Cultural Activities

En Sarthe, de nombreuses activités culturelles vous sont proposées tout au long de l'année.

Date Event Location
17 au 19 Mars 2017 Mamers en Mars, Films Européens  
22 au 25 Juin 2017 Festival Kikloche  
1 et 2 Avril 2017 Journées Mans'Art Le Mans
16 et 17 Septembre 2017 Journées du Patrimoine  
17 Mars au 7 Mai 2017 Europa jazz  
15 au 23 Mai 2017 Festival musical de l'Abbaye de l'Epau  
29 Juin au 2 Juillet 2017 Festival Musical des cuivres  
22 et 23 Juillet 2017 Rockyssimo  
23 au 27 Aout 2017 Festival de musique Baroque Sablé sur Sarthe
Novembre 2017 Bebop Festival  
7 et 8 Octobre 2017 25 ème Heure du Livre  


Le Mans and Sarthe offer cultural visits within their various museums and exhibition center: Museum of 24H, Museum of Tessé, House of water ...  


June 24th au August 13th, 2017 : Quinzaine Radieuse, festival of architecture, contemporary art and design.

Theater and shows

March 17th to 19th, 2017 : "Mamers en mars", European festival films.

June 22th to 25th, 2017 : Festival Kikloche (performing arts).

December 2017 : Momo Festival, itinerant shows for young audiences. 

Flavors of the Sarthe terroir

Come and visit the wine cellars of the Loir Valley.

Also try:

- our Marmite Sarthoise,

- the Rillettes du Mans,

- to the small Sablés of Sablé-sur-Sarthe,

- and the well known Poulet de Loué!


Malicorne sur Sarthe proposes to you its museum and its two faïenceries.

In Poncé-sur-le-Loir, discover the know-how of glass blowers thanks to their website :

At La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, the antique dealers are famous. Come see the summer fleas.

Night of Chimeras and Chimericas

Throughout the summer, from the beginning of July to the end of August you can contemplate the fairytale projections of animated pictures on the various monuments of the city center and the city Plantagenêt. Real multicolored light tapestries on musical background. This show also takes place during the Christmas period.

Music Festivals

March 17th to May 10th, 2017 : Europa Jazz

May 15th to 23th, 2017 : Festival musical de l'abbaye de l'Epau

June 29th to July 2nd, 2017 : Music Festival of Brass

July 22th to 27th, 2017 : Rockyssimo

August 23th to 27th, 2017 : Festival of Baroque music of Sablé sur Sarthe

November 2017 : Bebop Festival