What’s on in August 2023?

What’s on in August 2023?

Whether you’re looking for a cultural experience, a relaxing vacation, or an adventure in the great outdoors, France has something for everyone in August. So why not pack your bags and head to France this August to experience the magic for yourself?

Festival Interceltique in Lorient

Celtic flags

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The Festival Interceltique de Lorient is an annual 10-day Celtic festival in Lorient, Brittany, France, highlighting Celtic music, dance, and other arts. It is the largest Celtic event in the world, attracting around 700,000 people from all over the world every summer to celebrate Celtic culture.

4th – 13th August 2023

Paris Plages

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Paris Plages is an annual event in Paris where the banks of the Seine River and the Bassin de la Villette are transformed into a beach resort with lounge chairs, palm trees, and water misters. The event takes place every summer during the months of July and August, launched in 2002 by the then-mayor of the city as an initiative for city dwellers unable to reach the seaside.

Best New Restaurants in Paris, with Alexander Lobrano

Paris restaurants

Our friends at Bonjour Paris are offering an exclusive roundup of the best new addresses in Paris with acclaimed food writer Alexander Lobrano, as he takes viewers on an insider’s tour of the most alluring new restaurants in the City of Light, plus what to expect for la rentrée season in the wondrous world of French gastronomy.

Thursday, August 17th

Lavender festivals in Provence

Provence is famous for its lavender fields, and there are several lavender festivals in the region worth looking out for in 2023, such as the Valensole Festival and the Ferrassières Festival. Visitors can discover all the secrets of this plant, whose recognizable scent both fascinates and enchants, and enjoy the beautiful explosion of color of the lavender fields in Provence.

Normandy Impressionist Festival

The festival features exhibitions of painting and photography, music concerts, film screenings, theatre and dance performances, as well as conferences, educational workshops and “lunches on the grass”, referring to Manet’s famous painting Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe.


Looking for more events in France in August?

France Today’s calendar is a great source for finding out about the latest events, festivals and activities happening in France.

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