THE MAJOR EVENTS

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  • THE "GRANDES HEURES DE SAINT-EMILION"

    THE "GRANDES HEURES DE SAINT-EMILION"

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    Classical music concerts at the Castles!     More than just a cultural rendezvous, Les Grandes Heures de Saint-Émilion has become over the years a true Saint-Émilion institution! These cultural and festive meetings in the heart of the city and the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards, allow to discover both world-famous artists and exceptional wine properties.         Live some great moments in Saint-Émilion ! > The Facebook page of the Grandes Heures and their website  
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  • PHILOSOPHIA FESTIVAL

    PHILOSOPHIA FESTIVAL

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    Philosophia, between philosophical tradition and contemporary experience      Born in 2007 in Saint-Émilion, the Philosophia Festival was created on the model and with the support of the festival "Filosofia" of Modena in Italy. Eric Le Collen, director and scenographer, is at the origin of the creation of this event in the heart of the medieval city of Saint-Emilion.                                                                       An ode to knowledge    The Philosophia festival has become in a few years a major event in France for the learning and transmission of knowledge. It offers a place of freedom where everyone has the opportunity to discover and deepen the topics of reflection of their choice. Each year, a new theme is addressed.         With the desire to offer to all - connoisseurs, enthusiasts, amateurs or just curious people - the pleasure of learning and understanding, the festival Philosophia can be described between a philosophical tradition and a contemporary experience.          A festival open to all!     Philosophia is a friendly rendezvous in the heart of the vineyards of Libourne, Pomerol and Saint-Emilion. During five days, many activities are organized for the greatest pleasure of the participants: conferences and debates led by great contemporary thinkers, tastings, or even philosophical walks.The younger ones will be able to take part in workshops to discover philosophy in a playful way.                                                                 Get philosophical in Saint-Émilion ! >    
  • JAZZ FESTIVAL

    JAZZ FESTIVAL

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    Passion for music and wine   Every year in July, the Saint-Émilion Jazz Festival combines the greatest wines with the greatest musicians thanks to the concerts and animations that give life to the medieval city.   The festival offers a happy mix: jazz notes resound on the ancestral limestone of the village in a friendly atmosphere, all enhanced by exceptional wines.       At the origin: a passion At the origin of the festival, we find Dominique Renard. This former wine merchant, music lover and Saint-Émilion lover, was introduced to this musical genre by the work of Tommy Lipuma, a major producer of jazz labels. This passion will lead a few years later the birth of the festival. He manages to mix three of his great passions: music, wine and Saint-Émilion.   Renowned musicians and an ever-growing audience From the first year, the Cardinal Palace's Douves welcomed Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jacky Terrasson and the group Earth, Wind and Fire. Something that will make swing the audience! The craze has not subsided since have succeeded thereafter Nile Rodgers, Chick Corea or Marcus Miller ... Nothing but that!   The meeting has become one of the must-see musical events of Southwestern's France, welcoming more than 10,000 loyal festivalgoers each year.       The wines of the territory in the spotlight To accompany this musical moment, an ephemeral wine bar is available to taste the wines of Saint-Émilion appellations, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Lussac Saint-Émilion and Puisseguin Saint-Émilion.   The Festival in pictures       Ready to swing? > The Facebook page and the website of the Festival
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  • THE BATTLE OF CASTILLON

    THE BATTLE OF CASTILLON

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    The biggest show of New Aquitaine   400 volunteer actors and 50 riders set themselves on stage to create a grandiose show at the foot of Château de Castegens in Belvès-de-Castillon on a 7-hectare stage, 3 kilometers from the historic battlefield.     A unique experience The "Battle of Castillon" evokes, in 1 hour 30, the English Aquitaine and the final battle fought at Castillon, between the Anglo-Aquitaine forces and the French army of Charles VII.   It takes the public in an intense medieval epic history, in the heart of the history of the reign of Duchess Aliénor, until the last battle of the Hundred Years War on July 17th, 1453. After 300 years of conflict, Guyenne joined the kingdom of France. Beyond the feats of arms, these intense 90 minutes, relieved of waterfalls and pyrotechnic effects, we dive back into daily life in the Middle Ages, between farms and inns, women at the well, scenes of harvest, hunting parties , grubbers and street vendors.     Animations for young and old   Medieval jousts and fights, dance demonstrations and theatrical stages are offered several times every evening before the show. Children are invited to participate in all kinds of ancient and traditional games and to discover the animals that participate in the show on their farm. Artisans and tradesmen propose their productions by strolling in the village where the amateurs of wines of Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux can taste them in the presence of the vine growers. A picnic area is available to visitors. The Auberge D'Aliénor can in turn restore nearly 900 guests at a time in continuous service from 19h.     The show in pictures                                                             Ready to travel in time? > The Facebook page of the battle of Castillon and their website    
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  • VINO VOCE FESTIVAL

    VINO VOCE FESTIVAL

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    The voice in all its states       The Vino Voce festival celebrates its 5th year in 2018. Created in 2014 by Nadine Vasseur, a professional of the voice, host and producer of a magazine on France Culture and François des Ligneris, winegrower in Saint-Émilion and an art and music lover, Vino Voce aims to share with the public their passion for voice.      Vino Voce celebrates the thousand and one facets of the voice: vocal music concerts, voice of the actor, voice of the dubbing actor, voice on the radio, voice modified by the technological innovations. Each year, the programme consists of concerts, shows, meetings, workshops and even screenings.       The meeting between wine and voice  The title of the festival, Vino Voce, is a tribute to the viticultural territory of Saint-Émilion, to its architectural heritage that offers an exceptional setting to the voice.  This encounter between wine and voice is also meaningful because more than one link brings them together. Indeed, both wine and voice are synonymous with exchange and conviviality. They are also, one and the other, carriers of emotion, sensuality and sensation.     The Festival in images   Teaser of the 2017 edition                                                                Let yourself be carried by the voices of Saint-Émilion> The Facebook page of the festival and their website  
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    Reach for the sky with the Montgolfiades of Saint-Émilion     Get ready for a trip out of time in a balloon carried at the speed of the wind ...        The story of the Montgolfiades in Saint-Émilion The idea of flying over Saint-Émilion in a balloon was born from a meeting between Guy-Petrus Lignac, owner of the Château Guadet, Grand Cru Classé in Saint Emilion, President of the Tourist Office of the Grand Saint-Émilionnais, Joëlle Manuel, the Deputy Mayor, and Patricia Lamy, pilot and air events organiser.   Born in 2011 and successful for their first edition, the Montgolfiades have become one of the must-see events of the year.  Every year since its first edition, 15 hot-air balloons gather during the third week-end of October to take off in Saint-Émilion, just after the grape harvest. Activities for children and adults accompany these festive days such as workshops and demonstrations of kites and conferences.          We are waiting for you to come to watch the balloon inflating show followed by the flight of 15 balloons dashing above the medieval city! Be prepared for takeoff and fly over the village of Saint-Émilion and its hilly surroundings a few hundred meters high...             Their Facebook page