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What to do in Moulins and its surroundings from this Thursday, July 21 and in the coming days?

Concert Thursdays on stage. Black Cat Bones (folk, blues), from 7:30 p.m. in the shade of Allées Montespan. Free participation.


Night walk in the Val d’Allier reserve. From 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Méplan site with the LPO.
Free and without reservation.


The murder of the Comte de Laage. Murder night party, every day, at the Château du Max, at 9 p.m., by reservation. Group of 6 to 12 people.
€15 per person (from 10 years old; children or young people to join a team of adults).
Reservation on or at
Payment possible by check, cash, or credit card


Sounds and lights. Every evening, on the facade of emblematic monuments of Moulins: CNCS, Jacquemart and town hall, theatre, Sacré-Coeur, castle of the Dukes of Bourbon and Mal-coiffée. Free.

Summerland. Inflatable games, water games, trampolines, at the Champins playground. Up to 12 years old.
Open daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. €10 per child.


At the Ovive water park.
Indoor and outdoor pools open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Activities offered:
aquabike, Monday and Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.;
Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Wellness area and bike rental: access by reservation, contact reception for any information (tel.
Possibility of picnicking in the green spaces or in the snack corner
To the beach. Supervised swimming from Monday to Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free.

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“Fear on the Vine”. Escape game at the Armonia domain (route du Montet), from Monday to Sunday. 5 to 7 players over 12 years old. Duration, 1 hour.
Price: €18/pers. Reservation at

Friday 22


Outdoor cinema. At nightfall, courtyard of the “Visages Villages” association house, documentary film by Agnès Varda. Free.


Sound and light. At 10 p.m., at the foot of the three north towers of the fortified castle, with Legends and Detours, show “Tales from the Old World”.
Prices: €14 adults, reduced price €12, under 16s €6, free under 6s.
Reservation on the site: legendsandtours.


Nature outing. Guided tour in the Val d’Allier nature reserve, L’Epine site, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with the LPO. Free and without reservation.

Country Farmers Market. From 6 p.m.
Snails, meats (ducks, poultry, pigs, cattle and bison), vegetables, cheeses, fruits, flour, bread, honey, saffron, beer, wine….


Concert. Tatu Trio, at 8:30 p.m. at the Samuel-Paty media library. Free.
Reservations recommended at


Nocturnal nature outing. Meeting at 8:45 p.m. at the Vitry-sur-Loire village hall for an outing in the Loire Valley Bourbonnais regional nature reserve with sky observation in the company of the Astro Club Bourbonnien.
Reservation required at


Photosynthesis Festival. Every day, until Sunday July 24,
from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends), Mirendense room:
26 photographers, 200 works.
Guest of honor, Noël Podevigne presents some thirty works from three techniques: cyanotype, anthotype and pinhole.


Music Friday. At 8 p.m., at the church, popular music from around the world (Cumbia, Balkan music, bluegrass, calypso, maloya, gypsy jazz, French songs, etc.) with Baldango (violin, guitar, voice).
Prices: adults €10, under 18s €5. Reservations at


patronal feast. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Friday 22: from 7 p.m., Thiélois aperitif concert (free entry) with, in the first part, Troubamours, in the second part, Buddy Noise.
  • Saturday 23: from 10 a.m., flea market for toys and children’s clothing, free location; in the evening, fireworks and musical entertainment with “Sono Avenir 03”.
  • Sunday 24: from 4 p.m., make-up workshop; in the evening, Aloha group, Bourbon platter meal. Prices: adult €15, children’s menu (-12 years old) €8. Reservation on or (after 6 p.m.). Limited places.

Free admission for all three days.


And after festival. From this Friday at 3 p.m. until Sunday July 24 at 3 p.m., at the Château d’Avrilly. Techno, tekno, acidcore, house, rap and pop. 40 concerts and DJ sets.

After Château perché, a new electro and contemporary music festival at the Château d’Avrilly in Trévol (Allier)


Family rally. Sporting and cultural challenge in the city, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All ages. Free. Meet at Place Jules-Ferry.

Saturday 23


Lotto. At 1:30 p.m. in the village hall, for the benefit of the association Aide aux enfants de la rue de Doba. 3 € the card. Reservations at


Animation. At 7 p.m., meal served by the Young Farmers of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule (without reservation, €16); at 11 p.m., fireworks off the Île des Grottes (towards the stadium), attractions for all and a free ball hosted by Sono Dance.


Carriage rides in Bourbon. From 3 p.m., departure from the Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville. Reservation possible with the town hall of Bourbon. Duration: 40 mins.

Prices: €10 adults, €8 for children under 8 years old.
Sound and light. At 10 p.m., at the foot of the three north towers of the fortified castle, with Legends and Detours, show “Tales from the Old World”.

Prices: €14 adults, reduced price €12, under 16s €6, free under 6s. Reservation on the site: legendsandtours


music festival. At the stadium: Balck Cat bones at 6:30 p.m.;
Spartak at 8:30 p.m.; pyrotechnic and musical show at 10:15 p.m. with the Zoolians; Red Coal at 11 p.m. Free.Black cat bones folk blues group from Gannat


Festi’Domp Festival. At the Parc de la Roseraie on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Saturday : at 3 p.m., fair games, sporting events.
    At 8 p.m., concerts with Blondin and the Bande des Terriens (festive rock song), 5 Marionettes on his Theater (French song),
    Faut Qu’ça Guinche” (a festive French song) and finally, on the turntables, Dub Shepherds.
  • Sunday 24 : from 3 p.m., two theater companies follow one another: “Dieselle Cie” and “Les Colporteurs de rêve”; end of the evening in music with “Gil Orchestra”.

Free festival.

The Chapel-aux-Chasses

Feast of Saint Anne. Saturday and Sunday.

  • Saturday : in the morning, farmers’ market, lunch by reservation on site (€12); outdoor ball, hosted by “Monte le Son” and DJ Fred from 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday : flea market from 6 a.m., mass at 10.30 a.m. behind the village hall followed by the procession at the Sainte-Anne fountain, meal by reservation ( midday and evening, fireworks at 11 p.m. .


Show at the Traîne-Savates. At 7 p.m., western evening, with meal, demonstrations and introduction to country music by the Smoky boots of Yzeure
Traine-Savates, 2 rue de l’ancien cemetery
Info and reservations at or

How the former presbytery of Lurcy-Lévis (Allier) was transformed into a performance hall, bringing together local artists


Japan Friendship Festival. Until August 13.
Exhibition of eight Japanese artists living in Paris, at the Salle Polyvalente. Visible every day, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

This Saturday, at 7 p.m., Saint-Julien church: piano concert with Zenshow Otsuka; in the second part, John Lewis, Gershwin, Paul McCartney, Aznavour, Ravel. Price: €15 (ticket office open 45 minutes before, free seating).

Here is what the first edition of this festival dedicated to Japan, in Meillers, has in store


Anne of France celebration at the MAB. From 2 p.m. at the Anne-de-Beajeu Museum, experience a day at the court of Anne of France: show and sword fights with the Garde du cerf Ailé. Free.


Thematic walk. Organized by the social center and the town of Souvigny, from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet in the parking lot of the social center 10 minutes before.


Patronal feast. From 10 a.m., flea market for toys and children’s clothing, free location; in the evening, fireworks and musical entertainment “Sono Avenir 03”. Reservation on or (after 6 p.m.). Limited space. Free admission.

Sunday 24


Flea market. From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the town hall car park, for the benefit of the association Aide aux enfants de la rue de Doba. €2 per m. Reservations at or


Flea market. In the village. Information on or

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Concert. At 5 p.m., at the Saint Denis church, with the Voci d’Altrove ensemble (meeting of folk music and baroque music).

Admission €10, free under 16s.


Classic concert. Math et As Duo, violin-piano duo, at 5 p.m. in the Sainte-Croix church. Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, etc. Price: €12, reduced admission €8 (students and job seekers), free under 15s and music school students. Ticket office on site.


Tronget in celebration. On the lake: from 7 p.m., bundle meal, Cali concert (opening act Léonie) followed by the pyrotechnic show. Price: €3.
Closing of the festival with concert of Jace in the village.

Monday 25


Japan-Meillers Friendship Festival. Exhibition of eight Japanese artists living in Paris, at the Salle Polyvalente. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free.


patronal feast. At 1:30 p.m., cycle races plus “Monday surprise”, fun fair at the lake.


Storytelling. From 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the paddling pool, rue Albert-Camus. For kids. Free.

Tuesday 26


Summer market and wooden games. Summer market on the Place de l’Eglise and wooden games with the social centre, from 5 pm to 7.30 pm. Free.

The Montet

Nice folklore. At 9 p.m. at the socio-cultural center, show by the Nice la Belle company (sixty dancers and musicians). Free.


Japan-Meillers Friendship Festival. At 7 p.m., Saint-Julien church: jazz session with Zenshow Otsuka, Taca Shimizu and Hervé Morisot.
Price: €15 (ticket office open 45 minutes before, free seating).


CNCS Tuesdays. Local farmers’ market, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.;
unusual visit “Good evening Molière! at 6.30 p.m. and 7.45 p.m.;
picnic with young farmers from 7 to 9 p.m.;
Toan’Co concert from 7 to 9 p.m.;
at 9 pm, equestrian and falconry show “Le grand siècle” by the Cie de l’Hippogriffe. Free.

The young duo Toan’co from Moulins released their first music video, Mon Époque [Archive 2021]


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