From 24 to 27 July 2019
International Guitar Festival of Puy-l'Eveque
ant its vineyards
The Temps des Guitares, multi-cultural festival comprising musicians, guitar makers and wine makers, is happening in Puy l’Eveque for its third year.
The programme is wider this year with 8 concerts over the 4 days: 5 devoted to the guitar and also 3 showing instruments close to the guitar: the Arab Oud, the African Kora and the Renaissance Lute.
For some this will be an opportunity for discovery. As Plato said: If you want to know a people you must listen to their music.
Enjoy the festival!
Olivier Bensa and Cécile Cardinot, Artistic Directors
At the heart of the Cahors wine area, the historic town of Puy l’Eveque, jewel of the Lot Valley, once again welcomes the third International Guitar Festival. This continuity highlights the cultural and artistic vocation of the town.
This important event is possible only because of the work of a dedicated team of volunteers, lovers of guitar music, uniting behind our very own Olivier Bensa and Cécile Cardinot, guitarists of National and International acclaim.
As with the previous editions, the festival takes place over four days in our open-air theatre, the courtyard comprising a 400 seat amphitheatre, bordered by Music room, a painting studio, club rooms, and a multimedia library of some 9000 works, all constituting a municipal facility for Art and Culture throughout the year. This festival is of course the high point of our year.
Both the organisers and the municipality are keen to involve the economic players of the area, so we are very pleased that over sixty local businesses have again contributed to the financing and setting up of the festival.
A special mention must go the wine producers of the Lot Valley, particularly the four winery partners, whose best wines you can taste and enjoy before and after the concerts.
So, whether you are coming from here in Puy l’Eveque, from other parts of the Lot, from other parts of France, from other parts of Europe or beyond, we wish you all welcome.
We are pleased to offer you the best of what Puy l’Eveque has to offer – its remarkable architectural heritage, its harmonious countryside, its wine and food – its Art de Vivre.
Long live music!
Mayor of Puy l'Eveque.