Culture

In summer, cultural activities are regularly taking place in Désaignes and the surrounding area. Check Désaignes and Lamastre on the Internet to see the variety of staged concerts, expositions and festivals.

Places of Interest
• In Désaignes and Lamastre there are various farms producing local specialities where visitors are able to take guided tours. These towns are also home to a number of artists and craftsmen who open their workshop for visitors. See Désaignes en Lamastre
• In Lamastre there is a traditional brewery, established in an old water mill
• In the area of Nozières there is a farm (ferme de fontbonne) which produces cheese specialities and fruit liqueur
• Also there are several castles in the region which are open to visitors

Regional markets
Monday               St-Agrève
Tuesday              Lamastre
Wednesday         Le Cheylard
Thursday             Vernoux
Saturday              Lamastre (farmers market) en Valence (elaborate vegetable market)

July: Festival Médiévale in Désaignes with theatre performances, music and market in medieval style

August: Raspberry festival with brocante (jumble sale) in Nozières

October: Chestnut festival in Désaignes. With chestnut market, traditional products, brocante (jumble sale) and music.