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Events in France

There are plenty of festivals and events happening across France in May, including the glitzy Cannes Film festival, a celebration of the written word, a huge gathering of mountain bikers and several jazz festivals. Here is our pick of what’s going on in France in May

April events in France

Monday, March 27, 2017

There are plenty of festivals and events in France in April, including a nature festival in Somme, the Paris marathon, several garden festivals and April Fool’s Day. We take a look at what’s on in France in April

In February and March, carnivals across France celebrate the end of winter with colourful parades and festivities. These are some of our favourite photos from the carnivals, including Nice, Menton, Granville and Strasbourg

March events in France

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

As spring arrives in France, there are plenty of festival and events happening, including the Paris half-marathon, a Normandy bike ride, a music festival in the Alps, a weekend of cheap cinema tickets and a boat festival in Sète. We take a look at what’s on in France in March

Every year incredible sculptures are created from lemons and oranges for the famous Menton Lemon Festival, here are some of our favourites from the 2017 festival where the theme is Broadway shows

National holidays in France in May

Thursday, February 16, 2017

There are three national holidays in France in May this year, when many businesses close for the day. If you are planning a trip to France this month make sure you know when they are so you don’t get caught out!

February events in France

Monday, January 30, 2017

Even in the middle of winter there are a number of festivals and events happening across France, particularly along the Côte d’Azur where the Nice carnival and Menton lemon festival will banish any winter blues. We take a look at what’s on in France in February

Find out more about the most challenging sailing race in the world, the Vendée Globe, and runner up Alex Thomson

January events in France

Monday, December 19, 2016

There are plenty of festivals and events happening in France in January, from a wine festival in Burgundy to a dog sled race in the Alps. We take a look at what’s on across France in January

Want to do something different for New Year’s Eve this year? How about joining the crowds on the Champs-Élysées, escaping everyone at a national park, listening to a concert in a prehistoric cave or tucking in to a French Réveillon?

December events in France

Thursday, December 1, 2016

From music festivals to food festivals, and of course Christmas markets, there are plenty of events and festivals happening in France in December

Christmas events in France

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Everyone has heard of France’s Christmas markets but what other festive events are there in France in December?

November events in France

Thursday, October 27, 2016

From La Toussaint to the release of the Beaujolais Nouveau, there are plenty of festivals and events happening in France in November

October events in France

Friday, September 30, 2016

From wine harvest festivals and food festivals to Nuit Blanche in Paris, there are plenty to festivals and events to enjoy in France in October

Find out which monuments are opening their doors to the public and what special events are happening in France on the European Heritage Days, or Journées du Patrimonie

September events in France

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Whether it’s running a race or watching a firework show, there’s plenty to do in France this September...

What is Bastille Day?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Anyone who has been in France on 14 July will know that Bastille Day or the Fête Nationale is a big deal in France, but what is it and where do you celebrate it?

Discover the route of the 2016 Tour de France, the best places to cheer on the peloton and the history of the world’s most famous cycle race

How much do you really know about the Tour de France? Here are 23 amazing facts you probably didn’t know about the Tour de France

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