Music Festival in Gironde, France

classical and contemporary music

The RENCONTRES MUSICALES INTERNATIONALES DES GRAVES festival is a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the exhilarating world of classical and contemporary music, in a setting of the prestigious chateaux of the Graves and Sauternes vineyards of Bordeaux, FRANCE.

Every year for more than 20 years, the festival brings together a delightful cru of talented musicians from different countries: France, USA, Israel, Spain, Russia…

The festival takes place under the aegis of the “Summer Scenes in Gironde“, which draws together officially recognized cultural events in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.


from 15 to 30 July 2022

For this new edition of the Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves, the artistic direction of the festival wished to innovate by highlighting not a composer or a particular theme, but the artists who integrate the music lying on the score, to share it generously and with the greatest sincerity: the Great Interpreters.

The 20th century saw the birth and development of a very large number of musicians, of diverse aesthetics, all of which have left a lasting mark on the world of music.

The singers Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas and Yves Montand, the violinists Christian Ferras, Jacques Thibaud, Ginette Neveu, Yehudi Menuhin and Ivry Gitlis, to name a few, our dear friends Mstislav Rostropovitch and Didier Lockwood, as well as the pianists Arthur Rubinstein, Glenn Gould, not to mention the divine Jacqueline du Pré, Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin, will be honored throughout this edition.

Our guest artists will be passionate and enthusiastic about their personal interpretations of some of the iconic works that followed and nurtured the careers of these legendary performers.

And what setting would be better suited to this artistic content of choice, than the legendary land of the vineyards of Graves and Sauternes and its wonderful castles? As usual, the Domaine de Chevalier, the castles Smith Haut Lafitte, Latour-Martillac, Carbonnieux, Bouscaut and the Château de Rochemorin as well as the Maison des Vins de Graves will warmly welcome music lovers.

Breathe in the summer, enjoy a good wine on its soil and let your mind wander in music!


FESTIVAL Musique en Graves 2022 : July 15 – 30

The program is currently being finalized

Château Bouscaut

Concert July 19 2022


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Château Smith Haut-Lafitte

Concert  July 26 2022

à Martillac

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Domaine de Chevalier

Concert July 29 2022


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Château Latour-Martillac

Concert July 21 2022


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Maison des Vins de Graves

Concert July 20 2022


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Château Carbonnieux

Concert July 28 2022

Villenave d’Ornon

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General Admission : 30 €
Reduced Rate (student, unemployed) : 15€  Special Rates – Works Committee & Carte Cezam : 25€

PASS 6 Concerts : 130€ (reserved seating)*

* must be requested directly to the festival’s office

Free : children  -12 years

General information:

Office : 06 42 47 70 15

Tickets may be also purchased at FNAC – CARREFOUR – GEANT : 08 92 68 36 22 (0,34€ la min)
Office de Tourisme de Montesquieu à Martillac : 3 Place Marcel Vayssière / 05 56 78 47 72