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January 30, 2018
January 06, 2019
Paintings from Afar

PARIS. Through 130 paintings from overseas lands produced when photography did not exist and when travel to such places was reserved to an elite, this exhibition underlines the evolution of the Western perception of distant populations, societies and territories. Featuring works by famous painters like Matisse and Gauguin as well as by much lesser known ones, it shows artists first succumbed to the temptation of exoticism where colour and light fuels dream of luxurious and exotic worlds before becoming closer to reality and taking up an almost documentary approach. Quai Branly Museum. 37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm. Admission : €10 / €7 Information : 0156617000
www.quaibranly.fr
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Mars 09, 2018
July 23, 2018
Mary Cassat exhibition

PARIS. Through some fifty canvases, prints, drawings and pastels, this exhibition traces the career of this American Impressionist who mainly lived in France and was a close friend of Degas. Considered during her lifetime as the greatest American artist, she was the only American painter to have exhibited her canvases with the Impressionists in Paris. Works on display feature well known women and children portraits but the highlights of the selection are her prints. Musée Jacquemart André. 158 boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 6pm, till 8.30pm on Monday. Admission : €13.50 / €10.50. Information : 0145621159
www.musee-jacquemart-andre.com
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Mars 21, 2018
July 30, 2018
Kupka retrospective

PARIS. Featuring more than 300 works, the exhibition “Kupka Pioneer of Abstraction” covers the entire career of the Czech artists. It first presents his early figurative works marked by symbolism, his graphic works and caricatures for newspapers and magazines as well as his illustrations for books. Then it shows how his style evolved to pure abstraction and why Frantisek Kupka is now considered together with Robert Delaunay and Vassily Kandinsky as one of the founders of modern abstract art. Grand Palais. Square Jean Perrin, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday. Admission : €14 / €10. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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May 12, 2018
December 01, 2018
Jazz in the vineyards

VAUCLUSE. Ten jazz concerts are held in vineyards or in wineries. Afterwards, spectators are offered wine tasting and toasts. Concerts are given by the Switch Trio at the Domaine Colline Saint Jean in Vacqueyras (May 12th), the Barend Middelhoff Quartet at Château Jonquier in Séguret (June 8th), the Noé Reine Trio at Domaine Berthet Rayne in Cairanne (June 30th), the Frédéric Viale Quartet at the Domaine Brusset in Cairanne (July 20th), the Tricia Evy Quartet at the Domaine Rabasse Charavin in Cairanne (August 4th), the Antonio Farao Trio in the old village of Cairanne (August 25th), the Frédéric Monino Quartet at the Cave Cooperative of Séguret (September 22nd), Jeb Patton and Dmitry Baevsky at Sérignan du Comtat (October 20th), Les Doigts de l’Homme band at Visan (November 10th) and the Cédric Chauveau Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Cairanne (December 1st). Admission : €16 per concert. Information and bookings:
www.jazzdanslesvignes.fr
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June 03, 2018
October 14, 2018
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 “Princesses and Samurais. Adventures in the Gardens of the Rising Sun” 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 on Sunday and in July - August. Admission : €9.50 / €5. Information : 0389382808
www.parc-wesserling.fr
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June 09, 2018
July 24, 2018
Nohant Romantic Festival

NOHANT. INDRE DEPARTMENT. Held in the village where romantic novelist George Sand and pianist Frédéric Chopin lived, this festival consists of piano recitals, concerts, talks and master classes. Recitals are given by renowned musicians as well as by young promising ones such as pianists Andrei Korobeinikov, Vincent Larderet, Seong-Jin Cho, Marc-André Hamelin, Fazil Say, Ingolf Wunder, Michel Dalberto, François Dumont and Miroslav Kultyshev, cellist Marc Coppey and Henri Demarquette, violinist Nicolas Dautricourt. Bergerie Frédéric Chopin. 36400 Nohant. Admission : €15 to €80. Information and bookings : 0254484640
www.festivalnohant.com
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June 15, 2018
September 08, 2018
Carmen, open-air opera

FRANCE. Georges Bizet’s most famous piece, “Carmen” will be performed at six exceptional venues around France in June, July and September. Performances will take place at the Parc de Sceaux near Paris (June 15th and 16th), the Chateau du Champ de Bataille in Le Neubourg, near Evreux (June 22nd and 23rd), the Chateau de Vincennes, near Paris (June 29th and 30th), the Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (July 6th and 7th), the chateau de Haroué, near Nancy (August 31st and September 1st) and the Hotel National des Invalides in Paris (from September 5th to 8th). Tickets are already on sale and to secure a seat it is better to book well ahead of time. Tickets prices ranges from €39 to €95. Information and bookings :
www.operaenpleinair.com
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June 20, 2018
August 04, 2018
Opera in a Roman theatre

ORANGE. PROVENCE. Among the opera and classical music festivals, no one in the word has a better setting than the Orange’s Chorégies. Lyrical and musical performances indeed take place in a perfectly preserved Roman theatre still boasting its stage wall. The festival typically comprises two or three performances of two operas as well as recitals and concerts. Highlights of the 2018 program are operas Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini and Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito as well as The Magic Flute by Maurice Béjart, a choreographic performance based upon Mozart’s opera, and a Russian Night grouping together on stage some of the best Russian opera singers. Admission : €20 to €250 per opera, €7 to €120 per concert Information and bookings :
www.choregies.fr
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June 30, 2018
July 22, 2018
Paris Jazz Festival

PARIS. The 2018 Paris Jazz Festival takes place over four weekends and eight concerts are on the agenda. They feature well-known artists such as Hugh Coltman, Mark Eliyahu Ensemble, Erci Seva, Franck Tortiller, Guillaume Perret, Avital, Armel Dupas and Ikui Doki. Parc Floral du Bois de Vincennes. Esplanade Saint Louis, 75012 Paris. Admission : €2.50 / €1.50. Information :
www.parisjazzfestival.paris.fr
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July 01, 2018
August 31, 2018
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, 2018
July 24, 2018
Aix's Festival of Lyric Art

AIX-EN-PROVENCE. One of the cultural highlights of the year in Provence, Aix-en-Provence's Festival of Lyric Art matches up with those of Glyndebourne, Salzburg and Bayreuth. Richard Strauss’ works “Ariane à Naxos” opens the 2018 edition that also features Prokofiev’s opera “L’Ange de Feu”, Mozart’s opera “La Flûte Enchantée”, Henry Purcell’s’s opera “Didon et Enée” as well as two recently created operas, “Seven Stones”, by Ondrej Adamaek and “Orfeo & Majnun by Moneim Adwan, Howard Moody and Dick van der Harst. Several concerts are also on the agenda. Operas, classical music concerts and other performances take place on several sites, including the Courtyard of the Archbishop’s Palace, the Théâtre de l’Archevêché, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Théâtre du Jeu de Paume and Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède. Admission : from €30 to €270 per opera. Information and bookings : 0820922923
www.festival-aix.com
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July 05, 2018
August 30, 2018
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, 2018
July 29, 2018
Avignon OFF Festival

AVIGNON. Self-proclaimed world's largest theatre event, this festival turns the city into one immense stage and brings together more than 800 different French and international theatre companies. They perform all sorts of theatrical interpretations from around the world in about one hundred different venues throughout town : theatres schools, streets, bars,…. Information and bookings : 0490851308
www.avignonleoff.com
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July 06, 2018
July 24, 2018
Avignon Theatre Festival

AVIGNON. Founded by Jean Vilar in 1947, the Festival d’Avignon is one of the oldest and most famous theatre festivals in the world and focuses on contemporary European creations. It presents over 40 performances in twenty different venues ranging from small chapels to the famous honour courtyard at the Palace of the Popes. 
 Highlights include “Thyeste” by Sénèque, directed by Thomas Jolly, “Iphigénie” by Racine, directed by Chloé Dalbert, “Retour” by Amir Reza Koohestani, “Mama” by Ahmed El Attar, « Tartufias » by Molière directed by Oskaras Korsunovas, « De Dingen die Voorbjgann» by Ivo van Hove and « Kreatur » by Sacha Waltz. Tickets from €12 to €48. Information and bookings (from June 11th) : 0490141414
www.festival-avignon.com
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July 06, 2018
July 29, 2018
Baroque music

BEAUNE. BURGUNDY. A prominent feature of Beaune’s cultural calendar, the Baroque Music Festival brings together an international line-up of musicians. It takes place over four weekends in the Hospice de Beaune and the Basilique Notre Dame. The 2018 program includes concert versions of operas or oratorios by Haendel, Charpentier, Haydn, Mozart, Rossini and Vivaldi as well as recitals by renowned countertenors Andreas Scholl, mezzo soprano Sylvia Schwartz and Vivica Genaux. Admission : from €12 to €110 per concert. Information and bookings : 0380229720
www.festivalbeaune.com
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July 07, 2018
August 26, 2018
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 10, 2018
July 27, 2018
Children theatre

AVIGNON. Fifteen theatre companies and storytellers participate in the 2018 Théâtr’enfants Festival that features creations for children of all ages. Every day more thirteen performances such as plays, musical, storytelling, dance, puppet show and visual arts are offered to the young spectators included one suited to baby from six months old. Children can also participate in workshop teaching how to create art works, how to play music instruments (guitar, trumpet, drum and trombone) or attend acting training courses. Maison du théâtre pour enfants. 20 avenue Monclar, 84000 Avignon. Shows every day except Sunday. Admission : €9 for adults, €6.50 for children. Information and bookings : 0490855955
www.festivaltheatrenfants.com
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July 11, 2018
August 01, 2018
Wine & transat

LYON. On four Wednesdays of July and August, the Crozes-Hermitage appellation offers you to come to La Plateforme, a barge anchored along the bank of the Rhône river in Lyon where you can taste its wines accompanied with tapas, learn the basic of wine tasting and participate in wine and food pairing workshops. Called Wine & Transat, this event takes place from 6pm to 1am. Admission free for tasting. Workshops : €8. Information :
www.crozes-hermitage-vin.fr
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July 12, 2018
July 22, 2018
Jazz à Juan

ANTIBES. FRENCH RIVIERA. Europe’s longest running jazz festival, Jazz à Juan has hosted the most celebrated jazz musicians in the world and takes place in an idyllic setting, on the Pinède Gould stage, which directly faces the Mediterranean. This year, it offers concerts by Norah Jones, Youn Sun Nah, The Como Mamas, Marcus Miller, Melody Gardot, Earth, Wind & Fire, Lenny Kravitz and André Manoukian 4tet among others. Tickets : from €30 to €170 per concert. Information and bookings :
www.jazzajuan.com
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July 16, 2018
July 27, 2018
Music in the mountains

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, HAUTES-PYRENEES. Piano Pic is a classical music festival offering concerts in the heart of the Pyrenees Mountains. The 2018 edition comprises concerts in several churches featuring recitals by pianists Michael Lévinas, Stéphane Möller, Laurent Martin, Muza Rubackyte, Etsuko Hirose and Shaun Choo among others as well as a concert at the top of the Pic du Midi Admission : €12 to €22 per concert. Concert at the top of Pic du Midi : €70. Information and bookings : 056295507
www.piano-pic.com
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July 16, 2018
July 21, 2018
Nice jazz festival

NICE. Created in 1948, the Nice jazz festival was the first ever held in France but its second edition only took place in 1971. This edition features concerts by Parov Stelar, Gregory Porter, Jack Johnson, Massive Attack, Rag’n’Bone Man, Kimberose, Rhoda Scott, Eric Legnini, Mélanie de Biasio, Baptiste Trotignon… All around thirty-six concerts are on the agenda. Prices : One day ticket : €35. Two days pass : €60. Five days pass : €130. Information and bookings : 0892683622
www.nicejazzfestival.fr
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