The must-see events of the peninsula

Here, you'll find a description of the major events of our area.
To find out more informations, we invite you to consult our detailed event calendar (in french), or contact our team.

 

The La Baule Easter Egg Hunt - April

Every year, our Tourist Office La Baule Guérande peninsula organises the biggest free Easter Egg Hunt in France, in the Parc des Dryades. Great fun for treasure-seekers of all ages to enjoy together in a beautiful park with Asian and contemporary gardens.
  • Easter egg hunt - La Baule - © Vanessa Richard

Guérande Medieval Festival - May

For over 20 years, the town of Guérande and a number of passionate individuals have brought the Fête Médiévale to the streets within the walled city. Over 2 days, Guérande dons its raiments from long ago, with a traditional market, medieval fair, medieval camps, inns, horse-riding events, children’s entertainment, live music, theatrical and juggling events. 
  • Guérande Medieval Festival - © OTI La Baule Guerande

Jumping of La Baule - May

It's one of the most important show jumping competitions in a jockey’s career. Every year in May, the world’s show jumping stars come in La Baule to participate in the toughest competition. Over 3 days, the jockeys and their horses take on their opponents in 3 tests:
  • Meydan-Fédération Equestre Internationale Nations Cup
  • Spectaculaire Derby de la Région des Pays de la Loire
  • Grand Prix Longines de la Ville de La Baule 
  • Jumping - La Baule - © Vanessa Richard

Herbignac Pottery Market - May

The commune of Herbignac is keeping alive its glorious pottery tradition by organising the annual Pottery Market. This event, well known to specialists, sees more than 50 potters-ceramicists coming from all over France and abroad during Ascension weekend in May. 
In the romantic setting of the Château de Ranrouët, these artisans share their expertise and create magnificent pieces in stone, earthenware, glazed pottery, and many other materials. 
  • Potery Market - Herbignac - © Château de Ranrouët

The Festi'vent of La Turballe - June

This festival, created in 2008, delights the whole family, whether they are contemplative, admiring the giant kites floating lightly in the sky, or sporty, attracted by the team ballets or all sorts of discoveries such as catamaran, schooner, sea kayak, paddle, but also party lovers who will come to attend the street entertainment and the free concert on Saturday evening.
Located on the "Plage des Bretons", the Festi'Vent takes place regularly on the last weekend of June. Over the years, the festival has become an unmissable event and is one of the most important meetings for kite flyers.
  • Festi'vent - La Turballe - © Villedelaturballe

The Kerhinet market - July & August

For over 30 years, the Kerhinet market has been THE place to be in the summer as it promotes the area through its local producers supported by the Brière Regional Park. In the thatched cottage village of Kerhinet, the atmosphere is warm and rural. You can find vegetables, bread, meat, dairy products, cider, Muscadet, pancakes, honey, jams and other delights that can be eaten directly on the spot, to the delight of young and old alike!

 

  • Kerhinet market - Saint-Lyphard - Parc of Brière - © ParcdeBrière

The Celtic Festival of Guérande - August

Over 6 days, the Festival invades the town, becoming the essential event for lovers of traditional music, song and dance. With a packed programme of over fifty events, including established artists as well as new discoveries, concerts and performances: special times to experience and enjoy with friends and family. 

 

  • The Celtic Festival - Guérande - © Bro-gwenrann

La Baule Kite Surf Derby - September

In September, the Bay of La Baule plays host to the Kite Surf Derby, a much-hyped Europe-wide competition. Every year sees young international talent coming to test their mettle and raise the adrenalin level!
  • Kite Surf Derby - La Baule - © Alexandre Lamoureux

'L'Art au gré des Chapelles' - September

An endless source of creation and inspiration, the “Southern Brittany, La Baule-Guérande Peninsula“ Destination prides itself on promoting contemporary artists as well as old architectural heritage. This special meeting between the old and the new produces the Art au gré des chapelles event, held every year in September.

 

  • 'L' Art au gré des chapelles' - © Ap2a

'Saveurs d’octobre' - October

Open your eyes  and tantalise your taste buds!
“Saveurs d’octobre” has become the highlight of the autumn season on the Peninsula. In partnership with the “Site Remarquable du Goût des Marais Salants de Guérande” association, this event aims to turn the spotlight on Guérande salt, in all its traditional forms, and the wealth of expertise associated with it. There will be a huge range of entertainment: events relating to the region’s history, culture and landscape, cooking demonstrations by top chefs, food tasting sessions, farmers’ market, gourmet food exhibition, and tours of the salt marshes – experience the autumn in full colour.
  • 'Saveurs d'Octobre' - © Alice Viaud

'Noël Magique' in La Baule - December 

Each year, La Baule lights up with the joy of Christmas with its “Magical Christmas” event, as the seaside resort is transformed into a Lapland village! A major feature is a large temporary ice-rink in front of the town’s Tourist Office, with other entertainment including magic shows, story-telling and exhibitions, all bringing the magic of Christmas alive - and not forgetting a special visit from the man himself: Santa!
  • Noël Magique - La Baule - © OTI La Baule Guerande
  • Easter egg hunt - La Baule
  • Guérande Medieval Festival
  • Jumping - La Baule
  • Potery Market - Herbignac
  • Festi'vent - La Turballe
  • Kerhinet market - Saint-Lyphard - Parc of Brière
  • The Celtic Festival - Guérande
  • Kite Surf Derby - La Baule
  • 'L' Art au gré des chapelles'
  • 'Saveurs d'Octobre'
  • Noël Magique - La Baule
Easter egg hunt - La BauleGuérande Medieval FestivalJumping - La BaulePotery Market - HerbignacFesti'vent - La TurballeKerhinet market - Saint-Lyphard - Parc of BrièreThe Celtic Festival - GuérandeKite Surf Derby - La Baule'L' Art au gré des chapelles''Saveurs d'Octobre'Noël Magique - La Baule
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