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15 things to do in April in France

Written by on February 25, 2019 in Month By Month
15 things to do in April in France

April is the perfect month to get out and about, take a well-deserved break and enjoy the spring sunshine in France. Les Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art European Days of Crafts – a chance for the public to meet artisans as 5000 events take place across France. Workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations of skill plus tours. […]

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What’s on in France March 2019

Written by on February 4, 2019 in Month By Month
What’s on in France March 2019

Provence – Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Alpes Maritime, Festival of Violets. The whole village smells of violets, there are farmers markets, and a violet parade with a battle of the flowers! Held annually first weekend in March. tourrettessurloup.com Rhone-Alpes Grenobles 7-28 March 2019: Grenoble Jazz Festival. For more than 40 years this festival has established itself as a premier jazz […]

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Top Events in France February 2019

Written by on January 2, 2019 in Month By Month
Top Events in France February 2019

We look at some of the top events in France in February from celebration days to festivals, fairs, carnivals and more… Celebration days in France in February La Chandeleur – Pancake Day in France: 2 February 2019.  La Chandeleur or Crêpe Day is the day in France when people traditionally eat crêpes and drink cider! Here’s how […]

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Top Events in France in January 2019

Written by on December 14, 2018 in Month By Month
Top Events in France in January 2019

A look at some of the top events in France in January 2019 – just because it’s cold out doesn’t meant there’s nothing going on! Celebration days in January in France New Year’s Day 1st January is a national holiday in France Top Events in January in France Throughout France on 6 January its time to […]

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Public Holidays in France 2019

Written by on November 19, 2018 in Events
Public Holidays in France 2019

On national holidays in France most shops and many public buildings and even tourist attractions can be shut. If you know where you want to visit check in advance to make sure it’s open on a French public holiday. Many public museums and galleries are free to the public on the first Sunday of the […]

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Top Things to do in December 2018 in France

Written by on October 27, 2018 in Month By Month
Top Things to do in December 2018 in France

National Holiday in France: Christmas Day (Noël) December 25 Licques: Festival des Dindes, 15-16 December 2018 A charming festival where turkeys are celebrated in the little town of Licques Hauts-de-France (Pas de Calais). Held over a weekend, on Sunday morning, hundreds of turkeys are released to “rampage” through the streets accompanied by local brotherhoods and […]

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What’s on in France November 2018

Written by on October 8, 2018 in Month By Month
What’s on in France November 2018

We take a look at what’s on in France 2018… National Holidays in France November 2018 1st  November 2014 La Toussaint – All Saints’ Day.  All over France, pots of chrysanthemums are placed on graves as loved ones who have passed on are remembered. 11th November Armistice 1918 – commemorative services will be held all over France in […]

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What’s on in France in October

Written by on September 12, 2018 in Events, Month By Month
What’s on in France in October

National Event in Paris – Nuit Blanche. Held annually on the first Saturday night in October when museums, public buildings, monuments, swimming pools, cinemas, parks, universities and historic sites are open to the public all night – an art and culture party! Read our review of Nuit Blanche here. Event details: quefaire.paris.fr/nuitblanche National Event: Semaine du Gout – […]

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Nice Carnival blows the winter blues far away

Written by on January 11, 2018 in Events, Provence-Alpes
Nice Carnival blows the winter blues far away

If, like me, you’re used to grey skies, biting rain, sleet and snow in February – going to the Nice Carnival is the nicest possible shock to your system. I arrived from Paris at Nice train station wearing a coat, gloves, scarf and hat. Within minutes they were off and so was the jumper I […]

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Key dates and National Holidays in France 2018

Written by on November 12, 2017 in Events
Key dates and National Holidays in France 2018

France enjoys special days and national celebrations throughout the year. There are fixed national holidays and changeable national holidays and special days that aren’t holidays but are when traditions are honoured. Public Holidays in France in 2018 January 1: New Year’s Day April 2: Easter Monday May 1: Labor Day / May Day May 8: […]

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