Tous à l’Opéra
This national festival is celebrated enthusiastically in Limoges, and every year L’Opéra-Théâtre de Limoges hosts a weekend of activities, behind-the-scenes tours and free shows designed to give visitors a wider insight into the world of opera.
Now entering its second decade, this popular street art festival attracts crowds of more than 200,000 every year. The aim is to take ordinary public places such as streets, squares, lawns and fountains, and turn them into free-to-view art installations.
Cuivres en Fête
This popular celebration of brass music centres on the Opéra-Théâtre and on the bandstand at the Jardin d’Orsay. It’s one of the biggest festivals of its kind in France, attracting leading brass musicians from all over the world. The programme includes concerts, street music, jams and dances as well as showcases for up-and-coming musicians.
Les Francophonies en Limousin
Dating back to 1984, Les Francophonies en Limousin is a general celebration of French-speaking culture. The festival is an umbrella for everything from visual arts, dance and theatre to French-language music and literature.
La Frairie des Petits Ventres
Limoges is famous for its butchers, and this day-long festival celebrates all the meat products you won’t find in the supermarket. Discover local specialities such as blood sausage sandwiches, chestnut pie and lamb testicles – then see the day conclude with a religious procession around the Rue de la Boucherie.