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January 31, 2017
November 12, 2017
African routes

PARIS. Through ancient and contemporary art works, religious rituals objects, crafts, ivory and gold pieces this exhibition explains how cultures spread around the African continent following river, land and sea routes. It shows how certain towns became art hubs, how each region and country contributed to the artistic melting pot and how rare resources like ivory, gold and copper helped encourage artisitic exchanges. Musée du Quai Branly. 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 02, 2017
July 23, 2017
Art dealer story

PARIS. Bringing together some sixty or so Modern masterpieces, some of which have never before been shown in France, the exhibition "21 Rue La Boétie" traces the story of Paul Rosenberg, one of the most influential art dealers in the first half of the twentieth century, friend and agent to some of the biggest artists of his day. It presents works by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Marie Laurencin and so once shown in his galleries in Paris or New York, or providing a significant insight into the historical and artistic context of the time that saw the emergence of Modern art, and the shift of the international art scene from Paris to New York due to the Second World War. Musée Maillol. 59-61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 6.30pm, till 9.30pm on Friday. Admission : €15 / €13 / €5. Information : 0142225958
www.museemaillol.com
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Mars 15, 2017
July 24, 2017
Art and gardens

PARIS. Showing the various ways of representing European gardens in art over the centuries, «Gardens" is a multidisciplinary exhibition comprising paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, jewels and films. Intermingling science and history of art, it also highlights how the garden is a work of art, that stimulates all of the senses. It features a large diversity of masterpieces ranging from a Pompeï’s fresco to paintings by Dürer, Monet, Fragonard, Picasso and Klimt. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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Mars 22, 2017
July 31, 2017
Rodin, the centennial exhibition

PARIS. Organized to celebrate the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin, this exhibition traces his career but also looks at his influence on modern art, how he inspired generations of artists and radically changed our perception of sculpture as an art thanks to his style then unparalleled featuring unfinished work, partial figure, assemblage and collage. Some 200 of his sculptures are on display as well as works by several of his contemporaries and successors such as Joseph Beuys, Georg Baselitz, Bourdelle, Giacometti, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Grand Palais. 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Closed on May 1st and July 14th.Admission : €13 / €9. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr
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Mars 28, 2017
July 23, 2017
Primitive Picasso

PARIS. This exhibition tries to explain the relations Picasso maintainted with non-Western Art. A sensitive question as the artist denied it incluenced his work but built up a large collection of this kind. Documents, letters, objects and photographs prove his interest and curiosity about non-Western art and the display of Picasso’s works side by side with those of non-Western artists reveals undeniable similarities. Musée du Quai Branly. 37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris. Open Monday (during school holidays only), 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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April 05, 2017
August 21, 2017
Bridgestone collection

PARIS. The Tokyo Paris exhibition presents a selection of works on loan from the Bridgestone collection built over a century by the Ishibashi family. It features a few works by Japanese painters from the late 19th century and canvases by the main figures of the Impressionist, Neo-Impressionist and Modern Art movements such as Cézanne, Matisse, Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Duffy and Picasso. Musée de l’Orangerie. Jardin des Tuileries, place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 9am to 6pm. Admission : €9 / €6.50. Information : 0144778007
www.musee-orangerie.fr
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April 15, 2017
January 07, 2018
Venenum

LYON. «Venenum, a poisonous world» is an interdisciplinary exhibition looking at the roles played by poison in history, culture, science, belief, medicine and criminology. Whether it is a form of defence or of power, a threat or a hope for the medicine of tomorrow, poisons have always stimulated fear and fascination as they have both a pharmaceutical power that gives them unsuspected medicinal virtues and can also be toxic, leading to death. Works of art, historical and ethnographic objects, audio-visuals and interactive displays mix and dialogue with the natural-science collections as well as with venomous and toxic animals displayed in an aquarium or a vivarium to illustrate the uses of poison over the centuries. Musée des Confluences. 86 quai Perrache, 69002 Lyon. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 7pm, Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 10am to 7pm. Admission : €9 / €5. Information : 0428381212
www.museedesconfluences.fr
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April 20, 2017
September 24, 2017
Auto photo

PARIS. This exhibition presents hundreds of pictures of automobiles taken from 1900 to the present day. It shows vehicles have been a source of inspiration for many photographers either as the primary or secondary element of the image composition. Pictures on display include works by famous photographers such as Robert Doisneau, Seydou Keita, Bruce Davidson, Weegee, Lee Friedlander, Raymond Depardon and Robert Franck. Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain. 261 boulevard Raspail, 75014 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 8pm, till 10pm on Tuesday. Admission : €10.50 / €7 Information : 0142185650
www.fondationcartier.com
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April 26, 2017
August 28, 2017
Contemporary African art

PARIS. The Louis Vuitton foundation offers a focus on contemporary African art through three exhibitions. A selection of works from Jean Pigozzi’s collection presenting fifteen artists including Congolese Chéri Samba and Bodys Isek Kingelez, Benin-born Romuald Hazoumé, Senegalese septuagenarian Seni Awa Camara and photographer Seydou Keita from Mali. Works from South Africa’s contemporary art scene encompassing three generations and ranging from leading old figures like William Kentridge, David Goldblatt, Sue Williamson and Jane Alexander to young artists born in the 80s such as Zanele Muholi and Kristin-Lee Moolman. A display of works by artists from Africa and from African backgrounds owned by the Louis Vuitton Foundation such as Wangechi Mutu and Rashid Johnson. Fondation Louis Vuitton. 8 avenue Mahatma Gandhi, 75016 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from noon to 7pm, till 9pm on Friday, from 11am to 8pm on weekends. Admission : €14 / €10. Information : 0140699600
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr
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April 27, 2017
August 13, 2017
Dalida’s wardrobe

PARIS. Italian born in Cairo, Miss Egypt 1954 and an icon of French music from the 50s to the 80s, Dalida was a fervent lover of fashion and was dressed by the greatest designers both on and off-stage, in haute couture or in prêt-à-porter. On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of her death, an exhibition presents a selection of the greatest pieces from her former wardrobe including dresses by Yves Saint Laurent, Balmain and Jean-Claude Jitrois as well as a Hollywood-style red strapless sheath designed by Jean Dessès. Palais Galliera. 10, Avenue Pierre-1er-de-Serbie, 75016 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 9pm on Thursday and Friday. Admission : €12 / €9. Information : 0156528600
palaisgalliera.paris.fr
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May 06, 2017
October 14, 2017
Gardens on stage

PICARDY. “Jardins en Scène” is a festival where music, visual arts, theatre, dance and circus shows slip into more than forty gardens. Perched in a tree or floating on water, artists are not where we expect to find them. They give unusual performances offering visitors snatches of poetry, humor and enjoyment in the midst of natural settings sculpted by other artists excelling in a discipline of their own. For this ninth edition more than eighty shows are scheduled in gardens scattered around the Picardy region. Admission : free or from €2 to €12 depending on the garden and the show. Information and bookings :
www.jardinsenscene.fr
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May 27, 2017
November 04, 2017
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 Pierre Christophe Quartet at the Domaine Colline Saint Jean in Vacqueyras (May 27th), the Drom Blanchard Quartet at Domaine Berthet Rayne in Cairanne (June 24th), the Tipo Combo Quartet at the Domaine Brusset in Cairanne (July 15th), the Nora Kamm Quartet at the Domaine Rabasse Charavin in Cairanne (August 5th), several bands in the frame of the Jazz dans les Vignes Festival in the vineyards of Visan (August 24th), the Alfio Origlio Quartet in the vineyards of Cairanne (August 25th), the O.Hutman Trio in the vineyards of Sérignan (August 26th), the Mariannick Saint-Ceran Quintet at the Cave Cooperative of Roaix Séguret (September 16th), the Jean-Philippe Bordier Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Vacqueyras (October 14th) and the Philippe Duchemin Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Cairanne (November 4th). Admission : €15 per concert. Information and bookings:
www.jazzdanslesvignes.fr
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June 03, 2017
July 25, 2017
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 Elisso Virsaladze, Nokolai Lugansky, Martha Argerich, Akiko Ebi, Marie-Ange Ngucci, Kotaro Fukuma, Cheng Zhang and Nelso, Goerner, soprano Axelle Fanyo, clarinetist Karl Leister, violinist Renaud Capucon and the Trio Wanderer. Bergerie Frédéric Chopin. 36400 Nohant. Admission : €15 to €100. Information and bookings : 0254484640
www.festivalnohant.com
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June 04, 2017
October 01, 2017
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 “At the Earth’s Core” 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 : €8.50 / €4. Information : 0389382808
www.parc-wesserling.fr
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June 08, 2017
August 25, 2017
Wine tasting and more

DROME DEPARTMENT. Meals prepared cooked by winemakers, tapas party, picnic, after works, jazz and rock concerts,…. During summer many events take place in the vineyards and wineries of the Grignan-les-Adhemar appellation, all of them featuring wine tasting. In addition, every Thursday winemakers from this appellation welcome tourists at the Caveau des Vignerons de Grignan and offer a commented tasting of 5 wines accompanied by local delicacies. Information :
www.grignan-adhemar-vin.fr/instants-vins
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June 13, 2017
September 24, 2017
Cézanne portraits

PARIS. For the first time ever an exhibition focuses on portraits by French Post-Impressionist Cézanne better known for his still life and landscape paintings. Organized by the London’s National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, it features more than 50 works depicting his wife, relatives, friends and gardener as well as self portraits on loan from collections all over the world, about a quarter of the 200 portraits Cézanne is known to have painted in his career. Musée d’Orsay. 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris. Open every day except Monday from 9.30am to 6pm, till 9.45pm on Thursday. Admission : €12 / €9. Information :
www.musee-orsay.fr
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June 16, 2017
September 09, 2017
The Marriage of Figaro, open-air opera

FRANCE. One of Mozart’s most famous pieces, “The Marriage of Figaro” 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 16th and 17th), the Chateau du Champ de Bataille in Le Neubourg, near Evreux (June 24th), the chateau de Vincennes, near Paris (June 30th), the Cité of Carcassonne (July 13th), the chateau de Haroué, near Nancy (September 1st) and the Hotel National des Invalides in Paris (from September 7th to 9th). 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 17, 2017
July 30, 2017
Paris Jazz Festival

PARIS. The 2017 Paris Jazz Festival takes place over seven weekends and for the first time comprises some evening concerts. Twenty-four concerts are on the agenda and feature well-known artists such as Thomas Savy, Anne Paceo, Andy Emler, Nicolas Folmer, Ray Lema, Les Amazones d’Afrique, Erik Truffaz and Lisa Simone. Parc Floral du Bois de Vincennes. Esplanade Saint Louis, 75012 Paris. Admission : €6 / €3. Information :
www.parisjazzfestival.paris.fr
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June 19, 2017
August 05, 2017
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 2017 program are operas Aida and Rigoletto by Verdi, Beethoven’s IXe Symphony featuring soprano Ricarda Merbeth, mezzo soprano Sophie Koch, tenor Robert Dean Smith and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a concert of the French National Orchestra rendering The Planets by Horst. Admission : €20 to €250 per opera, €7 to €120 per concert Information and bookings :
www.choregies.fr
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June 21, 2017
October 02, 2017
Japanese landscapes

PARIS. Presenting a hundred or so prints and several vintage photographs, this exhibition shows the evolution of landscape paintings in Japan from 1820 to the early 20th century and highlights it was an essential source of inspiration for artists of the Ukiyo-e aesthetic movement. Works on display include paintings by famous artists Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige but also by lesser-known ones from the early 20th century. Musée Guimet. 6 place d’Iéna, 75116 Paris. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €9.50 / €7 giving access to the permanent collection. Information :
www.guimet.fr
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July 01, 2017
August 31, 2017
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 01, 2017
January 07, 2018
Modernity in Britanny

PONT-AVEN, BRITTANY. Through 111 works by dozens of artists, this exhibition looks at the innovative aesthetic styles that developed in Brittany between 1920 and 1940 when many artists moved there and experimented new techniques. It highlights their influences and sources of inspiration. Musée de Pont Aven. Place Julia, 29930 Pont-Aven. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, every day from 10am to 7pm in July and August. Admission : €7 / €5 Information :
www.museepontaven.fr
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July 03, 2017
July 22, 2017
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. Based upon famous Carlo Collodi’s works “Pinocchio” a new opera by Philippe Boesmans and Joël Pommerat opens the 2017 edition that also features Bizet’s opera “Carmen”, Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni”, Cavalli’s opera “Erismena” as well as Stravinski’s opera “The Rake’s Progress” and concerts by Matthew Herbert, the Paris Orchestra and several other artists. 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 06, 2017
July 26, 2017
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 “Antigone” by Sophocle, directed by Satoshi Miyagi, “Memories of Sarajevo” and “Dans les Ruines d’Athènes” two works by the Birgit Ensemble, “La Fiesta”, a show by Flamenco star Israel Galvan, “Les Bonnes”, by Jean Genet, directed by Katie Mitchell, "Le roman de Monsieur de Molière" by Boulgakov, directed by Frank Castorf and several African works such as « Unwanted » by Dorothée Munyaneza, « The last King of Kakfontein » by Boyzie Cekwana and « Femme Noire » by Leopold Sedar Senghor featuring actors Angélique Kidjo and Isaach de Bankolé as well as musician Manu Dibango. Tickets from €10 to €42. Information and bookings (from June 12th) : 0490141414
www.festival-avignon.com
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July 06, 2017
July 29, 2017
Nuits du Sud Festival

VENCE, FRENCH RIVIERA. During the thirteen nights of the Nuits du Sud festival, the audience is given the chance to attend concerts by bands, musicians and singers from all over the world. This edition welcomes well-known artists such as Goran Bregovic, Olivia Ruiz, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Alpha Blondy, Tryo, Mome, Keziah Jones, Peter Doherty and Gérald de Palma. This event also features photograph exhibitions related to the artists participating in the festival and a whole day especially dedicated to kids. Admission : €25 per day. Information and bookings :
www.nuitsdusud.com
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July 07, 2017
July 30, 2017
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 07, 2017
July 30, 2017
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 2017 program includes concert versions of operas or oratorios by Haendel, Lully, Charpentier, Mozart, Rossini, Monteverdi and Scarlatti as well as recitals by renowned mezzo soprano Karine Deshayes, countertenors Andreas Scholl and Damien Guillon. Admission : from €10 to €110 per concert. Information and bookings : 0380229720
www.festivalbeaune.com
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July 08, 2017
July 27, 2017
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 11, 2017
July 28, 2017
Children theatre

AVIGNON. Fourteen theatre companies and storytellers participate in the 2017 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 : €9.50 for adults, €6.50 for children. Information and bookings : 0490855955
www.festivaltheatrenfants.com
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July 12, 2017
August 02, 2017
Wine & Transat

LYON. On July 12th, 19th, 26th and August 2nd, winemakers from the Crozes-Hermitage appellation welcome you on La Plateforme barge moored along the quays of the Rhône, between the Wilson and Lafayette bridges. There you can taste wines from the appellation, eat tapas, participate in wine pairing and wine tasting workshops led by sommeliers, winemakers and wine marchants. Information :
www.crozes-hermitage-vin.fr
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July 15, 2017
July 23, 2017
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 Sting, Archie Sepp, Buddy Guy, Tom Jones, Macy Gray, Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum, Brandfors Marsalis Quartet and Johnny Gallagher among others. Tickets : from €30 to €170 per concert. Information and bookings :
www.jazzajuan.com
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July 17, 2017
July 28, 2017
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 2017 edition comprises concerts in several churches featuring recitals by pianists Muza Rubackyte, Pierre Réach, Hetsuko Hirose, Abdel Rhaman El Bacha, Jay Gotlieb and Niu Niu 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 : 0562955071
www.piano-pic.com
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July 18, 2017
July 23, 2017
Celtic extravaganza

QUIMPER. BRITTANY. The Cornwall Festival is an important date in the Brittany culture bringing together thousands of musicians, dancers, artists and craftsmen from all over Brittany and other Celtic nations. It also offers a few concerts by famous singers and bands such as Olivia Ruiz and Carlos Nunez. The closing day is the highlight of the festival with Le Grand Défilé, a traditional procession through the heart of the town featuring more than 2 000 musicians and dancers performing Celtic music and dances. Information and bookings :
www.festival-cornouaille.com
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July 20, 2017
August 20, 2017
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. Thirty-one films by renowned filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Blake Edwards, Naomi Kawase, Jacques Demy, Federico Fellini, Abdellatif Kechiche, Claude Chabrol, Sam Mendes and Jim Jarmush 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/evenement/cinema-en-plein-air-2017/
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July 21, 2017
July 30, 2017
Hot air balloons gathering

CHAMBLEY - HAGEVILLE. LORRAINE. One of the largest hot-air balloons gatherings in the world with Albuquerque, in United States, Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons is held every two years and around 1 000 hot hair balloons coming from more than sixty worldwide countries attend the event. It features competitions, mass ascensions, first flights, balloon glow and night take off and mini hot-air balloons demonstrations as well as astronomy and meteorology workshops for kids. Admission free. Aérodrome de Chambley Planet’Air. 54470 Hagéville. Information :
www.pilatre-de-rozier.com
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July 21, 2017
August 19, 2017
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 2017 edition welcomes pianists Lukas Geniusas, Nelson Freire Yulianna Avdeeva, Philippe Hattat, Bruce Brubaker, Seong-Jin Cho and Jonas Vitaud, violinist Renaud Capuçon, singer Barbara Hendricks, the Basel Chamber Orchestra and the Latvia National Orchestra to name but a few. Admission : from €16 to €55 per concert. Information and bookings :
www.festival-piano.com
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