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September 11, 2019
February 23, 2020
Naïve painters

PARIS. Through more than a hundred works, the exhibition “From the Douanier Rousseau to Séraphine” sheds light on naïve artists who renewed paintings in their own way, independently from the avant-garde movements, and produced brightly colored works. It presents canvases by the Douanier Rousseau and Séraphine but also from overlooked and so little-known artists such as André Bauchant, Camille Bombois, Ferdinand Desnos, Jean Ève, René Rimbert, Dominique Peyronnet and Louis Vivin. Musée Maillol. 61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris. Open every day from 10.30am to 6.30pm, till 8.30pm on Friday. Admission : €13.50 / €11.50. Information : 0142225958
www.museemaillol.com
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October 15, 2019
August 09, 2020
Step into a spy’s shoes

PARIS The playful exhibition «Spy» takes you on the footsteps of an agent of the French secret service who gets 48 hours to deliver details about a foreign nuclear test to the President of the Republic. It provides a better understanding of scientific methods such as sound and satellite picture analysis or cryptography and protocols to observe in these top-secret missions. In addition fourteen intelligence agents agreed to be interviewed for this exhibition and give insights into their job. Visitors also learn about the background to six contemporary spy cases such as the cyberattack against TV5 Monde on April 10, 2015 or the poisoning of Serguei Skripal on March 4, 2018. Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie. 30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm, till 7pm on Sunday. Admission : €12 / €9. Information :
www.cite-sciences.fr
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January 11, 2020
April 19, 2020
Dunkirk carnival

DUNKERQUE. One of the craziest and most festive carnivals in Europe, the Carnaval de Dunkerque is also one of the longest as it runs over several months with events on weekends and certain weekdays. It features balls and processions of groups of revelers and musicians called “bandes” who are dressed up or wear yellow fishermen's coats, as the tradition dates back to the 17th century when ship owners held a feast for the fishermen and their families before the men departed for six months to fish off the coast of Iceland. The parades last around 4 hours and finish at the Town Hall where the crowds demand 'what they deserve', that is 450 kg of herrings which are traditionally thrown off the belfry. The party culminates in the “Trois Joyeuses”, on the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Information :
www.carnaval-de-dunkerque.info
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January 19, 2020
Mars 29, 2020
Limoux Carnival

LIMOUX Running for about ten weeks, the Limoux carnival takes place every Saturday and Sunday as well as on Ash Tuesday and every day during its final week. It features various exhibitions and events, the main ones being the parades taking place through the old town at 11am, 4.30pm and 10pm. Playing traditional music and wearing spectacular dresses, the bands of revelers called guilds sing satire in the ancient Occitan language making fun of society and its rules.The carnival ends with the Nuit de la Blanquette when a straw effigy of the King Carnaval is burnt at the stake in the main square taking the blame for the sins people have committed during the festival. Information :
www.limoux.fr/ad_attachment/D%C3%A9pliant%202020%20carnaval.pdf
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February 11, 2020
February 18, 2020
Asian cinema

VESOUL. HAUTE-SAONE DEPARTMENT. The Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema showcases the cinemas of Asia and has been held since 1995. About seventy films coming from all over Asia, from Middle East to Far East will be screened including premieres as well as feature films and documentaries never released in France that take part in the official competition. This 26th edition features a focus on Tibetan cinema featuring fourteen films, a selection of twenty-four films having as theme «Liberty, Equality, Creativity», an homage to Israeli actress Roni Elkabetz, Japanese films inspired by Shakespeare’s works as well as three animated films. Screenings at the Cinéma Majestic and at the Edwige Feuillère Theatre. Admission : €7.50 / €6 per film. Five films pass : €30. Festival pass : €70. Information : 0384971085, 0384765582
www.cinemas-asie.com
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February 13, 2020
Mars 05, 2020
Fireworks in the mountains

COURCHEVEL. ALPS. Unique in Europe, the International Pyrotechnic Art Festival is a competition of firework shows taking place in different villages of the Courchevel ski area with snow and pine trees in background. Teams compete on February 13th, 20th and 27th as well as on March 4th and 5th. Information : 0147908002
www.courchevel.com
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February 15, 2020
Mars 03, 2020
Lemon festival

MENTON. FRENCH RIVIERA The three weeks long Lemon Festival features various events. Colorful parades comprising music bands and floats of every size and shape entirely covered with citrus fruits take place every Sunday afternoon and every Thursday evening. Dozens of sculptures made up of lemons, limes, and oranges, some of them up to 10 m high, are erected in the Bioves garden that is illuminated by light shows after dark. The agenda also includes a children carnival and parade, as well as orchid and handicraft exhibitions. Admission fees. Parades : €12 to €25 for adults, €6 to €10 for children. Garden : €15 / €12 for adults, €8 / €6 for children. Information : 0492417695
www.fete-du-citron.com
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February 15, 2020
February 29, 2020
Nice Carnival

NICE. The Nice Carnival is one of the largest carnivals in the world. The city comes alive during nearly three weeks of festivities, with processions, flower parades, prestige soirées, concerts and fireworks, attracting over a million spectators. The carnival processions, comprising 16 floats and over 1 000 musicians and dancers as well as the “flowers battles” are part of the Carnival not to be missed. They take place in a unique setting, on the Promenade des Anglais and Place Masséna. The 2020 theme is “King of Fashion”. Program varies every day. Admission : €12 to €26 for adults, €5 to €10 for 6 to 10 years old children. Free for children under 6 years old. Information : 0892707407
www.nicecarnaval.com
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