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Highlights

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 of 2011.

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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

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

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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.

1st  July, Narbonne

Musik O Park: A musical encounter not to be missed for youngsters with David Vendetta and M. Pokora headlining. The event is also a springboard for local artists including Dr Mehdy Prince and the group Hangar.
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1 to 9 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

Mediterranean Horizon:
Third annual summer festival dedicated to mediterranean culture. Concerts, musical journeys, exhibitions, conferences, street parties and other special events to enjoy.


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14 July, Narbonne

Bastille day fireworks and concert with the Laurent Contat Orchestra





15 to 19 July, Narbonne

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

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20 to 24 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.
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28 to 31 July, Narbonne

Bavarian Week:
Bavarian folklore and cuisine in the town centre with the Stadtkapelle and the dancers of Weilheim in Oberbayern - twin town of Narbonne
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4 and 5 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.

 

 

 

10 and 11 August, Narbonne

Memories of days gone by :
More than 100 artists and volunteers invade the heart of town to bring to life an important period in the history of Narbonne. Animals, acrobats, street theatre peices and much more




16 August, Narbonne

Festival of Saint-Just and Saint-Pasteur and the celebration of the ripening of the vines: Parade of Bacchic brotherhoods and folk groups for the celebration of the Véraison (the moment in the season when the grapes acquire their red colouring) conducted by the Consulate of Septimanie. The ceremony coincides with the feast day of both Saint Just and Saint Pasteur, patrons of Narbonne's cathedral.

 

 24 to 27 August, Narbonne

Charles Trenet Festival : every year the last days of the month of August in Narbonne are dedicated to its most famous son, Charles Trenet, with the Festival Trenet: bodegas, street artists, events, exceptional concerts, exhibitions, theatrical tours and more. The entire city comes out in celebration of its "Fou chantant" whose songs are known and sung the world over. The streets become enchanted, mixing cultures and people, giving the town its true soul - the soul of a poet!
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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 time - Tempos of Christmas:
Street entertainment, Christmas market, fairground rides and seasonal treats to delight kids both small and large.

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