Performing Arts

  • Night in Chambord

    © Atout France/Maurice Subervie

    Night in Chambord

    © Atout France/Maurice Subervie

  • "Les nuits de Fourvière"

    © Droits réservés

    "Les nuits de Fourvière"

    © Droits réservés

Performing Arts

Theatre and circus in Lyon and Carcassonne, a musical promenade through the gardens of the château royal d’Amboise or surprises in Chambord… – whether you enjoy singing, plays, dance or street theatre, you’ll be amazed by the variety of liveperformances in France!


Avignon Festival

Since its creation in 1947, the "Festival d'Avignon" has become one of the international references when it comes to theatrical creation and performances. Every year, the Festival "IN" presents 35-40 different shows, both French and foreign, for a total of over 300 performances. In parallel, the Festival "OFF" enables over 1000 amateur troups to appear everywhere in the city of Avignon on their own initiative.

6 to 24 July 2016

"Avanti la Musica!" at the château royal d’Amboise

Staying true to its origins, the Royal Château of Amboise is staging several events that pay homage to Italy’s cultural wealth. Since the Renaissance, Amboise has enjoyed a very special cultural relationship with the Italian peninsula. This edition honours music and celebrations… Avanti la Musica!
19 June to 26 June 2016


"La Nuit Insolite" at the Domaine national de Chambord

Following in the tradition of festivals and games which were so popular during the Renaissance, the Domaine National de Chambord has invited three companies toperform a series of enigmatic and resolutely contemporary plays, which will entertain and surprise spectators from dusk until late into the night.
5 and 6 June 2016 - 20:00


From Lyon to Carcassonne, a celebration of the performing arts

Every year, Lyon and Carcassonne attract performing arts enthusiasts with their numerous performances of theatre, music, dance, opera, circus and film. While the «Nuits de Fourvière» in Lyon (2 June to 31 July 2016) offers close to 100 performances in the majestic setting of the Fourvière archaeological park, the Festival de Carcassonne (19 June to 1st August 2014) invites well-known artists to perform every year in the equally stunning location of its medieval town.