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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…

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Events in France

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

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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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Enter our competition to win a copy of the book, The Lost Girl by Carol Drinkwater

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June events in France

Friday, May 26, 2017

June heralds the start of summer and in France it’s a month packed full of events. From a nationwide cycling race and music festival to D-day commemorations and medieval celebrations, visitors to France this month are spoilt for choice. Here’s our pick of what’s on in France in June

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On 20 May, thousands of French museums and galleries will be open for free into the night for the Nuit des Musées event. We’ve chosen 14 places from across France with something exciting happening on 20 May

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Enter our competition for your chance to win a copy of the book Dinner Chez Moi: 50 Secrets to Joyful Eating and Entertaining by Elizabeth Bard

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May events in France

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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

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Watch out for practical jokes on April Fool’s Day in France but also keep an eye out for paper fish stuck to your back in the French tradition of ‘le poisson d’avril’

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Culture and attractions

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

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Events in France

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

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Enter our competition for your chance to win a copy of the book, The New Paris: The People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement by Lindsey Tramuta

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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

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If you’re fascinated by French fashion then you should visit these museums dedicated to fashion and textiles in France

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Culture and attractions

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

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Events in France

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

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Events in France

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

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Pays de la Loire

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

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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

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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?

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Christmas in France

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