Music, lively shows, cinema, plastic arts, theatre for a young audience, literature, Occitane culture… each year more than 400 festivals animate the thirteen departments of the region Occitania, Pyrenees-Mediterranean. And there are things, of course, to suit all tastes.

But there exists a strong common factor between the prestigious manifestations which call on great names of the repertory and those that are more modest or intimate. In both cases it’s a question of sharing and showing and hearing moments of grace and beauty. For that the most iconoclastic places are brought in: the prestigious concert halls with superb natural areas that the region offers, like those of the cirque de Gavarnie or of the maritime theatre in Sète with its view over the Mediterranean. 

But beyond the celebration, these manifestations are also a privileged moment to discover or rediscover the Occitania, Pyrenees-Mediterranean destinations and to combine culture and tourism. By way of introduction a taster of some festivals that will light up your stays.

Discover the main events in Languedoc Roussillon and Midi Pyrénées