Dancing in Monpazier

On Tuesday evenings throughout the summer, there is live music in Monpazier and the chance to join in dances to the traditional music from this region of France, the Occitanie. Dancing in Monpazier in the Dordogne is brilliant fun!

The musicians and dancers gather at the gates to the village, which is officially one of The Most Beautiful Villages of France (Le Plus Beaux Villages de France). They then walk down to the main square, playing music and inviting everyone to join in.

After dancing on the main square, they then return to the other first square by the village gates where they continue until about 10.30pm.

It’s a great experience and we thoroughly recommend you join in! We’re not very good at dancing and didn’t know the steps, but the other dancers love showing you how to do it. There are some dances in couples, but the group dances are easier to get the hang of, twirling each other around. It’s very similar to country dancing or Scottish dancing.

If you stay at Le Mas & Le Mazet during the summer, why not try it?!