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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September 2015

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Mulhouse Aug 25-29
Rock en Seine St. Cloud Paris Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Rock en Seine, St. Cloud, Paris Aug 28-30
Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris Sept 4-8
Exhibition and Fairs Italian Decorative Arts,M d'Orsay to Sept 13
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival du Cinema Américan, Deauville Sept 4-13
Exhibition and Fairs Anish Kapoor, Versailles to Nov 1
La Biennale de Lyon Exhibition and Fairs Biennale d'Art Contemporain Lyon Sept 10 -Jan 3
Exhibition and Fairs 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 Fragonard in love, Gr.Palais Sept 16-Jan 24 2016
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mulhouse Beer Festival Sept 17-20
Exhibition and Fairs Caen International Fair Sept 18-28
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Journées du Patrimoine, countrywide Sept 19-20
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
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Diana Krall in concert, Lyon Oct 3
Exhibition and Fairs Picasso,mania, Gr.Palais Oct 7-Feb 29 2016
Gastronomy Fair DijonMusic, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête des vendanges de Montmartre,
Exhibition and Fairs Contemporary Art Fair FIAC Paris Oct 22-25
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
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance U2 in concert Paris Bercy Nov 10-15
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
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Scopions 50th anniversary concert, Paris Bercy Nov 24
Exhibition and Fairs Salon du Cheval de Paris Nov 28-Dec 6

December 2015

Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Market Reims
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Madonna, Paris Bercy Dec 10
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Barenboim & Zubin Mehta Phil.de Paris Dec 11
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

March 2016

Sport 6 Nations RuFrench Rugby logogby
Sport 6 Nations Rugby
Exhibition and Fairs International Tourism Show Paris,
Historic Places Easter (Pâques) March 28

April 2016

Paris MarathonFêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Pascale Arles,
Sport Paris Marathon

Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Carnival Nantes

May 2016

Historic Places Labour Day, Fête du Travail May 1Contemporary Art Fair Bastille Paris
Historic Places Ascension Day May 5
Historic Places Victory Day 1945,Fête de la Victoire May 8
Historic Places Pentecost, Pentecôte May 16
Exhibition and Fairs Contemp.Art Fair, Bastille,Paris
Roland Garros 2015Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Grands Jeux Romains Nîmes
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Film Festival Cannes
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Electronic, Indie Festival, Lyon
Exhibition and Fairs Nuits des Musées
Les Grands Jeux Romains Nimes Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Nimes
Exhibition and Fairs Antiques Fair Dijon
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Pèlerinage des Gitans, Camargue
Sport French Open Tennis, R. Garros

June 2016

Le Mans 24 hour race Sport Hot Air Balloons in Annonay,
Sport Le Mans 24 Hour Race
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fête de la Musique Paris
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Gay Pride Paris

July 2016

Tour de France 2012 Sport Alstom French Golf Open
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Music Festival Aix-en-Provence
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Int. Festival Baroque Opera Beaune
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Eurockéennes, nr Belfort
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Festival Nîmes
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Vienne,
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival d'Avignon
Sport Tour de France
Jazz Vienne Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nice Jazz Festival
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Paris Jazz Festival every weekend
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Francofolies,La Rochelle
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,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête du Cognac, port Cognac
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fêtes de Bayonne, bullfighting
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival World Music, Crozon

August 2016

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
Historic Places Assumption Day, Assomption Aug 15
























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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.

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.

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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

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...

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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

Looking for Property in France?

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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.