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June 09, 2019
October 13, 2019
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 “Mowgli’s gardens” as the Westerling has a focus on India in 2019 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 in July - August. Admission : €10 / €5. Information : 0389382808
www.parc-wesserling.fr
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September 06, 2019
October 06, 2019
Eclectic music festival
ORNE. “Septembre Musical” is a music festival that takes place over five weekends in various venues throughout the Orne department. It offers a musical journey flying past flamenco and oratorio, sailing by jazz and chamber music and gliding over contemporary dance and opera. This year edition includes an Offenbach opera, The Trip to the Moon, a Gipsy evening featuring Rhoda Scott and the Choirs of Maine University, the Normandy Regional Orchestra and the Rouen Choir Chamber rendering works by Mozart, pianist François Dumont and the Symphonic Orchestra of the Republican Guard rendering works by Ravel and Dvorak, the Caravanserail ensemble and organist Jean-Baptiste Monnot playing works by Bach, trumpet player Lucienne Renaudin-Vary and the Normandy Regional Orchestra rendering works by Vivaldi, Boccherini, Piazzolla and Gershwin, .... Admission : €10 to €34 per concert Information and bookings : 0233269999
www.septembre-musical.com
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September 20, 2019
September 29, 2019
Cultures of the world
PARIS. For a week Paris beats to the rhythms of foreign cultures on the occasion of the 18th edition of the Week of Foreign Cultures. Having as its theme “Women artists”, it features dozens of events taking place in about 30 cultural centres that give visitors the chance to cross cultural lines and travel around the world with exhibitions, concerts, shows and debates. Information :
www.ficep.info
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September 20, 2019
September 29, 2019
Puppet Festival
CHARLEVILLE-MEZIERES. ARDENNES. The 20th World Festival of Puppet Theatres brings together around hundred companies coming from 28 countries from every five continents. This event is one of the biggest of its kind and is now held every two years. It has a family-friendly atmosphere with performances taking place in nearly forty theatres, halls, clubs, gymnasia, cafes and courtyards fitted out to receive shadow puppets as well as wire, terracotta, wood or rags puppets. The town also hosts an Off festival and several exhibitions related to puppet. Admission : €19 per show for adults, €11 for children less than 18 years old. Three shows pass : €45. Six shows pass : €72. Ten shows pass : €100. Twenty shows pass : €180. Information and bookings : 0324599494
www.festival-marionnette.com
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September 2019
September 25, 2019
September 29, 2019
British film festival
DINARD. BRITTANY. Devoted to British cinema, this five days festival gives viewers the chance to discover all the new British film releases in the presence of actors and directors. Each year, it awards the Golden Hitchcock prize to the best film in competition. Besides, the public is invited to preview screenings, as well as retrospectives and tributes to the great names of British cinema. This edition pays homage to filmmaker Mick Leigh and features a short film competition as well as sixteen premieres. Information :
www.dinardfilmfestival.fr
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September 27, 2019 Researcher’s night
FRANCE. Each year the Researchers’ Night is an invitation for the public to meet the researchers. During an evening, participants have the opportunity to meet the men and women involved in research and to learn about their work and the skills involved, and thus to gain a better understanding of what they deal with everyday in their quest to expand our knowledge and make technological progress. The 2019 edition features dozens of events taking place in 12 cities such as meetings and exchanges with researchers, shows involving artists, film screenings, games and tests, scientific cafes and workshops. Information :
www.nuitdeschercheurs-france.eu
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September 28, 2019
September 29, 2019
Secret gardens
LE MANS. The old town of Le Mans, known as the Plantagenet City, is a 9 ha district of cobbled streets and half-timbered houses dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. It also boasts a large number of small beautiful gardens, mostly private and unknown to the public. On the occasion of the “Entre Cours et Jardins” event, more than twenty of them exceptionally open their doors to the visitors while several public gardens and venues throughout the town host plants markets, workshops and conferences. Open from 10am to 6pm. Admission : a €5 pass giving access to all gardens is on sale at the tourist office. Information : 0243474030
www.entrecoursetjardins.com
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September 28, 2019 Techno parade
PARIS. Ten colourful floats and more than 150 DJs parade through the streets of Paris, from Port Royal to Place de la République. Hundred of thousands of people watch or follow the parade dancing or having fun in a festive and carefree atmosphere. A not to be missed event for techno fans but also for those more into electroclash, dub, tech house, new age, big beat or trance. Parade starts at noon. Information :
www.technoparade.fr
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October 2019
October 04, 2019
October 06, 2019
Muscadétours
NANTES REGION. During three days a wide range of events gives tourists the chance to discover the Muscadet vineyard in depth as well as the gastronomy and the heritage of the region. Wine tasting accompanied by a concert, market of local products, hike through the vines, introductory wine tasting courses, guided tours, wine and food pairing, cellar visits, art exhibitions are some of the activities on the agenda. Information :
www.lesmuscadetours.com
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October 05, 2019
October 07, 2019
A treat for whisky connoisseurs
PARIS. Whisky Live Paris brings together more than 160 distilleries and brands of whisky from all countries of production as well a selection of the best producers of spirits such as rhum, cognac, armagnac and calvados. Visitors can taste new releases, rarities and classics, participate in master classes and encounters with the finest experts, explorers and tasters from the world of spirits and gastronomy. Grande Halle de la Villette. 211 avenue Jean Jaures, 75019 Paris. Open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm to 7.30pm. Open for professionals and press only Monday from 10am to 6pm. Admission fees. Standard tickets : €64 to €68 per day. VIP tickets including premium whisky tasting : €120 per day, €195 for the weekend. Information and bookings :
www.whiskylive.fr
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October 05, 2019
October 07, 2019
Best of sake
PARIS. The European Sake and Japanese Drinks Fair brings together all the importers and distributors in the French market and in Europe as well as numerous Japanese producers. Biggest event of its kind in Europe, it showcases all products available in France and in Europe and it introduces new ones as well. Conferences, workshops, debates and master classes are also on the agenda. New Cap Event Center. 1-13 Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris. Open from 10am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission : €25. Only open to professionals from 10am to 6pm on Monday. Information :
www.salon-du-sake.fr
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