These events, related to folklore, culture, traditions or nature, have been held in the Lévézou for many years and are now a key part of the local calendar.
The "Ça déborde" ("Full to Overflowing") festival is an arts and culture event, held over two days, for everybody to join in, to discover water under all its different facets, in a quirky and original way.
What prompted this project? The fact that Le Lévézou has very close links to water with its five lakes and dams, its four rivers and its three factories, plus the fact that as we all know, Le Lévézou is a place where ideas bubble up, stream ahead and overflow! "Ca déborde" is an affirmation of the desire to help people discover or rediscover the value of water. And what better way to do this than holding a day of festivities?
Here are some of the highlights of the event, which is now run over two days.
- A variety of conferences on the theme of water
- A variety of fun science workshops featuring the Wise Fool, an OFNIS fabrication workshop, and a fishing workshop
- A variety of water-based activities: dugout canoe, dragon boat, rowing
- A variety of shows and processions with entertainers
The main event of this weekend of festivities: THE GREAT UFO PARADE, those Unidentified Floating Objects. Anything that floats is a UFO, so get to work on making yours, and come float with us. Creative workshops will be held on both days so that you can construct them right here.
The next "Ça déborde" festival will be held in Arvieu at Pareloup - Arvieu beach in 2017. For full details, contact us on +33 5 65 46 89 90 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There have now been 56 editions of this colourful festival, each one rounded off by a closing day at Pont de Salars bringing together 15 exotic nations. Some 500 musicians and singers take part, with South America, Slavic countries, Asian countries and local groups all represented.
The festival takes place throughout the department of Aveyron, culminating on the banks of the lake at Pont de Salars on the second Sunday in August. Parades, shows and various other activities are held throughout this week-long event devoted to folklore.
Under orders from its master, the dog must show its ability to lead a flock of around thirty Lacaune sheep around a course comprising a number of obstacles. The trial is reminiscent of the daily life of a dairy sheep farmer in the Roquefort area. Indeed, these are the very sheep that provide the milk used to produce the famous Roquefort cheese, which is refined just a few kilometres away in the village of the same name.
A whole host of activities are held to mark the day: a regional meal, dog displays, craft stalls, games for children, etc.
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Book-lovers, fans of our region, seasoned attendees and curious first-timers are all welcome at this annual literary event in Arvieu. Around fifty authors, round-table discussions, conferences, activities for children, stories, etc. Each year there is a different theme, and a market of local produce is held in parallel to allow visitors to meet local producers.