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24 Hours of Le Mans

24 Hours of Le Mans

Known as the Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest and most prestigious motor sport endurance ...
Europe France Le Mans Motor Sports Events Sporting Events June
Art Paris Art Fair

Art Paris Art Fair

Join more than 50,000 artists, art patrons and devotees for four days each March, as they descend upon the city of light for the annual ...
Europe France Paris Art Festivals Photography Festivals March
Avignon Festival

Avignon Festival

During the peak summer month of July, the entire city of Avignon turns into one giant vibrant theatre during the annual Festival d'Avignon. Founded in ...
Europe France Avignon Performing Arts Festivals Fringe Festivals July
Bastille Day (Paris)

Bastille Day (Paris)

France's national day, Bastille day, celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, and with it the start of the French Revolution. Formal celebrations ...
Europe France Paris National Festivals Street Parties Fireworks Festivals July
Big Festival

Big Festival

Biarritz' Big Festival brings an eclectic mix of local and international headliners to its French resort beaches on the Bay of Biscay, for five days ...
Europe France Biarritz Rock Festivals Popular Music Festivals July
Bordeaux Wine Festival

Bordeaux Wine Festival

The bank of Bordeaux' Garonne River and her Esplanade des Quinconces provide the stunning setting for one of Europe's most celebrated wine festivals, the Bordeaux ...
Europe France Bordeaux Wine Festivals Food Festivals June
Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Debuting in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably the most prestigious film festival in the world. Year on year it attracts the cream of ...
Europe France Cannes Film Festivals May
Chamonix Adventure Festival

Chamonix Adventure Festival

The Chamonix Adventure Festival brings together adventurers, explorers, athletes and enthusiasts from near and far to share tales and showcase their talents through film, photography, ...
Europe France Chamonix Film Festivals Photography Festivals July
Coupe Icare

Coupe Icare

This is your captain speaking: strap yourself in for the thrills, colour and excitement of St. Hilaire du Touvet's, Coupe Icare — a four day ...
Europe France Saint Hilaire Du Touvet Ballooning Festivals Air Shows September
Dijon International Gastronomy Fair

Dijon International Gastronomy Fair

Dijon has long been considered a French centre for gastronomic excellence — a point that is flaunted to full effect during the annual Dijon International ...
Europe France Dijon Food Festivals Wine Festivals November
Festival d'Aix en Provence

Festival d'Aix en Provence

The post-war years in France were marked by an artistic renaissance that led to the creation of the Festival de Cannes in 1946, soon followed ...
Europe France Provence Classical Music and Opera Festivals July
Festival de Marseille

Festival de Marseille

The Festival de Marseille is a multi-disciplinary artistic event celebrating major contemporary creations, new disciplines and dialogue between artists and the public. Since 1996, dance ...
Europe France Marseille Dance Festivals Performing Arts Festivals June
Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes

Festival Mondial des Theatres de Marionnettes

Every three years since 1961 the town of Charleville-Mezieres in the Ardennes Region of France has played host to the Festival Mondial des Theatres de ...
Europe France Charleville-Mezieres Puppet Festivals Performing Arts Festivals September
Festival of 3 Continents

Festival of 3 Continents

The Festival of the Three Continents is a film festival held annually each November in Nantes, France. Founded by the Jalladeau brothers, since 1979 the ...
Europe France Nantes Film Festivals November
Fete de Ganesh

Fete de Ganesh

Paris' 18th arrondissement takes on a touch of Mumbai for a day each August during the annual Hindu, Fête de Ganesh. Following a ceremony at ...
Europe France Paris Religious Events Street Parades August
Fetes de Bayonne

Fetes de Bayonne

More than a million revellers descend upon the Basque city of Bayonne for five days each August for the eagerly awaited, Fêtes de Bayonne. With ...
Europe France Bayonne Traditional Festivals Street Parades August
Floralille

Floralille

During the Spring months from mid February through to the end of May, the residents of France's fourth city are encouraged to develop a green ...
Europe France Lille Flower Shows February
International Garden Festival

International Garden Festival

The classic turreted Loire Chateau has commanded a majestic point on the great Loire river since it was rebuilt by the Amboise family in the ...
Europe France Chaumont-sur-Loire Flower Shows April
La Grande Braderie de Lille

La Grande Braderie de Lille

Join the French throng and bag a bargain at the annual La Grande Braderie de Lille, one of Europe's most grandiose flea markets. In an ...
Europe France Lille Fairs Street Parties September
Le Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier

Le Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier

Le Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier may be a mouthful to utter, but it's an event not to be missed. The festival offers up an ...
Europe France Montpellier Classical Music and Opera Festivals Jazz Festivals July
Paris Air Show

Paris Air Show

Established way back in 1909 — a mere six years after Orville and Wilbur Wright briefly took to the skies over Kitty Hawk — the ...
Europe France Paris Air Shows Family Festivals June
Paris Autumn Festival

Paris Autumn Festival

The Festival d' Automne à Paris — Paris Autumn Festival — has been doing its part adding to the cultural landscape of the city of ...
Europe France Paris Performing Arts Festivals Dance Festivals September
Paris Beaches (Paris Plages)

Paris Beaches (Paris Plages)

There's no doubting that Paris is one of the world's most loved and iconic tourist destinations. The attractions are almost endless — there's the Louvre, ...
Europe France Paris Summer Festivals July
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

If you've a passion for fashion and a penchant to party, then Paris' biannual celebration of haute couture is the place to see and be ...
Europe France Paris Fashion Festivals July
Paris Motor Show

Paris Motor Show

Can you tell your camshaft from your catalytic converter? If all things vehicular get your motor running, then the Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l'Automobile) ...
Europe France Paris Motor Shows October
Paris Photo

Paris Photo

Year on year Paris Photo adds to its reputation as one of the world's premier fine art photography fairs. The magnificent glass-roofed, Grand Palais, the ...
Europe France Paris Photography Festivals Art Festivals November
Paris Techno Parade

Paris Techno Parade

If being part of an immense sweaty throng moving to a single electronic beat is your thing, head to the City of Lights this September ...
Europe France Paris Electronic Dance Music Festivals Street Parades September
Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival

Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival

Dedicated to broadly-defined fantastic cinema — fantasy, horror, sci-fi, thrillers, animation and the like — the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival has been drawing fantasy ...
Europe France Strasbourg Film Festivals September
Tour de France

Tour de France

No sporting event evokes the national interest like the Tour de France does in its homeland. Le Tour is a French institution, a massive event ...
Europe France Paris Cycling Tours and Events Sporting Events National Festivals July
Versailles Festival

Versailles Festival

The spectacular Palace of Versailles opens it's not insignificant doors to the public for five weeks each summer, for a series of classical concerts, shows ...
Europe France Versailles Classical Music and Opera Festivals June
World Cup of Pastry

World Cup of Pastry

Pastry perfectionists gather each January in Lyon to fashion, sculpt and mould the most magnificent, mouth-watering desserts this side of the Dordogne in the annual ...
Europe France Lyon Food Festivals January

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