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

February 2016

Six Nations Rugby Championship Exhibition and Fairs Picassomania, Gr.Palais to Feb 29
Exhibition and Fairs Warhol Unlimited, M.d'Art Moderne to Feb 7
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 13-28
Nice CarnivalSport 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

L'Art et L'Enfant March 10-July 3Exhibition and Fairs L'Art et L'Enfant M.Marmottan Monet Mar 10
Sport 6 Nations Rugby Scotland v France Mar 13
Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v England Mar 19
Exhibition and Fairs International Tourism Show Paris, Mar 17-20
Feria Arles FranceFêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Pascale Arles, Mar 25-28
Historic Places Easter (Pâques) March 28

April 2016

Mariah Carey Concert ParisSport Paris Marathon April 3
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Carnival Nantes April 3-9
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Mariah Carey
, Accor Hotels Arena Paris April 21
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Grands Jeux Romains Nîmes April 23-24
Les Grands Jeux Romains Nimes Exhibition and Fairs Contemp.Art Fair, Bastille,Paris April 29-May 2

May 2016

Historic Places Labour Day, Fête du Travail May 1Contemporary Art Fair Bastille Paris
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Electronic, Indie Festival, Lyon May 4-8
Historic Places Ascension Day May 5
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 Antiques Fair Dijon May 14-22
Historic Places Pentecost, Pentecôte May 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
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
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
Music, 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

December 2016

Exhibition and Fairs Salon du Cheval de Paris
Exhibition and FairsChristmas Markets in France Fête de la Lumières, Lyon
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Boat Show

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






























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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Musee de Confluences Lyon picture Quentin LaFont

The futuristic museum, Musée de Confluences in Lyon is devoted to the sciences and anthropology

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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

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.

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Take a Short Break in St. Omer

River As St Omer

Order your Burgundy wine online and collect it at St. Omer near Calais

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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.