Depending on the dates of your stay at Domaine de la Barre, you can take part of many festivals in the region. They are all located within about an hour’s journey at most and some are only a few minutes away!

  • In May

Ah ? – Location : Parthenay and Gâtine

Festival of theater and street arts

  • In June

Les arts osés (the daring arts) – Location : Thouars

Festival around urban cultures, organizing concerts (Reggae, Rap, House, Urban music…), and amateur practice workshops.

  • In July

Parthenay International Game Festival / Festival Ludique International de Parthenay (FLIP) – Location : Parthenay

11 days of games, entertainment, sharing throughout the city where players, publishers and game creators meet in all their forms.

Le rêve de l’aborigène (the native’s dream) – Location : Airvault

This festival hosts the traditional music of indigenous peoples and honors some of their instruments and techniques (didgeridoo, harp harp, overtone singing)

De bouche à oreille (from mouth to ear) – Location : Parthenay

For more than 30 years, in the heart of the medieval city, this traditional music festival has been mixing unclassifiable concerts and original and unpublished creations.

Musiques et danses du monde (world music and dances) – Location : Airvault

Meetings around world cultures, world music and traditional dances.

  • In July and August

Les Nuits Romanes (Roman Nights) – throughout the region

Throughout the summer, more than 150 free evenings to discover the Romanesque heritage of Poitou-Charentes. Evenings, performances by troupes and orchestras, lighting of buildings.

  • In August

Les murs ont des oreilles (walls have ears) – Location : Airvault and surrounding

More than 60 classical music concerts in more than 40 places (churches, castles, barns…) mixing music, heritage and meetings.

Soirées lyriques (lyrical evenings) – Location : Sanxay

Every year, open-air opera in the Roman Amphitheater at Sanxay.

Lumières du Baroque (Baroque Lights) – Location : Celles-sur-Belle

Baroque music festival allowing the discovery of little-known instruments, hosting exhibitions of paintings, activities for children and of course splendid concerts.

  • In September

Eco festival ça marche – Location : Parthenay

Since 2011, this festival shows the ecological, social and economic ways for an ecological and solidarity transition.

  • In October

Eclats de voix en bocage bressuirais (Bursts of voice in Bressuirais bocage) – Location : Bressuire et alentours

Rich program of concerts and choir competitions

International Animal Film Festival (Festival international du film animalier) – Location : Ménigoute

Created in 1985, this festival is one of the major world events in animal cinema. In addition to the directors and producers who come to present their films, you will meet many animal artists: sculptors, painters, authors.

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