Gigantic kites at the Festival du Vent in Portiragnes

By September 15, 2017FESTIVAL, TO SEE

Every year in September, the most beautiful and gigantic kites hover over the beach of Portiragnes. During the Festival du Vent the colourful shapes already wave at you from far. You can even see the pros in action, battling for the European Cup Kite Freestyle. A fun day out for the whole family!

Up in the air

We arrived just before noon at “plage de la Rivierette” (plage Ouest) of Portiragnes to have a look at the Festival du Vent. A festival completely dedicated to kites! Our kids had brought their own “cerfs-volants”, and immediately put theirs up in the air as well. Inspired by all the amazing kites around.

Most beautiful creations

After our picnic, the wind became stronger and more and more kites went up in the sky. The most beautiful creations flew around: monsters, fish, a whale, bears and a giant crab walked over the beach. I especially like the octopuses, with their long tentacles floating in the air. Very impressive to see! The kids only had an eye for their own kite though…

Crazy stuff

The European Championship Freestyle was also held during the Festival du Vent. Great to see what crazy stuff some people can do with their kite. Our oldest son brought his mini freestyle kite to practice, but he still has a long way to go. If you are around, it is a super day out with plenty to see and do. Highly recommended for next year!


Le Festival du Vent is held annually in September at la Rivierette beach (plage Ouest) in Portiragnes.


As the festival draws many people, a parking lot is created just before arriving at the beach.

Office de Tourisme
Place du Bicentenaire
34420 Portiragnes-Plage
+33 (0)4 67 90 92 51 or +33 (0)9 75 80 72 12


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