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

December 2016

Exhibition and FairsJean Michel Jarre Electronica Tour 2016 Salon du Cheval de Paris Nov 26-Dec 4
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Jean-Michel Jarre Electronica Tour Nov 24-Dec 12
Exhibition and Fairs Paris Boat Show Dec 3-11
Exhibition and Fairs Mexico Exhibition, G.Palais to Jan 23 2017
Exhibition and Fairs René Magritte, C.Pompidou to Jan 23 2017
Diego Rivera Rio Juchitan, Grand Palais Paris Exhibition and FairsOscar Wilde, Petite Palais to Jan 25
Exhibition and Fairs Hergé and Tin Tin, G.Palais, to Jan 15 2017
Exhibition and Fairs Frédéric Bazille, M.d'Orsay, to Mar 5 2017
Exhibition and Fairs Fête de la Lumières, Lyon Dec 8-11

Christmas Markets in France Exhibition and Fairs Christmas Market Reims to Dec 24
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 England v France Feb 4
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 France v Scotland Feb 12
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Mimosa Festival, Fr. Riviera
Exhibition and Fairs Salon d'Agriculture, Paris
Sport 6 Nations Rugby Ireland v France Feb 25

March 2017

Emile Bernard, ©Musee d'OrsaySport 6 Nations Rugby Italy v France Mar 11
Exhibition and Fairs International Tourism Show Paris,
Exhibition and Fairs Mystical Landscape, M.d'Orsay Mar 14-June 25
Sport 6 Nations Rugby France v Wales Mar 18
Feria Arles France 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

May 2017

Exhibition and Fairs Contemp.Art Fair, Bastille,Paris
Historic Places Labour Day, Fête du Travail May 1
Contemporary Art Fair Bastille Paris
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Electronic, Indie Festival, Lyon
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
Roland Garros 2015 Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Feria de Nimes
Exhibition and Fairs Antiques Fair Dijon
Historic Places Pentecost, Pentecôte
Exhibition and Fairs Nuits des Musées
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Pèlerinage des Gitans, Camargue

June 2017

Le Mans 24 hour race Sport French Open Tennis, R. Garros
Sport Hot Air Balloons in Annonay,
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Les Fêtes Johanniques. Reims,
Sport Le Mans 24 Hour Race
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Fête de la Musique Paris
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Gay Pride Paris

July 2017

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

August 2017

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

September 2017

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
Exhibition and Fairs Brocantes all over France
Foire internationale de MarseilleExhibition and Fairs Caen International Fair
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Journées du Patrimoine, countrywide
Exhibition and Fairs International Fair Marseille
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Techno Parade Paris
Bol d'Or Classic Magny Cours Sport Paris Deauville Rally


October 2017

Paris Deauville RallyMusic, Cinema, Theatre and Dance British Film Festival Dinard
Sport Bol d'Or Magny Cours
Exhibition and Fairs
Paris Motor Show
Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Nuit Blanche Paris,
Nancy Jazz Pulsations Fêtes, Pageants and Spectaculars Fête des vendanges de Montmartre,
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Music, Cinema, Theatre and Dance Reims Jazz Festival
Exhibition and Fairs Contemporary Art Fair FIAC Paris

November 2017

Gastronomy Fair Dijon Exhibition and Fairs Gastronomy Fair Dijon Nov 1-13
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







































Marche Richard Lenoir, Bastille, Paris

Our new find, the Marché Richard Lenoir at the Bastille, Thursday and Sunday mornings. Mainly food and some clothes.

Le Baron Rouge Authentic Wine Bar Paris
For a really authentic wine bar, visit Le Baron Rouge in the east of Paris

Philharmonie de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris, the new futuristic music venue

Musee Rodin Paris

Musée Rodin reopened last November after a major renovation. Above: 'The Thinker'.

Picasso Museum Paris, 'Woman Throwing a Stone'

Two major art installations:

The Picasso Museum has 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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Holiday Homes in France

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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

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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

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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.