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.

Music, Cinema, Theatre and DanceMusic, Cinema, Theatre & Dance

SportSport

Exhibition and FairsExhibition & Fairs

Fêtes, Pageants and SpectacularsFêtes, Pageants & Spectaculars

Historic Places Public Holidays

December 2014

Exhibition and FairsSalon du Cheval de Paris Salon du Cheval de Paris Nov 29-Dec 7
Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Market Lille Nov 19-Dec 30
Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Markets Alsace Nov 21 to Dec 31
Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Market Reims Nov 21-Dec 31
Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Market Strasbourg
Nov 28-Dec 31
Colmar marche de noel Exhibition and Fairs Hokusai, Grand Palais, to Jan 18
Exhibition and Fairs Jeff Koons, Centre Pompidou to Apr 27
Exhibition and Fairs Niki de St Phalle, Grand Palais, to Feb 2
Exhibition and Fairs Sade,Attacking the Sun,M.d'Orsay to 14-Jan 25
Exhibition and Fairs Sonia Delaunay,M.Modern Art Paris to -Feb22
Sonia Delaunay Museum Modern Art Paris Exhibition and Fairs Haiti, Grand Palais, to -Feb 15
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête de la Lumières, Lyon Dec 5-8
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Boat Show Dec 6-14
Historic Places Christmas Day (Noël) Dec 25

January 2015

Historic Places Happy New Year New Year’s Day, Jour de l’An Jan 1
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Flamenco Festival Nîmes Jan 13-25
Sport Monte-Carlo Rally Jan 19-25
Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris Jan 23-27
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Fashion Week Jan 25-30

February 2015

Sport Six Nations Rugby Championship6 Nations Rugby France v Scotland Feb 6-7
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nice Carnival Feb 13-Mar1
Sport 6 Nations Rugby Ireland v France Feb 14-15
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Paris Carnival, Feb 15
Exhibition and Fairs Salon d'Agriculture, Paris Feb 21-Mar 1
Salon-de-Agriculture-2013_06 Sport 6 Nations Rugby Ireland France v Wales Feb 28
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chinese New Year Parade
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mimosa Festival, French Riviera

March 2015

French Rugby logoSport 6 Nations Rugby Italy v France Mar 14
Sport 6 Nations Rugby England v France Mar 21
Exhibition and Fairs Pierre Bonnard M.d'Orsay Mar 17-July 19 2015
Exhibition and Fairs International Tourism Show Paris, Mar 19-22

April 2015

Paris Marathon Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Pascale Arles, April 3-6
Historic Places Easter (Pâques) April 6
Sport Paris Marathon

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Carnival Nantes April 12,15 &18 April
Exhibition and Fairs Italian Decorative Arts,M d'Orsay April 14- Sept 13
Exhibition and Fairs Contemp.Art Fair, Bastille,Paris April 30-May 4

May 2015

Historic Places Labour Day, Fête du Travail May 1Contemporary Art Fair Bastille Paris
Historic Places Victory Day 1945,Fête de la Victoire May 8
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Film Festival Cannes May 13-24
Historic Places Ascension Day May 14
Exhibition and Fairs Nuits des Musées May 16
Les Grands Jeux Romains NimesFêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Grands Jeux Romains Nîmes
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Pèlerinage des Gitans, Camargue
Exhibition and Fairs Antiques Fair Dijon May 22-31
Dijon Antiques Fair Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Electronic, Indie Festival, Lyon
Historic Places Pentecost, Pentecôte May 25

June 2015

Le Mans 24 hour raceSport French Open Tennis, R. Garros
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Nimes

Exhibition and Fairs Hot Air Balloons in Annonay,
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Strasbourg Music Festival
Sport Le Mans 24 Hour Race
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fête de la Musique Paris
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Bordeaux Wine Festival

July 2015

Tour de France 2012 Sport Tour de France July 4-26
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Gay Pride Paris
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival Nîmes
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Aix-en-Provence
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Paris Jazz Festival every weekend
Jazz Vienne Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Vienne,
Sport Alstrom French Golf Open
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Int. Festival Baroque Opera Beaune
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival d’Avignon
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Eurockéennes, nr Belfort
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nice Jazz Festival
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Francofolies,La Rochelle
Historic Places Bastille Day July 14 Fête Nationale
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Uzès,
Chateau ChantillyFêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fêtes de Bayonne, bullfighting
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Cinéma en plein air, Paris
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête du Cognac, port Cognac
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Champagne Festival

August 2015

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

September 2015

Sport La Biennale de Lyon Equestrian Games Normandy
Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris
Exhibition and Fairs Biennale d'Art Contemporain Lyon Sept 10 -Jan 3
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Braderie de Lille, enormous flea market
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival.Classique au Vert Paris
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival du Cinema Américan, Deauville
Exhibition and Fairs Brocantes all over FranceFoire internationale de Marseille
Sport Bol d'Or Magny Cours
Exhibition and Fairs Caen International Fair
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Journées du Patrimoine, countrywide
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Techno Parade Paris
Bol d'Or Classic Magny Cours Exhibition and Fairs Paris Fashion Week (trade)
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mulhouse Beer Festival
Exhibition and Fairs International Fair Marseille

October 2015

Sport Paris Deauville Rally
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nuit Blanche Paris,
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance British Film Festival Dinard
Gastronomy Fair DijonMusic, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête des vendanges de Montmartre,

November 2015

Historic Places All Saints Day, La Toussaint Nov 1
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Gastronomy Fair Dijon
Historic Places Armistice Day Novembre Nov 11
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Reims Jazz Festival
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Les Gastronomades, Angouleme


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARIS

MUST-SEE...

Picasso Museum Paris, 'Woman Throwing a Stone'
New...two major art installations

The Picasso Museum has reopened after a major refit. 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

Moneysaver
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 22.00 each night, the Eiffel Tower becomes a mass of twinkling lights for about 10 minutes. Catch it if you can.

The Louvre Paris

Musée du Louvre
www.louvre.fr

Centre Pompidou www.centrepompidou.fr

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***

PARIS TAXIS

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...

Musée Rodin
www.musee-rodin.fr

Cité des Sciences www.citesciences.fr

Disneyland® Paris

 

Disneyland® Paris
A Treat for all the Family - meet you favourite characters, join in the thrills and adventures on an action-packed one-day trip or short break

 

 



 

 

ALL OVER FRANCE

ESSENTIALS

Hotels book online

Car Rental

Train

NEW

Musee de Confluences Lyon picture Quentin LaFont
The latest futuristic museum, Musée de Confluences opens in Lyon devoted to the sciences and anthropology

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

Apremont-sur-Allier 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.

France Montgolfieres

Holiday Home of the Month


Holiday Rental - high tech house in stunning countyside

ref: 990920

What a contrast - this hi-tech interior is surrounded on all sides by the beauty of the countryside around Autun, Burgundy. Sleeps 12, ideal for walkers, cyclist, nature lovers.


Take a Short Break in St. Omer

River As St Omer

Order your Burgundy wine online and collect it at St. Omer near Calais
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Hotels Region by Region

Alsace Hotels, Aquitaine Hotels, Auvergne Hotels, Burgundy Hotels, Brittany Hotels, Champagne-Ardenne Hotels, Franche-Comté Hotels, Languedoc-Roussillon Hotels,
Limousin Hotels, Loire Valley–Centre Hotels, Lorraine Hotels, Nord Pas-de-Calais Hotels, Normandy Hotels, Paris Hotels, Paris Airport Hotels,
Western Loire Hotels, Picardy Hotels, Poitou-Charentes Hotels,Provence, Riviera, Côte-d'Azur Hotels, Rhône-Alpes Hotels

Map of the French Regions
From Alsace to Bordeaux, Provence to Normandy....
each has a flavour of its own

Looking for Property in France?

See: www.france4U.eu


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...

Visit the Louvre Museum at Lens, 20 miles from Lille

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.