Markets and other local events


Markets are a regular feature of village life and you will find a mouth-watering selection of locally grown olives, fruit and vegetables, along with other local produce such as honey, meats, cheeses, pottery and craft stalls.

Vernet les Bains: Our nearest regular market: Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.

Prades: This is the largest local market and takes place every Tuesday morning all year round.  It offers a huge selection of local produce.  there is also a Farmers’ Market and Antiques Market on Saturdays throughout the summer.


Rotjà Vallée Gourmande – Petit marché du jeudi soir

The “little market of Thursday evening” takes place between 5pm and 8pm every Thursday throughout July, August and most of September.

The market is made up entirely of producers and artisans from our valley – the Rotja Valley – and is often a lively event with musicians, dancing and other animations to enjoy.

The market alternates between Sahorre, Fuilla, Py, Escaro and Mantet.





Music Festival

This world-renowned music festival was founded in 1950 by the famous Catalan cellist, Pablo Casals and takes place every year throughout July and August.  The event attracts world-class musicians and includes a series of concerts taking place in and around Prades.  The concerts feature a wide range of chamber music including both classical and contemporary work.

Most of the concerts are held in the beautiful Abbey St Michel du Cuxa, but throughout the festival there are also concerts held in many village churches around the Prades area giving a unique and intimate atmosphere. Other notable venues include the Abbey Saint Martin du Canigou and the Grandes Canalettes Caves of Corneilla de Conflent. Click here to see full details of the exciting and wide-ranging programme.


Visa Pour L’image

Visa pour l'Image Perpignan 2014International festival of Photojournalism. “This festival is a unique event where you can join thousands of kindred spirits who share a love and passion for photography”

Other Events:

There are many local festivals that will welcome visitors and we will endeavour to keep our guests informed about things going on during their stay. There are major events such as “Les Jeudis de Perpignan”. Thursday evenings during July and August, all the streets of Perpignan come alive with a huge weekly festival of music, dancing and street-theatre. Click here for further information: Jeudi Soirs.

There are smaller village events such as the Fuilla Festival of Music and Nature, or the Fetes de Pommes.

There are also more intimate affairs such as the music evenings at the local bistros in Escaro and Py, where music may range from jazz to gypsy!


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