In Luchon (Haute Garonne), the International Television Arts Festival
attracts the entire Parisian TV industry and contributes to shaping the French audiovisual scene by for example presenting awards for the year's best television series and fiction programmes.
Bold and unusual events
Pretty much everywhere in Midi-Pyrénées, unusual, bold events found nowhere else in France are taking hold, One of these is The International Toulouse Art Festival, which puts Toulouse at the cutting edge of the contemporary arts : photography, sculpture and the visual arts take over the entire city in the form of exhibitions and live performances.
In Auch, Circa is one of the few internationally renowned festivals of contemporary circus arts, while a dozen other festivals demonstrate how vibrant the street arts scene is, like the Festival En Bastides in Aveyron and Pronomade(s) in Haute Garonne. In Tarn, the L’été de Vaour festival has become a melting pot of artistic creativity with comedy as its main ingredient.
Also, don't miss Equestria, France's only festival of equestrian art, which takes place in the prestigious surroundings of Tarbes National Stud (Hautes Pyrénées), the historical birthplace of the Anglo-Arabian breed.