Cultural Activities

In Sarthe, many cultural activities are offered throughout the year.

Date Event Location
23 au 25 Mars 2018 Mamers en Mars, Films Européens  
30 Juin au 1 Juillet 2018 Festival Kikloche  
14 et 15 Avril 2018 Journées Mans'Art Le Mans
15 et 16 Septembre 2018 Journées du Patrimoine  
1 Avril au 6 Mai 2018 Europa jazz  
15 au 23 Mai 2018 Festival musical de l'Abbaye de l'Epau  
28 Juin au 1 Juillet 2018 Festival Musical des cuivres  
24 au 26 Aout 2018 Festival de musique Baroque Sablé sur Sarthe
Novembre 2018 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 23th to July 29th, 2018Quinzaine Radieuse, festival of architecture, contemporary art and design.

Theater and shows

March 23th to 25th, 2018 : "Mamers en mars", European festival films.

June 30th to 1 July, 2018 : Festival Kikloche (performing arts).

March 13th to April 25th 2018 : Môme 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

April 1st to May 6th, 2018 : Europa Jazz

May 15th to 23th, 2018 : Festival musical de l'abbaye de l'Epau

August 24th to 26th, 2018 : Festival of Baroque music of Sablé sur Sarthe

November 2018 : Bebop Festival