Musical festivals, medieval festivals, Venetian carnivals, Christmas markets or the flavors of the Ain, there is no shortage of festivities and entertainment to the east of Lyon, on the territory of Pérouges in Bugey.

East of Lyon, the territory of Perouges Bugey is rather spoiled in fsummer, festivals and entertainment local. Festive events, often eagerly awaited by locals and holidaymakers alike. The medieval city of Pérouges hosts a good part of it: medieval festival, Venetian parade, Christmas market... But the rest of this territory in the heart of Ain gathers number oforiginal events, even unusual.

The festivals of Pérouges in Bugey

From Pérouges to Bugey has a good number of musical festivals of all kinds. Varieties, classical music or metal, You choose. The most curious with heterogeneous tastes will try the grand slam.

Scène du festival musical du Printemps de Pérouges au Polo Club sur la Plaine de l'Ain, à l'Est de Lyon

Le Perouges Spring : French and international voices

The most known. No doubt the outdoor festival the best known east of Lyon. Initially, a confidential festival, thought “around the voice”, to resonate the church-fortress of Pérouges. Today, a reference that welcomes the biggest names: Sting, ZZ top, Johnny Hallyday… With the backdrop of the courtyard of the Château de Chazey-sur Ain or the Polo Club.

L'abbatiale durant le Festival musical d'Ambronay, à 20 min de Pérouges

Le Ambronay Festival : ancient and world music

The most sensory. Another reference is the festival that has made the walls of Ambronay Abbey resonate for more than 40 years. The sounds and instruments from the Renaissance to and from cultures around the world enchant visitors. A festival that flatters the ear, of course, but also the other senses. Between the beauty of the Gothic cloister, the freshness of the abbey and the scent of the past.

festival musique métal rock à St Maurice de Gourdans (Ain), à côté de la cité médiévale de Pérouges, à l'Est de Lyon

Le Sylak Open Air : Hellfest's little cousin

The most crazy. Change of atmosphere with the most unusual of festivals in the area! A program rich in decibels, in a total rock/metal spirit. Three days of celebration where the quiet town of Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans takes on the air of hellfest. Every summer, locals love to see (re)land their favorite hair.

Let's get the music : the Bugey festival

Vignobles du Bugey en été

the most secret. Finally, not for the inhabitants of Bugey. They get together at the beginning of summer to take advantage of the artists who perform in amazing places. Originally, in barns, these huts in the middle of the vines, which give the name to the festival. Backyards, wooded parks, village squares, the whole of Bugey vibrates with intimate concerts.

Festivals and highlights of Pérouges in Bugey

From Pérouges to Bugey, music is one of the ways to party. Added to this is an annual calendar of days of festivities of all kinds.

carnaval vénitien, l'un des temps forts de la cité médiévale de Pérouges (Ain), près de Lyon

The Venetian Parade

At the beginning of April. When Venice meets Pérouges, magic happens. Through the cobbled streets, under the half-timbered houses, costumes and masks twirl. Like an air of commedia dell'arte in Ain. To continue the magic, go to the Lagnieu parade.

Village médiéval de Pérouges (Ain), à côté de Lyon durant la fête médiévale

The medieval festival of Pérouges

The second weekend of June. The medieval town of Pérouges adorns itself with pennants and banners. Medieval market, jousting and acrobats give the village its life of yesteryear. Ready for an amazing time travel ? Unavoidable ! To do absolutely with the family.

illuminations et marché de Noël à la cité médiévale de Pérouges en décembre, à côté de Lyon (Ain)

Christmas markets and candle lights

Early December. When the medieval village of Pérouges lends its enchanting setting to the magic of Christmas. For one evening, the thousands of candle lights make the cobblestones sparkle. And the Christmas market stalls smell like mulled wine. On December 8, the turn of the pretty wine-growing village of St-Sorlin-en-Bugey to make your eyes sparkle. Like in Lyons!

Animations of local products from Ain

Less known than gastronomy of Lyon, the kitchen with flavors of Ain has good assets. Bugey wines, snails, frog legs, Perouges cake… So many good local products put forward on the local producers' markets.

Vins naturels produits dans le Bugey (Ain) à déguster à deux à la saint valentin ou entre amis pour un week-end gastronomique près de Pérouges (Ain) à l'Est de Lyon

The Fascinating Weekend

It is often said that there is a Bugey wine for each course of the meal. To be sure, what better than to come and taste them live at the winegrowers? Quite possible, during the Fascinant Weekend, a set of festive and fun events around the vine. In St-Sorlin and Vaux en Bugey, “In Vino Visitas” visits and quests combine the history of the villages and tastings. An original way to combine knowledge and pleasure around the Bugey vineyard.

Le marché des Saveurs de l'Ain à la cité médiévale de Pérouges  près de Lyon

Producers and creators markets

The local terroir has pride of place on the local producers' markets. Regular markets or special events promote good local products. Especially during the market for Flavors of Ain, which is held in a different authentic village each year. Creative craftsmen are not left out with the Pérouges summer market or creation in Ambronay.

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