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Events in France

There are four national holidays in France in May this year, when many businesses close for the day. Make sure you know when they are so you can start planning your long weekends!

April events in France

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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 2018 festival where the theme is Bollywood

The frigate L’Hermione, a replica of the ship that sailed across the Atlantic to help America win the War of Independence, has set sail again for a tour along the French coast

December events in France

Friday, December 1, 2017

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, November 16, 2017

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

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?

November events in France

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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 30, 2017

Whether it’s running a marathon with wine-tasting stations or hunting for bargains at a giant flea market, there’s plenty to do in France this September...

From giant sculptures made from lemons to pig squealing competitions, there are plenty of bizarre festivals in France! These are the 13 most unusual ones we could find…

August events in France

Thursday, August 3, 2017

From water jousting to firework shows and floating food markets, France has plenty to offer visitors in the month of August. Here is our pick of 10 not-to-be-missed events

The annual Voyages à Nantes art festival transforms the streets of Nantes into a giant exhibition space. These are some of our favourite parts of this year’s festival including a skydiving walrus and a giant slide!

Are you going to be in France on 14 July? Here is our pick of the places to go to celebrate France’s most important national holiday, Bastille Day

July events in France

Friday, June 30, 2017

From flower festivals to outdoor theatre festivities and open-air music concerts, there are so many ways to make sure you have fun in the sun in France this July

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