International guitar festival


The “Guitares au gré du Loir” Association led by its artistic director Cristobal Pazmiño organizes a world-famous event, founded in 1997.

There is a special chemistry between the enthusiastic audience and the guitar players from all over the world.

The Vendôme Guitar Festival showcases all acoustic guitar styles with the best international guitar players of the moment and also presents local professional guitar players.

Festival 2023 :

april 29th and 30th – may 13th – 14th

“Guitars at the Gré du Loir makes it a point of honor to keep its very daring bet to transform
Vendôme, over the years, in “world center of the guitar”.

Throughout the Festival, several free events will follow one another in town, a master class for young guitarists from the region in April, a violin-making exhibition in May and the giant guitar for the pleasure of the eyes.

There is always a good reason to come to the Festival de Vendôme…”

For this 26th edition of the Vendôme Festival, Guitares au Gré du Loir is delighted to present an exceptional program made up of new musical genres :

Sylvain Luc, a French jazz guitar genius, one of the greatest musicians of his generation ;
40 Fingers, a pop-rock group from Italy, performed for the first time in France and in Vendôme during the 25th edition. This quartet of guitarists won “a real triumph”;
Raphaëlla Smits, Belgian classical guitarist, recognized as “a guitarist exceptionally musical” by the New York Times;
Octantrion, French group, a magnificent discovery of surprising instruments traditional for rare and unusual music from the Nordic countries;
Duo Bernot-Luciani, an invitation to travel across the Americas via the Caribbean with guitar and percussion;
Nicolas Moro 4tet, this French group shares the humor and elegance of song

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