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

April 2018

Exhibition and Fairs Delacroix, 180 works of art, Louvre, Paris Mar 29-July 23
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Pâques Arles, Mar 30-April 2
Historic Places Easter (Pâques) April 2
Exhibition and Fairs Mary Cassatt retro, M Jacquemart-André Paris to July 23
Exhibition and Fairs Art Paris Fair, Grand Palais, April 5-8
Exhibition and Fairs Frantisek Kupka abstracts, G. Palais Paris to July30
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Carnival Nantes April 8-14
Sport Paris Marathon
April 8
Exhibition and Fairs Contemp.Art Fair, Bastille,Paris April 27-May 5
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Grands Jeux Romains Nîmes April 28-30

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Sam Smith, Accorhotel Arena Paris April 30

May 2018

Historic Places Labour Day, Fête du Travail May 1

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Electronic, Indie Festival, Lyon May 6-13
Historic Places Victory Day 1945,Fête de la Victoire May 8
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Film Festival Cannes May 9-20
Historic Places Ascension Day May 10
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Les Fêtes Johanniques. Reims, celebrating Joan of Arc, May 12-13
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de N
îmes May 16-21
Exhibition and Fairs Antiques Fair Dijon
May 19-27
Exhibition and Fairs Nuits des Musées May 19
Historic Places Pentecost, Pentecôte May 21
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Pèlerinage des Gitans, Camargue May 24-25
Sport French Open Tennis, R. Garros May 27-June 10

June 2018

Exhibition and Fairs Musée de la Romanité archaeological museum opens in Nîmes June 2
Sport Hot Air Balloons in Annonay,

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Paris Jazz Festival every weekend, Parc Floral
Exhibition and Fairs Musée de la Mer et de la Marine opens Bordeaux June 15
Sport Le Mans 24 Hour Race June 16-17
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Festival Nîmes June 17-July 22
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fête de la Musique Paris June 21
Sport French F1 Grand Prix, La Castellet, Provence, June 24
Sport HNA French Golf Open June 28-July 1
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Vienne, June 28-July 13

July 2018

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Aix-en-Provence July 4-24
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Eurockéennes, nr Belfort July 5-8
Sport Tour de France July 7-29
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival d'Avignon July 6-24
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Int. Festival Baroque Opera Beaune July 6-29
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Francofolies,La Rochelle July 12-16
Historic Places Bastille Day Fête Nationale July 14
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nice Jazz Festival July 17-21
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 July 25-29
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête du Cognac, Port Cognac July 26-28

August 2018

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany Aug 3-12
Exhibition and Fairs Wine Fair Colmar Alsace
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival World Music, Crozon Aug 3-5
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival.Classique au Vert Paris, Aug and Sept
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Open air cinema, Parc Villette, Paris July & Aug
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête de Breziers, bullfighting, Aug 11-15
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Corso Fleuri, Selestat Alsace Aug 11
Historic Places Assumption Day, Assomption Aug 15
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance La Route du Rock, St Malo Aug 16-19
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Mulhouse Aug 21-25
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Rock en Seine, St. Cloud, Paris Aug 24-26
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival du Cinema Américan, Deauville Aug 31-Sept 9

September 2018

Whats on in France 2017 September
Exhibition and Fairs Braderie de Lille, enormous flea market
Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris Sept 7-11
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Journées du Patrimoine, countrywide Sept 15-16
Exhibition and Fairs Picasso at Musée d'Orsay, Sept 18-Jan 6, 2019
Exhibition and Fairs Brocantes all over France
Exhibition and Fairs Caen International Fair
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Techno Parade Paris
Sport Ryder Cup, St. Quentin-en-Yvelines, Sept 25-30

October 2018

Exhibition and Fairs International Fair Marseille
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Motor Show Oct 4-14
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

November 2018

Exhibition and Fairs
Gastronomy Fair Dijon
Historic Places All Saints Day, La Toussaint Nov 1
Historic Places Armistice Day Nov 11
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Les Gastronomades, Angouleme
Exhibition and Fairs Salon du Cheval de Paris

December 2018

Exhibition and Fairs Paris Boat Show Dec 2-10
Exhibition and Fairs Fête de la Lumières,

Historic Places Christmas Day (Noël) Dec 25

January 2019

2018 What's On France
Historic Places New Year’s Day, Jour de l’An Jan 1
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Flamenco Festival Nîmes
Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Fashion Week- Haute Couture

February 2019

Sport Monte-Carlo Rally
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars
 Percèe Du Vin Jaune,
Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v Ireland
Sport 6 Nations Rugby Scotland v France
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Paris Carnival,
Exhibition and Fairs VinoVision Paris, wine trade show,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chinese New Year Parade Paris
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nice Carnival
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mimosa Festival, Fr. Riviera
Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v Italy

March 2019

Exhibition and Fairs Salon d'Agriculture, Paris
Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v England
Exhibition and Fairs International Tourism Show Paris,
Sport 6 Nations Rugby Wales v France


















































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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Musee de Confluences Lyon picture Quentin LaFont

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

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The Louvre Lens welcomes more than one million visitors a year

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

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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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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...

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Laze on the fantastic beaches in Aquitaine

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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

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Skiing, French Alps

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