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All year round Narbonne puts on lots of different free events, shows and festivals. To help you choose the timing of your stay, here are the highlights.

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21 June, Narbonne and Narbonne-Plage

Fête de la Musique - the National Music Festival :
Professional and amateur musicians invite you to participate in a night of free street music and celebration.

21 June to 31 August, Narbonne and Narbonne-plage

Clap' d’été - Summer Clap : In Narbonne, dance, cultural and festive events. In Narbonne Plage - cabarets, balls, orchestras, groups from the "Nouvelles Scènes",  DJ nights, summer shows.





22 and 23 June, Narbonne and Narbonne-Plage

Feux de la Saint-Jean:
The flame of the feast day of Saint Jean, symbol of peace and fraternity is lit in Narbonne  to celebrate the summer solstice.

End of June to benginning of July, Narbonne

National Festival of Amateur Theatre:
Ten days of theatrical presentations by classical and contemporary writers which have made Narbonne the Avignon of amateur theatre for the last 28 years.




9 to 13 July, Narbonne

Festival Elizik' :
Annual summer festival dedicated to mediterranean culture. Concerts, musical journeys, exhibitions, conferences, street parties and other special events to enjoy.


14 July, Narbonne

Bastille day fireworks




Mid of July, Narbonne

Fontfroide Festival of Music :
The beautiful Cistercian abbey of Fontfroide receives, as in past years, Jordi Savall and Monserrat Figueras for sumptuous concerts in its most prestigious halls.


End of July, Narbonne

Festival Musique au Présent - Contemporary Music Festival : Fourth edition of this festival which seeks to support and encourage the creation of today's music in all its many forms, with concerts and encounters between artists and public through masterclasses and residencies.

Beginning of August, Narbonne

Street sales: two days where local shopkeepers and traders set up stall in the street to promote the summer sales. Wines and local produce, street entertainment.





End of August, Narbonne

Barques En Scène Festival : every year the last days of the month of August in Narbonne are dedicated to : bodegas, street artists, events, exceptional concerts, exhibitions, theatrical tours and more. The streets become enchanted, mixing cultures and people, giving the town its true soul !




17 and 18 September, Narbonne

European Heritage Open DaysNarbonne, city of art and history, proposes a calendar of tours and events underlining particular aspects of its heritage, museums and  monuments, in collaboration with local associations. A special partnership with the town of Béziers is the subject of a special double programme, and a free shuttle bus will link the two towns together.

1 to 31 December, Narbonne

Christmas Fééries - Fééries of Christmas:
Street entertainment, Christmas market, fairground rides and seasonal treats to delight kids both small and large.


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