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 ! >  
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  • Philosophia Festival

    Philosophia Festival

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    Philosophia, between philosophical tradition and contemporary experience   From May 29th to 31st 2020     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.                                                                 Here are some images of the Festival!      
  • The Battle of Castillon

    The Battle of Castillon

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    The biggest show of New AquitaineFrom July 17th to August 22nd, 2020   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                                                              
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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 7th year in 2020, from september 11th to 13th. 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                                                                 
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  • The Montgolfiades

    The Montgolfiades

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    Reach for the sky with the Montgolfiades of Saint-Émilion from October 16th to 18th, 2020    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...            
  • Salon d'Automne de Saint-Émilion

    Salon d'Automne de Saint-Émilion

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      A colourful art exhibition!  from October 2nd to 18th, 2020   Born in 2014 from the will of its current president Christian Naura, the support of the Town Hall and the Saint-Emilion Wine Council, the Salon d'Automne of Saint-Emilion has become over the years a major event of the village.   Every first fortnight of October are held in the Dominicans Hall and in the Gothic Hall rue Guadet: sculpture, street art, painting, drawing and photography. Regional artists informed by social networks apply either during the last exhibition, either by oraldissemination of information from exhibiting artists and also by the press.   Artists are contacted around mid-February and invited to upload the file of application and then follow the proposed procedure.The artists selected by the commission and those not selected will be informed in April. Our goal: to perpetuate the Salon d'Automne de Saint-Emilion by proposing an organizationrespectful of artistic diversity with regional artists in partnership with institutions and active sponsors. The Salon d'Automne de Saint-Emilion is one of the activities of the association 2,3 & 7ème Arts.  
  • Fête les Vins Kms de Saint-Émilion

    Fête les Vins Kms de Saint-Émilion

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    A big hearted race 5th edition on March 8th, 2020    The event Fête Les Vins Kms de Saint-Emilion was created in 2016. These 11km (walking and running), 21km or 40km races take place in the exceptional landscape of the first vineyard to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every year in March, the riders start at Château Soutard, Grand Cru Classé de Saint-Emilion. The original and hilly nature trails are offered in the heart of the Saint-Émilion vineyard, with visits, food and wine tasting in many of the appellation's prestigious châteaux.     Running for a good cause Running for Fête les Vins Kms de Saint-Emilion is a sporting challenge, but not only. The benefits of this race are intended for research on brain diseases, represented by IND and ICND, Institute of Clinical Neurodegenerative Diseases and FBR, Federation for Brain Research. Proof of the success of the event, a donation of more than 164 000€ has already been made thanks to the first fourth editions.   The unfailing support of volunteers Throughout the year, about ten volunteers work for the organization of Fête les Vins Kms de Saint-Emilion. 120 volunteers with the support of the association "Les Foulées Vertes" complete the team during the race weekend. The Rotary Club Libourne Saint-Emilion has 50 members with a respect for diversity in membership, members of all generations, women and men involved whose motto is "serve first". The actions undertaken are aimed at young people, people with disabilities, sick children, schools in Morocco, orphanages in Benin, the eradication of Polio in the world, etc.     
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