From 22 to 28 January 2022National Accordion Festival20th edition
From 22 to 28 January 2022

National Accordion Festival

20th edition

A festival that combines winter, the mountains and the warmth of a festive atmosphere to the sound of the accordion, that is the definition of the Val Cenis Termignon National Accordion Festival. Meetings, sharing, an audience and artists happy to live again exceptional moments, beautiful reunions in perspective to celebrate this 20th edition!

One of the highlights of the Festival is the concert in the magnificent village church. This year we will welcome the Macke-Bornauw Duo from Belgium who will delight us with their baroque repertoire. Birgit plays the bagpipes and Benjamin plays the diatonic accordion and the ‘foot bass’, an accordion that is played with the feet and produces very low tones.

One thing is certain, music and dance will be in the spotlight every day from 22 to 28 January 2022 in every corner of Val Cenis Termignon! Numerous professional artists from all regions will come to share their art and their joy of playing the accordion with a large audience. Parade, balls and galas, concert in the church, tea dance/open stage in the renovated village hall renamed “Salle de la Confluence”, festival radio…

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Sanitary conditions

Sanitary pass obligatory, mask not obligatory.
Winter trip at

THE COUNTRY OF ACCORDION

To have fun, there is no season!

An event to be fully experienced!

For 20 years, the festival has conquered its letters of nobility and is an essential date in the world of accordion. Here, no old-fashionedness…. Nothing but delicacies!
Young talents, musette, jazz, Irish, Slavic, rock n’ roll sounds…

Listen to the Festival radio every morning and attend the presentation of the Golden Bellows, the National Trophy and the Roman Trophy Valloire.
Let yourself be carried away by the melodies, the friendliness and the festive spirit that emerge in the streets, shops, bars and restaurants of Termignon.

Two friends

SOME ACCORDIONS

an amazing idea!

This festival was not born by chance, it is the result of a friendship between Pollux and Daniel, a common desire to bring Termignon to life in the heart of winter, to share the joy of music and dance with the inhabitants and people in this village of Haute Maurienne Vanoise.

“In 2002, with my accomplice Daniel Gaïnetdinoff, we dared to launch this crazy idea: to organize a popular event in a small village of 450 inhabitants. Our common knowledge put at the service of this madness has allowed the success that has grown over the years, with always the logistics of the Tourist Office and the municipality, and an energy of all the living forces of all.
A real pride to be able to present different artists, musette, variety, classical, swing, jazz, and regional, which makes it a festival of discovery.
Of course I travel around France, I question my contacts, I observe, I listen and I am on the lookout for differences, but what a joy to see the result!
Despite the hours of doubt and concern. Long live the accordion and popular culture!” – Pollux

We would like to sincerely thank the municipality of Val Cenis, the artists, the volunteers and all our partners without whom this festival would not have this great fame and would not be this moment of conviviality expected of all!

Le Bock à Vin – L’Escale – Le Sabot de Vénus – La Petite Ferme – Le Trappeur – Boulangerie Phelipeau – Chocolat Bleu – Supérette Utile – Coopérative laitière de Haute Maurienne Vanoise – Boucherie Bourla – Intermarché Val Cenis Sollières – Epicerie Spar Val Cenis Lanslevillard – Weldom Fourneaux – Pro & Cie M. Ratel Fourneaux – AXA Chambéry M. Belly – Dauphiné Média – Le Dauphiné – France Bleu Pays de Savoie

Why in winter season?

WHY IN TERMIGNON?

To discover, enjoy and... come back!

Did you know that in the 19th century, the inhabitants of the village were nicknamed “Fanfarons”? One of the village’s associations bears this name and participates widely in the successful running of the Accordion National Festival.

  • • Most of its territory (686 hectares) is located in the central zone of the Vanoise National Park, the first French national park, inaugurated on 6 July 1963.
  • The Termignon alpine ski area is linked to that of Val Cenis. A great ski version at the gates of Italy with 133 km of slopes for all levels, 1,500m of vertical drop and breathtaking panoramas!
  •  Every first Sunday in October, we come to the Termignon fair (123st edition in 2021), one of the oldest fairs in Savoie!
  • It is at the fair that you can buy “the treasure” for a few cents! Made in the mountain pastures of Termignon at an altitude of more
  • than 2,000m, with the raw milk from the herds of Tarine and Abondance cows, this blue-veined cheese has an incomparable flavour!
  • Bleu de Termignon is rare but fine gourmets have their addresses in the village and in the best cheese dairies of the capital! !
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