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The Vendée’s Summer festivals and cultural events

Posted the 17 May 2022
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Some of the best french music festivals and events will take place this summer. Everything from summer cultural events, traditional music festivals and modern rock pop styles …. It’s time to party in the Vendée! Below is a selection of the summer cultural events and french music festivals for 2022 – Just waiting to create unforgettable memories.


From 1st to 4th July -The summer Festival "À Tout Vent" where kites touch the sky

The festival "À tout Vent” presented by the Pays de Saint Jean de Monts, combines the wind and the sun. You will be taken on a journey to discover the history of kites and to watch experienced kite flyers! 

The 21st & 28th July, 11th & 18th August – "Autrefois Challans", a major summer cultural event

Over four days, Challans dresses up in costumes from its past.  This new edition of Autrefois Challans enables you to experience “Challandaise traditions” in a way you have never seen before ...

The 27th & 28th August – "Le Refuge du Livre” a Vendean book Fair

Over two days, the affluence and diversity of Vendean literature has invited itself to the Refuge de Grasla. Come and meet some of your favourite authors and even discover some new ones.

The 4th September - Golden Globe Race 2022

The town of  Les Sables d’Olonne is well known for its sailing races and the Golden Globe Race is one of them. With 30 000 miles to cover without assistance or any kind of electronic support…. A challenge of the highest level!

The VENDÉE ‘s major summer musical festivals in 2022

From 28th June to 22nd July – an important French music Festival at  Poupet

The Festival Poupet returns to Saint Malo du Bois for a new edition. The programme is just as incredible as in previous years! With Julien Doré, Stromae, Ninho, Damso, Sting, the Black-Eyed Peas…. among many other artists, who will perform live onstage. One of the best french music festival is waiting for you! Discover the programme.

From 9th to 17th July – Festival "Réveillons-Nous"

Saint Jean de Monts “Festival Réveillons-Nous” is back once again to brighten up your mornings. From 6 am, enjoy the “sunrise experience” in the company of some incredible artists and discover several exceptional locations!

The 21st & 28th July, 4th, 11th & 18th August – Concerts Opéras

The Abbaye de Nieul sur l’Autise will present opera concerts where you can (re) discover the greatest opera classics during 5 exceptional performances.

The 5th & 6th August - "La Bouille à Sosso"

Discover La Bouille à Sosso in Cheffois, for its 20th anniversary edition with two exclusive evenings.  

The 19th & 20th August – Festival "à Onda"

The town of Avrille will host the Festival à Onda and its Pop Rock sounds in the company of:  Pony Pony Run Run , Sanseverino, Stone Age, Red Beans & Pepper sauce. And not forgetting Caesaria, Freak Family and three other mystery artists…. 

The 2nd, 3rd & 4th September – Festival Face & Si

This year in Mouilleron le Captif, the Festival Face & Si introduces its new music programme with many leading artists such as Hoshi, Vitaa & Slimane, Suzanne, Oldelaf, Superbus …. among many other artists!

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