The International Montréjeau Folklore Festival “FOLKOLOR” was created in the ’50s to celebrate the friendship between nations.
This event widely known as the “Folk Arts and Traditions” promoter every year gathers about twelve groups with more than 250 dancers from all around the world to perform on different stages as well as in the streets of Montréjeau. For a couple of days, the town becomes the world’s capital city of youth and friendship between nations.
During the festival, there are many activities around the theme of Folk Arts and Traditions. This festival is considered among the best along with prestigious festivals such as Confolens, Amélie-Les-Bains, Gannat, Montignac, Montoire, etc …
The Festival is not a « commercial » event. It is organized and coordinated by a group of volunteers under the leadership of the City of Montréjeau and its Festival Committee and with the participation of local associations such as “Les Troubadours du Mont-Royal”, “l’Amicale des Troubadours”,…and all the good will of individuals.
The organization is an associate member of CIOFF France. (International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts).
Number of National groups: 2
Number of Intercontinental groups: 1
Number of International groups: 3
Minimum ages participants: 15
Maximum number of participants in a group: 35
Recorded music allowed: No
Accommodation: Group Accommodation
Traditional Folk Art: Yes
Traditional Folk Music: Yes
Traditional Folk Singing: Yes
Present-day Dancing: No
Workshops dance/music: Yes
Traditional food preparation: No