European festival of poetry, theatre and music has been part of the cultural summer of Banská Štiavnica since its creation in 2002. Capalest is organized by the director of Molière‎’s theatre in Paris – Michel de Maulne. Since its foundation, many famous Slovak and foreign celebrities performed in the festival. It represents an interconnection of traditions and the best of the contemporary art. Owing to the program, the festival is opened to everyone – to all languages, cultures, religions and to all forms of expressions. Mostly poetry and good quality music can be heard here. Enriching debates on cultural topics are also essential part of the festival. If you like Slovak and French language, poetry and intimity of man and space – Capalest is the right festival for you! It usually takes place in mid-August.