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The Carrefour Mondial de l’Accordéon

The 35th annual Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon runs from August 30 to September 1, 2024.

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About the Festival

The Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon was established more than 34 years ago in Montmagny, a town in Quebec’s Chaudière-Appalaches region. The festival has grown into a major international event. Each year, it features some 70 musicians from all around the world.

Selected artists give street performances, filling the town with the lively and diverse sounds of the accordion. Over the span of three days, festival-goers can travel through time to discover (or rediscover) well-known musicians. World music, Quebec traditional, musette, classical, jazz… there’s something for everyone!

Activities are held place in concert halls as well as at various outdoor venues. Exhibitions, musical entertainment at restaurants, workshops and a traditional dance party are all included in the festival program. It features more than 30 concerts that give visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in local Montmagny culture.

Throughout the year, the Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon also organizes traditional music outreach activities, along with projects designed to showcase the diatonic accordion and nurture the next generation of accordionists.

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30 August 2024

1:30 p.m.

30 August 2024

Outdoor site, Musée de l’accordéon

Concert

Jazz

Musique du monde

Trad. du Québec

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10 a.m.

30 August 2024

Accordions Around the World

Concert

Classique

Musique du monde

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10 a.m.

30 August 2024

Diatonic Accordion Lesson

Concert

Trad. du Québec

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11:30 a.m.

30 August 2024

Pique-Nique du Bassin

Concert

Classique

Musique du monde

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8 p.m.

30 August 2024

Opening Concert

Concert

Classique

Contemporain

Jazz

+ 3

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Vibrant Restaurants

Enjoy musical entertainment at mealtimes!

Get Tickets

Tickets for the 35th annual Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon go on sale June 4, 2024.

Ticket prices

From $5 to $80 (based on selected options)

How to buy

Online / By telephone / On site

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Practical Information

This page has all you need to know for making the most of your visit. Don’t miss a single concert or activity!

GETTING TO MONTMAGNY

The town of Montmagny is located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, about 1 hr east of Quebec City and 1 hr 20 min west of Rivière-du-Loup.

Getting to Montmagny from Quebec City:

  • Follow Highway 20 East
  • Take exit 376 or 378

Getting to Montmagny from Rivière-du-Loup:

  • Follow Highway 20 West
  • Take exit 376 or 378

CAMPING IN MONTMAGNY

The Montmagny area has four locations ready to welcome those who love travelling by RV.

  • Camping Coop des Érables de Montmagny – (418) 248-8953
  • Camping Pointe-aux-Oies – (418) 248-9710
  • RV parking in Montmagny (no reservation required))
  • RV parking at Parc Fluvial in Berthier-sur-mer – (418) 259-7343

PARKING

Parking is available at the following locations:

For the Musée de l’accordéon

  • On Bassin Street North

For Salle Edwin-Bélanger (Louis-Jacques-Casault Secondary School)

  • In front of the building for short periods, behind the building for longer periods

For the outdoor venues in the town centre and at the École internationale de musique de Montmagny

  • Côte-du-Sud School Board, 157 Saint-Louis Street

For Espace Citoyen

  • This site has a parking lot with about 200 spaces

Parking is also available on Saint-Louis Street (along the river).
A shuttle service is available, so please consider leaving your car behind.
Note that the streets in Montmagny’s town centre will be closed off and reserved for pedestrians throughout the festival.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Visitors to Montmagny can stay at any of several local hotels and inns.

Feel free to contact the regional tourist office for more information:

Here is a partial list of nearby accommodations:

SHUTTLE

To help you get around, a shuttle service is available from Friday to Sunday. It runs between participating lodging establishments and festival venues.

Click here for the shuttle schedule.

Stops:

  • EconoLodge Montmagny (205 Poirier Road)
  • Hôtel l’Oiselière (105 Poirier Road)
  • Days Inn Montmagny (218 Poirier Road)
  • Louis-Jacques Casault Secondary School (141 Taché Boulevard East)
  • Musée de l’accordéon (301 Taché Boulevard West)
  • Espace Citoyen and Camping Pointe-aux-Oies (45 Bassin Avenue North)

PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY

Les scènes accessibles pour les personnes à mobilité réduite :

  • Salle Edwin-Bélanger
  • L’Espace Citoyen
  • Promenade du Bassin
  • Outdoor stages (Musée de l’accordéon and Place Montel)
  • Community centre (Salle François Prévost and Salle Communautaire)

Please note that the indoor venues at the Musée de l’accordéon and the École internationale de musique de Montmagny are not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

** For restaurant accessibility, please check with the individual establishments **

OUTDOOR SITES

Food and drink are allowed at outdoor venues.
Leashed dogs are also admitted (outdoor sites only).

REFUNDS

No refunds will be issued (except in exceptional cases).
Management reserves the right to change the program without notice.

WASHROOMS

A number of portable toilets are available at outdoor sites. Accessible washrooms for people with reduced mobility are available inside the Musée de l’accordéon.

DRINKING WATER

Water is available at multiple locations, including the Musée de l’accordéon site (301 Taché Boulevard East) and Place Montel (101-A Ste-Julie Avenue).

WET WEATHER CONTINGENCY PLAN

Activities at the Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon are rarely cancelled due to inclement weather.
All relevant information will be posted on the festival’s Facebook page.

Past Festivals

Relive memories from years gone by!

Apply to Perform

Artists

The Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon is always on the lookout for professional artists interested in performing at the festival.

Do you play jazz, tango, classical, variety, French chanson, world music or street accordion? Feel free to apply using the form.

Please ensure your application is complete by including the following information and documentation:

  • the style of music you play
  • the instrument(s) played by any accompanying artists
  • a list of technical requirements
  • video or audio clips

In the case of a group, the lead musician must be an accordionist and the accordion must be central to the performance.

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Volunteers

The Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon is always on the lookout for volunteers interested in helping out at the festival. We have openings for bar and box office staff, ushers, parking attendants and tourist information clerks.
If you’re interested in joining the dynamic team responsible for putting on this major event, you can apply by emailing
projets@accordeonmontmagny.com.

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Partners

The Carrefour mondial de l’accordéon has always benefited from the support of its numerous partners. They make it possible to provide festivalgoers with an unforgettable experience.

Are you interested in supporting our organization and the festival as a supplier, funding partner or sponsor? If so, please email direction@accordeonmontmagny.com

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