The Faro Folk Group will be the representative of Portugal in the 55th edition of InterFolk, one of the oldest and most prestigious festivals of folklore in France, which will be held from July 15 to 22.
The event takes place in Puy en Velay, a French commune of 18 thousand inhabitants located in the south of France, in the region of Auvergne, department of Haute Loire, about 135 kilometers from Lyon.
From the town of Puy en Velay part of the Way of Santiago, known by Via Podiensis. In this interesting and well-preserved historic city, stands the Rocher Saint-Michel d'Aiguille, a chapel built in the year 962, on top of an ancient volcano.
The second major attraction is the colossal statue of Notre-Dame de France, which dominates the city since 1860, located at 757 meters of altitude, and made with the metal of ancient cannons offered by Napoleon.
In addition to the hosts and the Algarve, the festival will be attended by groups from seven other countries: Colombia, Marquesas Islands, Laos, Northern Macedonia, Peru, Romania, Uganda.
The oldest folklore group in the Algarve is a regular presence in the world's great folklore festivals, moving to France for the sixth time.
The Folkloric Group of Faro is still the organizer of the largest international folklore festival in the south of Portugal – FolkFaro -, whose 17th edition will run from 17 to 25 August.