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Mars 20, 2019
September 15, 2019
Beer in Northern France

DOUAI. Through 110 still life, portrait and tavern scene paintings, prints, advertising posters, mugs, pitchers and photographs from the sixteenth century to today in the Flanders area, the exhibition “To drink! When the beer calls at the museum” traces the history of brewing in Northern France, evoques the Saints linked to its production and highlights the social place it has occupied in the course of the last ten centuries. Musée de la Chatreuse. 130 Rue des Chartreux, 59500 Douai. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to noon and 2pm to 6pm. Closed on May 1st, July 14th and August 15th. Admission : €4.70 / €2.35. Information :
www.museedelachartreuse.fr
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Mars 23, 2019
September 25, 2019
Tutankhamun treasure

PARIS. Organized to commemorate the upcoming centenary of British archaeologist Howard Carter's 1922 discovery, this travelling exhibition titled "Tutankhamun, treasure of the Pharaoh" will set foot in ten cities around the world. It features nearly 150 objects found in the tomb of the most famous Pharaohs of which one third had previously not left Egypt. Golden jewellery, furniture, sculptures, statuettes, coffins, alabaster vases on display are probably traveling outside Egypt for the last time before they go into a new museum near the Giza pyramids. Grande Halle de La Villette. 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 8pm. Admission : €22 / €18 on weekdays, €24 / €20 on weekends. Information and bookings : 0146915808
expo-toutankhamon.fr
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June 09, 2019
October 13, 2019
Ephemeral gardens

WESSERLING. ALSACE. A reminder of the textile industry in Alsace, the former Wesserling factory boasts one of the finest gardens in this region. Here, visitors can discover an English-style garden, Mediterranean terraces, a French-style garden and a kitchen garden. Every summer, the park hosts the "Festival des Jardins Métissés" (Mixed Gardens Festival), which invites experienced artists and students to create temporary plant-based works of art and to keep to a theme that is closely linked to the history of the Wesserling site. This year, the chosen theme is “Mowgli’s gardens” as the Westerling has a focus on India in 2019 and visitors discover short-lived gardens made up of vegetables, fruits, textiles, aromatic plants and of course flowers. Parc de Wesserling - Musée Textile. Rue du Parc, 68470 Husseren-Wesserling. Open every day from 10 am till 6 pm, till 6.30pm in July - August. Admission : €10 / €5. Information : 0389382808
www.parc-wesserling.fr
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June 14, 2019
September 07, 2019
Tosca, open-air opera

FRANCE. One of Puccini’s most famous pieces, “Tosca” will be performed at five exceptional venues around France in June, July and September. Performances will take place at the Parc de Sceaux near Paris (June 14th and 15th), the chateau de Vincennes, near Paris (June 28th and 29th), the Cité of Carcassonne (July 2nd), the Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris (July 5th and 6th) and the Hotel National des Invalides in Paris (from September 4th to 7th). Tickets prices ranges from €45 to €95. Information and bookings :
www.operaenpleinair.com
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June 18, 2019
September 22, 2019
Berthe Morisot retrospective

PARIS. For the first time since 1941 a French national museum hosts a monographic exhibition dedicated to Berthe Morisot, a major figure in the Impressionist movement who has long been overshadowed in art history by male contemporaries. Featuring some 70 paintings loaned from public and private collections, it traces her entire career presenting all the themes inspired by daily modern life she explored such as such as the private life of the bourgeoisie, the fashion of holiday resorts and gardens as well as women’s domestic work. Orsay Museum. 1 rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30am to 6pm, till 9.45pm on Thursday. Admission : €14 / €11 giving access to the permanent collection. Information :
www.musee-orsay.fr
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July 01, 2019
August 31, 2019
Art & Wine

VAR DEPARTMENT. For two months, dozens of independent winemakers from the Var department host exhibitions by sculptors, painters, photographers, drawers and others artists or works of they produced in-situ inside the wineries or in the vineyards, Information :
www.art-et-vin.net
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July 04, 2019
August 29, 2019
Night wine tasting

NIMES. In July and August, every Thursday evening, winemakers from the Costières de Nîmes appellation set up an ephemeral bar on the square facing the Notre-Dame et Saint-Castor cathedral of Nîmes. There, tourists can taste their wines as well as local dishes and delicacies while bands entertain them with various music genres. Called Jeudivin, the event lasts from 7pm to 10.30pm. Glass and voucher for two tasting : €5. Information :
www.costieres-nimes.org
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July 06, 2019
August 25, 2019
Summer of the canal

PARIS AND SEINE-SAINT-DENIS. L’été du Canal (The Summer of the Canal) is a series of events taking place mainly along the Ourcq canal that runs from the Parc de la Villette in Paris to the north-eastern tip of the Seine-Saint-Denis department. It features Saturday and Sunday open air evening public dances, workshops and concerts held on the banks of the waterway or on board of barges, boat services linking Paris to Pantin, Bobigny and Aulnay-sous-Bois, kayak trips, street art exhibitions, water and beach sports as well as themed day and night cruises. Information :
www.tourisme93.com/ete-du-canal/
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July 12, 2019
August 28, 2019
Chaumet’s diadems

MONACO. Through some 250 pieces of jewellery and works of arts, the exhibition “Chaumet in Majesty, jewels of sovereigns since 1780” traces the history of diadem. First a symbol of power, this jewel has become the symbol of the sublimation of femininity. Jewels on display come from Chaumet’s own collection, prestigious museums and private collections. Grimaldi Forum. Open every day from 10am to 8pm, till 10 pm on Thursday. Admission : €11 / €9. Information :
www.grimaldiforum.com/en/events-schedule-monaco/chaumet-and-majesty-exhibition#.XRcZ-SOLSM4
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July 12, 2019
August 30, 2019
Night in the Invalides

PARIS. Recently renovated, the honour courtyard of the XVII century Hôtel National des Invalides hosts a 45 mn night sound and light show giving a brief summary of the history of Paris and of this monument. Using latest technologies, high quality superb videos accompanying the historical commentaries are screened on three walls of the building. In addition, as an option, it is also possible to visit the place where French Emperor Napoleon I is buried, the Dôme Church lit by one thousand candles. Hôtel National des Invalides. Esplanade des Invalides. 129 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Show at 10.30pm in July, at 10pm in August. Admission : €18 to €25. Translation headset : €5. Entrance to the church : €9. Information and bookings :
www.lanuitauxinvalides.fr
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July 17, 2019
August 18, 2019
Open-air cinema

PARIS. Like every summer, from Wednesday to Sunday, the Prairie du triangle of the Parc de la Villette is turned into an outdoor cinema. Twenty-five films by renowned filmmakers such as Sydney Pollack, Andrew Niccol, Charlie Chaplin, Bong Joon-ho, Robert Redford, Steven Spielberg and Denis Villeneuve are on the agenda. All movies are screened in original versions with French subtitles. Parc de la Villette. Prairie du Triangle, 75019 Paris. Screenings at dawn. Admission free. Deck chair with blanket : €7. Information :
lavillette.com/programmation/cinema-en-plein-air_e556
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July 19, 2019
August 18, 2019
Piano festival

LA ROQUE D’ANTHEON, PROVENCE. La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival offers performances ranging from piano, harpsichord, organ and electric piano recitals to concerts for piano and orchestra, as well as chamber music. It also covers all styles : classical, contemporary and baroque music, with incursions into jazz and even electronic music. Between one and three, and sometimes four, concerts are scheduled every day across a dozen stages, the main one being in the Parc du Château de Florans, on the banks of the river Durance. Invited artists include talented international performers as well as up and coming talents and the 2019 edition welcomes pianists Evgeny Kissin, Beatrice Rana, Bertrand Chamayou, Alexandre Kantorow, Grigory Sokolov, Nelson Freire and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, violinist Renaud Capuçon, singer Barbara Hendricks, the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Chamber Orchestra to name but a few. Admission : from €16 to €55 per concert. Information and bookings :
www.festival-piano.com
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July 26, 2019
November 04, 2019
Contemporary ceramics

VALLAURIS. FRENCH RIVIERA. Dedicated to contemporary ceramic creation, the Vallauris International Biennal presents classic, architectural and sculptural ceramic works by about fifty French and international artists. South Korea being this edition guest of honor, it includes twelve artists from this country. Exhibitions take place in the Magnelli museum and in other places throughout the town. Musée Magnelli. Place de la Libération, 06220 Vallauris. Open every day from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 6pm till September 15th. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 12.15pm and from 2pm to 5pm from September 16th. Admission : €6 / €3. Information : 0493647183
www.vallauris-golfe-juan.fr
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July 27, 2019
November 11, 2019
Ker-Xavier Roussel retrospective

GIVERNY. NEAR PARIS. For the first time since 1968, a museum hosts a major exhibition dedicated to Ker-Xavier Roussel. An important figure of the French art scene from the late 19th century to the WWII, he has been overshadowed by contemporaries during the last decades. Featuring around hundred paintings, drawings, pastels and lithographs, this excellent retrospective titled “Ker-Xavier Roussel. Private Garden, Dreamed Garden” sheds a new light on this artist who first joined the Nabis before running counter to the new artistic movements emerging at the turn of the 20th century and embracing a Post-Impressionist style. Works on display show all the aspects of his production: rural landscapes, mythological scenes, lithographs illustrating a poem by Maurice de Guérin, life-sized decorative paintings for public or private interiors and so on. Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny. 99 rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny. Open every day from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €7.50 / €5. Information : 0232519465
www.mdig.fr
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August 08, 2019
August 22, 2019
Concert and fireworks

TALLOIRES. NEAR ANNECY. ALPS. The Talloires Pyroconcert brings together fireworks and live music. On a stage built on the waters of Lake Annecy, musicians and singers give concerts while all kind of fireworks illuminate the night sky. This edition features English folk and rock band Joshua Burnell, violinist Gilles Apap and the Sidney Bechet Quintet led by the son of the famous clarinettist. Port de Talloires. Route du Port, 74290 Talloires. Show from 7.30pm and 9pm. Admission : €19 to €80 Information and bookings : 0450450033
www.pyroconcert.com
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August 10, 2019
August 18, 2019
Jazz in the Vosges

LA PETITE-PIERRE, ALSACE. A little village of about 600 inhabitants located in the Northern Vosges mountains, La Petite-Pierre hosts a surprisingly rich jazz festival called “Au Grès du Jazz”. It features sixteen concerts with a mix of up and coming talents and renowned musicians such as Vent Debout, Big Daddy Wilson, Mossa et Zoya, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio, Steeve Lafont Trio, Cécole McLorin Salvant and Mathias Lévy. Concerts are held on the square facing the castle or in the cultural centre if it rains. Admission : €21 to €36 per concert, festival pass : €216. Information and bookings : 0388704230
www.festival-augresdujazz.com
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August 14, 2019
August 24, 2019
Circus in Limousin

NEXON. HAUTE-VIENNE DEPARTMENT. Home to a circus school, the small town of Nexon hosts a circus festival focusing on contemporary creation. Named “La Route du Sirque”, it gathers together companies performing shows mixing acrobatics, dance, juggling, comedy, humor, tightrope walking and so on. A meeting between artists and spectators follows some of them. During the day there are circus workshops aimed at old and young alike, tales for kids, screenings of circus themed films, concerts, exhibitions and a temporary bookstore offering a selection of books about circus. Admission : €8 to €14 per show. Information and bookings : 0555581079
lesirque.com/la-route-du-sirque/
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August 15, 2019
August 21, 2019
Piano Folies

LE TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE. PAS DE CALAIS DEPARTMENT. A music festival dedicated to piano, “Piano Folies” brings together dozens of musicians from all over the word including famous pianists such as Alexandre Tharaud, Benjamin Grosvenor, Tsubana Tatsuno, Boris Berezovsky, Nicolas Celoro and Nikolaï Lugansky. Concerts take place all day in various venues throughout the town and there are free ones every morning and early afternoon. Admission : from €10 to €40 per concert. 3 to 5 concerts pass from €68 to €160. Information and bookings :
www.lespianosfolies.com
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August 17, 2019
September 01, 2019
Berlioz festival

ISERE DEPARTMENT. One of the few symphonic music festivals in France, the Berlioz Festival takes place in several places venues throughout the Isere department, the main one being the Château Louis XI in La Côte Saint-André, birthplace of the great musician. It features symphonic and chamber music concerts as well as recitals and musicians and orchestras perform works by Berlioz and other composers such as Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt and Offenbach. Admission : €12 to €75 per concert Information and bookings : 0474202079
www.festivalberlioz.com
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August 18, 2019
August 22, 2019
Paris – Brest

PARIS AND WESTERN FRANCE. Originally a race first run in 1891, the 1200-kilometer Paris-Brest-Paris, or "PBP" as it is commonly called, is now a timed cyclotouring event, which is held every 4 years. Oldest bicycling event still run on a regular basis on the open road, it begins in Rambouillet, travels west 600 kilometers to the port city of Brest on the Atlantic Ocean and returns along the same route. A 90-hour time limit ensures that only the best randonneurs earn the prestigious PBP finisher's medal. This 19th edition gathers together around 6,000 participants coming from nearly 60 countries. Information :
www.paris-brest-paris.org
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