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

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
Exhibition and Fairs Jeff Koons, Centre Pompidou to Apr 27
Exhibition and Fairs The Tudors, M. Luxembourg Mar 18-July 19Velazquez Exhibition Grand Palais and Louvre Paris
Exhibition and Fairs International Tourism Show Paris, Mar 19-22
Exhibition and Fairs Velázquez Grand Palais & Louvre, Mar 25-July 13

April 2015

Paris Marathon Exhibition and Fairs Jean Paul Gaultier, Grand Palais April 1-Aug 3
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Pascale Arles, April 3-6
Historic Places Easter (Pâques) April 6
Exhibition and Fairs American Icons, Grand Palais April 8-June 22
Carnival Nantes Sport Paris Marathon
April 12
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 Le Corbusier, Centre Pompidou Paris April 29-Aug 3
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
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Grands Jeux Romains Nîmes May 2-3
Historic Places Victory Day 1945,Fête de la Victoire May 8
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Film Festival Cannes May 13-24
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Electronic, Indie Festival, Lyon May 13-17
Historic Places Ascension Day May 14
Exhibition and Fairs Nuits des Musées May 16 Les Grands Jeux Romains Nimes
Sport French Open Tennis, R. Garros May 19-June 7
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Nimes May 20-25
Exhibition and Fairs Antiques Fair Dijon May 22-31
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Pèlerinage des Gitans, Camargue May 24-25
Historic Places Pentecost, Pentecôte May 25

June 2015

Le Mans 24 hour raceExhibition and Fairs Hot Air Balloons in Annonay,June 6-7
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Strasbourg Music Festival
Sport Le Mans 24 Hour Race June 13-14
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fête de la Musique Paris June 21
Jazz Vienne Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Festival Nîmes June 24-July 26
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Vienne,June 26-July 11
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Gay Pride Paris June 27

July 2015

Tour de France 2012 Sport Alstom French Golf Open July 2-5
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Aix-en-Provence July 2-21
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Int. Festival Baroque Opera Beaune July 3-26
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Eurockéennes, nr Belfort July 3-5
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival d'Avignon July 3-26
Sport Tour de France July 4-26
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nice Jazz Festival July 7-12
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Paris Jazz Festival every weekend
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Francofolies,La Rochelle July 10-14
Historic Places Bastille Day Fête Nationale July 14
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Uzès, July 21-Aug 2
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête du Cognac, port Cognac July 23-25
Chateau ChantillyFêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fêtes de Bayonne, bullfighting July 29-Aug 2
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival World Music, Crozon July 31-Aug 2

August 2015

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany Aug 7-16
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Open air cinema, Parc Villette, Paris
Exhibition and Fairs Wine Fair Colmar Alsace Aug 7-16
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Corso Fleuri, Selestat Alsace Aug 8
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête de Beziers, bullfighting, Aug 13-16
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance La Route du Rock, St Malo Aug 13-16
Rock en Seine St. Cloud ParisHistoric Places Assumption Day, Assomption Aug 15
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Mulhouse Aug 25-29
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Rock en Seine, St. Cloud, Paris Aug 28-30

September 2015

Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris Sept 4-8
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival du Cinema Américan, Deauville Sept 4-13
La Biennale de Lyon Exhibition and Fairs Biennale d'Art Contemporain Lyon Sept 10 -Jan 3
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Braderie de Lille, enormous flea market Sept 5-6
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival.Classique au Vert Paris
Exhibition and Fairs Brocantes all over France
Sport Foire internationale de MarseilleBol d'Or Magny Cours Sept 12-14
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Techno Parade Paris Sept 14
Exhibition and Fairs Caen International Fair Sept 18-28
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Journées du Patrimoine, countrywide Sept 19-20
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mulhouse Beer Festival
Bol d'Or Classic Magny Cours Exhibition and Fairs International Fair Marseille Sept 25-Oct 6
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance British Film Festival Dinard Sept 30-Oct 4

October 2015

Sport Paris Deauville Rally Oct 1-4
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nuit Blanche Paris, Oct 3
Gastronomy Fair DijonMusic, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête des vendanges de Montmartre,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Gastronomy Fair Dijon Oct 30-Nov 11

November 2015

Salon du Cheval de Paris Historic Places All Saints Day, La Toussaint Nov 1
Historic Places Armistice Day Novembre Nov 11
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Reims Jazz Festival
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction Nov 15
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Les Gastronomades, Angouleme
Exhibition and Fairs Salon du Cheval de Paris Nov 28-Dec 6

December 2015

Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Market Reims
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête de la Lumières, Lyon
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Boat Show Dec 5-13
Historic Places Christmas Day (Noël) Dec 25

January 2016

Historic Places Happy New Year 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

February 2016

Six Nations Rugby Championship Sport 6 Nations Rugby
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chinese New Year Parade
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nice Carnival
Sport 6 Nations Rugby Ireland v France
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Paris Carnival,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mimosa Festival, Fr. Riviera
Exhibition and Fairs Salon d'Agriculture, Paris
Sport 6 Nations Rugby Ireland France v Wales



















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Picasso Museum Paris, 'Woman Throwing a Stone'

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.

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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.

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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.

The Louvre Paris

Musée du Louvre

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***


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Weekly Guides

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

Musée Rodin

Cité des Sciences www.citesciences.fr

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

Louvre Lens © FF Production

One year after its inauguration, the Louvre Lens has welcomed more than one million visitors

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

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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

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

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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...

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.