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.
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.
Rock the Pistes
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.
Le Touquet Car Rally
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!
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 Pontchateau, Vincennes, 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
9 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, Caen, Lyon-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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