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

January 2017

Events in France, January
Historic Places New Year’s Day, Jour de l’An Jan 1
Exhibition and Fairs Mexico Exhibition, G.Palais to Jan 23 2017
Exhibition and Fairs René Magritte, C.Pompidou to Jan 23 2017
Exhibition and Fairs Oscar Wilde, Petite Palais to Jan 25
Exhibition and Fairs Hergé and Tin Tin, G.Palais, to Jan 15 2017
Exhibition and Fairs Frédéric Bazille, M.d'Orsay, to Mar 5 2017

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Flamenco Festival Nîmes Jan 12-21
Sport Monte-Carlo Rally Jan 16-22
Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris Jan 20-24
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Fashion Week- Haute Couture Jan 22-26
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chinese New Year Parade, the year of the Rooster, Jan 28

February 2017

Sport 6 Nations Rugby England v France Feb 4
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nice Carnival Jan 11-25
Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v Scotland Feb 12
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mimosa Festival, Fr. Riviera Feb 16
Exhibition and Fairs Vermeer, & the Masters of Genre Painting, Louvre, Feb 22-May 22
Exhibition and Fairs Salon d'Agriculture, Paris Feb 25-Mar 5
Sport 6 Nations Rugby Ireland v France Feb 25
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Paris Carnival, Feb 26

March 2017

Exhibition and Fairs Zurbarán to Rothko, Musée Jacquemort-André, Mar 3-July 10
Sport 6 Nations Rugby Italy v France Mar 11
Sport Sunday at the Races, Auteuil & St. Cloud, Paris
Exhibition and Fairs Mystical Landscape, M.d'Orsay Mar 14-June 25
Exhibition and Fairs International Tourism Show Paris, Mar 16-19
Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v Wales Mar 18
Exhibition and Fairs Marking the centenary of Rodin's death, Grand Palais Mar 22-July 31
Exhibition and Fairs Art Paris Fair, Grand Palais, March 30-April 2

April 2017

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Carnival Nantes April 2-8
Sport Paris Marathon
April 9
Historic Places Easter (Pâques) April 16-17
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Pascale Arles, April 14-17

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Grands Jeux Romains Nîmes April 29-May 1

May 2017

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 May 17-28
Exhibition and Fairs Antiques Fair Dijon
May 20-28
Exhibition and Fairs Nuits des Musées May 20
Sport French Open Tennis, R. Garros May 22-June 11
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Electronic, Indie Festival, Lyon May 24-28
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Pèlerinage des Gitans, Camargue May 24
Historic Places Ascension Day May 25
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Nimes May 31-June 5

June 2017

Exhibition and Fairs Derain, Balthus, Giacometti, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, June 2
Historic Places
Pentecost, Pentecôte June 4-5
Sport Hot Air Balloons in Annonay,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Les Fêtes Johanniques. Reims, celebrating Joan of Arc, June 4-5
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Paris Jazz Festival every weekend, Parc Floral June 11-July 31
Sport Le Mans 24 Hour Race June 17-18
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Festival Nîmes June 20-July 21
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fête de la Musique Paris
Sport Alstom French Golf Open June 29-July 2
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Vienne, June 29-July14

July 2017

Sport Tour de France July 1-23
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Aix-en-Provence July 3-22
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Eurockéennes, nr Belfort July 6-9
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival d'Avignon July 6-26
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Int. Festival Baroque Opera Beaune July 7-30
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 5 Continents Jazz Festival Marseilles July 19-28
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Uzès
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fêtes de Bayonne, bullfighting July 26-30
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête du Cognac, Port Cognac July 27-29

August 2017

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany Aug 4-13
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival World Music, Crozon
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Open air cinema, Parc Villette, Paris July & Aug
Exhibition and Fairs Wine Fair Colmar Alsace
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance La Route du Rock, St Malo
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 Jazz Festival Mulhouse
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Rock en Seine, St. Cloud, Paris

September 2017

Whats on in France 2017 September
Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris Sept 8-12
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival du Cinema Américan, Deauville
Exhibition and Fairs Braderie de Lille, enormous flea market
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
Exhibition and Fairs International Fair Marseille
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Techno Parade Paris
Sport Paris Deauville Rally


October 2017

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance British Film Festival Dinard
Sport Bol d'Or Magny Cours
Exhibition and Fairs
Paris Motor Show
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nuit Blanche Paris,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête des vendanges de Montmartre,
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Reims Jazz Festival
Exhibition and Fairs Contemporary Art Fair FIAC Paris

November 2017

Exhibition and Fairs
Gastronomy Fair Dijon Nov 1-13
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 2017

Exhibition and Fairs Paris Boat Show
Exhibition and Fairs Fête de la Lumières, Lyon

Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Market Reims
Historic Places Christmas Day (Noël) Dec 25








































Marche Richard Lenoir, Bastille, Paris

Visit the Marché Richard Lenoir at the Bastille, Thursday and Sunday mornings. Mainly 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...

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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

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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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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

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Skiing, French Alps

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