Fiery Flamenco heats up January in Nīmes

14th December, 2015
Every January, in the midst of winter, the city of Nīmes in Languedoc comes to life with fiery flamenco, as the city celebrates the Flamenco Festival at the Theatre de Nīmes and several other venues. The festival will also return to the city between 15-23 January 2016, having already been a success for over 20 years.

Although Nīmes is hundreds of miles from the Spanish border, it has strong links with Spain and Catalonia, as also shown in the Feria bull fighting festival, though there is no better way to celebrate a proud Spanish connection that with the quintessential Spanish dance.

Situated near several of our villas in Languedoc, the festival is a showcase for several leading names in flamenco from Spain as well as for several new and upcoming talents in the genres of song, music and dance, and is an excellent breeding ground for local talent. Alongside the numerous performances and concerts, there will also be a host of other events taking place during the festival, including accompanying exhibitions, film shows, lectures, and courses, all contributing to an exciting and vibrant atmosphere which can be experienced all over the city.

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