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November 02, 2017
November 30, 2017
Jazzycolors
PARIS. Jazzycolors is an international jazz festival organized by the Ficep (Forum of Foreign Cultural Institutes in Paris). This 15th edition features 23 concerts and brings together 23 bands and singers coming from all over Europe. They are mostly young talents who are not yet well known outside their own country. Concerts take place in the cultural institutes of Denmark, Wallonia Brussels, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Switzerland and Czech Republic as well as in the Goethe Institut, at the Archives Nationales, at the Bermans-Lapôtre Foundation and at the Carreau du Temple. Admission : from €5 to €20. Information :
www.ficep.info/jazzycolors
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November 15, 2017
November 19, 2017
Beaujolais Nouveau celebration
BEAUJEU. RHONE DEPARTMENT. Beaujolais Nouveau is traditionally released at midnight on the third Wednesday of November. Known as the Sarmentelles, the biggest festival takes place in Beaujeu, the capital of the Beaujolais region, and attracts locals as well as thousands of guests from France and abroad. Festivities start at the end of the afternoon and feature a tasting competition with prizes, a gastronomic dinner and a show held in a giant marquee, a torch-lit parade through the streets of the town, the piercing of the barrels of Beaujolais Nouveau at the stroke of midnight and dance till dawn. The celebrations continue through the weekend with a Beaujolais wine fair gathering together winemakers of all twelve Beaujolais appellations, a wedding fair, traditional Beaujolais meals and a country music night. Information :
www.sarmentelles.com
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November 17, 2017
November 19, 2017
Artists open doors in Montmartre
PARIS. 72 artists members of the Association d’Anvers aux Abbesses and living or working in the Montmartre / Anvers neighborhoods open 43 studios to the public to show their work and meet art lovers. A collective exhibition of works especially created for the annual competition of the Association d’Anvers aux Abbesses is also on the agenda and takes place at the Atelier d’Orsel, 11 rue d’Orsel, in the 18th arrondissement. Opening of the studios from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, from 11am to 8pm on Saturday and Sunday. Information :
www.anversauxabbesses.fr
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November 17, 2017
November 19, 2017
Nîmes Toquée
NIMES. Organized by the winemakers from the Costières de Nîmes appellation, Nîmes Toquée features three events giving you the opportunity to meet winemakers, taste their wines and experience wine and food pairing. The first one named Room Service takes place on Friday evening at the Appart City located near the Roman amphitheatre. Maison Toquée, the second one runs the whole Saturday at the Hotel Mouret with the presence of musicians and artists. Lastly, a brunch offering wines and local products is held on Sunday morning at the Espace Pablo Romero. In addition, several restaurants in town serve special menus comprising dishes pairing with Costières de Nîmes wines. Room Service : Friday 17th from 6pm. Admission : €40. Maison Toquée : Saturday 18th from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €32. Brunch : Sunday 19th from 11am : Admission : €30. Bookings from October 12th. Information and bookings :
www.costieres-nimes.org
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November 17, 2017
November 19, 2017
Wine and flavors
MARGAUX, NEAR BORDEAUX. Margaux Saveurs is an event mainly dedicated to wine and flavors featuring wine and food tasting, cooking courses, workshops, visits of castles and a food market focusing on local products. In addition, it gives tourists the opportunity to learn the art of tasting through different level courses. The programme also includes concerts, a gastronomic dinner at Château Lascombes and even a golf competition open to all. Information :
www.margaux-saveurs.com
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November 2017
November 18, 2017
November 19, 2017
Herring and scallop fair
DIEPPE. Every year Dieppe pays homage to its fishermen by hosting a herring and scallop fair. A treat for the gourmet, grills line the streets, cooking up fresh, succulent herrings as well as scallops as the town remains the first French port for this mollusk. Beside, a market gathers together numerous fish and seafood traders as well as exhibitors of all sorts selling clothes, flowers and contents of attics. The event also features a fun fair, concerts, regattas and fishing competitions. Information :
www.dieppetourisme.com
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November 21, 2017
November 28, 2017
Cinemas of the world
NANTES. Each year since 1979 Nantes hosts the “Festival des 3 Continents”, a showcase for fiction and documentary films from Africa, Latin America and Asia. Ten films never released in France will compete for the Grand Prix rewarded by the “Montgolfières d’Or” while eight films recently released will be presented for the first time in France in the out competition program. The agenda of the Festival also includes a retrospective of films by Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok, a selection of twenty-three Argentinean films tracing the history of film production in this country, films focusing on exile and a selection o films aimed at 4 to 10 years old kids. Screenings take place in the cinemas Katorza, Gaumont place du Commerce, Bonne Garde, Cinématographe, Concorde, Grand T and at the Espace Cosmopolis. Admission : One screening : €6 / €5, five screenings : €25 / €22, ten screenings : €45 / €40, day pass : €16 / €13, festival pass : €65 / €50. Information and bookings :
www.3continents.com
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November 23, 2017
November 26, 2017
Inrocks festival
FRANCE. Organized by the magazine “Les Inrockuptibles”, this festival focuses on up and coming singers and bands. This thirtieth edition features Ibeyi, Django Django, Alex Cameron, Josman, Bon Gamin, Otzeki, Moodoïd, Delphine de Vigan, Will Self, Nadia Rose, Simon Liberati, Calypso Valois and so on. Concerts take place in various venues in Paris. Admission : from €27.40 per concert. Information and bookings :
festival2017.lesinrocks.com
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November 24, 2017
November 26, 2017
Paris Cocktail Festival
PARIS. For its 6th edition, Paris Cocktail Festival offers three events. An “Epicurieux dinner” scheduled on November 24th that focuses on cocktail and food pairing. On November 25th, a cocktail bus tour through the city featuring tasting and an historian telling stories about places linked with cocktail history like the Ritz hotel and the Harry’s Bar. A fair gathering together about fifty spirit, liquor and juice producers each of one serving on his stand a classic cocktail and one it created, both having as ingredient one its products. Fair from noon to 7pm on November 26th at the Elysées Montmartre, 72 bld de Rochechouart, 75018 Paris. Admission : €20. Information and bookings :
www.paris-cocktail-festival.com
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November 25, 2017
December 03, 2017
Horse fair
ARIS. The Salon du Cheval de Paris (Paris Horse Fair) brings together 2 000 horses, donkeys and ponys as well as a wide range of exhibitors presenting and selling equestrian equipments, horse vehicles, products for horse care and riding vacations. It also includes a children’s village offering pony rides, shows and workshops. Several events take place during the Fair. The Longines Masters, the World Arabian horses championship that allows visitors to discover one hundred or so of the world most beautiful thoroughbred Arabian horses, an International Vaulting Masters in which the planet's best vaulters confront each other during two freestyle programs, the carriage Paris’ Cup driving competition, the French Indoor Championship, and an International dressage competition. In addition, an equestrian show called created by horsememan Lorenzo and accompanied by the Tambours du Bronx music band will take place on November 25th at 8.30pm, followed by the Devoucoux Derby Cross, and on November 26th at 12.30pm. Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte. Halls 5a and 5b. 93420 Villepinte. Open Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 8pm, the other days from 10am to 7pm. Admission fees. Weekday tickets : €14 / €8. Weekend tickets : €18 / €8 Equestrian show : from €27 to €260 including admission to the fair. Information and bookings : 0892707307
www.salon-cheval.com
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November 30, 2017
December 04, 2017
Wines from all over France
PARIS. About 1 000 independent winemakers of all the French wine regions participate to the Salon des Vignerons Indépendants (Independent Winemakers Fair). For a small entry fee, the public get the chance to taste their wines for free – more than 6000 ones on taste – and talk to the winemakers. This fair is also a potential goldmine for the off the beaten track wines that are hard to find in shops. Best days tend to be Thursday, Friday and Monday. Saturday and Sunday are very busy with Parisians who stock up for Christmas and New Year. Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles. Hall 7.3. Open from 10am to 8pm, till 6pm on Monday. Admission : €6 / €3. Information :
www.vigneron-independant.com
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December 2017
December 01, 2017
December 23, 2017
Cultural Christmas in Alsace
ALSACE REGION. Created in 2003, The Noëlies are held all over Alsace and comprise a broad range of entertainment and events. Shows, exhibitions, classical music concerts and choir performances carry audiences off on a spiritual voyage through the heart of the Alsatian Christmas. Musicians and bands giving concerts include the Boni Pueri Maitrise from Prague rendering works by Mozart, Haendel and John Lennon, the Bratislava Boys choir performing works by Couperin, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Duruflé, Hortus Musicalis an ensemble that renders Christmas pieces by Charpentier, Daquin and Balbastre, the Magnificat Girls choir from Budapest that will perform works by Zoltan Kodaly and other Hungarian composers, the Ksang 6 Ensemble that will perform works by British and contemporary composers, and the Prague Gentlemen Singers that will render English, German, Danish, Polish and Czech Christmas pieces. Information and bookings : 0390410202
www.noelies.com
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December 01, 2017
December 02, 2017
Grand Tasting
PARIS. Le Grand Tasting is an event offering wine tasting, tasting and champagne master classes, wine and food pairing workshops and so on. Around 350 wineries from the French regions plus a few from Italy and other foreign countries are represented, both established names and worthy newcomers selected by Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve, two of France’s most pre-eminent wine critics. Carrousel du Louvre. 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Open from 10.15am to 8.30pm on Friday 1st, from 10.15am to 6pm on Saturday 2nd. Admission : €30 per day, €35 per two days on internet. €35/€40 on the spot. Master classes from €25 to €40. Information and bookings :
www.grandtasting.com
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