Events

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 6 October 2014. 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 at Nice train station wearing a coat, gloves, scarf and hat. Within minutes they were off and so was the jumper I was wearing. […]

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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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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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