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Shows and Festivals in France...

You want your trip to be unique, perhaps you love music and enjoy the pleasure of seeing live groups while traveling in exceptional places, experiencing the major festivals in foreign cities or villages....

Be surprised by the top French festivals, celebrating religion, art, chocolate, citrus, wine, film, music and even puppet festivals in France. There are many surprising and colouful festivals in France to experience, offering a delight of regional specialities, cultural ties and historical stories

The French know how to party, with festivals or shows at any time of the year. Let us guide you to the call and enjoy the festive and full strength in France: perhaps the Theatre Festival in Avignon, Orange Chorégies (opera), Rock in Seine in Paris or the Eurockéennes de Belfort, Jazz à Vienne or Jazz in Marciac, Le Puy du fou "the greatest night show in the world" ...


January 1:  New Year’s Day (closures)

February 13–March 1:  Nice Carnival (Mardi Gras, parades and fireworks)

April–October:  International Garden Festival (Chaumont-sur-Loire)

April 3:  Good Friday (Vendredi Saint, closures)

April 5–6:  Easter Sunday and Monday (Pâques, closures)

May 1:  Labor Day (Fête due Travail or Fête du Premier Mai; closures)

May–July:  Versailles Festival (classical music, opera, dance, contemporary art)

May 8:  VE (Victory in Europe) Day (Fête de la Victoire 1945 or Jour de la Liberation; closures, parades)

May 13–24:  Cannes Film Festival

May 14:  Ascension (closures)

May 21–24:  Monaco Grand Prix

May 24–25:  Pentecost and Whit Monday (closures)

May 30–31:  Joan of Arc Festival (pageants, Rouen)

Late May–early June:  Festival of St. Denis (classical concerts by international artists, Paris)

June–July:  Nuits de Fourvière (theater and music in a Roman theater, Lyon)

June 6:  71st Anniversary of the Normandy D-Day Landing (Jour J)

June 13–14:  Le Mans auto race (near Loire Valley)

Mid-June–July:  Carcassonne Festival (theatre, music, dance)

June 21:  Fête de la Musique (concerts and dancing in the streets throughout France)

July:  Avignon Festival (theater, dance, music)

July:  Beaune International Festival of Baroque Opera

July:  Jousting matches and medieval festivities (Carcassonne)

July:  Aix Festival (classical music and opera)

July 3–14:  Colmar International Festival

July 4–26:  Tour de France (culminates on the Champs-Elysées in Paris)

July–August:  Cannes Festival of Pyrotechnic Art (fireworks)

July 7–12:  Nice Jazz Festival

July 14:  Bastille Day (closures, fireworks, revelry)

Mid-July:  Jazz à Juan (international jazz festival, Antibes/Juan-les-Pins)

Mid-July–mid-August:  Paris Neighborhoods Festival (theater, dance, concerts); also Paris Plage (ersatz beach along the Seine)

July 7–August 3:  Chorégies d’Orange (performances in Roman theater)

August 15:  Assumption (closures)

Early September:  Jazz at La Villette (Paris)

September:  Festival d’Automne à Paris (fall arts festival)

September:  Wine harvest festivals (across France)

October 7–11 (likely):  Fête des Vendanges (grape harvest festival, Montmartre neighborhood of Paris)

October 30–November 11:  Dijon International and Gastronomic Fair

November 1:  All Saints’ Day (La Toussaint; closures)

November 11:  Armistice Day (closures)

November 19–23 (likely):  Les Trois Glorieuses (Wine Auction and Festival, Beaune)

Late November–December 24:  Christmas markets (Strasbourg, Colmar, and Sarlat-la-Canéda)

December:  Christmas carousels, outdoor skating rinks, and avant-garde Christmas trees around town, Paris

Early December:  Fête des Lumières (celebration of Virgin Mary, colorfully lit facades, candlelit windows; Lyon)

December 25:  Christmas Day (Noël; closures)

December 26:  Second Christmas Day (closures in Alsace-Lorraine)

December 31:  New Year’s Eve



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Lavender and the French Countryside

Lavender and the French Countryside

Paris - Avignon - Ferrassières - Avignon - Ménerbes - Bonnieux - Gordes - Avignon - Nîmes - Uzès - Avignon - Hauterives - Pérouges - Lyon - Oingt - Villié-Morgon - Beaune - Saint-Fargeau - Auxerre - Paris - | Duration : 10 days

An themed tour during the month of July, composed of three main events: the Lavender Festival in the French Region of Luberon; the Historical Show of Saint Fargeau and the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris.