Cultural Life

The Festival

The Festival

At the beginning of August, come discover Les Soirées d'été (Summer Evenings) in Gordes
Jazz, World Music, French songs, humour, comedy, theatre

Since its creation in 1984, the Festival des Soirées d'été (Summer Evenings) has become the summer’s must-attend event.

The Théâtre des Terrasses is a unique place, nestled between the cliff and the plain, with the Luberon mountains on the horizon.

On show evenings, under the starry sky, the atmosphere is special. The closeness of the stage, the intimacy created between the audience and the artists, is a privilege that is cannot be experienced in large theatres. Here in Gordes, you will enjoy a face-to-face encounter with the performing artists.

This festival is a story of encounters, sharing and passion between all those who believe that art, creation, music and culture can change the world, bring a touch of lightness, optimism and hope.

Thanks to the association’s volunteers, the municipal technical teams, technicians, partners, sponsors and the media.
Thanks to the Artistic Director, Pierre François Heuclin, who every year proposes a program rich in discoveries, surprises and emotion.
Thanks to Maurice Chabert, President of the Vaucluse County Council and Richard Kitaeff, Mayor of Gordes for their unfailing support, confidence and involvement in the success of this event.

Finally, thanks to the artists and the audience, faithful and future, who make this festival possible.

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