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Watching the Football world cup could be ‘on in Poitou-Charentes’ this month but that will depend on this afternoons match against Argentina. Neither France nor Argentina strike me as being at their best but it is all on the day, we will see.

Respire Jazz festival; Aignes et Puyperoux: 28th 29th and 30th June also 1st July (more)

Festival International du Film; La Rochelle: 29th June to 8th July (more)

TOUR DE FRANCE 7th to 29th July and it is not coming through Poitou-Charentes this year, the nearest point is  is the Vendee and Pay de Loire  on 7th July (more)

Cognac Blues Passion: Guess where …its in Cognac!  3rd to 7th July  and one act is  Santana  and I have got my tickets….hooray (more)

Festival au Village; Brioux sur Boutonne:  7th to 13th July, last years site with this years dates!      (more)

Ducati Club Circuit du Val de Vienne, Le Vigeant, 7th and 8th July  (more)

Medieval Fete de Dignac; Dignac: 8th July  (more)

Festival de Music et Danse; Airvault: It was 10th to 14th July (more)

Festival Ludique; Parthenay: 11th to 22nd July (more)

Terre de Danses; Bressuire,  Neuil les Aubiers: 6th to 10th  July (more)


Les Francofilies; La Rochelle 11th to 15th July (more)


Festival des Enfants du Monde; Saint Maixent L’Ecole:10th to 15th July (more)

Festival International de Guitare de l’Ile de Ré Mid July…. still have 2017 site!!!(more)

Festival de Musique classique; Saintes: 13th to 23rd July (more) Great setting for this.

Various events including Lumières Mediévales à Angles sur l’Anglin; Angles sur l’Anglin ; that event is on 21st of July (more)

Festival Atouts Arts; Thouars: roughly 11th to 14th  (more)

Festival Musique en Re; Le Blois-plage en re:17th July to 2nd August, A musical web site….beware. (more)

La Guinguette Buissonniere; Angouleme: last year it was 27th July to 12h August , and the link is to 2017 site (more)

La Roche a Foucauld;  La Rochefoucauld: 21st and 22nd July (more)

International Painting Festival; Magne: 21st and 22nd July (more)

Fete du Cognac; Cognac:26th 27th and 28th July  (more)

Festival de Bouche a Oreille; Parthenay: 26th to 29th July  (more)

L’Ile aux Livres,Le Bois-plage -en-Re, 20th, 21st, and 22nd  July, (more)

Un Violin sur le Sable; Royan: 21st to 28th July (more)With fireworks.  

Les Estivales d’Artenetra Celles-sur-Belles and surrounds, around July 23rd to 11th August (more)