You have rented a bike in one of the agencies and you are looking for activities and events in the area to do by bike or after a day of cycling? Don't worry, Paulette has found some along the routes and in the agencies! We'll meet again for this second edition, for the activities taking place in September. Have a great start to the new school year!
Exhibition at the Tanguy Tower: come and discover the dioramas of the Tanguy Tower, the work of Jim E. Sévellec through an exhibition of private works and thus, immerse yourself in the life of this 20th century Brest artist. Free access to the exhibition until September 30th.
Visit the Kerfautras Cemetery: for 1.5 hours (from 3pm to 4.30pm) on 5 September, walk through the alleys and understand the history of this civilian cemetery which houses the largest military cemetery in France. Registration required from the Brest Tourist Office (Fee: 6 euros).
Attend the free lecture "Fish are on the move" by Guillaume Lecointre, teacher and researcher in systematics at Océanopolis in Brest on 7 September at 8.30pm.
Guided tour of the "Chantier de Guip : bienvenue à bord ! Discover the restoration and construction of wooden boats on the Commandant Malbert quay for a 45-minute walk on 9 September at 11am. Prior booking is required at the tourist office (price 4 euros).
Guided tour of the exhibition "300 years of French hydrography": discover the history of hydrography in this country, which was the first to set up a national hydrography service in 1720. Maps, instruments, models... Come to this fun exhibition at the Ateliers des Capucins for an hour and a half of discovery on 12 September (advance booking required and cost 6 euros). You will be able to continue your understanding of hydrography, thanks to the intervention of two specialists on 18 and 19 September who will tell you the stories of those who sailed the seas and oceans!
Are you a fan of electronic culture and digital arts? Go to the Scopitone festival! Concerts by renowned and up-and-coming personalities, exhibitions on the link between art, culture and digital technology, and much more... Something to enjoy alone, with family or friends from 8 to 19 September 2021 in the heart of Nantes. Most of the events are free.
(Re)discover Le Diner de Cons, a mythical play for one evening at the Théâtre 100 Noms on 10 and 11 September 2021. It's a story that needs no introduction: the story of Pierre Brochant who organises a dinner party with his friends every Wednesday, and the one whose guest stands out the most wins. That's where Pierre meets François Pignon... You probably know the rest, but if not, this work by Francis Veber is a must-see!
Attend the Nantes Digital Week, bringing together 80,000 people each year thanks to a hundred or so events adapted to all for 10 days! On the programme: scientific meetings, sports activities, virtual reality workshops, shows, conferences and many others, most of which are free! Take the opportunity to (re)discover the city from a new angle and why not by bike!
On 19 September you can cycle to the Ile Feydeau in the centre of the city and discover the secret courtyards of the historic centre of Nantes thanks to the "one hall, one artist" programme. You can also meet painters, sculptors, photographers and musicians. The meetings will be punctuated by concerts throughout the day. An escape game is also organised.
Swap your bike for good shoes and follow the Nov art trail which offers outdoor walks between art, nature and heritage. On your way, discover spaces invested by artists or collectives who share their works. The trail is available until 19 September near Angers (Rive-Loir-en-Anjou).
Passionate or interested in the Middle Ages? Attend the "What's new in the Middle Ages?" exhibition, which will allow you to learn more about this period, to sort out the real from the fake and to test your knowledge! Games, videos, initiation to the art of construction, stained glass... The exhibition can be seen in the chapel of the Château d'Angers from 10 am to 6 pm until 14 November and is free for those under 26 years old (otherwise the price is 9.50 euros).
Come and discover the island of Saint-Aubin and question the relationship between Man and nature with "The odyssey of the cultural space". Omer presents his vision of things and invites you to reflect thanks to his show mixing theatre, music and song. At the end of the show, the intervention of the Ligue de Protection des Oiseaux (League for the Protection of Birds) allows for debate and further reflection.
Come and see Le Serpentesse, a show that takes a humorous approach to the question of ecology and the monstrous in a duet where you can discover dance and theatre. Meet a monstrous creature that is half-hominid and half-reptile and that bears witness to the relationship between humans and animals. See you on 19 September from 4.30 pm to 6 pm.
The Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers offers an exhibition on the "1870-1871 war and its memory in Anjou". Discover the numerous testimonies, images and history of this war which marked the memory of Anjou. Free admission.
Take a bike ride around Tours and go to the Musée des Beaux-Arts at 10.15 pm to attend the 3rd edition of the sound and light show "Les Nuits Renaissance" every evening until 5 September. Images are projected onto the façade of the Museum, allowing you to (re)discover the great events of the Renaissance.
Les Inattendus is the city's summer artistic commitment! Until September 12, come and see many free shows, take part in free artistic workshops (slam, dance, theatre, writing...) and have a good time.
From 10am to 11.15am and from 3pm to 4.15pm on Saturday 18th September, come and discover the secrets of the Tours Municipal Library during a guided tour. This remarkable building was rebuilt after the 1940 bombings and was listed as a historical monument in 1996.
Put on your hiking boots and escape to the forest for a morning, from 9.15 to 11am on 19 September. The foresters welcome you to the Bois des Hâtes in the Forêt de Larçay in Chambray-lès-Tours (you can get there by bike from Tours) to discover the ecosystems of the forest, the fauna but also its management and exploitation.
Take part in the Tours de Bulles festival on 18 and 19 September from 10 am to 7 pm. On the programme: meetings and dedications, exhibitions, conferences and animations with Félix Delep the guest of honour of this season. Come and meet the authors and discover new comics surrounded by enthusiasts!
Come and visit the Church of Notre-Dame, a must-see in the town, an emblematic building of the Reconstruction of Royan. Come and admire this masterpiece of 20th century sacred art, and discover all the facets of this monument during 1h30 to 2 hours.
From September 13th to September 19th, every day from 10am to 12.30pm and from 4pm to 7pm, come to the Galerie Louis Simon, an emblematic space in Royan, to see the exhibition of DYP and Thibaude J "Creative painting and photos". Atypical and colourful creations. Free access.
On Sunday 26 September at 2pm, come to the concert of Sophie Aragon and Lionel Lahondère who will play the flute and the guitar respectively. This concert will have the particularity of being punctuated by the reading of poems about the marine world and will feature musical pieces by Takemitsu, Villa Lobos, Piazzola, Machado and Vivaldi. If you are sensitive to this musical repertoire, admission is free and the concert takes place at the Museum, 31 avenue de Paris.
Come and watch the French Beach Ultimate Championships on the sand of the Grande Conche beach. 800 competitors are expected on 18, 19, 25 and 26 September.
Come to the ODP Talence Festival, this musical and sporting festival of solidarity taking place every year in Bordeaux. During 3 days, from 23 to 26 September 2021, animations, concerts and other events are organised to help children. The programme will feature well-known artists from rap to French variety such as Camélia Jordana and Véronique Sanson. Activities will be offered to children (tree climbing, firemen themed activities...) and foodtrucks will be present on site to eat. Prices: 39 € to 53 € for 1 day (15 € for children), 79 € to 86 € for 2 days (30 € for children), 99 € to 117 € for 3 days (45 € for children).
Philippe Geluck, author of the famous comic strip, is taking over the quays of Bordeaux with his exhibition "Le Chat Déambule" (The Cat Wanders) until Sunday 19 September on the quays between the water mirror and the Place des Quinconces. Twenty monumental statues of the artist's famous cat can be discovered in the city.
From Tuesday to Sunday, until September 5th, from 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm, come and discover the "Bêtes de Scène" exhibition at the Grand-Théâtre de Bordeaux. Discover the know-how of the workshops of the Opéra National de Bordeaux with the exhibition of the collections of costumes, sets and accessories of the Opéra.
Come and attend the Printemps de Septembre from Friday 17 September to Sunday 17 October 2021. Stroll through the streets of Toulouse and discover exhibitions celebrating contemporary artistic creativity in a variety of forms: photography, drawing, painting. Twenty emblematic places in Toulouse will host the works of some fifty artists.
Be one of the 50,000 people to come and find bargains at "La grande braderie de Toulouse" on 9, 10 and 11 September from 11am to 8pm. 1,000 traders set up for the occasion in the centre of the city are present. Activities are also proposed.
Take a bike ride in Toulouse and discover the various photography exhibitions of 350 artists in several places in the city thanks to the ManifestO festival from 17 September to 2 October
Cycle to Ramonville to attend the annual Ramonville Street Festival from Thursday 9 September to Sunday 19 September. Come and enjoy the 60 performances of all kinds: acrobatics, circus arts, dance, puppets... The streets of Ramonville become a giant theatre! Most of the events are free.
Conviviality, sharing and good food. Toulouse à table, as every year, proposes several gourmet events which promote local products and sectors and offer different activities.
- 08/09: "Fish and Chips and Beers" evening (opening of the Village extended until 10pm)
- 09/09: "Foie gras - Champagne" night (opening of the Village extended until 10pm)
- 10/09: "Oysters, Sausage by Moustache and White Wines" (Village opening extended until 10pm)
After Paris, Dijon, Marseille, the Vélotour arrives in Toulouse on September 5th! The principle? Take a bike ride through the city and into the heart of its emblematic places. The proposed loop is 18 km long but 2 optional loops are also available (4 and 5 km). Come and have a good time with your family or friends.
On 11 and 12 September, take part in Toutes à vélo, an event specially designed for women so that they can cycle at their own pace, without any competitive spirit and in a friendly atmosphere. Loops of 9, 12 and 14 km are proposed and allow you to discover the city according to your desires. Strolls along the Canal, discovering the great monuments of Toulouse or through the emblematic gardens of the pink city, it's up to you!
If you are looking for other sporting challenges, the Boulevards de Colomiers race is being organised on 5 September outside Toulouse, as well as the Toulouse Triathlon on 11 and 12 September 2021 in Tournefeuille, offering swimming, running and cycling on different courses.
If you are visiting Carcassonne and want to take on a sporting challenge, take part in the Swimrun on 25 September. For this 4th season, meet at the unmissable Triathlon venue in Occitanie, a complex nestled in the middle of the Mediterranean pines and at the foot of the Col du Poteau. 2 formats are proposed: 20 km with 3.8 km of swimming or 10 km with 2.2 km of swimming.
On the occasion of the 4th small format exhibition, until September 4th, the exhibition "Grand Axis" is proposed. You can admire numerous works, drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs. Come and discover the work of 60 artists!
You can also visit the Ostal estate to see the exhibition of paintings and sculptures from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm until the end of September. Discover the work of Gérald du Crest, which is based on a collaboration with an industrial partner (he makes the drawings and entrusts the manufacture of the sculptures).
If you are interested in the early Middle Ages, the Centre des Monuments Nationaux has an exhibition entitled "Voyage au bas Moyen-Âge par la compagnie du petit Meschin au château et remparts de Carcassonne". As you walk along the southern ramparts of the castle, you will have access to a photographic exhibition of portraits, medieval scenes and testimonies that retrace daily life at the end of the Middle Ages.
Come and sail on board a traditional sailing boat on the Etang de Bages-Sigean during a free outing accessible to all. Discover the ancient navigation techniques. Departure from 2pm to 5:30pm every 30 minutes on Saturday 18 September at the sailing school pontoon in the port of La Nautique and on 19 September at the Port de Bages.
Leave your bikes for a while and go to Château Rouquette-sur-Mer to discover the vineyard. Discover its history, its many grape varieties and the protected natural park. Visit of 1h30 followed by a commented tasting of 30 min on September 1st.
Cycle to Fontfroide Abbey and wait until 10pm to see the abbey lit up! Immerse yourself in an immersive nocturnal journey and let yourself be carried away by the sound and light effects. Entrance is from 10pm to 10.45pm from 2 to 3 September 2021.
Go back in time and meet the dinosaurs! T-Rex, Velociraptor, Triceratops come to life before your eyes thanks to giant automatons, fibreglass structures and special effects. Discover for the occasion the giant animatronic Spinosaurus, 13 metres long: the largest machine in the entertainment industry, but also the characters from "Ice Age".
Serge GRIGGIO's exhibition "d'un trait" is available until 19 September at the Chapelle des Pénitents bleus. He shares with the public nearly 8,000 drawings. Open every day from 2pm to 6pm.
Do you want to do a good deed? Come and clean up the banks of the Canal du Midi on 25 September 2021 at 8.45am for the "Clean up nature" event before starting your bike ride along the canal if you wish.
As part of the centenary of Georges Brassens' birthday, the Scène Bayssan . So come and see the tribute to Georges Brassens with a jazzy revisited version by the group Hérault Big. The concert takes place on Saturday 18 September at 6pm.
Béziers and the Cathar tragedy: a dramatised visit. Immerse yourself in the 13th century with a tour of Béziers with a guide who will play the role of Coim de Drogheda, an Irish monk who took part in many episodes of the Albigensian crusade. Relive life in Béziers in the 13th century when the popes wanted to assert their universal power, and Pope Innocent III called for the crusade as if you were there! On 5, 8 and 15 September from 2.30 to 4pm.
You can also take part in two guided tours: one on the women of the old cemetery (4 September from 10am to 12pm and from 2.30pm to 4.30pm) and one on the works of art of the Canal du Midi (16 September from 10.30am to 12pm), which will enable you to discover major historical sites from a new angle and to understand the history of the town around two themes: the old cemetery and the Canal du Midi.
Come to the Yves Faurie Gallery which is hosting an exhibition by Pierre-Marie Brisson. You will discover about twenty paintings and his latest creations inspired by the health crisis. A real invitation to escape! 6 quai Léopold Suquet until 30 September 2021.
From 6 September to 15 October, from Tuesday to Saturday, visit the exhibition "des bouffées d'air" by Marie Wuithier. This self-taught artist mainly uses pastel, oil and watercolour and finishes her work with Indian ink.
On 19 September, you can take part in the Sète half-marathon and swap your bike for good shoes to run one of the three races proposed: 5, 10 and 21 km. The race is entirely charitable and benefits the integration of the disabled.
The Argelès-sur-Mer water sports event will take place on 11 and 12 September from 10am to 5pm. Come and watch the great regatta of the Catalan coast.
From 17 to 19 September, the port of Argelès-sur-Mer celebrates its 30th anniversary! On the programme: turtle release, sea trip on board a Catalan boat, but also sailing and rowing initiation. There will also be photo exhibitions, a sound and light show on the water, as well as shows of jousting from Sète and a concert. A great day out with family and friends!
On 18 and 19 September, leave your bike for a while to wander among the stands of the big flea market to make some bargains or simply to walk around. For this, go to the beach centre.
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