Street Carnival in Montauban

Les Quatre-Cent Coups

This weekend-long festival, with concerts, balls and street parties, commemorates an oft-repeated myth: that Louis XIII, besieging Montauban, blasted off 400 cannons simultaneously, but still failed to take the town…
Food & Drink in Beaumont-de-Lomagne

La Fête de l'Ail Blanc de Lo­ma­gne

For one day only, up to 15,000 garlic fans arrive to breathe the rich odour of Lomagne's favourite bulb, grown here since the 13th century. Expect garlic soups and sausages to sting your nostrils between concerts, c…
Cultural in Toulouse

Fête de la Violette

Since the 19th century, this street parade and its accompanying revelry have been painting the town purple in a celebration of Toulouse's favourite flower. Everything from sweet and savoury food to liqueurs and wine…
Music in Toulouse

Toulouse d'Été

Musical delights as wide-ranging as classical, jazz, world music and ska ring out across Toulouse's cloisters, cinemas and market halls for this lively summer festival.
Music in Toulouse

Piano aux Jacobins

Piano recitals echo through the Église des Jacobins and other atmospheric locations around Toulouse for this annual classical music event.
Music in Albi

Pause Guitare

Big names in pop, folk and classic rock form a rich line-up for this guitar-focused music festival each summer.
Carnival in Albi


A colourful pre-Lenten carnival has taken place in Albi since the Middle Ages (with a few periods of hibernation along the way). The action flows from place Ste-Cécile; check with the tourist office for the full pro…