War, or a quick dip in the sea before their beach picnic. You can join in the fun if you dress the part and bring your own picnic – it’s free

Les celtiques

Evening traditional fete celebrating the oyster, so expect plenty on the menu aswell as the odd sea shanty – it’s on the place de l’Église and free entry

The town centre shops have their summer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains. From 9am and free entry

Le Croisic - 44

Marché artisanal

Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

Arts and crafts market on the place de l’Église Madame from 9am-7pm it’s free entry

Concert de Apes o’Clock Mesquer - 44

Free live Blues, Hip-Hop, Punk and Rock n’Roll music on the place de l’Hôtel de Ville from 9pm

A fantastic free five-day festival with events throughout the day and evening to celebrate Guérande’s Celtic origin. Plenty of music, dancing, food and drink, and if you need a break, take a wander around this beautiful walled city or visit nearby the Terre de Sel to see how the famous local sea salt is produced

Thur 8th Cap sur les jeudis

Ploeuc-l’Hermitage - 22

There’s live music and entertainment in the open air from 8pm - it’s free

Pornic - 44

A day and evening of sports that involves sliding and gliding – so water skiing, wind surfing and much more – on the Vieux Port from 10am to 11pm and most are free

Concert musique irlandaise Questembert - 56

Music from the Emerald Isle will be heard at the chapelle SaintMichel from 8.30pm – although free contributions welcome

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Mouezh ar gelted Pont-Croix - 29

Take yourself back in time at this event featuring those traditional old skills. Horse and carriage parade with locals in traditional costumes, old tractors, horses and farm animals, and plenty of music, dancing and local dishes to try. It’s free entry

L’éte des potiers Vannes - 56

Some of the area’s finest potters and ceramicists display and sell their work by the port

Weds 7th to Sat 10th Etincelles aquatiques Martigné-Ferchaud - 35

An award-winning magical event taking place at nightfall, which features over 250 performers on stage, in the air, on water and amongst the audience. These combined with fireworks, music, light shows and water jets make this a show to remember. Payable and book early

Fri 9th Fête de la mer Brehec - 22

Evening celebration of the sea held in this small port with music, dancing and plenty of freshly grilled seafood – it’s free entry

Les musicales de Blancardeau Pléguien - 22

Classical music concert held in the church from 8.30pm

Un air de jazz

Fest-noz

An evening of live jazz with the talented Robyn Bennett. From 9pm on the rue de Brie and payable - tickets in advance from the OT

A full evening of entertainment at the Enclos des Capucins - sea shanties from 7pm, dancing from 9pm and in between plenty of sausages, mussels, sardines, chips, and more. Payable 3€ free for -12yo

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

Brocante et moules-frites Le Conquet - 29

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Guérande - 44

Surzur - 56

Audierne - 29

La Turballe - 44

Tramp Experience en concert Préfailles - 44

This official Supertramp tribute band will be playing on the place du Marché from 9pm and it’s free

Chel Bazar Bizarre en concert

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Music and fun for the kids at this crazy concert at the square de Jade Tharon from 9pm it’s free

Les nocturnes Mauron - 56

Live music concert in the centre of town from 6.30pm – it’s free

Fri 9th & Sat 10th Festival rock-land

Clohars-Carnoët - 29

Music festival on the place de l’Océane, Le Pouldu - payable

Car boot during the day and mussels with chips with live music in the open air during the evening - it’s free entry

Vendredis musicaux Bannalec - 29

Festival Belle Île on air

Journée de l’élégance

Concert

Music festival on the island so you’ll need to catch a boat to get there - payable

Vintage and prestigious cars will be on display and a few you’ll be able to ride in and in the evening their owners dress up from the period of their vehicles – on the avenue Lajarrige and it’s free entry

Free music concert at the butte du Fort from 8.30pm

La Baule - 44

Concours de constructions en sable Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

Building contest of anything made in sand on the plage du Pré Vincent from 3pm – it’s free and open to all ages

Illumination des épis

Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

The beach by the boulevard de l’Océan is lit especially for you to walk along at night, but it’s even better if you bring your own candles or lanterns to light your way - from 9pm and free

Jade Cie Flamma

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Street theatre and dance at the square de Jade at 11.30am – it’s free

Fête de l’agriculture Carnac - 56

Various demonstrations and displays of farming also competitions for cows, horses, vegetables, cider and products made from milk. There are also pony and horse and carriage rides, market place and more – it’s at the terrain La Croix Audran and free entry

Rock music on the place de la Libération from 9pm – it’s free Bénodet - 29

Apéro concert – Pikey Butler Band Combrit - 29

Live music in the parc an Treizour from 6.30pm – it’s free

Festival UFO

Concarneau - 29

An evening of rock music at the Petit Château – Ville Close – it’s free

Les estivales Guilvinec - 29

A night of Rock music and The Police with dancing in the open air on the place de la Petite Sole – from 7pm and it’s free entry

Concours de châteaux de sable

Belle-Île-en-Mer - 56

Fri 9th to Sun 11th Fête du bruit

Landerneau - 29

Very large music festival with Gossip, The Waterboys, Prophets of Rage – to mention just a few

Malo métiers d’art Saint-Malo - 35

Exhibition and sale of works of art produced by over forty artists who specialise in the use of wood, glass, metal, stone, ceramics, moziacs, textiles and more. It’s on quai Duguay-Trouin from 2-9pm Fri, 11am-9pm Sat, 10am-7pm Sun and free entry

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Saint-Père - 35

Sand castle building contest for 6-13yo on the plage de SainteAnne La Palud from 3-4pm - 2€

Reggae and world music festival with Israel Vibration, The Congos and The Abyssinians to mention a few bands travelling from Jamaica – it’s at the Fort de SaintPère - payable

Lard, patates et chants

Sat 10th

Boiled bacon and potatoes with sea shanties are on the evening menu – it’s at Tréfeuntec and free entry

Fest-noz

Plonévez-Porzay - 29

Plonévez-Porzay - 29

Nuit des moissons Saint-Évarzec - 29

Traditional rural late afternoon/ evening fete with displays of ancient crafts and machinery, games, donkey rides, music, dancing and fireworks and more. From 4pm and it’s free entry

All events were correct at the time of going to press. If you’re travelling a long distance to a particular event, check with the local Office de Tourisme or the Mairie before departure.

Erquy - 22

Traditional Breton night of music, dancing and lots of laughter from 7pm by the port – it’s free

Moules et feu d’artifice Pleubian - 22

A night of music, mussels and fireworks from 7.30pm on the rue de Porz Rand l’Armor and it’s free entry

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August’s Tremendous Thursdays

Visites guidées pour anglophones Binic-Etables-sur-Mer - 22 Tours of the Musée d’Art et Traditions Populaires in English Here you’ll discover a splendid collection of some of the traditions of Brittany incl Lace Headdresses, crafts shops, fishing and sailing instruments and more. At 2.30pm 5€ 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Les jeudis lamballais Lamballe - 22 Lamballe has a day packed with a variety of things to do – there’s the morning market, at 2.30pm and 4pm there are free guided tours of the Medieval Garden. Then how about visiting the prestigious Haras? Here there are horse-drawn carriage rides, guided tours, and an equestrian show starting at 5.30pm. During the evening, the market place becomes a Gallic outdoor banquet hall where you can grab a seat at one of the long tables and sample the delights of the different food stalls, while listening to the free concerts 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Marché du terroir à Foleux

Saint-Pol-de Léon - 29 Games on the beach for all the family at Îlot Sainte-Anne from 2.30pm followed by live music concerts by the plage Sainte-Anne from 7pm until late – they’re free 1st, 8th and 22nd

Béganne - 56 Late afternoon / early evening market with plenty of locally produced fare. From 4-9pm at the port de Foleux and it’s free entry. There will also be live music afterwards at the bar/restaurant L’Escale next to the market 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Gym tonic sur la plage Trégunc - 29 Exercises on the plage de Pouldohan from 10.30–11.30am – they’re free 1st, 8th and 22nd

Initiation aux danses bretonnes Trégunc - 29 Learn those simple dance steps on the place de la Mairie from 6–7pm – they’re free 8th and 22nd

Les jeudis

Festival rockiavellic Carantec - 29

One for the grandparents they’ll love it! A 100% metal, trash, power, death and black festival plenty of head shaking, black clothing and eyeliner from 7pm - it’s at Le Kelenn and free entry

Grande poissonnade Concarneau - 29

Les nocturnes Carnac - 56 Night markets with live music from 6pm held in the centre of town – they’re free entry 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Les jeudis du kiosque Damgan - 56 Live music and entertainments from 9pm at the Kiosque in the centre of town –they’re free 1st, 8th and 15th

Les jeudis du port

Sardines and more are on the BBQ on the quai Carnot from 7pm – it’s free entry

Fête de la mer Guilvinec - 29

A day of celebrating the sea and all its produce. Various displays, sea trips and entertainments are on offer to keep the crowds amused. From 2pm at the place de la Petite Sole - it’s free entry

Loki festival

Vitré - 35 Evening markets and live music from 6.30pm on the place de la Gare – they’re free entry 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Étel - 56 Live music during the evening on the place des Thoniers – it’s free 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Les jeudis du port

Marché 100% artisanal

Apéro concert

Brest - 29 Free live music concerts on the port de Commerce from 6pm-12AM 1st, 8th and 15th

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44 Arts & crafts markets from 6pm at Les Halles – they’re free entry 1st, 8th and 22nd

Jazz music concert with Abraham – at the Salle Kejadeen from 8pm it’s free

Marché aux étoiles

Concerts du Pilori

La Gacilly - 56 Free music concerts outside the Maison Yves Rocher by the bridge from 7.30pm 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Locronan - 29 Night markets from 7pm – they’re free entry 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Le Croisic - 44 Free concerts on the place du Pilori from 6pm 22nd and 29th

Marché nocturne

Les jeudis du parc

Les jeudis du port

Pleuven - 29 Free concerts in the open air from 9pm at the parc de la Mairie with BBQ’d food available from 7.30pm 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Le Pouliguen - 44 Free live music concerts at the port on quai Jules Sandeau from 7pm 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

A fun event for the entire family. Taking place on the water this event features some very wacky homemade rafts or ORFI (Objects Flottants Non Identifiés). It’s on the port du Bélon from 1-7pm – and it’s free

Les notes salées Plobannalec-Lesconil - 29 Live music concerts on the place du Port from 9.30pm – they’re free 8th and 15th

Nort-sur-Erdre - 44 Evening markets and live music from 5pm on the port at Le Bassin – they’re free entry 8th and 22nd

Cours de danses bretonnes

Marché artisanal nocturne

Plougonvelin - 29 Learn Breton dancing it’s fun for all the family from 8.30pm at the Espace Kéraudy – it’s free 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th

Piriac-sur-Mer - 44 Artist’s night markets with jewellery to paintings from 6.30-11pm – they’re free entry 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Les jeudis du port

Locquirec - 29

Learn Breton dancing Le Faouët - 56 Fun for all the family from 6pm at the Halles in the centre of town 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Les jeudis Muzillac - 56 Live music concerts and street theatre on the place Saint-Julien from 7pm – they’re free 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Les estivales

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44 Night markets from 9pm-12AM on avenue Ernest Chevrier by TharonPlage – free entry 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Saint-Nic - 29 Fun for all the family from 8.30-10pm at the terre plein de Pentrez – it’s free 1st, 8th and 22nd

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An afternoon and early evening of nautical themed fun by the port Manec’H – it’s free entry

Fête de la langoustine

Plobannalec-Lesconil - 29

Soirée de l’Aven

Les jeudis musique Pontivy - 56 Live music on the place Anne de Bretagne – a mixture of music from reggae to traditional Breton. They’re family friendly and free 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Learn Breton dancing

Fête du port

Ploemeur - 56 Night markets and live music from 7.30pm – they’re free 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Les jeudis

Marché nocturne

Auray – 56 Various events take place from music to street theatre and they are all free. From 5-10pm 1st and 8th

Parade des OFNI

Many events take place during this event held at the port but the highlight of the event is at 7pm when they serve one ton of langoustines to the hungry crowds. Fireworks finally round off the event at 11pm. It’s free entry

Pornic - 44 Night market on the port de Plaisance de la Noëveillard from 6pm – free entry 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd

Les jeudis

Concert jazz

Moëlan-sur-Mer - 29

Larmor-Baden - 56 Night markets from 6pm on the place de l’Église – they’re free entry 1st and 8th

Cinéma plein air

Marché nocturne

Live music, dancing displays and food on the port from 7pm – it’s free entry Logonna-Daoulas - 29

Quimperlé - 29 Wrap up warm, pack the popcorn it’s cinema in the open air night. From nightfall at the praire Saint-Nicolas and it’s free 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd Riac-sur-Bélon - 29 Classical, Baroque, Ancient or Chamber music concert in the église Saint-Pierre from 6pm. Although free donations would be welcome 1st, 8th and 15th

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Repas des Gaulois Tréogat - 29

Jeudis de la pente Rochefort-en-Terre - 56 Live music concerts in the garden of the café de la Pente – they’re free but contributions welcome 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Théâtre de rue

Traditional French meal of wild boar with live music on the parking de la Mairie from 7pm – it’s free entry

Nuit blanche des galeries La Baule - 44

Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44 Street theatre performances in the centre of town – they’re free 1st, 8th and 15th

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Riec-sur-Bélon - 29

Traditional music and dancing on the place Yves Loudoux from 7pm – it’s free entry

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From 6pm to midnight the galleries and many of the artists of La Baule open their doors for a special night viewing of their works – it’s free


Rebecca en concert

Fête de la sardine

24h de la voile

Live pop / folk music on the esplanade Bellevue from 9pm – it’s free

A traditional evening festival celebrating the sardine. Traditional music and dancing, and plenty of grilled sardines and moules-frites on the menu. It’s on the esplanade de la Criée at port Maria and free entry

A 24 hour sailing event that is now in its 47 th year. There are plenty of other land based events - live music, dancing, sand castle building to keep the adults and children busy during the afternoons and fireworks Sat evening – it’s free entry

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Fête de la sardine La Turballe - 44

Celebrate the sardine at this famous festival held at France’s largest port for landing sardines, so they’re not going to get any fresher than here. A mere one ton of sardines are on the menu, so no need to get there early! It’s free entry

Moules & Isabelle Thuleau et Alain Renard en concert

Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

Moules frites from 7pm in the centre of town followed by live music on the place de l’Église Madame from 9pm - it’s free

Carnaval d’été nocturne Pornic - 44

It’s big and it’s loud - Rio comes to Pornic so wear something colourful! This night carnival starting at 8.30pm features processions through the town and along the beach with brightly lit floats, bands, majorettes, clowns and fireworks at 11pm - it’s free

Fête des moules

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

A night of moules, moules and more moules – from 6pm at the place du Marché by Tharon-Plage – it’s free entry

Pique-nique electronic Île-aux-Moines - 56

Grab your picnic basket, swim suit, your towel and lay on the warm sand for this DJ’ing sessions on the plage du Drehen – from 6pm and free, but you’ll need a short boat ride to get you to and from this island

Concert Mary-Lou Questembert - 56

Folk and Country music concert in the Halles from 9pm – it’s free

Quiberon - 56

Fête celtique

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys - 56

Large fete with parade of locals in traditional costumes, dancing, music, market and food. From 2.30pm-1AM – it’s free entry

Moules-frites et fest-noz Sarzeau - 56

Mussels, chips and traditional dancing on the cale du Lindin from 7.30pm – it’s free entry

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Kan ar Vein Carnöet - 22

The locals welcome and celebrate the latest giant sculpture’s arrival to the impressive Vallée des Saints – all the way from Wales is Saint David – it’s free entry

Fête des plantes

Trégastel - 22

Grande fête

Fouesnant - 29

Freshly made fish soup, BBQ tuna, sausage and chips are on offer on the avenue de la Pointe du Cap-Coz from 7pm along with traditional music, dancing, walks on the beach and fireworks – it’s free entry

Fête de la SNSM Penmarch - 29

An event by the sea by the local lifeboat association to raise funds. The event will include various lifesaving methods, rescue displays, music and BBQ food and more. From 10am-7pm at the port de Saint-Guénolé and free entry

Le port en fête

Ploudalmézeau - 29

Exhibition and sale of rare and interesting plants as well as items for the garden. Held in the château du Boisgelin

Plenty of nautical fun, live music, moules-frites and entertainment on the port de Portsall. Sat night live music from 4pm and Sun from 11am - it’s free entry

Fête du blé

Fête du miel

Annual fete in its 43 rd year celebrating the wheat harvest. Sat night live music (payable) and on the Sun (free) demonstrations of the traditional harvesting and other trades from yesteryear plus live music, food and drink

Celebration of the humble bee and one of the products it produces – honey. Various demonstrations and tastings over the weekend from 3pm on Sat and 10am Sun. At the Miellerie and they’re free

Débarquement sur la plage

Arts Ty Show et fête des 100 patates

Commemoration of the allied landing on the towns beach 75 years ago with exhibitions, displays of military vehicles and encampment, music, parachute display and fireworks at night fall on Sat – it’s free entry

The fete of the 100 potatoes as you can tell from its name is slightly wacky and whose principles are have fun without breaking the bank. So there are games with potatoes where you win potatoes and various other events for all ages. Also on Sat vide-jardins with plants and seeds for sale, fleamarket, pony rides and more – it’s fun at La Trinité and free entry

Pléhédel - 22

Pleudihen-sur-Rance - 22

Saint-Michel-en-Grève - 22

Plouescat - 29 Prat Bian

Langonnet - 56

All events were correct at the time of going to press. If you’re travelling a long distance to a particular event, check with the local Office de Tourisme or the Mairie before departure.

Rassemblement US cars et bikes Pont-Scorff - 56

Annual meeting of American car and motorbike owners with their big gas guzzling machines. Expect lots of noise, rock concerts, BBQ’s – it’s free entry and camping is available

Sat 10th to Mon 12th Festival international de musique Dinard - 35

The first part of this world class classical music festival now in its 30th year – a must for all lovers of the classics

Fête des menhirs Languidic - 56

Three days of fun and events at this megalithic site. There will be games, a market, BBQ’s, music, flea market, pony rides and more but each day is different. At the Bois de Kersolan and free entry

Sat 10th to Tues 13th Classique estival

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Four evenings of classical music performed in the church from 9pm

Sat 10th to Sat 17th Semaines musicales Quimper - 29

Quimper plays host to performers and ensembles of international renown. Played in various venues around the town this is a ‘must see event’ for all music lovers!

Sun 11th Lanvollon en fête Lanvollon - 22

This event kicks off at 8am with a huge fleamarket then from 5pm there’s live music from British singer Beth Yeates, food and various entertainments - it’s free entry

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Festival les tardives Lannion - 22 Evenings of family fun starting at 5pm with learning Breton dancing, various children’s entertainment, street theatre, live music and a fest-noz. On and around the quai d’Aiguillon and they’re free 9th and 23rd

Dîner aux chandelles Lescouët-Gouarec - 22 A rare event and experience - having an evening meal by candlelight next to a pack of wolves! Held at the rescue centre for wolves the Refuge des Loups – prebooking essential 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Les nocturnes Saint-Brieuc - 22 Evening events featuring live music and various fun entertainments for all ages. On the place du Martray from 9pm and they’re free 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

Les vendredis du sport Brest - 29 Take part and try your hand at a number of different sports on the beach and in the sea - for all ages. On the plage du Moulin-Blanc from 10am–12pm – they’re free 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Concerts au Ti Guénolé Locquénolé - 29 The town centre’s café has live music from 9pm and it’s free 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Concerts et marché nocturne Locquirec - 29 Night markets with live music from 6pm on the port – they’re free entry 2nd, 9th and 16th

Concerts Penmarch - 29 Live music in the bar Chez Cathy, Saint-Guénolé from 9.30pm – it’s free 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th

Nocturnes de Pors Poulhan Plouhinec - 29 Night markets with live music from 6.30-11.30pm – free entry 2nd and 9th

Concerts Plovan - 29 Free live music at Pen Ar bed from 7pm 2nd, 9th and 23rd

Les vendredis du port Roscoff - 29 Live music and entertainment at the Vieux Port – they’re free 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

L’été sur la place Rosporden - 29 Street theatre, live music, dancing, food and drink – from 7pm and it’s free entry 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

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Concert des vendredis branchés Saint-Renan - 29 From 9pm free music concerts on the place du Vieux Marché 2nd, 9th and 16th

Marché nocturne La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44 Night markets from 8pm by Les Halles and in the centre of town – they’re free entry 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Les métiers de la mer Le Croisic - 44 The town centre transforms back to yesteryear when it was just a small fishing village so expect plenty of mussels, sardines and other goodies on the BBQ and live music. From 5.30-8pm on the place Dinan – they’re free entry 9th and 23rd

Apéro-concert Mesquer - 44 Early evening live music from 7pm in the jardins du Presbytère – they’re free 9th and 23rd

Marché nocturne d’artisanat Arzon - 56 Arts & crafts and food night markets on the port du Crouesty from 5pm – they’re free entry 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Marché semi-nocturne Étel - 56 Evening markets from 6pm – free entry 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Les vendredis Josselin - 56 Free evenings of music and dancing on the place Notre-Dame from 7pm 2nd, 9th and 16th

Les vendredis du canal Malestroit - 56 Live music concerts by the church from 9pm and they’re free 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Concerts Quiberon - 56 Live music concerts from 8pm on the place Hoche – they’re free 9th and 16th

Concerts de rue Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44 Live music in the centre of town – they’re free 2nd, 9th and 16th

Marché artisanal nocturne Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44 Night markets of local artists, craftsmen and producers held on the place Henri Baslé from 8pm – they’re free entry 2nd, 9th and 16th

Les vendredis du Gorvello Theix Noyalo - 56 Live music from jazz to folk from 8.30pm in the Petit Café dans la Prairie – they’re free but a hat will be passed 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

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Fête du cheval Loudéac - 22

A fete celebrating the horse. Expect plenty on display and various events for all ages taking place throughout the day. It starts with a procession of 220 horses and ponies from the hippodrome to the church for a blessing at 11.15am

Fête de la Saint-Laurent Plémy - 22

Traditional village afternoon fete with various events taking place throughout the afternoon and evening – it’s at Saint-Laurent and free entry

Belles du port de Dahouët

Fête paysanne La Clarté Combrit - 29

Rural day fete with displays of traditional crafts and skills, displays of tractors and more. On the rue de la Clarté and free

Fête champêtre Concarneau - 29

Fun for all ages with games, music and street theatre on the avenue du Cabellou – it’s free

Gym pilates Guilvinic - 29

Get down and stretch out on the plage de la Grève Blanche from 11am – it’s free

Fête et jeux bretons

Pléneuf-Val-André - 22

Kerlaz - 29

The local classic and vintage car owners display their magnificent machines on the promenade de la digue from 9.30am–12.30pm - it’s free

Breton games and grilled pork is on the BBQ from 12-7pm – it’s free entry

Fête de la mer

Classic and vintage car meeting o n t h e Port-La-Forêt f ro m 12.30pm – it’s free

En avant les pétochons La Forêt-Fouesnant - 29

Pleumeur-Bodou - 22

Celebration of the sea with music, dancing, events in the sea and on land and moules-frites are on the menu. Held at the port de Landrellec from 12pm with live music in the evening and fireworks – it’s free entry

Régates musicales de la Roche Jaune

Port en fête

Plougasnou - 29

Plenty of day time nautical fun, seafood and entertainment on the port du Diben from 11am6pm – it’s free entry

Fête de la SNSM

Plouguiel - 22

An evening of traditional music, dancing and food to celebrate the local small sailing work boats. From 7.30pm til late and it’s free entry

Grande fête de la mer Plouha - 22

A day of fun on the beach for all ages. Pétanque, dog sea rescue demonstrations, traditional music and dancing, moules-frites, sea shanties, photo exhibition, games for the kids, BBQ at 7pm and fireworks to finish – phew! From 10am on the plage du Palus and it’s free entry

Plouguerneau - 29

A fun packed day and evening by the local lifeboat association. The event will include various life saving methods, live music and food, helicopter rides, displays of tractors and traditional farming methods – from 11am-11.30pm and it’s free entry

Fête de la SNSM

Plounéour-Brignoganplage - 29

The local lifeboat crews have their fund raising day with events taking place both on land and at sea – at the plage du Crapaud from 11am-7pm and it’s free entry

Fort contre la mer

La nuit des galeries

Sand castle building competion for children and adults where the winner will be the castle that can withstand the incoming tide the longest. It’s on the plage at 2pm and free

Fancy an evening of culture? From 6pm to midnight the towns galleries open for you to wander around, chat with the artists and if you’re lucky you might even spot the local Banksy! It’s free

Fête des battages

Fête du four à pain

Traditional rural fete with displays of ancient crafts and how farmers used to tend the land with cattle and horses – it’s free

A festival celebrating bread with various displays on its traditional making, games for the kids and a small market place. It’s at Pélamer and free entry

Sables-d’Or-les-Pins - 22

Saint-Carreuc - 22

Fête des bruyères

Beuzec-Cap-Sizun - 29

Traditional Breton country fete celebrating ‘heather’ – traditional costumes, music, dancing, farm animals, agricultural displays and plenty of eating and drinking – fireworks at 10.30pm and then when you think it’s all over there’s a fest-noz! It’s free entry

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Dinard - 35

Le Croisic - 44

Fête des moules Mesquer - 44

A night of moules, moules and more moules – from 12-2.30pm and 6.30-8.30pm at the port de Kercabellec – it’s free entry


Fête de la mer Pornic - 44

Another celebration of the sea with music, dancing, events in the sea and on land and freshly grilled seafood – at the Vieux Port it’s free entry

Course des serveuses et garçons de café

Saint-Brévins-les-Pins - 44

Annual race held on the boulevard de l’Océan of the town’s waitresses and waiters with their trays and glasses too! At 4.30pm it’s lots of fun and it’s free

Corso fleuri

Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44

Night parade of floats decorated with flowers and popular characters. Expect lots of noise, confetti and fun for all ages – it’s free from 9pm

Concert

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Live music at the square de Jade at 11.30am – it’s free

Fête bretonne du moustoir

Rassemblement US cars & bikes Meslan - 56

Annual meeting of American car and motorbike owners with their big gas guzzling machines - it’s free

Fête de la mer Sarzeau - 56

Plenty of afternoon and evening fun in and around the port SaintJacques – it’s free

Sun 11th to Thur 15th Festival genêts d’or Bannalec - 29

Traditional Breton festival featuring a market place of ancient trades, agricultural displays, manufacturing displays of butter, cider, bread and lace; traditional costumes, food, music and dancing and it’s free entry

Mon 12th Fête des Ebihens

Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer - 22

Traditional Breton fete starting with an open air mass at 10.30am at the chapelle Saint-Martin followed by at 12pm procession of locals in costume, 1.30pm traditional dancing. The evening starts at 6pm with sea shanties, 7pm dinner and at 9pm a festnoz – it’s free entry

Another special evening event. The evening starts at 7pm with music, dancing, games and galettes-saucisses. Then at 9pm when the tide is at its lowest there’s a walk to the île des Ebihens and then returning back by flaming torchlight as the sea returns. It’s at the pointe du Chevet and free entry but expect to get your feet and legs wet!

Fête de la mer

Pique-nique des ours

Festi’huîtres

Soirée classique

Late afternoon / evening celebration of the sea with some traditional fishing boats on display, music, dancing, BBQ’d seafood – it’s at the port de Pénerf and free entry

One for the 2-8yo a Teddy Bears picnic, children are invited to bring their favourite toy, their parent/s to bring the food and they’ll supply the entertainment – it’s at the parc des jeux d’enfants sur la plage from 12pm – it’s free

Late afternoon and evening event where the oyster is the star. The event starts with traditional games from 4.30pm and from 6pm the oysters will be available accompanied by plenty of music and dancing to make way for another dozen!

An evening of classical music from the Ensemble Paris Opéra at the église Notre-Dame from 9pm – it’s free although donations would be most welcome

Ploudaniel - 29

Pique-nique à la plage

Big trains and model trains will be on display at this event held at the station (gare). Classic car display, live music from 4pm and food and drinks available – it’s free entry

Marché aux toiles

A fun filled afternoon for all the family on the beach – bring your own picnic and then let the kids join in the various games taking place just for them. It’s on the Grande Plage beach from 12pm and it’s all free

Tribute band of French rocker Johnny Hallyday on the place du Marché – from 9pm and it’s free

Fête de la mer

Mon 12th to Sun 18th

Celebration of the sea music, dancing, events in the sea and on land, car boot, freshly grilled seafood and fireworks to finish – it’s at the cale de Pencadenic and free entry

Festival de musique celte

Festival des artisans d’art

Les musicales de Blancardeau

Arradon - 56

Damgan - 56

Fête du thon Étel - 56

Étel was one of the fishing ports made famous for tuna and this is a celebration of those days with plenty of tuna on the menu – from 2pm and it’s free entry

Fête du train Guiscriff - 56

Le Tour-du-Parc - 56

Lizio - 56

Almost 200 artists, using a variety of media from stained glass to metal, spread along the streets of this pretty village. With traditional musicians and dancers entertaining all day, this is a real great day out which attracts visitors by the hundreds

Île-Tudy - 29

Randonnée nocturne Difficulty sleeping at night? How about a 8 – 12km night ramble with a group of strangers – It’s from 9.30pm meet in front of the Mairie with a torch and a fully charged mobile – it’s free Trégunc - 29

Arts and crafts market on the pointe de Trévignon – it’s free entry

Arzon - 56

There’s plenty of Celtic music and dancing at port Navalo – it’s free

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Lanvollon - 22

Classical music concert held in the church from 8.30pm

Plougrescant - 22

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

Moules-frites SNSM Fouesnant - 29

A night of music, mussels, langoustines and crêpes in the jardins de la Cale de Beg-Meil to raise funds for the local life boat – from 7pm it’s free entry

Randonnée nocturne Ploudaniel - 29

Still can’t sleep? Well there’s another a 8 – 12km night ramble with a group of strangers – It’s from 9.30pm meet in front of the Mairie with a torch and a fully charged mobile – it’s free

Le Croisic - 44

Concert Infiniement Johnny

Saint-Pierre-Quiberon - 56

Tues 13th to Sun 18th Festival de la Saint-Loup Guingamp - 22

This is Brittany’s oldest festival - a well-known Celtic week and high point in Breton culture. Over 2,500 traditional Celtic musicians and dancers keep the crowds singing and dancing at events taking place during the day in the public gardens, and in the evening there are concerts and festou-noz staged at various venues – some free

Weds 14th Festival des champs son’ic Lantic - 22

An evening of live music – hip hop, funk and there’s a DJ spinning a few sounds – food available and all very family orientatied. It’s free entry from 6pm

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Concerts Audierne - 29 Live music in the Comptoir de l’Iroise from 7.30pm – it’s free 3rd, 10th and 24th

Culture et traditions

Marché artisanal Pornic - 44 Arts and crafts market by the Halles from 10am – 7pm it’s free entry 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44 Night markets from 9pm-12AM on avenue Ernest Chevrier by TharonPlage – free entry 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

August’s Splendid SuNdays

Bannalec - 29

Moules and music in the centre of town from 7pm – it’s free entry

Traditionnel feu d’artifice Carantec - 29

Saint-Renan - 29 Market days with traditional music and dancing to keep you entertained. In the centre of town from 10am–12pm – it’s free entry 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Marché nocturne

Join in this colourful torchlit parade of lanterns at 10pm from the centre of town to the port accompanied by local musicians and followed by fireworks – it’s free. Lanterns can be purchased during the day from outside the Mairie

Les nuits étoilées

Clohars-Carnoët - 29

The two towns, Clohars-Carnoët and Guidel, each either side of the mouth of the river Laïta have a party each trying to out do the other. There are live bands, market stalls, communal meals and at 11pm a 30 minute long firework display – it’s free entry and last year there were over 20,000 revellers so it’s going to be fun!

Sorties de bains Clohars-Carnoët - 29 At the end of a hard day on the beach at 6.30pm there’s some free light entertainment on the place Gauguin 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Les dimanches du tourisme Plouescat - 29 Try some of the areas local produce whilst finding out where to visit locally – they’re at the Office de Tourisme from 10am-12pm and free 4th, 11th and 18th

Dimanche au square Roscoff - 29 Various entertainments on the square Le Jeune from 4pm – they’re free 11th and 18th Dinard - 35 Four hours of rock ‘n’ roll and latino dancing by the sea. Just turn up and join the fun in the sun on the Digue de l’Écluse-Plage de l’Écluse from 4-8pm 4th, 11th and 18th

Apéro’zique Saint-Pern - 35 Free early evening live music concerts in the centre of town from 6pm 4th, 11th and 18th

Marché nocturne

Concours châteaux de sable

Jumeaux du monde Pleucadeuc - 56

Dinard - 35

Get those buckets and spades ready it’s a sand castle building competition on the plage de l’Écluse from 2.30-5.30pm – it’s free

Guimauves grillées Assérac - 44

Kids games and marshmallows grilled on the beach on the plage de Pont-Mahé from 7-8pm – it’s free

91e Concours d’élégance La Baule - 44

Vintage and prestigious cars along with their owners will gleaming and on display at this contest to find the finest car and the finest owner – at the Stade Équestre François André and it’s free entry

Concours de châteaux de sable

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Sand castle building contest on the plage de Tharon –it’s free

La nuit dz’étoiles

Carnaval et bal

Live music followed by fireworks on the esplanade du Rheun and it’s free entry

Night parade, lots of noise, dancing and live music from 9pm on the boulevard de l’Océan and it’s free

Douarnenez - 29

Rock’n Roll et danses latines

Feu d’artifice Île-Tudy - 29

Live music, mussels, sausage, chips and fireworks. From 6.30pm on the place de la Cale it’s free entry

Fête nautique Loctudy - 29

A traditional fete celebrating the sea with trips, sea rescue demonstrations using dogs, jetski show, sea shanties, music, moules-frites, oysters, fireworks and more. From 2pm on the rue du Port and free entry

Concert Simone Merci Penmarch - 29

Live music in the bar Chez Cathy, Saint-Guénolé from 9.30pm – it’s free

Fête de l’été Plomeur - 29

Food and traditional live music on the place de la Mairie from 7pm – it’s free entry

Concours de châteaux de sable

Primel-Trégastel - 29

Sand castle building competition held on the Grande Plage from 2pm and it’s free

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Fête des moules

The town celebrates the mussel. A night full of events along the beach with lots of moules-frites on offer and fireworks at 11pm – from 6pm it’s on the plage du Porteau and free entry

Festival international Bretagne Sud Damgan - 56

The night starts a parade at 5pm, followed at 6.30pm by with moules-frites at the Skate Park followed by (if you’re up to it) disco on the Grande Plage – it’s free entry

Feu d’artifice

Larmor-Baden - 56

Fireworks at the port at 11pm – it’s free

Weds 14th & Thur 15th

Marché des arts et artisanat

Nuit des étangs

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Vannes - 56

A fantastic traditional Breton music and dancing event with displays taking place during the afternoons and evenings in the streets and gardens of this spectacular walled town – it’s free

Weds 14th to Fri 16th Destination danses

A festival of traditional dances from around the world. This year features dancers and their musicians from Russia, North Macedonia and Peru

Weds 14th to Sat 17th

Huge annual music festival at the fort Saint-Père featuring many of the latest bands from around the world incl this year the UK’s Metronomy, America’s The Growlers, Australia’s Pond and from Ireland Fontaines DC - payable

A traditional fete celebrating those old rural trades with displays, and music, food and entertainments. Held in the Parc des Loisirs de Kernitron – it’s free entry

July

Fête d’Arvor

La route du rock

Carnac - 56

Free live music and fireworks at the Vieux Port from 9.30pm Rosporden - 29

Porcaro - 56

The bikers start to gather on the Weds, but the big day is Thur. Starting at 10am 12,000 motorbikes and their riders are blessed during a slow ride-by – taking over two hours for all the bikes to pass! At 2pm the ‘bikers’ go for a very noisy 50kms tour around the villages of Augan, Caro, Ruffiac, Tréal, Réminiac and ending in Monteneuf - 56 – hold your hand out and get it slapped by the riders as they past!

Free live music concert by the beach on the boulevard de la Plage - côté Yacht Club from 9.30pm and fireworks at 11pm

Fête des métiers

Music, dancing, BBQ from 7pm and fireworks at 11pm – it’s free entry

La Madone des motards

Concert Jive Me

Concert et feu d’artifice Roscoff - 29

Seen that face before? Feeling of déjà vu? You’ll get this and double vision when this small town becomes the venue for Europe’s largest gathering of twins, triplets, quads and more – it’s free entry

Saint-Martin-des-champs - 29

Sainte-Marie-sur-Mer - 44

Quiberon - 56 Night market on the place du Vieux Port Haliguen from 7pm – it’s free entry 4th and 11th Séné - 56 Arts and crafts market on the place de l’Église from 10am-1pm – it’s free entry 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

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Nuit cabaret

Saint-Père - 35

Weds 14th to Sun 18th Festival des filets bleus Concarneau - 29

The streets are full of the sound of the bagpipes and bombard, and the locals and dancers wearing traditional costumes all having a good time. The big day is the Sun, but be there early as it all starts mid-morning when 22 groups of traditional dancers and their musicians parade and entertain the 80,000+ crowd

Lanmeur - 29

Fête de Loge Gaor Scaër - 29

Traditional Breton fete from 6pm Weds night and 11am on Thus – at Loge-Gaor free entry

Summer Guide

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Festival international de musique Dinard - 35

The second part of this world class classical music festival now in its 30 th year – a must for all lovers of the classics


Thur 15th

Déballage d’été

Marché des créateurs

The town centre shops have their summer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains. From 9am and free entry

Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

Arts & crafts market on the esplanade de la Banche from 10am–7pm – it’s free entry

Feu d’artifice Erquy - 22

Free firework display at the port from 11pm

Fête du lac de Guerlédan Mûr-de-Bretagne - 22

Summer fun around this man made lake at Landroannec – secondhand market, walks, towable inflatables, games, music, dancing, food and fireworks

Foire du Menez Bré Pédernec - 22

An event for the horse lovers. Various horse themed events take place during the afternoon and if you own a horse you can take it for a ride in the countryside at 9am followed by a BBQ lunch

Fête de la libération Plévenon - 22

From 7pm there’s music, dancing, food and fireworks – it’s free entry

Fête des battages Plumieux - 22

Go back in time at this event with displays of how farming use to be, old tractors, harvesting demonstrations, plenty of food and drink - it’s free entry

Fête des lavoirs Pontrieux - 22

Beautiful traditional afternoon festival of the 50 washhouses along the river with traditional music and locals in costume. It all starts at 10.30am with a parade and fireworks to end the evening at 11pm - it’s free

Feu d’artifice

Saint-Quay-Portrieux - 22

Free firework display at 11pm on the plage du Casino

Bénodet années 80 Concert Bénodet - 29

Concert featuring music from the 80s and Plastic Bertrand will be performing. At the butte du Fort from 8.30pm – it’s free

Noce bretonne Brélès - 29

A fun day for all the family at this reconstruction of a typical traditional wedding. Starting at 11am with a procession in costume, plenty of food and drink, various entertainments for all ages, music and dancing in the afternoon. It’s free entry

Souper marin Combrit - 29

Traditional fisherman’s supper evening with seafood and music and dancing. At the parc de Kerobistin from 7pm-1AM – it’s free

Fouesnant - 29

Fête bretonne Fouesnant - 29

Traditional Breton fete - eating, music, dancing, then eating, music and dancing once again, with fireworks at 11.15pm. From 11.30am at the pointe de Mousterlin – it’s free entry

Fête de l’Aven Névez - 29

Traditional Breton festival starting at 12pm and finishing at 1AM! Music, dancing, spit roasted pigs and lots of local produce. On the Port Manec’h and it’s free entry

Fête bretonne

Plobannalec-Lesconil - 29

A day of traditional Breton fun – with music, dancers in costume, food, games and more. It’s on the rue de l’Église from 11am-7pm and free

Festival du Ménez-Hom Plomodiern - 29

A traditional Breton festival with 14 groups of musicians and dancers, and over 600 locals in costume. Plenty of things to keep all ages entertained – starting with a grand parade at 11.15am – it’s free entry

Fête du 15 août

Plounéour-Brignoganplage - 29

Evening of moules and live music at the Salle Polyvalente – it’s free entry

Arts dans la rue Plovan - 29

There’s plenty of fun and street theatre taking place on the place des Figuiers from 2pm – it’s free

Souper du pêcheur et animations musicales

Feu d’artifice

Festiv’arz

Free fireworks display on the beach opposite the avenue du Général de Gaulle from 10.30pm

Breton festival celebrating culture and traditions with dances, Breton games and lots of music and lots of food available. From 12pm-12AM – it’s free entry for -14s

La Baule - 44

Feu d’artifice

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Live music from 9pm and fireworks at 11pm and they’re free

Fête de la mer Le Croisic - 44

Traditional fisherman’s supper fete with moules or merguez and music and dancing. On the place Henri Normat from 7pm – it’s free entry

An afternoon of celebrating the sea – music, boat trips and plenty of freshly cooked seafood - on the place d’Armes. Then in the evening there’s live music on the place du 8 mai and fireworks on the quai des Canonnières at 10.45pm. It’s free entry

Fête de la mer

Festivités du 15 août

Plozévet - 29

Arzal - 56

Fête des vieux métiers Baud - 56

Traditional fete of ancient agricultural skills and methods, and now in its 28th year – it’s free entry

Feu d’artifice

La Trinité-sur-Mer - 56

Fireworks at 10.45pm on the port – they’re free

Fête du pain Pluherlin - 56

Another celebration of the sea with music, mussels, dancing and fireworks. From 12pm on the quai de Pempoul and it’s free entry

Piriac-sur-Mer - 44

Music and dancing in the open air at the port from 9.30pm with fireworks at 10.30pm – they’re free

Tr a d i t i o n a l B r e t o n f e t e celebrating bread and in particular the various steps taken to produce it from seed to harvest to baguette. It’s free entry

Fête de la mer

Corso fleuri

Concert et feu d’artifice

And another celebration of the sea with music, dancing, events in the sea and on land and plenty of freshly grilled seafood. Held at the port de Moguériec from 12pm – it’s free entry

Annual night parade featuring brightly coloured floats, fancy dress and lots of noise and lots of fun, starting at 9pm. A fun night for all the family and it’s free

Live music on the boulevard des Emigrés followed by fireworks – they’re free

Les arts de la rue

From 3pm there’s games for the kids and then in the evening live music, DJ and fireworks at 11pm. At the quai Saint-Yvi and it’s free entry

Saint-Pol-de-Léon - 29

Sibiril - 29

Spectacle son et lumière Saint-Briac-sur-Mer - 35

Sound, light and firework display from 10pm – it’s free

Préfailles - 44

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Street theatre and dance for the youger ones at the square de Jade at 11.30am – it’s free

All events were correct at the time of going to press. If you’re travelling a long distance to a particular event, check with the local Office de Tourisme or the Mairie before departure.

Quiberon - 56

Fête des pêcheurs

Saint-Pierre-Quiberon - 56

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August’s Multiple days

Thur 15th to Tues 20th

Fri 16th & Sat 17th

Fête de la belle Angèle

Bon Repos sur Blavet - 22 As night falls, the Abbey of Bon Repos is transformed into an open air theatre for a magical spectacle two-hour show tracing the history of Central Brittany. Thousands of costumes, props and accessories are all created for the 350 people, 30 horses, various farm animals, all of whom take part in this impressive production 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th

Recontres francoaméricaines de musique de chambre

Festival ker-zion

Small traditional boats gather at the port to listen to live music, eat and drink and then watch the fireworks – it’s free entry

Fri 16th

The town centre shops have their summer clearout so plenty of bargains here to be had

Concert à la cathédrale

Braderie

Fri 16th to Sun 18th

Shop keepers in the centre of town summer clear-out so plenty of bargains to be had. From 10am and it’s free entry

Brocante vue sur mer

Son et lumière de Bon-Repos

Dol-de-Bretagne - 35 Classical music concerts in the cathédrale Saint-Samson – they’re free Sun 18th Tues 13th Thur 8th, 22nd and 29th

A programme of classical music concerts performed by both French and American musicians. Held in the churches - payable

Erquy - 22

Fest-noz

Saint-Quay-Portrieux - 22

La Baule Jazz festival La Baule - 44 Live jazz in venues throughout the town Thurs 1st and 8th Fri 2nd and 9th Mon 12th

Traditional Breton dance party for all ages held in the parc de la Duchesse Anne from 7pm – it’s free

Musiques et danses du monde - La Galice Châteaulin - 29

Structures gonflables Port-Louis - 56 Bouncy castles and more on the skate park – they’re free Thurs 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th Fri 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th Sat 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Thur 15th to Sun 18th Foire aux antiques

Pleumeur-Bodou - 22

Traditional musicians and dancers from La Galicia in Spain perform on the place de la Résistance at 9pm and it’s free

Les estivales Guilvinec - 29

A night of traditional Breton music and dancing in the open air on the place de la Petite Sole – from 7pm and it’s free entry

Concours de châteaux de sable Saint-Nic - 29

An event that attracts over 15,000 visitors and over 100 stalls each year this is a must for the lovers of antiques either hoping to sell, buy or there’s an expert on hand to value any old things you have laying around the house doing nothing (husband’s not included). Held in the château de Kerduel from 10am-7pm - payable

Sand castle building contest for 6-13yo on the plage de Pentrez from 2.30-3.30pm - 2€

Concours de sauts d’obstacles

Soirée sardinade

Horse jumping event for both professionals and novice riders – it’s free entry and at Le Bois Bras

Festival arts de Malguénac Malguénac - 56

Festival of street art with plenty of live music during the evenings

Les médiévales

Rochefort-en-Terre - 56

The chateau goes back in time to the time of knights and damsels in distress – jousting, sword fights and ale at the tavern. Some events free others payable

Motocultor festival Saint-Nolff - 56

Three days of head nodding and Thrash, Heavy, Death, Black, Hardcore music. Black clothing, eyeliner and toilet rolls are essential - payable

July

august

Concours de châteaux de sable Assérac - 44

Free sand castle building contest at the Point Animation de Pen-Bé from 4-5.30pm Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

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Guenrouët, Missillac, Pont-Château and Saint-Gildas-de-Bois - 44

A n e ve n i n g e ve n t o n t h e esplanade du Port de Comberge from 6.30pm, music and plenty of freshly grilled sardines - it’s free entry

Illuminations des pêcheries et feu d’artifice Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

The small fishing huts on stilts with hanging nets are lit from 9.30pm for this special celebration night with fireworks at 11pm – it’s free

Cinéma plein air Quéven - 56

Wrap up warm, pack the popcorn it’s cinema in the open air night. From nightfall at the parc de Kerzec and it’s free

Fest-noz

Sarzeau - 56

Traditional Breton dance party on the place des Trinitaires from 7pm – it’s free

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Guissény - 29

Live music and various other events taking place at the port du Curnic from 2pm to 3AM some free others payable

Grande braderie Quiberon - 56

Pont-Aven - 29

Défilé nocturne des chars

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Night parade of floats decorated with flowers and popular cartoon characters. Expect lots of noise, confetti and fun for all ages – it’s free

Zicalilie en concert

Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

Saint-Quay-Portrieux - 22

Second hand goods and antiques fair being held by the sea on the quai Robert Richet – it’s free entry

Crêpes and galettes at 7pm followed by live music on the place de l’Église Madame from 9pm – it’s free entry

Coucours hippique

Le concert

Horse jumping event for both amateur and professional riders – it’s free entry

Free live music with Acoustic Lady Land from 12.30pm on the terrace of L’Annexe by the port de Tréhiguier

Chateaubriant - 44

Fri 16th to Tues 20th Festival mondial’folk Plozévet - 29

This festival features over 800 artists from all over the world who come together to introduce us to their culture, origins and music. This year features a variety of special artists from Galicia, North Macedonia, Peru, Russia and Poland

Pénestin - 56

Ton bourg battant

Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys - 56

An afternoon/evening cultural and artistic event with artists, clowns, music, parades, evening concert and fireworks – it’s free

Sat 17th & Sun 18th Festival grain d’pirate

Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

Traditional afternoon celebration of Breton culture with music and dancing featuring over 400 children all in traditional costumes held in the jardin public on place du Champ-au-Roy - it’s free entry

Dust off the stuffed parrot and strap on your wooden leg – it’ll be pirate fun days on the esplanade de la Banche – arrrhhaa me hearties! Various events taking place throughout the day, a market to spend those doubloons, live music for a quick pirate jig and fireworks light up the mainsail on Sat night. It’s free from 10am for all yee land lovers arrrhhaa!

Fête des pompiers

Foire aux peintres

The local fire service throws a party to raise funds – there’s music, food and a bonfire. On the place de l’Océan from 7pm it’s free entry

Exhibition and sale of paintings held by at l’étang Dahouët – from 10am it’s free entry

Poissonnade

Arts and crafts market at the medieval château de Tonquédec

Sat 17

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Bugale Breizh Guingamp - 22

Clohars-Carnoët - 29

Fouesnant - 29

Some wonderful food from the sea is on offer for both lunch and dinner – fish soup, grilled tuna, sardines, mussels and sausages – take your pick. Between 12.30pm-2.30pm, then from 7pm when there’s also music and dancing to 2AM! – it’s free entry

Souper du marin Loctudy - 29

If you fancy an evening of fish soup and other seafood delights followed by some sea shanties, music, dancing – they’re at the port de pêche from 7pm and free entry

Kerfany en fête

Moëlan-sur-Mer - 29

Free evening of live music, dancing and fireworks - from 6pm on the plage de Kerfany and it’s free

Pléneuf-Val-André - 22

Savoir fer et faire savoir Tonquédec - 22

Grand pardon de NotreDame des Portes Châteauneuf-du-Faou - 29

Sat evening a procession of the statue de la Vierge by locals in traditional costume with flaming torches and on the Sun afternoon another procession, with lots of music and dancing in traditional costume afterwards. It’s free

Festival Penn ar Bed Plougonvelin - 29

Celebration of Celtic culture with Breton music and dancing on Sat night and Sun more music and dancing in traditional costumes and various other events taking place through the day. At SaintMathieu


Fête médiévale

Fête des moissons

Voitures rétro

Fête de l’huître

Medieval fete with knights in shinning armour, sword fights, fire spectacle on Sat night, banquet, games for the kids and more. From 2pm-12AM Sat and 10-6pm Sun at La Pierre Tremblante and it’s free for the -12yo

Traditional rural fete with displays of ancient crafts and machinery, music, dancing and plenty of BBQ’d food. From 11am at Coatigrac’h payable 4€ adults -12s free

The local classic and vintage car owners display their magnificent machines on the avenue de la plage Éric Tabarly from 10am– 12pm. It’s free

Oysters, oysters and more oysters. Large festival attracting 7,000 fans of this mollusc – just remember to bite before you swallow! On the site de la VieilleChapelle 3€ free for -14yo

Festival l’R de rien

Penmarch - 29

Cheix-en-Retz - 44

Le Croisic - 44

Afternoon / evening music festival where it’s payable at night but free during the lunchtimes / afternoons. At the Mont Esprit from 11am–2AM

Sat 17th to Sat 24th Festival de cinéma

Châteaulin - 29

Fête de la sardine Annual fete of the sardine so expect plenty on the BBQ, also various events and live music taking place throughout the day and evening. At the port de Saint-Guénolé from 12pm - it’s free entry

Fête des goémoniers Plouguerneau - 29

Sun 18th

Afternoon fete celebrating the harvesting and processing of seaweed during the 1920’s to 50’s. Demonstrations, tastings and plenty of products on sale – on the port du Koréjou from 2pm free entry

Braderie

Les belles mécaniques

The shops on rue Amiral Charner have their summer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains from 9am

Traditional rural fete with plenty of machines from way back when on display, trades from even further back, folk music, games for the kids, spit roast pigs for lunch and more – it’s on the route de Kervennou and free entry

Douarnenez - 29

People of Algeria is the theme of this year’s film festival which features films about the past, present and future

Pléneuf-Val-André - 22

Fête des battages Plouha - 22

Traditional harvest festival with various displays and music and dancing taking place – they’re free

Festival des battages Plumaugat - 22

Traditional harvest festival with various displays and music and dancing taking place – on the route de Broons and payable

Marché des créateurs

Saint-Cast-le-Guildo - 22

Art and crafts market - jewellery, paintings, needlework, ceramics, clothes, handbags, soap – there’s all sorts on offer – it’s on the square Pellion and it’s free entry

Rassemblement de voitures anciennes Brélès - 29

Cl assic car exhibition and parts market at the château du Kergroadez from 10am–5pm and it’s free

Saint-Jean-du-Doigt - 29

Couleurs de Bretagne

Bazouges-la-Pérouse - 35

Artists gather from around the region for this painting competition of the views of this pretty town – open to all

Châteaux de résistance Saint-Briac-sur-Mer - 35

Sand castle building contest for teams of 2 – 20 individuals consisting of children and adults where the winners will be the castle that can withstand the incoming tide the longest. It’s on the plage de la Grande Salinette at 3.30pm and it’s free

Pornichet plein vol Pornichet - 44

The French Air Force’s Patrouille Acrobatique de France (the French Red Arrows) will be performing above the 150,000 spectators on the beach – it’s free

Préfailles - 44

Fête du port

Préfailles - 44

A fun filled day at the port so expect plenty of events taking place in and by the water. Music, dancing and the usual freshly cooked seafood are also on offer – it’s free entry from 9am

Fête des battages Saint-Molf - 44

An interesting traditional rural fete with flea market, displays of how farmers used to tend the land with cattle, horses and vintage machinery. Moules for lunch, pot au feu for dinner and fireworks to finish – it’s free entry

Exposition de véhicules anciens

Sainte-Hélène - 56

Sun 18th to Thur 22nd Paris-Brest-Paris 2019 Various - 22 - 29

6,000 riders will cycle through 178 towns in this event where they have to complete the course in less than 90 hours. Expect solo bikes, tandems, triplets and a multitude of special bikes and of course the odd traffic jam as this is not a race so no winners it’s randonneuring where just finishing within the time limit is the goal

Tues 20th Concert

Bignan - 56

Exhibition of vintage cars, motorcycles, vans and tractors many of which will be displaying their many uses in yesteryear. It’s at the beautiful Domaine de Kerguéhennec and free entry

Fête de l’huître

Locmariaquer - 56

From 11am til late this traditional fete celebrates the oyster, so expect plenty on the menu aswell as traditional music and dancing – it’s free entry

Exposition de voitures anciennes Ploërmel - 56

Monthly meeing of class car owners on the place Clémenceau from 10am – 1pm – it’s free

Fête des battages

Saint-Nicolas-du-Tertre - 56

B r i n g i n g i n t h e h a r ve s t – demonstrations of agricultural work and the old trades of yesteryear. A fun afternoon with an evening meal cooked in huge cauldrons by the locals and fireworks to finish. It’s free entry from 2.30pm

Plovan - 29

Free live music at Pen Ar bed from 7.30pm

Spectacle danses bretonnes Quimperlé - 29

Display of traditional music and dancing in costume and then you can have a go - on the place Charles de Gaulle from 2.30pm it’s free

Concours de billes

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

One for the young and old - a ‘marbles’ contest on the Grande Plage from 2pm – it’s free to watch or a whopping 1€ to take part!

Soirée classique Le Croisic - 44

An evening of classical music from the Trio Doy chinova, Zaitseva et Kazykin at the église Notre-Dame-de-Pitié from 9pm – it’s free although donations would be most welcome

Concert Roch Priol

Saint-Pierre-Quiberon - 56

Rock, pop and latino music on the place du Marché – from 9pm and it’s free

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Weds 21st

Concert

Thur 22nd to Weds 28th

Snap jazz festival

Fest-noz

Live music concert from 9pm on the place Hoche – it’s free

Pardon de La Baule

Live jazz on the place Gambetta and in various bars and restaurants throughout the town – they’re all free entry

Quiberon - 56

Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

Traditional Breton dance party with food on the plage du Moulin and it’s free entry. From 7.30pm – 1AM!

Concert Emilie et Images Sables-d’Or-les-Pins - 22

Live music from 10.30pm – it’s free

BodyART

Saint-Pol-de-Léon - 29

Need to work off a few of those holiday calories you will at this workout on the beach – at the plage Sainte-Anne from 2.30pm – it’s free

Soirée terre marine Trégunc - 29

Grab the picnic basket, beach chairs and blankets there’s live music and, as the sun sets, an open air cinema night. From 9pm at the pointe de Trévignon – it’s free

Classique sur le roc Saint-Coulomb - 35

Classic music festival with a difference as it’s held in a ancient military fort on the island of Guesclin - so you’ll need a boat there and back – it’s payable

Sardines grillées Étel - 56

Freshly caught and grilled sardines by the port from 12pm to 10pm – just follow the local cats!

Weds 21st to Sun 25th Festival International du Film Insulaire de Groix Île de Groix - 56

Film festival where this year the islands of Chile are the stars. Various documentaries, music, exhibitions and more – but only one catch you’ll need to catch a boat there and back

Weds 21st to Mon 26th Exposition des créateurs de Retz Pornic - 44

Buy only locally produced goods at this event from jewellery to baskets – at the Maison des Arts, place des Halles and it’s free entry

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Traditional Breton dance party from 9pm at Les Halles – it’s free

Concours de châteaux de sable

There’s live music in the open air from 8pm on the place Abbé Cormaux - it’s free

Cinéma en plein air

Piriac-sur-Mer - 44

Open-air au jardin de Retz Pornic - 44

Live music from Cats Food in the jardin de Retz from 7pm – it’s free

Open air cinema from 10.30pm on the plage du Moulin Blanc – it’s free

Feu d’artifice Dinard - 35

Huge free fireworks display to music at the plage de l’Écluse from 10.45pm

Festival du roi Arthur

Music festival featuring some of the local up and coming Breton bands

Celtimarine Bénodet - 29

Sea shanties and traditional Breton dancing on the esplanade du Casino from 8.30pm – it’s free

Apérojazz

Landerneau - 29

Early evening jazz concert on the place des Négociants from 6.308pm – it’s free

Les notes salées

Les fanfarfelues Vitré - 35

17 concerts over Fri and Sat n igh t s an d Sun af ter n oon featuring Brass Bands – not quite the normal British Brass band with the Floral Dance but with music from hip-hop to reggae - payable

Festival du sillon Malville - 44

Plobannalec-Lesconil - 29

Free live music concerts on the place du Port from 9.30pm

Concours de châteaux de sable Plomodiern - 29

Sand castle building contest for 6-13yo on the plage de Lestrevet from 3-4pm - 2€

Cap sur les jeudis

Pont-l’Abbé - 29

Bréal-sous-Montfort - 35

Fri 23rd

Soirée jeux en bois

Brest - 29

Sand castle building contest for all the family from 3-4.30pm – it’s free

Seven days and nights of traditional Breton celebrations – dancing, music, costumes, parades and most are free

Thur 22nd Plaintel - 22

Fest-noz

Celebration of Breton culture with music and dancing, traditional costumes and various events taking place incl a market and live music on Sat evening with fireworks. Sun is the BIG day with some of Brittany’s finest bagad’s and cercle’s performing as well as a flea market to wander around

Braderie

Pornic - 44

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Family fun at this evening of traditional games made of wood – from 9pm at Les Halles and it’s free

Shop keepers have their end of summer clear-out so plenty of bargains to be had on the rue Foch from 10am–7pm – it’s free entry

Ko Ko Mo

Fête de la Saint-Gilles

Live music on the beach at plage du Porteau from 9pm it’s free

Tr a d i t i o n a l C e l t i c f e s t i v a l featuring Breton music and dancing, games, food and plenty of wine to help everyone singalong – it’s free entry

Pornic - 44

Braderie

Carnac - 56

The town centre shops have their end of summer clear out – there’ll be plenty of bargains. From 9am and free entry

Cinéma plein air

Pornic - 44

Sat 24th Spectacle de la Patrouille de France Perros-Guirec - 22

Kervignac - 56

Live music from 9pm at the Mont Esprit – it’s free

Wrap up warm, pack the popcorn it’s cinema in the open air night. From nightfall on the esplanade du Pré-Carré and it’s free

The French Air Force’s Patrouille Acrobatique de France (the French Red Arrows) will be performing above the beach – it’s free

Thur 22nd to Sun 25th

Fri 23rd & Sat 24th

Les ateliers Lafayette

Tribute to Queen

Festival blues au château

Classique sur le roc

Kind of Queen are a Queen tribute band and they’ll be in concert on the avenue Miln from 9.30pm and it’s free

Jazz and blues music festival held in the grounds of the château

Les soirées estivales

A wonderful annual event in its 46th year featuring some of the best Breton music and dancing. Various events take place over the four days including picnics, markets, concerts and a fest-noz through to the early hours – many of which are free entry

Classic music festival with a difference as it’s held in a ancient military fort on the island of Guesclin - so you’ll need a boat there and back – it’s payable

Arts and crafts market from 8am7pm – it’s free entry

Concours de châteaux de sable

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Carnac - 56

Music, food and fun on the place Notre-Dame from 7pm – it’s free entry

Cinéma en plein air Live music and fun at the port de Folleux from 6.30pm and when the sunsets there will be a film shown suitable for all ages in the open air – it’s free

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La Chèze - 22

Festival fisel

Rostrenen - 22

Larmor-Plage - 56

Nivillac - 56

Esprit Zik Julien Loko Le Croisic - 44

Sand castle building contest on the plage de Tharon –it’s free

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Weds 21st & Thur 22nd

La Baule - 44

Festival les scènes déménagent Fougères - 35

Festival of street theatre, circus, mime, music and dance

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Landerneau - 29

Saint-Coulomb - 35

Feu d’artifice Trégunc - 29

Fri 23rd to Sun 25th

From 6.30pm there’s a BBQ, music, dancing and fireworks at 11pm. It’s at the chapelle SaintPhilibert and free entry

Food truck festival

Comice agricole

You’re not going to go hungry at this event - a gathering of food trucks! Trucks offer an assortment of cuisines from around the world and there’s live music and a variety of market stalls to wander around to build up the appetite once again. Open from 11am11pm on the Esplanade du Port d’Armor – it’s free entry

Local agricultural fete where the local farmers display their best cows, horses, sheep, goats, chickens and display some of their farming skills – it’s free

Saint-Quay-Portrieux - 22

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Guipry-Messac - 35

Take Your Time en concert

Les Moutiers-en-Retz - 44

Live music on the place de l’Église Madame from 9pm – it’s free entry


Festival des airs marins

Terre attitude

Nautical themed celebration with exhibitions, boat trips, music, food and more. From 10.30am11pm at the quai de Verdun and it’s free entry

The local young farmers show off their talents at this agricultural fete including races for plowing and combine harvesting. A mini farm for the kids and plenty of other things to keep them occupied – it’s at St-Guen and free on Sat, 2€ Sun

Piriac-sur-Mer - 44

Château Bleu Pornic - 44

Music, dancing, food and drink in the jardins du château de Pornic from 3pm to 12AM - it’s free

Festival pyrotechnique international Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44

Join over 100,000 people to watch this huge firework competition where each display last 15 minutes and a few big bangs are guaranteed. It starts from 10pm til midnight on the plage de l’Océan and it’s free

Festival varma Riantec - 56

Live music, arts & crafts market, food and fireworks

Sat 24th & Sun 25th La nuit européenne de la chauve-souris throughout France

The European night of the bat so look out for bat watching events taking place near you

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Guerlédan - 22

Pardon de Kerbader Fouesnant - 29

Sat evening dinner of moules-frites and concert with fest-noz at 9pm. Sun is a grand Breton event starting at 10.30am with a procession and mass in the morning, followed by an afternoon of displays of cider making, a market, plenty of traditional Breton music and dancers in costume and concerts through the night – at the chapelle de Kerbader it’s free entry

Courses hippiques Plouescat - 29

And they’re off! No need for Ascot style hats – just your bathing suit! Finistère’s largest horse racing event, but one thing makes it very special – it takes place at low tide on the beach at the Baie du Kernic

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Fête de l’oignon

Fête des Doris

This major festival honours the hundreds of Johnnies who crossed the channel to sell their onions door to door in the UK and to celebrate in particular their pink onions. Try the local dish – grilled sardines and mussels with pink onions – C’est délicieux. It’s free entry

A maritime fete featuring small boats that slowly make their way down the river Rance towards the sea with nautical themed events taking place along the route. Starting on Sat 9.45am in Pleudihen-sur Rance and arriving in Le Minihic-sur-Rance at 6pm, Sun leaving at 10am and arriving at 1pm at the port of La Richardais – it’s free

Roscoff - 29

Braderie

Dinard - 35

Shop keepers in the centre of town have their summer clear-out so plenty of bargains to be had. From 9am and it’s free entry

The Rance River - 35

Fête de l’andouille

Guémené-sur-Scorff - 56

This famous smoked sausage takes over the town. Plenty of traditional music, dancing and local products to try and buy including this very special sausage – don’t ask what’s in it – try it first! It’s free entry

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Joutes nautiques

Cinéma plein air

Comice agricole

A festival of the traditional food from around the world. Expect a variety of different tastes as well as local costumes and dances. A very colourful day and it’s free

Sainte-Anne-d’Auray - 56

An excellent event in an excellent location – games on the port including river jousting between the local communities. Various other animations take place along the port and they’re all free

Wrap up warm, pack the popcorn it’s cinema in the open air night. From nightfall at the parc de Kerzec and it’s free

Agricultural fete where cows are the star attraction with contest for the best of breed etc. and various other events take place during the day for all ages. From 10am7pm and free entry

Sun 25

Mon 26 to Sat 31

Festival rue dell arte

Concours de billes

Surf

One for the young and old - a ‘marbles’ contest on the beach at the plage de la Banche from 2–6pm – it’s free to watch or 2€ to take part either as individual or as a team

Championship surfing event at La Torche – it’s free to watch

Free evening of street theatre and live music from 6pm

Festival des galettes du monde

Vannes - 56

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Binic-Étables-sur-Mer - 22

Course des serveuses et garçons de café Pléneuf-Val-André - 22

Annual race of the town’s waitresses and waiters and their trays with glasses on the promenade de la digue from 3pm!

Fête des moissons Concarneau - 29

An event around the use of old farming machinery which revolutionised the harvest. Also traditional games, a flea market, various stalls and plenty of food and drink and it’s on the rue des Senneurs and free entry

Fête de Poul Rodou Guimaëc - 29

Traditional summer village fete from 12pm with music, games, food and fun near the beach – it’s at Poul Rodou and free entry

Soirée plaisanciers Locquénolé - 29

Live music and food from 5pm – it’s free entry

Plomeur - 29

Rendez-vous de l’Erdre

Nantes, Nort-sur-erdre, La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Sucésur-Erdre, Petit Mars and Carquefou - 44

A wonderful festival of over 200 traditional river boats and jazz music. Held in six towns as the boats slowly travel and stop along the river Erdre - this festival attracts over 150,000 visitors to some beautiful locations – a must see event and free entry

Tues 27th Festival des rias Quimperlé - 29

The town is taken over by street entertainers and circus acts you name it they’ve got it - from balloons to mime – it’s free

Soirée classique Le Croisic - 44

An evening of classical music from the Duo Elena Anger et Laura Beceic at the église NotreDame-de-Pitié from 9pm – it’s free although donations would be most welcome

Grande braderie Carnac - 56

Fri 30th

Tungs10 et Eos en concert

Feu d’artifice

Heavy metal concert at the Beach Camp on route du Dossen – it’s from 9pm and free

Sables-d’Or-les-Pins - 22

Fireworks on the beach at 11pm – it’s free

Sardinade

Lampaul-Plouarzel - 29

An evening of grilled sardines, live music and fun at the port de Porscave from 8.30pm – it’s free entry

Concert Sassy Swingers

Afternoon and evening event full of things for all ages from boules competitions to music and dancing in the open air by the étang du Plessis. It’s free entry

Fri 30th & Sat 31st

Rassemblement motos Fest Marc’H Tan

Folk music festival held in the jardins du Musée de l’Électricité from 6.30pm each evening featuring singers and groups from the UK, Ireland and Canada - payable

Motocyclists from all over France gather for a party on Sat night and then on Sun there’s a ride out, exhibitions, market, music, tattoo shop and more – it’s at the Halle André Duval and free entry

Fri 30th to Sun 1st

Les fous du volant

L’abrazo de la Vilaine

Customised and shiny vehicles on display – trucks, tractors and classic cars, food and fireworks – it’s to raise funds for charity and held at the hippodrome

Saint-Aignan - 56

You bring the picnic they’ll provide the entertainment. It’s at the parc Le Goff and free

Rewind in concert

Apérojazz

This pop, rock and international music band will be in concert on the avenue Miln from 9.30pm and it’s free

Early evening jazz concert on the place des Négociants from 6.308pm – it’s free

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Saint-Carreuc - 22

Noctambullerie #10

Annual exhibition and sale of plants. Afterwards take a stroll around the town to look at the towns’ photo exhibition – they’re both free

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La Roche-Jaudy - 22

The sounds of jazz music will be heard in the Salle Polyvalente from 7pm

A fisherman’s supper evening with freshly made fish soup and sardines are on offer along with traditional music and dancing – it’s at Cale de Beg-Meil from 7pm and free entry

La Roche-Bernard - 56

Ker Roc’h en fête

Fête de la Saint-Gilles

Plescoup - 56

Pique-nique musical

An interesting market of arts and crafts makers so expect some unusual bargains here. From 10am-7pm on the place du Bouffay and it’s free entry

Sat 31st & Sun 1st Sept

Jazz in Plescoup

Plantes en folie

Marché de la création

Pénestin - 56

Free live music with Vincent Bloyet from 12.30pm on the terrace of L’Annexe by the port de Tréhiguier

Live music from 9pm at the Grand Escalier – it’s free

Cinéma plein air

La Gacilly - 56

Le concert

Music, street theatre, fairground attractions and more – it’s free entry

The bees at the Écomusée du Pays de Rennes’s Ferme de la Bintinais spend all spring and summer gathering nectar from the flowers of Rennes and at this event they’ll let you in to the secrets of their lives and work. You’ll see beehives, how honey is processed, a film and the various products we get from this wonderful insect that is responsible for the pollination of one third of our food supply. Payable 6€ free for -18yo

Damgan - 56

Santec - 29

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

The town centre shops have their end of season clearout so plenty of bargains here to be had

Wrap up warm, pack the popcorn it’s cinema by the beach in the open air night - it’s free

Plovan - 29

Hénon - 22

All you need to know about bees, beehives and honey Rennes - 35

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Redon - 35

Festival of the Tango and Argentina. Plenty of dancing displays, exhibitions and lessons – it’s free entry

Sat 31st

Bannalec - 29

Guerlesquin - 29

Festival des arts de la rue Guipry-Messac - 35

Weds 28th

Festival rue dell arte

Two days of street theatre and entertainments – it’s free entry

Concours de châteaux de sable

Free evening of street theatre and live music from 6pm

Championnat du monde de rallycross

Sand castle building contest on the plage de Tharon –it’s free

Souper du pêcheur

Very fast cars, lots of noise and plenty of fun – it’s international rallycross with the worlds best drivers and over 80,000 fans so get there early for a place next to the track - payable

Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef - 44

Sucé-sur-Erdre - 44

Carnac - 56

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Lohéac - 35

Fouesnant - 29

La Bernerie-en-Retz - 44

Landerneau - 29

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Festival les grandes marées

2019

The festival of the high tides revolves around the sea with trips to the local oyster beds, nautical themed market, giant picnic on the beach, traditional games, live music and dancing – it’s free entry


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An afternoon in the life of an ancient tidal mill. Starting at 2.30pm you can follow the process of bread making from harvesting the wheat through to baking bread. And while this is all going on there’s traditional music and dancing, food and drink. Free for the under 12’s

Le costume de Concarneau

Rue dell arte

Escales photos, festival du Mor Braz Various - 56 Huge stunning photos of the sea are on display in the streets of the île d’Hoëdic, l’île de Houat, La Trinitésur-Mer, Le Palais, Locmariaquer and Plouharnel - and it’s free

Le labyrinthe de maïs Pluméliau-Bieuzy - 56 Need a bit of a break from the kids or grandkids then take them here they’ll be gone for hours - a huge maze cut in the cornfields 2€

Marché nocturne Quiberon - 56 Night market on boulevard Chanard from 8pm - it’s free entry

Thur 5th

The sounds of the Emerald Isle will be heard in the bar Ty Grean from 8pm – it’s free

Les nocturnes

Plounéour Ménez - 29

Sun 1st

Concarneau - 29 Photo exhibition of traditional costumes from Concarneau – it’s free

Concert irlandais

Montcontour - 22

A free afternoon of street theatre and live music from 1.30pm

Les dimanches de Brendaouez Guissény - 29

Classical and folk music concert in the chapelle de Brendaouez – from 6pm it’s free but contributions welcome

Festou-diez

Landerneau - 29

Join in the fun at this afternoon Breton dance event in the open air. At the Pont Habité from 3-7pm and free

Rendez-vous de l’Erdre

Nantes, Nort-sur-erdre, La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Sucésur-Erdre, Petit Mars and Carquefou - 44

Thur 5th to Sun 8th Open de Bretagne challenge tour

A wonderful festival of over 200 traditional river boats and jazz music. Held in six towns as the boats slowly travel and stop along the river Erdre this festival attracts over 150,000 visitors to some beautiful locations – a must see event and free entry

Pléneuf-Val-André - 22

Professional golf tournament

Fri 6th to Sun 8th Coupe Florio

Fête de l’huître

Saint-Brieuc - 22

Fri evening sees vintage cars and the costumed drivers displayed and gleaming trying to impress the judges for the best car award held in the parc des Promenades. Sat the cars go for a tour stopping off in various locations on their journey. Sun is spectacular with cars participating in the hillclimbing event. This event attracts over 60,000 visitors and it’s free

Arradon - 56

Even more oysters (!) but this time with a bit of a German feel as it is also a celebration of the town’s twinning with Höchenschwand in Germany. There’s also moulesfrites, sausages and galettes (for those who may be a little wary of the oyster) followed by Black Forest gâteaux or crêpes and all this washed down with some German beer! It’s at Balvras and free entry

Tomahawk festival

Sun 1st to Tues 3rd

Fête de la moto

Fête des angevines

Gathering of motorbikes and their riders for a day of music, spares market place, food and riding. It’s on the parking du stade from 10.30am-7pm and free entry

The shops in the centre of town have their annual clearout so plenty of bargains to be found and there’s a huge fairground to keep the kids happy too – it’s free entry

Névez - 29

Carnac - 56

Night market with live music from 6pm held in the centre of town – it’s free entry

Querrien - 29

Concerts, street theatre, arts & crafts market, fairground attractions from the past, plastic arts, free camping and food and drink. Fri 8pm–2.45AM! Sat 3–2.15AM! and Sun 11am-9pm. Payable

Fougères - 35

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Jade danse festival

L’art est aux nefs

Festival des utopies

Three days and nights of latino dancing but you’ll have to keep up with these dancers. Sat from 2-6pm there are dance lessons, then from 8-10pm more lessons and then from 10pm-4AM it’s dancing til you drop! Sun it’s dancing from 2–6pm and then again 9pm til midnight. Some payable and some are free

Creative arts exhibition and sale. Held at the Nefs des Machines de l’lle from 10am-7pm and it’s free entry

Festival with artist market, exhibitions, street theatre, music and food – from 11am to 1AM it’s free entry

La Folie des plantes

Tref’estival

Very large exhibition and sale of plants which attracts over 40,000 visitors each year. Held in the parc du château du Grand Blottereau

Live music at Bas du Pont from 8pm – it’s free

Fête des oignons

Yep you’ve read it correctly a race for both survivors and zombies who chase the survivors. Torches, fully charged mobiles and ID required. From 8pm to midnight!

Saint-Brévin-les-Pins - 44

Championnat des sonneurs Gourin - 56

A championship event to find the best players on the instruments that give Breton music that very distinctive sound – the Sonneur. Also concerts, dancing and more – it’s free entry

Sat 7th Foire de Daoulas Daoulas - 29

Large annual fair where local business promote and sell their wares incl the kitchen sink – it’s free enry

Soirée du Sud-Ouest La Baule - 44

The town is transported to the South West of France so expect plenty of foodstuffs and music and dancing from that region – it’s free entry

Fête du mouton Peillac - 56

A day and evening celebrating the sheep and all the products we get from them plenty of which will be on sale, demonstrations of how they were made and some on the grill. At Le Rocher from 10am–7pm and free entry

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Foire de la Montbran Montbran - 22

Traditional large country fair with a dinner cabaret on Sat night with open air disco until the early hours. Sun has equestrian displays and shows, acrobatic displays, cars and a lot more. Sat is free entry but Sun’s payable

Foire biozone

Huge ecological and bio-friendly event where you can meet manufacturers and producers of equipment and foodstuffs that do little or no harm to the environment. An eye opening event attracting over 10,000 visitors and over 200 exhibitors last year – free for under 15yo

Kérou beach party

One for the teens and twenty somethings a party on the beach with freestyle bike, surf and paddle board competitions, games, music and more. On the plage du Kérou from 11am-1AM Sat and 11am6pm Sun – it’s free entry

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Erdeven - 56

A colourful and potential eye watering event starting with a car boot in the morning, a parade in the afternoon, plenty of onion sellers, various games and traditional music and dancing in the stadium, and the highlight of the day Toss the Onion contest – it’s free entry

Zombie Run

Get up close to some very fast classic rally cars at this event held at the Rimaison circuit – it’s free entry

Mesquer - 44

A day of nautical fun and sea food on the port de Kercabellac – it’s free entry

It’s a day of medieval fun as the town goes back in time – there will be knights in armour, birds of prey, music, market place, and more. A fun day for all ages from 10am–8pm and payable for the over 16’s

Get your Xmas turkeys here as well as some other local goodies – it’s at the ferme de la Bregeonnerie and free entry

Sun 8th

Free live music with George Folkwald & The Black Witches from 12.30pm on the terrace of L’Annexe by the port de Tréhiguier

Paimpol - 22

Belles du port de Dahouët Pléneuf-Val-André - 22

The local classic and vintage car owners display their magnificent machines on the promenade de la Digue from 9.30am–12.30pm

Fête médiévale

Le concert

A medieval themed day with market, displays, games, archery and even medieval fights – at the Archéosite de Lanéon from 10am6pm payable

Api’dahlias

Over 280 different varities of dahlia will be on display in the jardins de Brocéliande from 2-6pm

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Le Grandchamp’bardement Grandchamps-desFontaines - 44

Three days of street theatre and entertainments for all ages in the jardins d’Ashton Keynes - free

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Fête de l’agriculture Merdrignac - 22

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Journées européennes du patrimoine Throughout France

Many of France’s sites and monuments of historical, artistic or architectural interest open their doors to the public for this special weekend and they’re all free

Bike and breizh Dinan - 22

Pont-Croix - 29

Traditional fete of ancient agricultural skills and methods – it’s free entry

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Nort-sur-Erdre - 44

Pénestin - 56

Oysters, oysters and more oysters, plus the odd sea shanty and glass of wine. And there are crêpes or galettes for those who may be a little wary of the oyster! At the port from 10am and it’s free entry

Festival of café racer and classic motorcycles – payable but free for -14yo

La pitié en fête maritime Mellionnec - 22

Nautical fun on the canal with a parade of boats, music, games, food and drink – it’s free entry

Foire exposition Saint-Brieuc - 22

N i n e d a y s , w i t h o ve r 3 5 0 exhibitors and attracting over 65,000 visitors – an event where local and national businesses sell you their goods from solar panels to the kitchen sink, and tractors to snails. Payable

Pibroc’h en bord de mer Cancale - 35

Pluméliau-Bieuzy - 56

Sun 15th Animations au moulin du Prat

La Vicomté-sur-Rance - 22

Fête de la mer

Fête du dindon

Fête de l’huître

Vertou - 44

Arts and crafts, health and fitness expo – it’s at the L’atelier d’en Ô from 11am–7pm Sat and 10am6pm Sun and it’s free entry

Montée historique

Festival médiéval Malestroit - 56

Marché de créateurs et artisans

Treffiagat - 29

Iffendic - 35

Bréal-sous-Montfort - 35

Mûr-de-Bretagne - 22

Clohars-Carnoët - 29

Nantes - 44

Like the sound of bagpipes or play them - then get yourself down to the pointe des Crolles between 9am-12.30pm and port Picain from 1–6.30pm as both professional and amateur players from around the world gather to skirl in the open air – it’s free

An afternoon in the life of an ancient tidal mill. Starting at 2.30pm you can follow the process of bread making from harvesting the wheat through to baking bread. And while this is all going on there’s traditional music and dancing, food and drink. Free for the under 12’s

La foire des potiers Lamballe - 22

Exhibition and sale of pottery by local artists along with displays of how the items were made. Also pony rides and games for the children and food is available – it’s at La Poterie and free entry

Fête de la galette Pipriac - 35

Fete for those savory pancakes expect plenty on the menu along with the sweet crêpes all an assortment of fillings it’s free entry

Porte ouvertes au miel du Bois Verdier Tremblay - 35

Visit this local honey producer, see how their honey is produced and there’s plenty to try and buy and a small market of other local produce. From 10am-6pm at Le Bois Verdier and free entry

Voitures rétro Préfailles - 44

The local classic and vintage car owners display their magnificent machines on the avenue de la plage Éric Tabarly from 10am– 12pm. It’s free

Exposition de voitures anciennes Ploërmel - 56

Monthly meeing of classic car owners on the place Clémenceau from 10am – 1pm – it’s free

Rallye Solex Quiberon - 56

Enthusiasts, many in fancy dress, of those French bikes with a small engine on the front wheel gather for a three very slow and long hours ride around the area. Departing from the place Hoche at 2.30pm – it’s free to watch

All events were correct at the time of going to press. We would, however, always recommend that if you’re travelling a long distance to a particular event that you check with the venue, the local Office du Tourisme or the Mairie before departure. Summer Guide 2019 If you have an event that would be of interest to our readers then let us know.


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