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

August 2014

Interceltique de Lorient Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival World Music, Crozon Aug 1-3
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany Aug 1-10
Exhibition and Fairs Gainsborough to Turner, Louvre, to Sept 28
Paris 1900 City of Entertainment, Petit PalaisMusic, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Open air cinema, Parc Villette, Paris to Aug 24
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fest.Classique au Vert Aug 2-Sept 14
Exhibition and Fairs Paris1900 City of Entertainment,P.Palais- Aug 17
Exhibition and Fairs Carpeaux Sculpture, M.d'Orsay Paris to Sept 28
Exhibition and Fairs Wine Fair Colmar Alsace Aug 8-17
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Corso Fleuri, Selestat Alsace Aug 9
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête de Beziers, bullfighting, Aug 14-17
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance La Route du Rock, St Malo Aug 14-18
Rock en Seine St. Cloud ParisHistoric Places Assumption Day, Assomption Aug 15
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Rock en Seine, St. Cloud, Paris Aug 22-24
Sport Equestrian Games Normandy Aug 24-Sept 7
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Mulhouse Aug 26-30

September 2014

Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris Sept 5-9
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Braderie de Lille, enormous flea market Sept 6-7
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Festival du Cinema Américan, Deauville Sept 5-14P
Exhibition and Fairs Brocantes all over FranceFoire internationale de Marseille
Sport Bol d'Or Magny Cours Sept 13-14
Exhibition and Fairs Niki de St Phalle, Grand Palais, Sept17-Feb 2
Exhibition and Fairs Caen International Fair Sept 19-29
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Journées du Patrimoine, countrywide Sept 20-21
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Techno Parade Paris Sept 20
Bol d'Or Classic Magny Cours Exhibition and Fairs Paris Fashion Week (trade) Sept 23-Oct 1
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mulhouse Beer Festival Sept 25-28
Exhibition and Fairs International Fair Marseille Sept 26-Oct 6

October 2014

Hokusai, Grand Palais Paris Oct 1 - Jan 18 2015Exhibition and Fairs Hokusai, Grand Palais, Oct 1-Jan 18
Sport Paris Deauville Rally Oct 3-5
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nuit Blanche Paris, Oct 4
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance British Film Festival Dinard Oct 8-12
Gastronomy Fair DijonMusic, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nancy Jazz Pulsations Oct 8-18
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête des vendanges de Montmartre,Oct 8-13
Exhibition and Fairs Sade,Attacking the Sun,M.d'Orsay Oct 14-Jan 25
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Gastronomy Fair Dijon Oct 31-Nov 11

November 2014

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 Nov 13-22
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction Nov 14-16
Exhibition and Fairs Haiti, Grand Palais, Nov 19-Feb 15
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Les Gastronomades, Angouleme Nov 21-23
Exhibition and Fairs Salon du Cheval de Paris Nov 29-Dec 7

December 2014

Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Market Strasbourg
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête de la Lumières, Lyon Dec 5-8
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Boat Show Dec 6-14
Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Markets Alsace
La Biennale de Lyon Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Market Reims
Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Market Lille

Historic Places Christmas Day (Noël) Dec 25

January 2015

Historic Places Happy New Year New Year’s Day, Jour de l’An Jan 1
Exhibition and Fairs Biennial Contemp. Arts Fair Lyon
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Flamenco Festival Nîmes
Sport Monte-Carlo Rally
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Fashion Week
Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris

February 2015

Sport Six Nations Rugby Championship6 Nations Rugby
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chinese New Year Parade
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mimosa Festival, French Riviera

March 2015

Salon-de-Agriculture-2013_06 Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nice Carnival
Exhibition and Fairs Salon d'Agriculture, Paris
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Paris Carnival,
French Rugby logoSport 6 Nations Rugby
Exhibition and Fairs Pierre Bonnard M.d'Orsay Mar 17-July 19 2015
Exhibition and Fairs International Tourism Show Paris,

April 2015

Paris Marathon Sport Paris Marathon
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Carnival Nantes April
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Pascale Arles,
Exhibition and Fairs Italian Decorative Arts,M d'Orsay April 14- Sept 13
Historic Places Easter

May 2015

Historic Places Labour Day, Fête du Travail May 1
Contemporary Art Fair Bastille Paris Exhibition and Fairs Contemp.Art Fair, Bastille,Paris
Historic Places Victory Day 1945,Fête de la Victoire May 8
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Film Festival Cannes
Exhibition and Fairs Nuits des Musées
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
Dijon Antiques Fair Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Electronic, Indie Festival, Lyon
Historic Places Ascension Day

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
Historic Places Pentecost, Pentecôte
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 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
Sport Tour de France
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















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

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***


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

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







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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 Home Semur en Auxois Burgundy

From 700 euros per week, ref: 1022489

Overlooking the medieval ramparts in Semur-en-Auxois, a charming cottage in Burgundy, sleeps 4

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 the Alsace region

Travel by bus around France with Eurolines

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.