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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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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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Mars 15, 2019
Mars 24, 2019
Documentary Film Festival
PARIS. Open to a wide diversity of writing, forms, and ideas, “Cinéma du Réel” is an international documentary film festival where the public and professionals discover the films of experienced authors as well as new talents, the history of documentary cinema as well as contemporary works. Through its various sections, the festival presents about two hundred films screened at the Centre Pompidou, the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Forum des Images, the Luminor Hotel de Ville and few other cinemas located in Paris. About forty French and international films participate in the International competition and this edition also features a focus on American Kevin Johnson everson’s work. Admission : €6 / €4. Information :
www.cinemadureel.org
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Mars 17, 2019
Mars 23, 2019
Concerts on the slopes
ALPS. The Porte des Soleil ski area hosts the unusual “ Rock the Pistes Festival”. French and international singers and bands such as Charlie Winston, Gaëtan Roussel, Feu! Chatterton and Hyphen Hyphen give concerts in pop-up ski-to totally wild mountain locations. All performances are free and all you need to see them is a ski lift pass and to hop on your skis to reach the unique sets built overnight. The Porte des Soleil ski area groups twelve French and Swiss ski resorts : Abondance, Avoriaz, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montrond, Morzine-Avoriaz, Saint-Jean d’Aulp, Champéry, Morgins, Torgon, Val d’Illiez-Les Crosets-Champoussin. Information :
www.rockthepistes.com
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Mars 2019
Mars 22, 2019
Mars 31, 2019
Women’s film festival
CRETEIL, NEAR PARIS. Créteil's International Women's Film Festival showcases the talents of female filmmakers with screenings of more than 100 short and long features fiction and documentary films including some premieres. The program focuses on innovation and discovery, featuring meetings with the filmmakers, and there are contributions from all over the world. Rates : €6 per film, 6 films pass : €28, 10 films pass : €40, unlimited pass : €60 Information :
www.filmsdefemmes.com
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Mars 27, 2019
April 01, 2019
Drawing Fair
PARIS. The Salon du Dessin brings together twenty-three French and sixteen international art galleries among the best of the profession. They present more than 1000 original works from the Renaissance to 1970 including drawings from the French, Italian, German, Flemish and English schools. This edition also features an exhibition of a selection of drawings depicting «Festivities in Paris" from the Carnavalet Museum of Paris and an exhibition of preparatory drawings made by designers from jewellery house Chaumet. The Daniel and Florence Guerlain Foundation Prize for contemporary drawing will be awarded on March 28th. It rewards a work on paper or cardboard created exclusively with graphic means. Palais Brogniart. Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris. Open from noon to 8pm, till 10pm on Thursday, from 11am on weekend. Admission : €15 / €7.50. Free for under 18s. Information :
www.salondudessin.com
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Mars 31, 2019 Women’s Carnival
PARIS. Thousands of women are expected to participate in the Traditional Feast of Laundresses (Fête traditionnelle des Blanchisseuses), the Paris women’s carnival. Everyone can join the parade on condition to wear a costume and men dressed as women are also welcome. The parade starts at 3pm from place du Chatelet, makes a loop through the 3rd and 4th arrondissements and ends place du Chatelet. Information :
carnaval-des-femmes.org
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April 2019
April 04, 2019
April 07, 2019
Contemporary Art Fair
PARIS. A modern and contemporary art fair, Art Paris gathers together about one hundred and fifty of the most dynamic French and international galleries marketing paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, videos and installations. The exhibitors come from 20 countries with more than 40% of them from abroad. This editions has a focus on two themes, women artists in France and Latin American Art from the 1960s to the present days. There are also a section called “Promesse” dedicated to young galleries and forty-five “Solo Show” each one dedicated to an artist. Grand Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open from 11.30am till 8pm on Thursday and Saturday, from 11.30am till 9pm on Friday, from 11.30am till 7pm on Sunday. Admission : €27 / €14. Information : 0156265234
www.artparis.fr
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April 16, 2019 Printemps de Bourges
BOURGES. CHER DEPARTMENT. Only a few well-known musicians come to this festival that gives to many new talents the chance to make their first major concert. This 41st edition features more than a hundred groups and artists playing rock and pop music, electro music, folk melodies, hip hop or world music. It includes Eden Dillinger, Zed Yun Pavarotti, The Slow Sloders, Slift, Mauve Celestine, Flexfab, Yolande Bashing, Roxaane, Desaintex, Joanna, Silly Boy Blue…. Shows are held in twelve different venues from noon to dawn daily. Tickets : from €10 to €50 per concert. Three concerts pass available. Information and bookings : 0248272829
www.printemps-bourges.com
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May 2019
May 24, 2019
May 26, 2019
Grands Crus weekend
BORDEAUX. Owners and winemakers from more than 110 renowned Grands Crus of the Bordeaux wine region offer tasting of their vintages. In addition, there are gala dinners during which a different wine will be served with each course in order to show the diversity of Bordeaux grands crus as well as two vineyard tours including lunch and tasting in chateaux. One going through the Graves and Sauternes appellations, one focusing on Medoc. The event also features a golf competition. Hangar 14. Quai des Chartrons, 33000 Bordeaux. Tasting from 10am to 5pm. Admission : €65. Gala dinners : €140. Vineyard tours : €99. Golf competition : €95. Information :
www.ugcb.net/fr/le-weekend-des-grands-crus-2019
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