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Cultural events

Lavaur is a dynamic city, which hosts many festive and cultural events.


Festival A Tempo 2016 – 7th edition

On 7-9 October, 2016. Classical music festival – not so classical ! – organized by A Tempo, under the artistic direction of Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter, pianist.

International, multidisciplinary, the A Tempo festival is « the caviar of the classical music » in Lavaur !

This year, A Tempo welcomes, alongside Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter : Noémie Waysfeld, singer, Guillaume de Chassy, jazz pianist, the Phosphos quartet, Eric Lacrouts, violonist, Jean Delécluse, tenor, Benjamin Moussay, jazz pianist.

A Tempo are also actions for schools (discovery workshops), meetings with the pupils and teachers of the Lyre, and concerts given for the inmates of the Jacques Besse Institute.

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The Pastel’s Summer, Autumnal, and Christmas

This Lavaur festival is carried by Pastel en scène and les Amis des Orgues, in partnership with les Mécènes du pays de Cocagne, the city of Lavaur, the Midi-Pyrénées regional council, the Tarn departmental council, in the framework of the land of milk and honey.

From the media center to the cathedral of Saint-Alain, from the corn exchange to the church of Saint-François, these concerts and shows attract every year a large and loyal audience.
Programme : check the city agenda
Booking : lavaur.festik.net

Programme : check the city agenda
Booking : lavaur.festik.net
[Contacts : pastelenscene@orange.fr or tourisme@cc-tarnagout.fr
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Rock’ & Cars

Averagely 15 000 visitors for this blues and rock’n roll festival, which gathers, during a week-end, in June, vintage cars, US cars, rods, kustoms and motorcycles around pin’up, show cars, show bikes cruisings and US stands.

Les Jeudis au jardin (i. e. Thursdays at the garden)

Organized by the city of Lavaur, with the support of the Adda 81.

These free concerts enliven every Thursday in July. Much awaited, they take place in the gardens of the bishopric, under the centennial cedars. Meals are proposed by some associations as early as 7.30 pm, but you can also picnic. Ultra-friendly atmosphere guaranteed !

Overall parties

Organized par the Parties’ Committee (in French, le Comité des Fêtes), the overall parties of Lavaur are over a hundred years old and dear to the Vaurean hearts. Every year, from early September and during five days, the alleys of the city are lit up by the rides and the carnies’ booths. Thrills, toffee apples, fireworks, concerts, shows and bal-musettes enhance this event, which remains the greatest carnival of the whole region.

The pinball and coffee games Salon, in April, under the Hall of Occitania, organized by Flipper in Tarn.

The other events

The city of Lavaur hosts many other events : antiques and collectors (May), the Bouchon de la N7 (May), les Jeudis sur le Plo (Thursdays on the Plo) (August), organized by Lavaur Initiatives : Plo en fêtes, the apéro-talents (i. e. the « talented-aperitif ») of the neighbourhoods, organized by the Parties’ Committee ; yard sales, exhibits, workshops and concerts proposed to the media center, the 13th of July’s fireworks & bodegas, the « Fête de la musique ».

You will find all these events in our Agenda heading.


Service animation (i. e. entertainment department)
Hôtel de Ville
Tel :
Courriel : animation@ville-lavaur.fr

Office de Tourisme Intercommunal Tarn-Agout (i. e. Intermunicipal Tourism Office of Tarn-Agout)
Tour des Rondes
81500 LAVAUR
Tél : 05 63 58 02 00
Fax : 05 63 83 09 49
Courriel : tourisme@cc-tarnagout.fr