A not-to-be-missed event, this period of festivities attracts a growing number of visitors each year from neighbouring departments. The Palhàs event features two highlights: the Occitan gatherings and the traditional apple and fruit fair. What makes it so popular? High-quality cultural events and local produce guaranteed to make you fall head over heels in a crate of apples!
Palhàs is the Occitan term for terraced farming with dry-stone walls, a characteristic feature of this part of the Alagnon Valley.
These terraces have been home to vines for centuries, together with orchards. This is why the Autour des Palhàs association resurrects this culinary heritage every autumn.
Les Palhàs de Molompize
It spans several weeks, and is sure to wake up your autumn!
On the agenda: theatre, workshops, conferences, tours, walks, concerts, exhibitions, and so many other activities to discover and learn all about the region, garden, cook, and meet others, all around the year’s theme.
Rencontres occitanes (Occitan gatherings) - Alagnon region
The fair arose out of a desire to promote the Massiac fruit-growing valley. The fragrances of autumn mingle with the music of the bandas, while the host calls out to you in Occitan!
On the agenda? the sound of the wooden press, the colour of the freshly squeezed apple juice, the aroma of cooking apple pâtés or crispy doughnuts, and the mystery of the pachade ... not forgetting the aligot with its sausage cooked in the still! It’s all part and parcel of the traditional apple and fruit fair!
The traditional apple and fruit fair
The Rencontres occitanes will be held from the 20th to the 30th of October 2022, and the apple fair will fill the streets with the scent of apples on the 29th and 30th of October 2022! This year's theme is “All that grows”. Interested in becoming a volunteer?