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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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National Holidays in France 2017

Written by on December 19, 2016 in Events
National Holidays in France 2017

France has 12 National holiday dates for 2017 plus one local holiday date.  If you’re in France and it’s a holiday date, some shops will be closed, others will open but close early. Some markets will be closed , public offices and banks etc will not be open but most tourist buildings will not be […]

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What’s on: Top Events in France April 2016

Written by on March 29, 2016 in Events, Month By Month
What’s on: Top Events in France April 2016

1-3 April 2016 – 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. Get up close to some of the country’s greatest craftsmen and women. Details: www.institut-metiersdart.org Last Weekend of […]

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Public Holidays France 2016

Written by on October 19, 2015 in Events
Public Holidays France 2016

National holidays France 2016, 0r, as the British call them, Bank Holidays (as the banks are closed). Be aware that on these days many shops will close all day or early, some museums and other public attractions may also not be open. So, don’t forget to stock up the day before though, in many places […]

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Visiting the Lille Braderie Flea Market

Written by on August 25, 2015 in Events, Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
Visiting the Lille Braderie Flea Market

For years my neighbours went on about “The BIG One”, the Lille Braderie, the biggest flea market in Europe with its 10,000 stalls full of bits and bobs, vintage, antiques, pre-loved pieces. Here in France going to flea markets at the weekend or on a national holiday, is a national hobby… but going to the […]

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75th anniversary Operation Dynamo Dunkirk

Written by on April 8, 2015 in Events, Nord-Pas de Calais
75th anniversary Operation Dynamo Dunkirk

Dunkirk, the last town to be liberated in 1945 was also the dramatic scene of a key episode at the beginning of the Second World War. Known as Operation Dynamo, it resulted in the evacuation of 340,000 allied soldiers to England, an event which will be commemorated in May 2015 for the 75th Anniversary… Great […]

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Easter Egg Hunts in Paris and around, 2015

Written by on April 3, 2015 in Events
Easter Egg Hunts in Paris and around, 2015

For several years, the City of Paris, some hotels, shops, associations or national monuments, have organised Easter egg hunts in the capital and nearby. Here are a few of our favourites: PARIS PARKS and MONUMENTS Champs de Mars (École Militaire side) near the Eiffel Tower from 10h to 17h, Sunday 5th April. 35,000 eggs to […]

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