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What's On in Burgundy 2017?

The year ahead…a brief run down of the highlights to look out for in 2017 in the Bourgogne Franche-Comté region of France, from motor sports to concerts, exhibitions and spectacles. If your special interest is wine, see Gourmet Traveller.


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MAY 2017

May Events in Burgundy

Sport Classic Days, Magny Cours April 29-30
Exhibition and Fairs Salon des Vins et Produits du terroir, Nevers Mar 31-April 2
Exhibition and Fairs
Lego Village at Ch
âteau d'Ancy le Franc,
to May 1
Exhibition and Fairs Exhibition,' the Canal de Bourgogne to Fontenay Abbey' at the Abbey,
to May 30
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars
Labour Day, Fête du Travail May 1

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Open day at L'Abbaye de la Bussière - music, wine tasting and more, 14.30-18.00 May 1
Exhibition and Fairs Vide Greniers across the region

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Bienvenue à Savigny, wine festival May 7-8
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Victory Day 1945,Fête de la Victoire May 8

Exhibition and Fairs Terre de Prehistoire, Solutré Museum, collection of prehistoric finds, until October 1
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concert season opens at Château d'Ancy le Franc May 13
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Medieval Festival Semur-en-Auxois May 13-14
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars 80 years of the Route des Grands Crus de Bourgogne May 14
Exhibition and Fairs Salon des Antiquaires et de Brocante Dijon, May 20-28
Exhibition and Fairs Nuits des Musées, exceptional opening in the evening, May 20
Sport Oxfam Trailwalker, 100 km sponsored walk in the Morvan May 20-
21
Exhibition and Fairs Book Fair, Festival du Mot Charité-sur-Loire May 24-28
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chardonnay Day on social media

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Ascension Day May 25
Exhibition and Fairs Gastronomy Fair, Gourmandes du Grand Morvan, Saulieu May 25-28
Sport Coupes Moto Légende Dijon Prenois May 27-28
Exhibition and Fairs Fête de la Bague, Semur-en-Auxois May 27-31


June 2017

June Events in Burgundy

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival International de Musique Universitaire (FIMU) Belfort June 2-5
Exhibition and Fairs Garden Open Days, Rendez-vous aux Jardins,
June 2-4
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fauré's Requiem, L'Opéra de Dijon, June 2
Exhibition and Fairs Contemporary Art exhibition, 'Une Partie de Campagne',Chassagne-Montrachet, June 2-5
Sport 12 hr Magny-Cours June 2-4
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Pentecost, Pentecôte June 5
Sport Hot Air Balloon Festival, Parc St. Nicolas Chalon-sur-Saône June 3-5
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concert Château d'Ancy le Franc June 9
Sport
L'Age d'Or Dijon Prenois
June 9-11
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Pardon de Mariniers, St. Jean de Losne June 17-18
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concert Château d'Ancy le Franc June 25
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival les Musicaves, Givry June 28-July 2
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Montbard Jazz Festival June 29-30



July 2017


Sport Tour de France, Vittel to Planche-les-Belles-filles July 5
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Couches Jazz Festival July 6-9
Sport Tour de France, Vesoul to Troyes July 6

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Eurockéennes Festival Belfort Franche-Comté July 6-9
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance International Festival of Baroque Music, Beaune, each weekend July 7-30
Sport Tour de France, Troyes to Nuits St. Georges July 7
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival du Chablisien, Chablis July 7-12
Sport Tour de France, Dole to Station Les-Rousses July 8
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Classical concert at the Abbaye de Fontenay, July 8
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nuits-St-Georges Music Festival
- Son d'une Nuit d'Eté July 8-11
Exhibition and Fairs Military and Civil air display at Dijon Longvic July 9
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Noyers sur Serein
July 10-30
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Bastille Day, Fireworks throughout the region July 14
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Bach à Bacchus Meursault music festival July 15-18
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chalon dans la Rue – Transnational Street Artist Festival July 19-23
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Buxy Music Festival, Buxy, part of the Chalon festivities July 19-23
Exhibition and Fairs Château d'Ancy le Franc by candlelight July 19
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concert Château d'Ancy le Franc July 20
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête de la Madeleine,
Vézelay July 22


JULY & AUGUST 2017

Historic Places Historic Pageant, Château St. Fargeau, La Puisaye Fri & Sat 22.00
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Son et Lumière, Cathedral St. Etienne, Auxerre
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars New Historic Show in Roman Amphitheatre, Autun July 26,28,29, Aug 2,4,5
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Les Grandes Heures de Cluny
July 27-Aug 13
Exhibition and Fairs Festival Ciné Rétro, silent movies to live piano accompaniment Beaune July 29-Aug 19


AUGUST 2017

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Cajun Music Festival, Saulieu Aug 3-6
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars
Music Festival Châteuneuf-en-Auxois Aug 4,11 & 18

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concerts Château d'Ancy le Franc Aug 4,5,6
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival Garçon la Note, Sens and Auxerre to end Aug
Exhibition and Fairs Château d'Ancy le Franc by candlelight Aug 9
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Blues Festival Charité-sur-Loire Aug 12-19
Exhibition and Fairs Nolay Antiques Fair Aug 13-15
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Assumption Day, Assomption Aug 15
Exhibition and Fairs Wine Fair Pouilly-sur-Loire Aug 15
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fête de la Vielle, hurdy-gurdy festival Anost Aug 17-20
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival, Rencontres Musicales de Vézelay, Aug 24-27

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fêtes de la Vigne, Dijon
Exhibition and Fairs Fête du Charolais, Saulieu
Aug 25-27


SEPTEMBER 2017

September Events in Burgundy

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête du Cassis, Concoeur nr Nuits St. Georges Sept 2-3
Sport Velotour, Dijon, Sept 3
Exhibition and Fairs Montbard Foire Regionale Sept 4-7
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Besançon music festival Sept 8-23
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Concert Château d'Ancy le Franc
Sept 9
Exhibition and Fairs Foire de Auxerre Sept 13-18
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Vendanges du Jazz Beaune
Historic Places Journées du Patrimoine - Heritage Day Sept 16-17
Exhibition and Fairs Fête des Fromages Nuits St. Georges
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête de la Gastronomie
Sept 22-24


OCTOBER 2017

October Events in Burgundy  Bourgogne Franche Comte

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Musique au Chambertin, Couches to Vougeot
Exhibition and Fairs
Autumn Fair, Maison du Parc, St. Brisson, Morvan

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance World Music Festival Dijon Oct 6-8
Exhibition and Fairs Fête de la Truffe, Is sur Tille,
Exhibition and Fairs Salon Bread.Wine and Cheeses, 'Pains, Vins et Fromages' Beaune Oct 14-15
Exhibition and Fairs Salon de Vignerons Indépendantes Burgundy and Jura, Parc des Expo Beaune Oct 20-22
Exhibition and Fairs Fête du vin Bourru, Nuits St. Georges, Oct 21-22
Exhibition and Fairs Fête des Vins Chablis Oct 21-22
Exhibition and Fairs Truffle market Noyers-sur-Serein


November 2017

November Events in Burgundy  Bourgogne Franche Comte

Exhibition and Fairs Dijon International Gastronomy Fair Nov 1-12
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars All Saints Day, La Toussaint Nov 1, national holiday

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nevers Jazz Festival Nov 11-18
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Armistice Day Novembre Nov 11
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Sarmentelles de Beaujeu - Beaujolais Nouveau, celebrations in the villages Nov 15-19
Exhibition and Fairs Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction
Nov 17-19
Exhibition and Fairs Marché des Plaisirs Gourmands, Mâcon Nov 17-20
Exhibition and Fairs Wine Fair, Salon des Vins et Saveurs, Chalon-s-Saône Nov 24-26
Exhibition and Fairs Truffle market Noyers-sur-Serein


December 2017

December Events in Burgundy  Bourgogne Franche Comte

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Blues Boogie Festival Beaune
Exhibition and Fairs Dijon Christmas Market
Exhibition and Fairs Fête du Sapin, buy your tree, Saulieu
Exhibition and Fairs Marché de Noël Semur en Auxois
Exhibition and Fairs Marché au Chocolat, Santenay,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Parade of Lanterns in Beaune, Hotel de Ville Beaune,
Historic Places Historic Places Open All Year
Exhibition and Fairs
Marché de Noël Grenier à Sel et Maison des Sires
Avallon
Exhibition and Fairs Brocante, Art, Wine, Château Ancy-le-Franc Dec 9-10
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Christmas Concert at Bazoches, 15.30,
Exhibition and Fairs Marché de Noël, Autun,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Christmas Day (Noël) Dec 25
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars 40th European youth meeting by the Taizé Community


JANUARY 2018

January Events in Burgundy

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars New Year’s Day, Jour de l’An Jan 1 - national holiday
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance
Festival of Contemporary Dance, Art Danse Dijon

Historic Places Historic Places Open All Year
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars St.Vincent Festival, the patron Saint of wine, St.Véran Jan 27-28, 2018


FEBRUARY 2018

February Events in Bourgogne Franche Comte

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Percèe Du Vin Jaune, L'Etoile, Jura, February 3-4 2018
Historic Places Historic Places Open All Year

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chalon-sur-Saône Carnival


MARCH 2018

March Events in Burgundy

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chalon-sur-Saône Carnival
Exhibition and Fairs
Gourmet Fair, Journées Gourmandes, Marsannay-la-Côte

Sport Rallye de Paris, Magny-Cours, GT and Classic Cars,
Historic Places Historic Places Open All Year
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête du Crémant et Tape-Chaudrons, Châtillon-sur-Seine,

Exhibition and Fairs Wine fair Auxerre, Le Salon des Vins de France, Auxerrexpo,

Exhibition and Fairs
Salon du Chocolat, Congrexpo, Dijon,
Exhibition and Fairs
Nuits au Grand Jour- Wine Auction, Nuits St. Georges
Historic Places Châteaux open their doors for the season


APRIL 2018

April Events in Burgundy

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars International Festival Thriller Films Beaune
Exhibition and Fairs Autun Book Fair, Place du Champs de Mars,
Exhibition and Fairs Special spring market Toucy, Beau Marché

Exhibition and Fairs Foire Antiquités Brocante, Nolay
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Easter (Pâques)

Exhibition and Fairs Salon des Vins and Vinestival Mâcon

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