Summertime and the food and wine festivals in France continue throughout July and August. My picks for foodie festivals in July and August include oysters, cassoulet, pink garlic, plums, prunes and lots of cheese!
Food & Wine Festivals
in France in July
The first three food festivals in France during July are in my home region, we have celebrations of cheese and a street food festival in beautiful Annecy – if you happen to be in Annecy for a few days check out some of the great restaurants here.
La Fete des Fromages de Savoie
The weekend of 6th and 7th July is the big celebration of Savoie cheeses at Le Reposoir. There is a balade gourmande on the Saturday and all weekend cheese tastings and a full programme of events, demonstrations, animations and everything cheese!
For more info visit their website
Sunday Street Food Festival, Annecy on Sunday 7th July Street food, food trucks, street brunch, apero…lots of fun in Annecy at Galerie Lafayette. More info on their Facebook page
3 eme Edition de la Balade Gourmande au fil de la Dranse by Chappelle d’Abondance Tourisme
is on Sunday 21st July – local producers will be exhibiting for tastings and demonstrations. Events for all the family and a Savoyarde lunch. Full details on their facebook page
Food & Wine Festivals
in France in August
From garlic and oysters, to plums, Cassoulet and more cheese…
Lautrec Pink Garlic Festival, – La Fete de L’Ail Rose de Lautrec, Tarn
The first Friday and Saturday every August – the 2nd and 3rd August this year there is a whole fete for this beautiful delicacy the pink garlic! And why not! A memorable event with a traditional market, the election of Miss l’Ail rose. Artistic displays made up of every part of the garlic, degustations and a huge traditions Fabounade Cassoulet and a big party! The full programme is here on their website
Foire aux Huitres – Oyster Festival in Bouzigues
10th and 11th August – A celebration of the much-loved oyster and other local produce. Discover, understand and taste the oysters from this region. Bouzigues is a lovely coastal town in Herault in the South of France. Full details on their website.
Fete du Reblochon in La Clusaz
Sunday August 11th – this is a great event celebrating the revered cheese of the Haute Savoie – Reblochon. A full day of festivities including local craftsmen, cheese tastings, demonstrations, a parade through the village, cheese and bread making and all things Savoyard and cheesey! More info on their website
The Mirabelle Plum Festival in Metz. From around the 15th August for 15 days this huge celebration attracts people from far and wide to celebrate the Mirabelle Plum, with carnivals, concerts, markets, craft markets, firework displays etc. Visit the Metz Tourism website for more details
Fete du Cassoulet in Castelnaudary
20th – 25th August is the Fete du Cassoulet – this wonderful well know traditional dish from Castelnaudary. Six days of celebrations, tastings, concerts and events in the capital of Cassoulet. Learn more about this fete on their website
The Great Prune Show – Les Fetes d’Agen Pruneau Show
30th, 31st August and 1st September sees the 15th edition of the Prune show of Agen. This is more of a music festival with degustations and animations for the whole weekend. Check the programme of events on their website
Paille et Ripaille in Langon, Gironde. Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September – A festival of wines and cheeses from the region, tastings, local farm produce, markets, events and fun! In the Parc des Vergers, 33210, Langon.
Full details on the website
So that’s my food festival roundup for July and August – I’d love to know if you visit any of these great events – please leave me a comment below.
Please note that we check websites for updates and dates regularly and food-related events are also posted on the Taste of Savoie Facebook Page – but please check the events’ websites before going to an event as changes happen sometimes!
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