Festivals

International Festival of Comic Books - January 26th to 29th, 2012 in Angoulême.

Every year Angoulême houses the International Festival of Comic Books. Exhibitions, theater, and conferences. Here you meet editors and authors from all over the word, and have your comic books signed by the authors.

www.bdangouleme.com

Musiques Métisses Festival - May 25 - 27, 2012 in Angoulême

 Musiques Métisses is a world music festival. Last year, Maceo Parker, Tiken Jah Fakoly and Kassav were on the festival stage in Angoulême.

www.musiques-metisses.com

Sarabandes des Bouchauds, June 29th - July 1st, 2012

The friendly atmosphere of this festival draws a large audience for three days of humour, acrobats shows, music, exhibitions, and gastronomy !

Cognac Blues Passion, July 3rd - 8th in Cognac

The 19th Cognac Blues Passions festival will present over 80 concerts and 60 artists : Sting, The Cranberries, Tom Jones, Hugh Laurie, the young and talented Selah Sue... Music everywhere in town...

More information and booking

Dignac Medieval Festival, July 8th, 2012

Every year, Dignac goes back to the Middle Ages ! Gastronomy, shows, falconry, kights and other actors, craftsmen... You are invited to Dignac medieval festival, to spend the day in a historical and friendly atmosphere.

www.fete-medievale.cad-dignac.info

World Dance and Music in Confolens - August 9th to 15th, 2012.

Confolens has been organizing this festival for 55 years. Folk dancers and musicians from all around the world meet in the medieval city for our greatest pleasure.

www.festivaldeconfolens.com

Francophone Film Festival

August 22nd to 26th 2012, in Angoulême. For the fifth year, Angoulême will welcome the francophone cinema for a week-end of competition.

www.filmfrancophone.fr

Coup de Chauffe in Cognac

September 7th - 10th, 2012. At the beginning of September, Cognac is inhabited by an extravagant world of sounds ans emotions. Street-cryers and jesters are there to take you on a dream journey (free entertainment).

www.avantscene.com

Circuit des Rempart, September 14th - 16th, 2012 in Angoulême

Europe's biggest classic cars meeting. Bugatti, vintage cars and ancient racing cars first compete for elegance before assembling for the race on the ramparts circuit.

www.circuit-des-remparts.com

Polar & Co - October 19th to 21st, 2012 in Cognac

The 16th edition of the Festival will group together comic books, cinema, novel and TV shows around the the French favorite theme : detective story. On the programme : Tribute to  Dashiell Hammett, TV and film contest, conferences, discussions, screenings, meetings and dedications sessions with 50 authors...

www.festival-polar-cognac.fr

Littératures Européennes - November 15th - 18th, 2012 in Cognac.

Four days of discussion, literature cafés, movies, exhibitions, bookshop... The young ones will appreciate the illustration workshop and the youth bookshop... The Ukraine is the guest of honor for 2012.

www.litteratures-europeennes.com

Gastronomades - November 23rd - 25th, in Angoulême

A whole week-end dedicated to local gastronomy, French cuisine and communication. A unique festival, an opportunity to discover, taste, meet the producters and cooks...

www.gastronomades.fr