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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
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:
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
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 :
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 :
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 :
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 :
July 18, 2018
August 19, 2018
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 Jean-Luc Godard, Tim Burton, Alain Resnais, Pedro Almodovar, Otto Preminger, Maren Ade, Gus Van Sant, Jacques Demy and Damien Chazelle 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 :
July 20, 2018
August 18, 2018
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 2018 edition welcomes pianists Boris Berezovsky, Nicholas Angelich, Seong-Jin Cho, Romain David, Nelson Freire, Marie-Catherine Girod, Momo Kodama, Daniil Trifonov, Alexei Volodin and Dana Ciocarlie, violinist Renaud Capuçon, mezzo soprano Marina Rodriguez Cusi, the Sinfonia Varsovia and the Tatarstan National Symphonic Orchestra to name but a few. Admission : from €16 to €55 per concert. Information and bookings :
August 06, 2018
August 25, 2018
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
August 08, 2018
August 23, 2018
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 band Apollo 5, violinist Gilles Apap, pianists Dana Ciocarlie and François-René Duchable. Port de Talloires. Route du Port, 74290 Talloires. Show from 8.30pm. Admission : €19 to €59 Information and bookings : 0450450033
August 16, 2018
August 19, 2018
Route du Rock

SAINT-MALO. One of Brittany’s top music festivals, the Route du Rock has become somewhat of a benchmark when it comes to British and American pop and rock and welcomes major bands alongside promising newcomers. Concerts mainly take place in the Saint-Père fortress built by Vauban in Saint-Père-Marc-en-Poulet, 10 km out of town, but a few ones are held at the Nouvelle Vague hall and every afternoon there are free performances on the Bon Secours beach below the ramparts of the old town. Etienne Daho, Grizzly Bears, Phoenix, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nils Frahm, The Black Angels and Patti Smith are some of the artists and bands participating in this edition. Admission : from €16.50 to €46.50 per day. Three days pass : €108. Information and bookings :
August 17, 2018
August 23, 2018
Piano Folies

LE TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE. PAS DE CALAIS DEPARTMENT. A music festival dedicated to piano, “Piano Folies” brings together about hundred and fifty musicians from all over the word including famous pianists such as Alexis Goribol, Mikhaïl Rudy, Boris Berezovsky, Jean-Philippe Sylvestre and Andreï Korobeinikov. 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 €150. Information and bookings :