Horse Shows in Rocamadour : Durandal vs. Excalibur

Ret Productions will be presenting  two horse shows all through the summer.

Durandal vs Excalibur

Durandal Vs. Excalibur   tells the story of how two legends come together in the small village of Gromadour, as the villagers are about to commemorate Roland de Ronceveaux.

In Les Lames du Temps,  history is replayed  together with  swords, rapiers, sabers and scimitars to the delight of lords and peasants alike.

For a complete listing of schedules and pricing, please visit

Trailer Durandal – Equestrian Show

Hiking out and about – Rocamadour


Circuit des Moulins
This circular trail is about 11 miles long, going through the ruins of various water mills built on the Alzou.

Rocamadour to Lacave, via the GR6.
This trail takes you along  a number of sink holes and two inhabited mills, through the protected Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy.

Rocamadour Hot Air Balloon Festival

Week End Program :

Saturday September 26th

8 am : hot air balloons take off

3.30 pm : air show  performed by the French Ar Force

4 pm : air show by La Patrouille de France

from 5 pm onward : hot air balloons take off


Sunday September 27th

8 am : hot air balloons take off

from 8 am till 5 pm : car boot sale (route du Château)

4 pm : air show by La Patrouille de France

from 5 pm onward : hot air balloons take off


“Antic Disposition’s Henry V”

Antic Disposition’s Henry V

With just three weeks to go before the first performance of Antic Disposition’s Henry V, we’re delighted to reveal the full cast.A team of British and French actors will perform the epic clash-of-nations history in ten beautiful open-air locations around Périgord and Quercy.

Making his first appearance with the company, Freddie Stewart takes on the title role. A recent RADA graduate, Freddie already has several major credits to his name, most recently playing Cassio in Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Returning to Antic Disposition after appearances in past productions are Maurice Byrne, Callum Coates, Alex Hooper, James Murfitt and Dean Riley.

Completing the international cast are company newcomers Floriane Andersen, Marius Hesper, Andrew Hodges, Victor Klein, Mark Middleton and Louise Templeton.

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“Festival de Rocamadour – Sacred Music”

10ème Festival de Rocamadour
From August 5th to August 26th 2015

Venues :
Rocamadour (Basilique, parvis, Cité médiévale), Gouffre de Padirac

Informations and reservation
Office de Tourisme Vallée de la Dordogne – Rocamadour – Padirac
Tel : 05 65 33 22 00
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Tariff : 5 to 30 €
Memberships : jusqu’à – 40%
Discounts : children

“Souillac Country Club offers more than just a great golf course”


Souillac Country Club 

Whilst the courses already mentioned are undoubtedly memorable places to play, Souillac Country Club offers more than just a great golf course. Bordering the Lot, Dordogne and Corrèze regions of southwest France, not only is it a relaxed and comfortable place to stay (there are lodges of varying sizes), but also a base to explore the wonderful villages and historic sites of the Dordogne Valley and savour the best of French life. As for the golfing options, the 18-holer crafted by acclaimed architect Jeremy Pern is set in a lovely oak forest and offers splendid panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from every hole. You can enjoy a round here from as little as €40 in low season.

Souillac Golf & Country Club 
Le Mas Del Teil
46200 Lachapelle-Auzac France

Tel : +33 (0)5 65 27 56 00

Source : French Entrée Magazine

“Festival Souillac en jazz”

Festival Souillac en jazz
Date : 19th to 26th July
Tel : 05 65 37 81 56

Program :

In memory of Rodrigo, Rohic, Cazals, Calvel, Bailles, Copans, Bousquet,
Stephant …

Size XL for the 40th Souillac Jazz Festival!

In 1976 the Jazz Festival wrote its first score in which local musicians, French
musicians and Afro-American musicians were invited to perform in the first edition.
Memphis Slim was one of the pillars of blues music while Marie Knight epitomised
gospel songs. The Swing Machine Big Band, a regional orchestra, stood for
everything that was considered to be the golden age of jazz.

From 1976 to 2015 the Festival has always kept apace with the infinite variations of
jazz and has always been receptive to innovating musicians, to the rare gem and to
new emotions.

In 2015 the Swing Machine Big Band returns to Souillac for a special “40th
anniversary” concert and is inviting Sara Lazarus to perform with it. The American
singer will pay tribute in particular to Billie Holiday whose centenary is being
celebrated this year.

You will discover young and talented female musicians in the person of Lisa CatBerro,
who was dubbed a “revelation” in the 2013 Jazz Victories event and Isabelle
Olivier, who has ushered the harp into temple of jazz.

The sun will reach its zenith in Souillac and Sun Ra will shine through the music of
Thomas de Pourquery and his Supersonic band, who won the Jazz Victories
award in 2014. The music the poet composed was a true delight which permeates
the history of jazz. Come and bathe in the sunlight and recharge your batteries in this
voyage through the universe of jazz.

The Festival has always been on the lookout for new talent and the pianist Jerry
Leonide is a musician who deserves to be better known. A prize winner at the
Montreux Jazz Festival, his jazz is coloured with the sound of chants from his native
country, Mauritius. The evening will continue with a performance by one of France’s
elite jazz groups – the Moutin Factory Quintet, a driving force in the world of jazz.
The players are exceptional and include the young pianist Thomas Enhco, winner of
the Jazz Victories award in 2014, Manu Codjia, a guitarist who has in the past been
given an enthusiastic reception in Souillac, and the effervescent saxophonist
Christophe Monniot.

Kenny Garrett, nominated in the 2014 Grammy Awards, is honouring us with his
presence in this special anniversary year and will symbolise the main theme of the
Souillac Jazz Festival, starting with the swing of the Duke Ellington Orchestra and
progressing towards Miles Davis, taking in Art Blakey on the way. Souillac is
reconnecting with the Afro-American dimension of jazz.

2015 will provide an opportunity to pay tribute to all the Festival’s volunteers and
partners from both the public and private sectors who have worked for it for 40 years
and without whom the Souillac Jazz Festival would not be what it is today.
The 40th edition of the Festival has been written across the lines of a long
score, as long as the endless expanse of jazz, a score which transcends
geographical and temporal boundaries, a vintage to be savoured to the full!

Robert Peyrillou, President

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Informations et réservations au: + 33 (0) 5 65 41 65 08

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