What’s on in May 2023?

What’s on in May 2023?

May in France buzzes with exciting events: the Monaco Grand Prix showcases high-speed thrills, the French Open crowns tennis champions, the Cannes Film Festival celebrates cinema’s finest, and online events provide a virtual stage for diverse interests, ensuring a vibrant cultural landscape.

Wild Secrets of the French Alps

Expert hikers Paul and Helen Webster, authors of The Wild Guide to The French Alps, unveil the best spots to visit on your next adventure and share their hidden places and top tips to enjoy the good life in the mountains of southern and eastern France.

May 25th

Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious and famous film festivals in the world, attracting filmmakers, stars, and enthusiasts from around the globe. Join Bonjour Paris on the 28th May for an exclusive roundup from Cannes by Manon Kerjean, founder of Lost in Frenchlation, as she takes you through the highlights of this 76th edition, and offers a unique perspective on the rich history of this legendary event.

May 16th-27th



Monaco Grand Prix

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The Monaco Grand Prix is a legendary Formula 1 race held in the streets of Monte Carlo, Monaco. Known for its glamorous setting, tight and challenging circuit, and rich history, it is considered one of the most prestigious and exciting races on the Formula 1 calendar.

May 28th

The Allure of Le Sentier, With Jeffrey T Iverson on Bonjour Paris

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Le Sentier, Paris’s historic garment district, is undergoing a transformation today. Once a gritty enclave of riotous workshops (a veritable El Dorado for generations of immigrants), Le Sentier’s textile businesses are making way for a host of new restaurants, shops, galleries, and hotels. Join veteran Paris writer Jeffrey T Iverson on a virtual tour of a Parisian quartier like no other, with a rich history, remarkable architecture, and a tradition of entrepreneurship which has made it a hotbed of innovation.

May 21st

The French Open

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The French Open, also known as Roland Garros, is a prestigious tennis tournament held annually in Paris. With top players competing on the unique red clay surface, it is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments, attracting worldwide attention and offering a thrilling showcase of skill, history, and passion.

May 22nd – June 11th

Looking for more events in France in May?

On France Today’s calendar you can find the latest events, festivals and activities plus exhibitions happening in France

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