Update June 2020. Sadly this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic the wonderful and unique Montignac festival has been cancelled. We think this will be the same for other events and festivals in nearby villages and towns. However most of the museums, shops, cafes and restaurants and other attractions are open with social restrictions in place and limited numbers.
This year is the 39th annual music and dance festival in Montignac. It takes place in various locations in the town from 29th July to 4th August and culminates with dance troupes from different countries performing and dancing through the streets of Montignac and a huge firework display on the banks of the river. There are concerts and village barbecues every night and the town is busy and vibrant.
This year there are groups from Algeria, Belarus, Benin, Canada, France of course, Kazakhstan, Laos, New Caledonia, Paraguay, Serbia and Uganda. The Montignac festival concludes with a parade through the streets and a late night firework spectacular.
There are many other interesting festivals of music, mime and theatre in nearby villages and towns throughout the summer. The tourist office in Montignac is always happy to tell you about these. There are often wonderful music concerts in Montignac church and in the churches at the beautiful nearby villages of St Genies and St Leon sur Vezere.
In the stunning medieval town of Sarlat about a 25 minute drive from Les Granges, street entertainers, artists and musicians perform in the cobbled streets and squares during the summer months.