We hereby declare the festival season officially open!

Our favourite festivals in Burgundy

After a rather uneventful last season, we can't wait to be able to bring the eclectic sounds of Burgundy's summer festivals back to you. Come to one of the many concerts, held in all four corners of Burgundy. In Beaune, Dijon, Nevers, La Charité-sur-Loire, Chalon-sur-Saône, in Vézelay... whether you are fans of baroque-style music, electro, classical music, the blues, or if you prefer street theatre, you are sure to find the festival for you! 

1 Music and Solidarity in Dijon

VYV Festival

4 days of music, for the perfect end to the summer season, from the 2nd to 5th September at the Combe à la Serpent park, a beautiful natural area covering more than 300 hectares, and just a stone's throw from Dijon city centre. The line-up is varied, with 21 artists including Catherine Ringer, Pomme, Gystère and Dionysos, as well as the presence of more than 20 initiatives from the region and further afield, whose purpose is to create a better life for all, every day.

  • Dates: 2nd to 5th September
  • Location: Dijon

Find out more about the VYV Festival

Château d'Ancy-le-Franc
2 Musical event at the Château d'Ancy-le-Franc 


Come to the main courtyard of the Château d'Ancy-le-Franc for 5 concerts, featuring musicians from all over the world. When you arrive, make sure you visit the superb Renaissance-style palace, before taking your seat to enjoy the first notes.
The focus of this 18th season is artistic quality, conviviality and new discoveries.

  • Dates: 26th July to 12th September
  • Location: Château d'Ancy-le-Franc

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3 Nevers is taken over by street art

Les Zaccros d'ma Rue 

The "Les Zaccros d'ma Rue" festival marks the beginning of the summer season and the holidays, and is back this year in the town of Nevers & urban community. Street theatre, magic, puppets and silent circus arts with a touch of burlesque. There is something for everyone on this programme of free entertainment.

  • Dates: 5th to 11th July
  • Location: Nevers & urban community

Find out more about Les Zaccros d'ma Rue

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4 The best of baroque in Beaune 

International Festival of Baroque and Romantic Opera

This 39th edition will be held in the wine capital, in the prestigious venues of the Hospices de Beaune courtyard and the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame. You will be whisked away with 7 operas and oratorios and 4 recitals.

  • Dates: 9th to 31st July
  • Location: Beaune 

Find out more about this Festival



5 Classical and electronic music at our historic venues

Festival Image Sonore

Come to the Théatre des Roches in Alise-Sainte-Reine, to MuséoParc Alésia and to the Château de Bussy-Rabutin for 21 concerts, 7 of them completely free-of-charge, 20 workshops and 8 video mapping experiences, you won't believe your eyes! These historic venues will be brought to life by classical and electro sounds, including creations from Thylacine, a prodigy of French electronic music! 

  • Dates: 21st to 24th July & a preview showing on the 17th of July
  • Location: Alise-Sainte-Reine, MuséoParc Alésia & Château de Bussy-Rabutin

Find out more about the Festival Image Sonore

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6 Dozens of free shows in Chalon-sur-Saône

Chalon dans la Rue 

The public areas of Chalon-sur-Saône are brought to life with a whole host of artistic shows this summer. You will be amazed by the street art, digital art, live shows and performances, brought to you by artists from no less than 128 troupes.

  • Dates: 21st to 25th July
  • Location: Chalon-sur-Saône

Find out more about Chalon dans la Rue


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7 Cluny filled with music

Les Grandes Heures de Cluny 

This festival was created in 1967 and is organised at the Abbey, the cloister and the monks' flour mill, and the church of Saint Marcel in Cluny. This festival is part of the Festival Musical des Grands Crus de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. Harp player, pianist, chorister or trumpet player, the musicians will whisk you away with their melodies for the evening. 3 free concerts are also organised (Festival Off) by Cluny town hall.

  • Dates: 23rd July to 8th August
  • Location: Cluny 

Find out more about Les Grandes Heures de Cluny


Mathieu Balme
8 Blues evenings on the banks of the Loire

Blues en Loire 

Marko, Bo Weavil and James Armstrong, among others, will be delighted to play for you in the historic venue of La Charité-sur-Loire. From the 15th to 21st August, a series of blues concerts will be organised, for the perfect summer evenings.

  • Dates: 15th to 21st August
  • Location: Guérigny, Varzy, Raveau & La Charité-sur-Loire 

Find out more about Blues en Loire

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9 10 concerts to showcase voices

Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay

The 21st edition of the Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay will be held at various historic venues, including the superb Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, listed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. From the 19th to 22nd August, there are 10 concerts featuring artists from all over Europe, for a one-of-a-kind festival of voices.

  • Dates: 19th to 22nd August
  • Location: Avallon & Vézelay

Find out more about the Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay

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