What’s on in July 2023?

What’s on in July 2023?

Summer holidays, warm weather and plenty of events to attend; July is a great time to visit France. From the famous Tour de France which is starting in the Basque country this year, to fireworks on Bastille Day or a music festival in Brittany, here are some events to add to your calendar this month.

Fabulous French Food: Summer Entertaining

Join your favourite French foodie podcaster Andrew Prior on France Today Live to discover the essence of a French summer menu featuring seasonal ingredients and refreshing flavours. Indulge in the crisp freshness of radishes with herb butter, savour the creamy goodness of Cervelle de Canut, relish the delectable salmon rillettes, and indulge your taste buds with a luscious white chocolate strawberry mousse.

July 6

Tour de France

The 2023 Tour de France will be the 110th edition of the race and will take place from July 1 to July 23, with the Grand Depart taking place in Bilbao, Spain. The race is expected to be a two-way fight between defending champion Jonas Vingegaard and two-time winner Tadej Pogačar, and it could be the most exciting tour yet.

Discover The Spirit of Le Mans

Join Alexis Bourasse and Claire Puevion as they share with us their special corner of France. We follow them on a virtual visit of distillery Les Sonneurs, makers of artisanal spirits with locally sourced ingredients from the orchards in the beautiful countryside around Le Mans.

July 13

Les Vieilles Charrues Music Festival

Jérémy Kergourlay

France’s largest music festival attracts over 200,000 people to this usually tranquil corner of Brittany. This year the eclectic line-up will include Robbie Williams, Blur, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Morcheeba and more. Festival goers will also be able to enjoy free rides on a giant funfair, including a ferris wheel and 54m-high carousel.

July 13-17

Retiring to France: Ask the Experts at FrenchEntrée’s free webinar

In the second of FrenchEntrée’s Moving to France webinar series, host Zoë Smith will be joined by a panel of expert advisors to answer all your questions on retiring to France. From pensions to how to get into the French healthcare system; and what you need to know about French inheritance law, estate planning, and wealth management.

July 13

Bastille Day: Fête Nationale


Bastille Day is a French national holiday celebrated on July 14th every year. It commemorates the storming of the Bastille fortress in Paris on July 14, 1789, which was a significant event in the French Revolution and the end of the monarchy in France. The day is also known as the French National Celebration or Fête Nationale.

July 14

The Secrets of Rue Cadet with Jeffrey T Iverson

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Nowhere are the pleasures of Paris so deliciously distilled as on its pedestrian market streets – yet one of its most captivating is often overlooked. Nestled in a corner of the 9th district, Rue Cadet is an oasis of food shops and café terraces frequented by Parisians in the know.

July 16

Looking for more events in France in July?

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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