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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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Brilliant Autumn events in France 2017

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Events
Brilliant Autumn events in France 2017

Some of the best autumn events in France 18 September -1 October France Gourmet Week known as “Tous Au Restaurant”. All over France restaurants will offer a buy one meal, get one free menu. Search on the website for participating restaurants: tousaurestaurant 22-24 September Fete de la Gastronomie. Every corner of France will come alive […]

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The music lovers guide to music events in France

Written by on March 25, 2017 in Events, Music Events
The music lovers guide to music events in France

We’ve put together details of some of the best known, best-loved or just plain fun annual music events in France. If you know of any music events that you think we should include so that other people can enjoy them too, please let us know via our Contact Form. France Music events in May Belfort […]

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Things to do at Easter in France

Written by on March 25, 2017 in Events
Things to do at Easter in France

It’s hard to think of anywhere better to spend Easter than in France, home to chocolate shops galore! Easter falls between March and April and that’s good news because generally by April the air warms up and with luck the sun will be shining. And, the chocolate shops of France are filled with sweet temptation. […]

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What’s on in Normandy France 2017

Written by on January 25, 2017 in Events
What’s on in Normandy France 2017

Whether it’s celebrating the 500th anniversary of Le Havre, marvelling at Picasso’s sculptures in Rouen, enjoying Dior’s haute couture in Granville or shopping in Honfleur, there will never be a dull moment in Normandy in 2017. 500th anniversary of the city and port of Le Havre To celebrate this milestone anniversary Le Havre will be […]

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What’s New in France for 2017

Written by on January 24, 2017 in Events
What’s New in France for 2017

SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW Lascaux 4 opened its doors in December 2016 bringing to life a complete replica of the world famous, 20,000 year old Lascaux Caves in Dordogne. Housed in the Centre International de l’Art Pariétal Montignac-Lascaux, a brilliant visit. projet-lascaux.com In April 2017 the prestigious wines of the Rhone Valley get a swanky […]

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