All the unmissable outings and events of the Vienne

La Vienne comes alive over the seasons with its many unmissable festivities. Medieval festivals, shows, concerts, sport, culture, markets… There is something for all tastes and all ages. Let's take a tour of the highlights that make the department vibrate!

©Marion VALIERE-LOUDIYI - AGence Zebrelle

MARS

Proxi’Loisirs show

Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17, 2024

Come to the Futuroscope Congress Center to find out everything activities and outings to do near you. Around a hundred exhibitors will be present and will allow you to stock up on ideas to have fun in the Vienne.

The Gamers Assembly in Poitiers

From Saturday March 30 to Monday 1er April 2024

The meeting place for video game fans and neophytes is in Poitiers! Tournaments between players, the family area, costume contests and the novelty village will lead you into this varied and lively world.

Easter Egg Hunts

Sunday, March 31, 2024

The bells arrive and sow Easter eggs in their path! Find the various activities to share with the family and the good places to eat chocolate. And to complete the weekend, would you like some Easter pie with our delicious recipe?

Happy Easter and Happy Egg Hunt.

APRIL

The Poitiers-Futuroscope Marathon

Sunday April 14, 2024

Running and challenge lovers will enjoy running between Poitiers and Futuroscope park : it goes up, it goes down, and it goes up! Four races over two days are offered to give everyone a chance to explore the city while running.

EVER

The Food Truck Festival

From Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 May 2024

The largest gathering of foodtrucks in France is in the Vienne : dozens of food trucks come together for several days of festival punctuated by concerts. All the cuisine of the world is honored in a festive and jovial atmosphere!

La Gra Bike Racevienne

From Tuesday May 28 to Sunday June 2, 2024 

Rather “Fid’Garce” route (286 km) or “Ah bah Couillon” (886 km)? These two bike loops take you independently to explore the cultural and gastronomic heritage of the Vienne ! For 2024, a little news “À c’tantôt” (386 km)!

The Voice of Rock Festival in Couhé

From Friday May 31 to Saturday May 1er June 2024

The frenzied guitar notes of emblematic or local artists are unleashed every year and for several days in Couhé – Valence-en-Poitou. This unmissable event celebrates music through sharing and encounters.

June

500 Ferrari against Cancer at the Circuit du Val de Vienne

From Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June 2024

This charity event highlights the Circuit of the Vigeant hundreds of Ferrari cars. All profits are donated to the cancer center of the CHU de Poitiers. A nice initiative to support every year!

Jazzellerault Festival in Chatellerault

From Thursday June 6 to Friday June 14, 2024: 30 Years of the Festival

For ten days, Châtellerault is tinged with a "jazzy" atmosphere with various concerts, some of which are given by a few international jazz stars!

Literary Meetings in Montmorillon

From Friday 7 and Sunday 9 June 2024 – Free

This event initiated by Régime Desforges (author of La Bicyclette bleue) has been taking place every year for 30 years in the heart of the City of Writing and Book Trades. Literature buffs will love it!

The Anako Ethnographic Film Festival

From Thursday June 27 to Sunday June 30, 2024 

Between Loudun and the Château de Verrière in Bournand, this festival focuses on the last nomadic peoples from around the world. Discover their history through debates, conferences, round tables and screenings of numerous films and documentaries!

Medieval atmosphere in Nouaillé-Maupertuis

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Nouaillé-Maupertuis and its charming fortified abbey host several days of festivals from spring to summer! Traditional medieval meal on March 30 and 31, 2024, night shows on May 24, 25 and 30 and 1er, June 7 and 8, 2024, the night market on June 29, 2024) and medieval festival on June 30: a real historical leap into the Middle Ages.

Nouaillé-Maupertuis Medieval Festival©Thomas JELINEK – Agence Zebrelle

Poitiers Festival in the summer

From June to September 2024 (dates to be confirmed) – Free

The City of Poitiers organizes events, concerts and other workshops throughout the summer. These are 45 free events which will take place in all areas of the city!

JULY AND AUGUST

Vagabond Hours Festival

July – August 2024 (date to be confirmed): 20th Edition – Free

It is thanks to the hundreds of volunteers that around twenty completely free concerts are organized each year in different towns in the department. Vibrate with pop, rock, reggae and other sounds all summer long!

Medieval Festival of Angles-sur-l'Anglin

July 2024 (date to be confirmed)

Immerse yourself in the time of the Middle Ages, in the heart of one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France and its fortress, between sword fights, ax throwing, dances and banquets.

Over Sound Festival

From Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 July 2024

The charming town of Civray welcomes more than 30 festival-goers each year for several days of music in a good-natured atmosphere, with renowned artists.

Farmers Markets

A holiday must-have: browse the market stalls in search of local specialties and delicacies!

The Lyrical Evenings of Sanxay

Saturday 10, Monday 12 and Wednesday 14 August 2024

Third lyrical art event in France: its incredible setting the Gallo-Roman theater of Sanxay has a lot to do with it. The incredible acoustics of the place will transport you into the world of opera in complete lightness. This summer, enjoy an opera by Giacomo PUCCINI, La Bohème.

Chauvigny Medieval Festival

Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18, 2024

La medieval town of Chauvigny finds its atmosphere of yesteryear with this leap into the past. Medieval camps, shows and various activities await you.

SEPTEMBER

The Urban Trail in Poitiers

Saturday September 14, 2024

10 kilometers running or walking to explore Poitiers, your back-to-school challenge! Between plateaus, climbs, descents, take the opportunity to observe the city of a hundred steeples, its monuments and pretty streets.

The Medieval Fair of Château-Larcher

Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15, 2024 – 20th edition – Free

The medieval fair of Château-Larcher is two days of celebration as we could have experienced in the Middle Ages. Animations on medieval times, food market, art exhibitions and other surprises will invest the village labeled "Small Cities of Character" with its castle and its green setting.

European Heritage Days

Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22, 2024

Rediscover the heritage and its secrets in certain places sometimes closed to the public, during this national event. 

Vineyards, Wines, Hikes

September 2024 (Date to be confirmed)

Each year, the winegrowers of the Loire Valley honor the wine estates and the wines through around twenty hikes between Nantes and Blois. Two of them are in the Vienne and highlight their delicious wines: the AOC Haut-Poitou and the AOC Saumur Nord Vienne . Choose one of these two gourmet walks to explore the landscapes, the vineyards, and taste the wines produced on site!

OCTOBER

The Expressives

October 2024 (Date to be confirmed)

Les Expressifs, a must-see festival in Poitiers, takes place in the streets and squares of downtown Poitiers. On the program: 4 days of festivities featuring music, street arts, dance and live shows, completely free!

Expressives Festival©Agence Zebrelle

The Big Meal

October 2024 (Date to be confirmed)

Take part in this annual event! The Grand Repas brings together the inhabitants of the Vienne and visitors around a delicious meal made from local and seasonal products. In 2023, the proposed menu was developed by the sponsor of the territory of the Vienne, Alban Galpin, Restaurant Chef the Lucullus, in Montmorillon.

6th edition of The Night of the Castles

October 2024 (Date to be confirmed)

During this weekend, some castles open their doors at nightfall to live an extraordinary night experience. Discover heritage treasures by moonlight!

The Women's International Tennis

October 2024 (Date to be confirmed)

La Vienne hosts this international tournament for top 100 WTA (Women's Tennis Association) professional players.

Halloween

Thursday, October 31, 2024

Trick or treat ! Halloween It's a party full of thrills: find the calendar of events planned especially for the occasion.

DECEMBER

Christmas Markets

The magic of Christmas invites itself into the Vienne ! find Christmas traditions, local produce markets, animations et gift ideas, various appearances of Santa Claus, during the month of December.

Christmas in Poitiers 2023 - Place Maréchal Leclerc©ACAP – Thomas LECLERC

FEBRUARY

Celebrate Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 14, 2025

Plan Valentine's Day with our selection of charming accommodations, tasty restaurants and activities dedicated to couples. Make way for romance and love!

And to find out more about all the other events

Consult our Agenda

February 21
Exhibition
LUSSAC-LES-CHATEAUX
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February 21
Exhibition
CHATELLERAULT
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February 21
Market
Poitiers
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February 21
Market
Poitiers
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February 21
Young Audience Animation
LUSSAC-LES-CHATEAUX
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February 21
Exhibition
L'ISLE-JOURDAIN
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February 21
Exhibition
CHAMPAGNE-SAINT-HILAIRE
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February 21
Exhibition
LAYER
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February 22
Exhibition
LUSSAC-LES-CHATEAUX
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February 22
Exhibition
CHATELLERAULT
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February 22
Young Audience Animation
CIVALS
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