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The major historical event in Meaux:

Les Flèhes du Temps

On dates in June, July, August and September
Relive key battles from French history: the Hundred Years War, the Saint Bartholemew's Massacre, and the homecomings after the First and Second World Wars. Meet the men who shaped the history of France and Meaux: Lefèvre re d'Etaples, Henri IV, Louis XVI, Napoleon Let Henri Le Libéral entice you into the freedom of the Communes... This Count of Champagne was the instigator of the calendar of six great county fairs to encourage the economic development of the Champagne region.

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Les Aigles des remparts

Medieval events in Provins

The Eagles of the Ramparts
From early April to early November - A formidable ballet of birds of prey, horses and wolves greets the public. You will be caught up into the changing worlds of the Kazakh eagle handlers, Touaregs, and the world of medieval feudalism. Feel yourself soar with the eagles and plunge with the falcon's sudden dives!

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La l?ende des chevaliers

The Knights' legend
From early April to early November - Spectacular combats await visitors set in the decor of Champagne region fairs. Actors, stunt artists, magnificent costumes and sumptuous decorations combine to create a new age of chivalry.

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Arkhangai, les Cavaliers des Steppes

Arkhangai - the Riders of the Steppes
From early April to late October
Come and meet these noble riders and share in their passion for horses, in the historic venue of La Demeure des Templiers open-air theatre. Cavalcades, acrobatics, horses running free, dressage, and somersaults are just part of the unforgettable show!

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ProQuartet is devoted to chamber music and string quartets in particular, with concerts, master classes and academies, all led by outstanding master musicians. In 2008, in a European first, Proquartet will open the European Centre for Chamber Music, in the heart of the Fontainebleau National Estate, in the specially restored Henri IV Wing of the château. This association puts on "Musical Meetings" throughout the year. They take place in Fontainebleau château and theatre and in churches and other heritage sites throughout the Seine-et-Marne.

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Festival International de jazz Django Reinhardt ?Samois-sur-Seine

The Django Reinhardt International Jazz Festival at Samois-sur-Seine
Every year, jazz-lovers get together over the last weekend in June to pay their respects to the famous gypsy musician, Django Reinhardt. Big names in jazz from the world over and gypsy jazz ensembles come together during this festival to provide a broad musical panorama. The village of Samois-sur-Seine, the great musician's final resting place, has a perfect setting: the Ile du Berceau on the banks of the Seine.

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Montereau Confluences

Montereau Confluences
Mid-July - Every year, major artists gather for two days' of concerts on the banks of the Yonne. Featuring major international Rock and Blues artists, this festival attracts a very diverse following. With a warm, sparkling enthusiasm and a cunning blend of musical styles, Montereau Confluences is an annual must among music festivals.

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Musik'Elles ?Meaux

Musik’Elles à Meaux
Late September - This new festival, entirely devoted to female talent, has quickly established itself. Many performers return each year - an excellent opportuity to hear bright and rising female stars! In previous years the bill has featured Véronique Sanson, Maurane, Juliette, Natasha Saint Pier, Liane Foly, Maurane, Diam's, La grande Sophie and many more.

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Opéra en plein air à Vaux-le-Vicomte

Open-air opera at Vaux-le-Vicomte
Early September - Each year an open-air opera is performed in the enchanting grounds of the château of Vaux-le-Vicomte. This magnificent scenery provides a new perspective on a classic repertoire of operas by the greatest composers (Mozart, Puccini and others).

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