Burgundy Today's pick of events, exhibitions and festivities to look out for across France, with a host of ideas to explore, at a click.

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Historic Places Public Holidays

November 2017

Exhibition and Fairs
Gastronomy Fair Dijon Nov 1-13
Historic Places All Saints Day, La Toussaint Nov 1
Exhibition and Fairs Rubens, Portraits of Princes, M. du Luxembourg to Jan 14 2018
Historic Places Armistice Day Nov 11
Exhibition and Fairs Gaugin the Alchemist, Grand Palais, to Jan 22 2018
Exhibition and Fairs Picasso 1947, M. Picasso Paris to Feb 11

Exhibition and Fairs Irving Penn Photography, Grand Palais to Jan 29 2018
Exhibition and Fairs François I and Dutch Art, Louvre, to Jan 15
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction Nov 17-19
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Les Gastronomades, Angouleme Nov 24-26
Exhibition and Fairs Salon du Cheval de Paris Nov 25-Dec 3

December 2017

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Elton John, Accor Arena Paris Bercy, Dec 1
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Boat Show Dec 2-10
Exhibition and Fairs Fête de la Lumières, Lyon
Dec 7-10
Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Market Reims
Historic Places Christmas Day (Noël) Dec 25

January 2018

Events in France, January
Historic Places New Year’s Day, Jour de l’An Jan 1
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Flamenco Festival Nîmes
Sport Monte-Carlo Rally
Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Fashion Week- Haute Couture
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chinese New Year Parade

February 2018

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Percèe Du Vin Jaune, L'Etoile, Jura, February 3-4 2018
Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v Ireland Feb 3
Exhibition and Fairs VinoVision Paris, wine trade show, Feb 12-14 2018
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nice Carnival
Sport 6 Nations Rugby Scotland v France Feb 11
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mimosa Festival, Fr. Riviera
Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v Italy Feb 23
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Paris Carnival,

March 2018

Exhibition and Fairs Salon d'Agriculture, Paris
Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v England Mar 10
Sport Sunday at the Races, Auteuil & St. Cloud, Paris
Exhibition and Fairs International Tourism Show Paris,
Sport 6 Nations Rugby Wales v France Mar 17
Exhibition and Fairs Art Paris Fair, Grand Palais,

April 2018

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Carnival Nantes
Sport Paris Marathon

Historic Places Easter (Pâques)
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Pascale Arles,

May 2018

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Grands Jeux Romains Nîmes
Exhibition and Fairs Contemp.Art Fair, Bastille,Paris

Historic Places Labour Day, Fête du Travail May 1

Historic Places Victory Day 1945,Fête de la Victoire May 8
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance 70th Film Festival Cannes
Exhibition and Fairs Antiques Fair Dijon

Exhibition and Fairs Nuits des Musées
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Electroni
c, Indie Festival, Lyon
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Pèlerinage des Gitans, Camargue
Historic Places Ascension Day

June 2018

Sport French Open Tennis, R. Garros
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Nimes
Sport Hot Air Balloons in Annonay,
Historic Places
Pentecost, Pentecôte
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Les Fêtes Johanniques. Reims, celebrating Joan of Arc,
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Paris Jazz Festival every weekend, Parc Floral
Sport Le Mans 24 Hour Race
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fête de la Musique Paris
Sport Alstom French Golf Open

July 2018

Sport Tour de France
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Vienne,
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Aix-en-Provence
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Eurockéennes, nr Belfort
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival d'Avignon
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Festival Nîmes
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Int. Festival Baroque Opera Beaune
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Francofolies,La Rochelle
Historic Places Bastille Day Fête Nationale July 14
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nice Jazz Festival
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Uzès
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance 5 Continents Jazz Festival Marseilles
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fêtes de Bayonne, bullfighting
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête du Cognac, Port Cognac

August 2018

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany
Exhibition and Fairs Wine Fair Colmar Alsace
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival World Music, Crozon
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Park Floral de Paris, Classical festival
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Open air cinema, Parc Villette, Paris July & Aug
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête de Beziers, bullfighting,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Corso Fleuri, Selestat Alsace
Historic Places Assumption Day, Assomption Aug 15
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance La Route du Rock, St Malo
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Mulhouse
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Rock en Seine, St. Cloud, Paris

September 2018

Whats on in France 2017 September
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival du Cinema Américan, Deauville
Exhibition and Fairs Braderie de Lille, enormous flea market
Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival.Classique au Vert Paris
Exhibition and Fairs Brocantes all over France
Exhibition and Fairs Caen International Fair
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Journées du Patrimoine, countrywide
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Techno Parade Paris

October 2018

Exhibition and Fairs International Fair Marseille
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance British Film Festival Dinard
Sport Paris Deauville Rally
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nuit Blanche Paris,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête des vendanges de Montmartre,
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Exhibition and Fairs
Paris Motor Show
Exhibition and Fairs Contemporary Art Fair FIAC Paris
















































Marche Richard Lenoir, Bastille, Paris

The Marché Richard Lenoir at the Bastille, Thursday and Sunday mornings has terrific food and some clothes.

Le Baron Rouge Authentic Wine Bar Paris
For a really authentic wine bar, visit Le Baron Rouge in the east of Paris

Philharmonie de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris, the new futuristic music venue

Musee Rodin Paris

Musée Rodin recently renovated. Above: 'The Thinker'

Picasso Museum Paris, 'Woman Throwing a Stone'

Two major art installations:

The Picasso Museum has 5000 exhibits on show. Above, 'Woman Throwing a Stone' by Pablo Picasso.

Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris by Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry's latest work, the Fondation Louis Vuitton

On the first Sunday of the month, some of Paris' grander museums such as the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay and the Centre Pompidou waive their entry charges.

Eiffel Tower at night ©burgundytoday.com

Look over the Paris skyline from the most iconic building in the world. At night time, every hour on the hour, the Eiffel Tower becomes a mass of twinkling lights for 5 minutes. Catch it if you can.

Musée du Louvre

Centre Pompidou

Stay in the Heart of Paris

Look out on the Eiffel Tower from Adagio Aparthotel*** or choose the well-placed Hotel Nicolo**

Keppler Art Hotel**** in the Champs Elysées

Hotel Madison in the Latin Quarter***


Taxis can be quite difficult to hail in Paris so the best idea is to call and book. G7 offer an English speaking service,
00 33 (0)1 41 27 66 99

Weekly Guides

For event listings read 'Pariscope' and 'Officiel des Spectacles', available on Wednesdays throughout the city...

Cité des Sciences www.citesciences.fr








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Aix en Provence Holiday Villa for Rental

Use our search engine to book your holiday accommodation direct with the owner throughout France. This superb villa in Aix en Provence has 7 bedrooms. ref: 973899a

Musee de Confluences Lyon picture Quentin LaFont

The Musée de Confluences in Lyon is devoted to the sciences and anthropology

Louvre Lens © FF Production

The Louvre Lens welcomes more than one million visitors a year

Visit the Franche-Comté,
a region of great natural beauty. Ronchamp, Le Corbusier's chapel is a must-see. Read our overview

Ronchamp Franche Comte

in the Cher department, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France with its stunning botanic garden

Apremont sur Allier

Ballooning Over France

Treat yourselves or some friends to a flight with France Montgolfières from Paris Fontainebleu, Burgundy, Provence, Eastern France or the Loire Valley. Gift ticket for two 399.00 euros. An experience of a lifetime.

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Map of the French Regions
From Alsace to Bordeaux, Provence to Normandy....
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Small is beautiful - see our overview of Alsace

National Parks of France
Make the most of nature in these beautiful and protected areas - our map shows the parks across France

Where to Head...

Get to know the vibrant city of Lyon -  the old town is a UNESCO heritage site. Stay at La Résidence*** or Villa Florentine****

Think About Summer Days

Discover the picture postcard Route du Vin d’Alsace...

Archachon Moulleau Aquitaine

Laze on the fantastic beaches in Aquitaine

Action Breaks

Cycling holiday in Burgundy

Choose an 8 day cycling holiday in Burgundy

Join the grape pickers or just tour and taste in early September during the wine harvest in Burgundy or Bordeaux, Languedoc or Champagne

Seasonal Cheer
Get in the Christmas spirit in the Alsace market, do some shopping and sample the mulled wine

Ski and Snowboard

Skiing, French Alps

France offers some of the best skiing in Europe in the French Alps from November to April.