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


Exhibition and FairsExhibition & Fairs

Fêtes, Pageants and SpectacularsFêtes, Pageants & Spectaculars

Historic Places Public Holidays

May 2016

Exhibition and Fairs Contemp.Art Fair, Bastille,Paris April 29-May 2
Historic Places Labour Day, Fête du Travail May 1
Contemporary Art Fair Bastille Paris
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Electronic, Indie Festival, Lyon May 4-8
Historic Places Ascension Day May 5
Exhibition and Fairs Seydou Keita, Gr. Palais, Mar 31-July 11
Historic Places Victory Day 1945,Fête de la Victoire May 8
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Film Festival Cannes May 11-22
Roland Garros 2015 Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Nimes May 11-16
Exhibition and Fairs Art of Budapest, M Luxembourg to July10
Exhibition and Fairs Antiques Fair Dijon May 14-22
Historic Places Pentecost, Pentecôte May 16
Exhibition and Fairs Paul Klee, C.Pompidou April 26-Aug 16
Sport French Open Tennis, R. Garros May 16-June 5
Exhibition and Fairs Nuits des Musées May 21
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Pèlerinage des Gitans, Camargue May 24-25

June 2016

Le Mans 24 hour race Sport Hot Air Balloons in Annonay,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Les Fêtes Johanniques. Reims, June 4-6l
Sport Euro 2016 Football June 10-July10
Sport Le Mans 24 Hour Race June 18-19Celine Dion Concert Paris
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fête de la Musique Paris June 21
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Céline Dion AHArena Paris June 24-25
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Gay Pride Paris June 25
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Vienne, June 28-July 13
Sport Alstom French Golf Open June 30-July 3
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Aix-en-Provence June 30-July 20

July 2016

Tour de France 2012
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Eurockéennes, nr Belfort July 1-3
Sport Tour de France July 2-24
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance William Forsythe Contemp. Dance Paris July 4-16
Franco Folies La RochelleMusic, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival d'Avignon July 6-24
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Int. Festival Baroque Opera Beaune July 8-30
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Paris Jazz Festival every weekend July 11-31
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Festival Nîmes July 12-24
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nice Jazz Festival July 13-18
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Francofolies,La Rochelle July 13-17
Nice Jazz Festival Historic Places Bastille Day Fête Nationale July 14
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance 5 Continents Jazz Festival Marseilles
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Uzès July 18-29
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fêtes de Bayonne, bullfighting July 27-31
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête du Cognac, Port Cognac July 28-30

August 2016

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany Aug 5-14
Interceltic de Lorient FestivalMusic, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival World Music, Crozon Aug 5-7
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Open air cinema, Parc Villette, Paris July & Aug
Exhibition and Fairs Wine Fair Colmar Alsace Aug 5-15
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Corso Fleuri, Selestat Alsace
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête de Beziers, bullfighting, Aug 12-15
Rock en Seine St. Cloud ParisMusic, Cinema, Theatre and Dance La Route du Rock, St Malo
Historic Places Assumption Day, Assomption Aug 15
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Mulhouse Aug 23-27
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Rock en Seine, St. Cloud, Paris Aug 26-28

September 2016

Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris Sept 2-6
Exhibition and Fairs René Magritte, C.Pompidou Sept 2- Jan 23 2017
Justin Bieber in Concert ParisMusic, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival du Cinema Américan, Deauville Sept 2-11
Exhibition and Fairs Braderie de Lille, enormous flea market Sept 3-4
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival.Classique au Vert Paris
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Journées du Patrimoine, countrywide Sept 10-11
Exhibition and Fairs Brocantes all over FranceFoire internationale de Marseille
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Techno Parade Paris Sept 13
Exhibition and Fairs Caen International Fair Sept 16-26
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Justin Bieber AHArena Paris Sept 20-21
Exhibition and Fairs International Fair Marseille
Sport Paris Deauville Rally Sept 26-Oct 2
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance British Film Festival Dinard Sept 28-Oct 2
Bol d'Or Classic Magny Cours Sport Bol d'Or Magny Cours Sept 30-Oct 2

October 2016

Paris Deauville RallyExhibition and Fairs Paris Motor Show Oct 1-16
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nuit Blanche Paris, Oct 1
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête des vendanges de Montmartre,Oct 5-9
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Exhibition and Fairs Contemporary Art Fair FIAC Paris Oct 20-23

November 2016

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Gastronomy Fair Dijon Reims Jazz Festival
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Gastronomy Fair Dijon Nov 1-11
Historic Places All Saints Day, La Toussaint Nov 1
Historic Places Armistice Day Nov 11
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction Nov 18-20
Jean Michel Jarre Electronica Tour 2016Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jean-Michel Jarre Electronica Tour Nov 24-Dec 12 Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Les Gastronomades, Angouleme Nov 25-27
Exhibition and Fairs Salon du Cheval de Paris Nov 26-Dec 4

December 2016

Exhibition and Fairs Paris Boat Show Dec 3-11
Exhibition and FairsChristmas Markets in France Fête de la Lumières, Lyon Dec 8-11

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

January 2017

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- Haute Couture

February 2017

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

March 2017

Sport 6 Nations Rugby
Sport 6 Nations Rugby
Feria Arles France Exhibition and Fairs International Tourism Show Paris,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Pascale Arles,
Historic Places Easter (Pâques)

April 2017

Sport Paris Marathon
Les Grands Jeux Romains Nimes Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Carnival Nantes
Exhibition and Fairs Art of Budapest, M Luxembourg to July10

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Grands Jeux Romains Nîmes
































Philharmonie de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris, the new futuristic music venue

Musee Rodin Paris

NEW! Musée Rodin reopened November 12, 2015 after a major renovation. Above: 'The Thinker'.

Picasso Museum Paris, 'Woman Throwing a Stone'

Two major art installations:

The Picasso Museum has reopened with 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.

The Louvre Paris

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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Car Rental


Holiday Homes in France

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.

France Montgolfieres

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

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.