The association was created for the protection, safeguard and development of the heritage in the parish of Saint-Aureil. It organises each summer, in the month of August, a traditional village festival, with its open-air dancing, demonstrations of threshing “à l’ancienne”, an attic clear-out sale, an exhibition of vintage vehicles…
The Quercy Blanc and living arts festival was born in 1968 and has been active, with no interruptions, over the last 51 years making it one of the oldest festivals in the Occitanie region.
The association organises concerts and events to promote music (classical, jazz, folk…) and living arts (theatre, dance…). The team of enthusiastic volunteers are extremely happy to propose each year a programme of great variety and of a high quality.
The main activity of this association, created in April 2004, is the organisation of a temporary pottery and ceramic exhibition in Castelnau-Montratier. Geneviève and Claude, the owners, have established in their house a space dedicated to the exhibition. Each summer a dozen well-known potters show their works, that are also on sale (for the dates of the exhibition, consult the events calendar).
The association organises classical organ music concerts, in various musical formations from soloists to quintets at the Saint-Martin Church in Castelnau-Montratier.
This association (and exhibition rooms of the same name, Place Gambetta), continues, after more than 25 years, to fulfil its mission of developing cultural artistic activities in Castelnau-Montratier. It works to diversify and increase the range of the arts of its exhibitors (paintings, sculptures, drawings, photos, handicrafts…) and the different fields of activities by creating regular events such as writing, calligraphy and reading workshops. Find all you need to know about their different activities and exhibitions at the Calendrier des animations page and also their Page Facebook
Musical and traditional folk-dancing encounters are organised by this association. The idea is to work with a repertory from various origins (Quercy, Basque Country, Bearn, Gascony, the Auvergne, Brittany, Ireland…) allowing participation in balls, gatherings, proposing dance initiations, etc. The musicians play, the dancers dance, exchanging, trying out different variations, arrangements… These encounters are for all amateur dancers and musicians no matter what their level of competence. Lessons for children are also available. Evening encounters are held in the Montcuq village hall every second Friday from October to June, 9.15 pm to 11 pm.