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

December 2015

Exhibition and Fairs Salon du Cheval de Paris Nov 28-Dec 6
Exhibition and FairsChristmas Markets in France Fête de la Lumières, Lyon Dec 5-8
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Boat Show Dec 5-13
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Madonna, Paris Bercy Dec 10
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Barenboim & Zubin Mehta Phil.de Paris Dec 11
Exhibition and Fairs Picasso,mania, Gr.Palais to Feb 29 2016
Exhibition and Fairs Marc Chagall, Triumph of Music Philharmonie de Paris to Jan 31
Exhibition and Fairs Warhol Unlimited, M.d'Art Moderne to Feb 7
Exhibition and Fairs Fragonard in love, Gr.Palais to 16-Jan 24 2016La Biennale de Lyon
Exhibition and Fairs Biennale d'Art Contemporain Lyon to Jan 3
Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Market Reims to Dec 27
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 Jan 15-23
Sport Monte-Carlo Rally Jan 18-24
Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris Jan 22-26
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Fashion Week- Haute Couture Jan 24-29

February 2016

Six Nations Rugby Championship Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v Italy Feb 6
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Paris Carnival, Feb 7
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Chinese New Year Parade Feb 8
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nice Carnival Feb 12-28
Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v Ireland Feb 13
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mimosa Festival, Fr. Riviera Feb 17-24
Exhibition and Fairs Salon d'Agriculture, Paris Feb 27-Mar 6
Sport 6 Nations Rugby Ireland Wales v France Feb 26

March 2016

Sport 6 Nations RuFrench Rugby logogby Scotland v France Mar 13
Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v England Mar 19
Exhibition and Fairs International Tourism Show Paris, Mar 17-20
Historic Places Easter (Pâques) March 28

April 2016

Paris MarathonFêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Pascale Arles,
Sport Paris Marathon
April 3
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 May 11-22
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 May 16-June 5

June 2016

Le Mans 24 hour race Sport Hot Air Balloons in Annonay,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Les Fêtes Johanniques, Joan of Arc Festival
Sport Le Mans 24 Hour Race June 18-19
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fête de la Musique Paris
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Gay Pride Paris
Sport Alstom French Golf Open June 30-July 3

July 2016

Tour de France 2012 Sport Tour de France July 2-24
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
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

September 2016

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jazz Festival Mulhouse
Rock en Seine St. Cloud Paris Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Rock en Seine, St. Cloud, Paris
Exhibition and Fairs Maison & Objet, Paris
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 Foire internationale de Marseille
Exhibition and Fairs Brocantes all over France
Sport Bol d'Or Magny Cours
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Techno Parade Paris
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mulhouse Beer Festival
Exhibition and Fairs Caen International Fair Bol d'Or Classic Magny Cours
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Journées du Patrimoine, countrywide
Exhibition and Fairs International Fair Marseille

October 2016

Paris Deauville RallyMusic, Cinema, Theatre and Dance British Film Festival Dinard
Sport Paris Deauville Rally
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nuit Blanche Paris,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête des vendanges de Montmartre,
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Exhibition and Fairs Contemporary Art Fair FIAC Paris

November 2016

Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Gastronomy Fair Dijon Reims Jazz Festival
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Gastronomy Fair Dijon
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



























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Musee Rodin Paris

NEW! Musée Rodin reopens 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***


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Weekly Guides

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

Musée Rodin

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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

Holiday Rental - high tech house in stunning countyside

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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?

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.