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January 11, 2019
February 03, 2019
Hip-hop dance
SURESNES. NEAR PARIS. The Suresnes Cités Danse festival celebrates hip-hop dance for a whole month. It comprises more than thirty performances featuring twenty-two choreographers and about hundred dancers including internationally recognized ones such as Farid Berki, Lene Boel, Josette Baïz, Andrew Skeels, Anthony Egéa and Chantal Loïal. Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Villar. 16 place Stalingrad, 92150 Suresnes. Admission : from €15 to €28 per show. Information and bookings : 0146979810
www.suresnes-cites-danse.com
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January 17, 2019
January 27, 2019
Circus festival
MONACO. Patronized by Monaco's Prince Albert, the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival is the most important circus event in the world. It has become the annual rendezvous of the international circus community and is a must-go for circus lovers. It features spectacular animal acts, uproarious comedic performances, and masterfully choreographed acrobatic feats. Each act is judged on its technical difficulty and creativity by a panel composed of circus professionals, journalists, and specialists from around the world. Chapiteau de Fontvieille. 5 avenue des Ligures, 98000 Monaco. Admission fees. Seats : €30 to €190. Upper level benches : €20 to €45 for adults. Information and bookings : 00 / 377 92052345
www.montecarlofestival.mc
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January 17, 2019
February 10, 2019
Japanese film festival
PARIS AND FRANCE. The 13th edition of the Kinotayo Festival presents thirteen Japanese feature films representing all creative styles and subjects that have been selected out of last eighteen months Japan launches. Most of them have never been released in France and will be screened at least twice. Screenings take place at the Club de l’Etoile and at the Maison de la Culture du Japon in Paris. Information : 0631984685
www.kinotayo.fr
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January 2019
January 24, 2019
January 27, 2019
Comic strip festival
ANGOULEME. CHARENTES DEPARTMENT. If you are a fan of comic strips then the place to be at the end of January is Angoulême. This city indeed hosts an extremely popular comic strip festival that gathers together artists from all over the world. Exhibitions, workshops, autograph sessions, meetings with artists, as well as screenings of comics are held in different venues throughout town. Open Thursday and Friday 10am to 7pm, till 8pm on Saturday, till 6pm on Sunday. Admission : 1 day / 4 days passes : €16 to €22/ €36 for adults, €11 / €25 for children between 10 to 17 years old if booked through the internet. €19 to €25/ €45 for everybody on the spot. Free for children under 10 years old. Information and bookings : 0892390100
www.bdangouleme.com
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January 24, 2019
January 27, 2019
Thermalies
PARIS. Only show entirely dedicated to well-being, the Thermalies gathers together more than 300 exhibitors specialized in thalassotherapy, hydrotherapy, balneotherapy and spa. It also includes a tea-shop, a nail bar, a massage space, conferences, and workshops. Carrousel du Louvre. 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Open Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm, Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €10. Information :
www.thermalies.com
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January 26, 2019
January 27, 2019
Wine festival
BURGUNDY. Paying homage to Saint Vincent, the patron saint of winegrowers, the Saint Vincent Tournante is held in a different village every year. Located in the Yonne department, worldwide famous for its Romanesque basilica, the village of Vézelay plays host to the 2019 edition of this festival whose highlights are a colorful procession with wine brotherhoods and mutual aid associations as well as a mass in honor of Saint-Vincent. An assembly of the brotherhoods, art performances, musical shows and wine tasting in all cellars are also on the agenda. Cellars are open Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Admission : €15 online / €18 on the spot including a glass and 7 tasting vouchers. Information :
www.vezelay2019.fr
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January 27, 2019
April 07, 2019
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/votre-ville/histoire-et-patrimoine/carnaval/joomlannuaire/fiche/503-programme-de-carnaval-2019/54-carnaval
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January 30, 2019
February 03, 2019
Fantasy film festival
GERARDMER. VOSGES DEPARTMENT. The Gérardmer Fantasy Film Festival is dedicated to the fantasy genre in all its different forms: sci-fi, horror, the supernatural, etc. Nearly forty films will be screened including those taking part in the feature fiction films and short films competitions. This 26th edition edition pays homage to American director, screenwriter, actor and producer Eli Roth and to German actor, director and screenwriter Udo Kier through the screening of several of their films. Admission rates. One film : €10, Thursday or Friday pass : €30, Saturday or Sunday pass : €46, Week-end pass : €59, Festival pass : €99. Information and bookings : 0329609821
www.festival-gerardmer.com
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January 30, 2019
February 03, 2019
Folle Journée
NANTES. Every year the “Folle Journée” (Crazy Day) festival offers some 250 concerts and welcomes some of the greatest international performers. “Travelogue” is the theme of this edition and soloists, orchestras as well as ensembles render works created by composers while their were traveling such as Berlioz, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Haydn, Tchaïkovsky, Rossini, Dvorak and Albéniz. This event also features conferences and activities for kids. Cité Internationale des Congrès. 5 rue de Valmy, 44000 Nantes. Admission : from €4 to €30 per concert Information and bookings : 0892705205
www.follejournee.fr
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January 31, 2019
February 03, 2019
Contemporary circus
PARIS. The 40th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain presents a cornucopia of world-class contemporary circus acts, from juggling and flying trapeze to Chinese pole and contortion. It gathers together 22 troupes and artists coming from 20 countries worldwide who perform their acts in two totally different shows in front of the audience and an international Jury of circus professionals. Cirque Phenix. Pelouse de Reuilly, 75012 Paris. Shows at 8.30pm on Thursday 31st, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd at 2.30pm on Saturday 2nd and at 3pm on Sunday 3rd. Admission fees : from €25 to €73 per show, €20 to €25 for students. 2 and 3 shows passes from €62 to €170, €45 for students. Information and bookings : 0140555056
www.cirquededemain.com
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February 2019
February 01, 2019
February 03, 2019
Paris Hidden Face
PARIS. “Paris Face Cachée” (Paris Hidden Face) is an event giving tourists and Parisians the opportunity to enter places that are usually closed to the public like a Masonic Temple or a traffic control-centre and to discover unusual activities taking place in the city. Places to visit are located in Paris and in the surrounding departments of Seine-Saint-Denis, Val de Marne and Hauts-de-Seine. Booking from January 14th. Information and bookings :
www.parisfacecachee.fr
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February 02, 2019
Mars 23, 2019
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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February 05, 2019
February 12, 2019
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 five premieres as well as seventeen feature films and documentaries never released in France that take part in the official competition. This 25th edition features a selection of twenty-one films having couples as key figures, a focus on Japanese cinema featuring twelve films, a selection of nine films chosen by the Festival’s consultants, homage to Palestinian actress, filmmaker and scriptwriter Hiam Abbass as well as three animated films. Screenings at the Cinéma Majestic and at the Edwige Feuillère Theatre. Admission : €7.50 / €5.50 per film. Five films pass : €27.50. Festival pass : €70. Information : 0384971085, 0384765582
www.cinemas-asie.com
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February 06, 2019
February 10, 2019
Classic cars show
PARIS. Retromobile gathers together over three hundred exhibitors displaying a fabulous variety of classic cars, automobilia, motorcycles and young timer vehicles from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. This year’s highlight is the display of selection of Citroën and Mini models to celebrate the French car manufacturer hundred anniversary and the British car sixtith birthday. There is also a selection of Gnome & Rhône motorcycles produced from the 20s to the 50s. In addition, the Compiègne National Car Museum presents vehicles created by De Dion Bouton in late 19th century and early 20th century as well as a unique Lamborghini Flying Star, a concept car unveiled in 1966. One of the biggest truck ever built, the Berliet T100 is also on display as well as Panzer IV and Sherman tanks coming from the Saumur tank museum. Lastly, exceptional auction sales of automobilia and vintage cars and motorcycles are scheduled on February 8th and 9th. Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles. Halls 1, 2 and 3. 75015 Paris. Open from 10am to 7pm, till 10pm on Wednesday and Friday. Admission : €19 on internet, €22 on the spot. Free for under 12s. Information :
www.retromobile.fr
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February 18, 2019 Naval Battle of Flowers
VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER, NEAR NICE. Carnival in the pretty little port of Villefranche- sur-Mer is not only a parade through the town. The highlight of the event takes place at 2.30pm in the port where sailors bedeck twenty traditional fishing boats called «Pointus" with mimosas and carnations being in bloom at that particular time. After passing in front of the spectators gathered along the quays they throw the flowers at them. Information : 0493017368
www.tourisme-villefranche-sur-mer.com
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