What’s on in March 2023?

What’s on in March 2023?

Spring is almost here, and as off-season flights are cheaper and crowds smaller in popular tourist attractions – this might be the best time for you to explore France. Here are some events you can look forward to this month…


Fest’Oie Goose Festival in Dordogne

The goose takes centre stage in Sarlat, capital of the Périgord Noir, for this joyful festival with marching bands, gourmet food and unique  entertainment. Children can enjoy activities with the goose tamer, you can try your hand at goose plume calligraphy and stock up with local products in the goose farmers’ market.

4th-5th March

Les Printemps des Poètes

The annual Spring of Poets is a celebration of poetry in France – each edition focuses on a particular subject, with 2023’s theme being ‘borders’. It coincides with #WorldPoetryDay which is on the 21st March.

11th-27th March

Rock the Pistes

©Matthieu Vitré 2022

With Morzine as this year’s host, the 11th edition of the high-altitude rockfest will feature five live concerts and over 30 après-ski concerts in multiple resorts attracting music fans from across Europe. Festival-goers can literally ski from one performance to the next, with free entry to the concerts for lift pass holders.

12th-18th March

Le Touquet Car Rally

Rallye Le Touquet Pas-de-Calais

The Rallye Le Touquet Pas-de-Calais races through the countryside and along the coast of Pas de Calais, it’s a big event for rally enthusiasts from all over Europe

16th-18th March

Printemps du Cinéma: Cheap film tickets

Le Printemps du Cinéma allows all spectators to enjoy the experience of the cinema at a reduced price of 5€ – meaning you can see lots of films during these 3 days!

19th-21st March

Free Online Event: Secrets of the French Riviera

Dreaming of a break in the sunny south of France? Writer and Nice resident Jon Bryant, author of Moon guide to the French Riviera, joins France Today Live and shares his favourite spots, from the most glamorous resorts to the region’s unique hidden gems, plus practical advice and insider tips to help you make your next trip all the more special.

Thursday, March 23 12:30-13.30 EST

French Horse Racing meetings in March

1 Angers, Chantilly, Mauquenchy

2 PontchateauVincennes, Lyon-La Soie

3 Bordeaux, Fontainebleau, Cagnes-sur-Mer

4 Mont-de-Marsan, Chantilly, Vincennes, Cagnes-sur-Mer

5 Agen-la Garenne, Auteuil, Pornichet-La Baule

6 Marseille Borély, Caen, Toulouse, Le Croisé Laroche

7 Compiegne, Chantilly, Cagnes-sur-Mer

8 Fontainebleau, Amiens, Saint-Galmier

Caen, Saint-Clous, Laval

10 Cordemais, Deauville, Enghien, Cagnes-sur-Mer

11 Caen, Auteuil, Deauville, Le Croisé Laroche

12 Compiegne, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Toulouse

13 Bordeaux, Chantilly, Mauquenchy

14 Compiegne, Laval, Lyon-La Soie

15 Fontainebleau, Chantilly, Enghien

16 Marseille Borély, CaenLyon-La Soie

17 Meslay-Du-Maine, Fontainebleau, Enghien, Graignes

18 Lisieux, Saint-Cloud, Toulouse, Marseille Vivaux

19 Lyon-Parilly, Auteuil, Reims

20 Caen, Compiegne, Marseille Vivaux

21 Saint-Brieuc, Chantilly, Enghien

22 Lisieux, Pornichet-La Baule, Toulouse

23 Caen,  Saint-Cloud, Lyon-La Soie

24 Senonnes, Agen-La Garenne, Le Croisé Laroche, Vincennes

25 Mont-de-Marsan, Vincennes, Marseille Vivaux

26 Agen-La Garenne, Auteuil, La Teste

27 Caen, Fontainebleau, Le Croisé Laroche

28 Argentan, Saint-Cloud, Enghien

29 Le Mans, Marseille Borély, Reims

30 Compiegne, Chantilly, Lyon-La Soie

31 Le Lion-d’Angers, Chantilly, Vincennes, Marseille Vivaux

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