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What's on in Dordogne June 2017

Celebrating the wine & musical culture of the Dordogne

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As if things in the Dordogne region are not already influenced by wine, the month of June also coincides with National Rosé Day.

As if we / you needed an excuse to open a bottle of rosé, sparkling or otherwise.. it's summer, why not?!? In 2017 National Rosé Day falls on Saturday 10th June, so don't forget to get a bottle for the fridge.

The first weekend of June brings us the Cahors Juin Jardins - Cahors garden festival. Both public and private gardens will open for you to enjoy in this beautiful city filled with art, culture and hidden spaces. There will also be several exhibitions in galleries on the theme of gardens and gardening. The perfect time to see Cahors in full bloom.

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If you need something to accompany your wine then the cheese festival of Rocamadour should be your destination on the 4th June 2017. The Fete des Fromages Fermiers of Rocamadour is a popular event and includes traditional music and feasting as well as the obligatory cheese tasting and prizes for the best farmhouse cheese. A chance to shop at a wonderful cheese market as well being able to taste all the wares. ​

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Bringing music and wine together the Grandes Heures de Saint Emilion is hosted on various dates in May, June, July and September. Classical music concerts of high quality in the beautiful wine estates of Saint-Emilion. Price of admission for a concert and a tasting is €37 and reservation in advance is essential. The perfect start to the summer here in countries most infamous wine region.

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Next up the ever popular Fete de la Musique, an event celebrated across France on the 21st June. Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for Culture, the Fete is different from a music festival in that all the concerts and performances are free to the public and none of the artists are paid. Authorities waive normal licensing laws, allowing the revelry to continue as long as there are people with the stamina to enjoy it – it is definitely one of the not-to-be-missed events of the summer social calendar!

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Ending the month with some music the Montauban en Scenes festival (formerly Jazz a Montauban) will bring you live jazz in the beautiful of the Jardin des Plantes in Montauban. With an impressive 30-year history this event has adapted to the times, trying to accompany the changes in the jazz music scene.

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Plenty going on and with the warmer weather and outdoor activities to enjoy, Dordogne is a fine choice for a holiday in June - check our Events Calendar for a full run down. If you are looking for accommodation for your stay then check out some of our favourite hotels.