Top events in France in March

Written by on February 4, 2020 in Month By Month

Olive trees in March in Provence

Spring officially starts on March 20, 2020 and festivals and events, as well as blossom, bursts into life all over the country. We take a look at some of the top events in France in March …

What’s on in France in March?

Provence, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Alpes Maritime, Festival of Violets 29th February- 1st March 2020. 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 7th – 14th  March 2020: Grenoble Jazz Festival. For more than 40 years this festival has established itself as a premier jazz event in France. Musicians come from all over the world to play at many venues across the city. www.carnifest.com/les-affiches-du-grenoble-jazz-festival/

Limousin, Limoges: Puces de la Cité. A very lively market with over 100 antique dealers. Held every 2nd Sunday of the month www.tourismelimoges.com

Côte-D’Azur, Nice: Les Printemps des Poètes, 7th – 23rd March 2020. People in Nice go potty for poetry each March. This annual festival sees, and hears, recitals over a two week period in bars, theatres, clubs and cafés all over town. www.printempsdespoetes.com

Pas de Calais, Le Touquet: Car Rally, 13th -14th March 2020 is the 59th edition. It’s a crazy car rally through the countryside and along the coast of Pas de Calais. More than 150 rally drivers converge on the lively seaside resort of Le Touquet for this one www.letouquet.com

Cambrai, Nord, 12th -16th March 2020, International Orchid Festival in stunning surroundings in an ancient abbey – just gorgeous. abbayedevaucelles.com

Lagouile, Midi-Pyrénées, Aveyron: La Trace du Fromage 8th March 2020 is the 33rd edition. It’s a truly amazing cheese tasting event. www.tourisme-aveyron.com

AquitaineBayonne Ham Fair: 29th March- 1 April 2020. For more than five centuries, the Bayonne Ham Fair has attracted gourmets to a festival of authentic regional produce. There’s also an omelette and ham competition! www.evensi.fr/bayonne-ham-fair-france-europe

Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis: Banlieues Bleues, 6th March – 3rd April 2020. Jazz, blues and world music in districts all over Paris. uk.tourisme93.com/banlieue-bleue-festival

Gers, Le saint Mont, Vignoble en Fete, 27th – 29th March 2020. Winegrowers demonstrate their knowledge and products to visitors. Held annually, last weekend of March. www.mairie-saintmont.com

Please note: We check every website for dates and details personally but changes do happen from time to time – please check website for confirmation. 

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