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Events & Festivals

Cordes sur Ciel, city of festivals and entertainment!

The most famous festival of Cordes sur Ciel is the medieval festival of the Grand Fauconnier! Every July, they transform the city back to the time of the Middle Ages : falconry, music and dance, taverns, animate the city; the population dress appropriately for the occasion, the city is decked out!
But Cordes is also a city of culture, and for 40 years, the highly regarded music festival has attracted the greatest musicians and is complemented by a gathering of European violin makers and bow makers.
And for gourmets, there is also a cause for celebration, as the Committee of the four seasons undertakes to delight and amaze your taste buds !

Find all the events in our calendar and the addresses of these associations in the Usefull informations › Associations section.
Link to the event calendar (french)

Medieval festival of the Grand Fauconnier

Every summer for July 14, the organizing committee of the Grand Fauconnier organises the Festival of the Grand Falconer in the medieval town of Cordes sur Ciel.

Musicians, jugglers, street performers, skits, knights, falconers, dancers, participate in fire shows, plays, banquets and street parades in costume, throughout the City continuously throughout the festival
Residents, merchants, artists, artisans, and spectators are also dressed in medieval costume to better relive the ways of the Middle Ages…

There are many different professional troupes performing daily with : men at arms and encampments of knights; workshops incalligraphy, bookbinding, embroidery, blacksmithing; falconers, jugglers, stilt walkers; medieval games, magicians, medieval builders; actors in short plays, , fire eaters, concerts, parades in costume and Medieval balls!
There will be a medieval market and medieval banquet in the market square!

Please visit the site of the Committee of the Grand Fauconnier for further details.

« Musique sur Ciel » festival

Founded forty years ago by the pioneers of the « baroque revolution » – J. Cohen and The Boston Camerata, J. Savall, W. Christie, C. Corner – the « Musique sur Ciel » festival deals with all types of repertoires, from the baroque to the works of young composers. It thus offers works from chamber orchestra recitals, to all the masterpieces of romantic music and performances combining strings, wind and keyboards.
The Festival has welcomed all the new generations of musicians sponsored by Augustin Dumay : Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, Jérôme Ducros, Jerome Pernoo, Bertrand Chamayou, the Ebony quartet, Jérémie Rhorer.

The most important composers of the twentieth century come every year to introduce young musicians, to create the music of their era : Olivier Grief, Henri Dutilleux, Gyorgy Kurtag, Philippe Hersant, Thierry Escaich, Jonathan Harvey, Thomas Ades.

Added to the creative exchange between composers and performers in Cordes, there is also the rare interaction between them and the violin makers of the European Workshop, experimenting with the instrument, the bow and the sounds that emerge.

For more information, visit the website of the Musique sur Ciel festival.


Wednesday at Les Cabannes

Every Wednesday this summer, the village Les Cabannes comes alive!
There is a municipal market in the morning and, alternating in the evenings, aperitifs, concerts and outdoor cinema.

See our Calendar for more informations!