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October 18, 2019
October 26, 2019
Mediterranean Film Festival
MONTPELLIER. As suggested by its name, the Cinemed film festival focuses on the cinema of the Mediterranean basin but also presents films from Portugal, Armenia and countries surrounding the Black Sea. As usual, this 41st edition comprises a long feature, short film and documentary competition as well as the screening of more than 100 films that will be release in the last quarter of 2019 and during the first few months of 2020. This year, the festival pays homage to filmmaker Agnès Varda and the program also includes several premieres, retrospectives dedicated to Italian actress Anna Magnani with the screening of fifteen of her films, to Spanish filmmaker Isaki Lacuesta, to Italian filmmaker, Paolo Virzi, to French filmmaker André Téchiné and to Egyptian producer Mohamed Hefzy, a selection of animated movies and a horror movie night as well as a selection of documentary and short films shot in the Languedoc-Roussillon region during 2019. Screenings take place at the Corum-Palais des Congrès, at the Centre Rabelais and at the Diagonal, Utopia and Nestor Burma movie theatres. Admission : €7.50 per film. Festival pass : €85. Information :
www.cinemed.tm.fr
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October 2019
October 29, 2019
November 05, 2019
Korean film festival
PARIS. Around fifty feature films, documentaries and short films are on the agenda of the 14th Korean Film Festival in Paris. It includes premieres, new releases, classic films and a focus on filmmaker Kim Jee-woon. Several Korean directors and actors will participate in the festival and introduce their film to the public. Publicis Cinemas. 133 avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris. Admission : €8 / €4 per film. Festival pass : €42. Information :
www.ffcp-cinema.com
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October 30, 2019
November 03, 2019
Chocolate show
PARIS. The 25th Salon du Chocolat gathers together around 500 exhibitors including 140 chocolatiers and cocoa producers coming from more than 15 worldwide countries giving visitors the opportunity to discover, taste and buy an incredible diversity of chocolates. It features cacao tasting, recipe demonstrations orchestrated by master chefs, workshops for everyone, including for children four to ten years old, conferences and a bookstore dedicated to chocolate. The Salon also hosts the Chocolate Awards recognizing the best chocolatiers and the most remarkable chocolates in the world. More astonishing, international fashion designers and chocolatiers have created delicious and stunning costumes made out of chocolate. On display in the Salon, these costumes are presented in catwalk shows taking place every day at 5pm. Salon du Chocolat. Paris Expo, Hall 4. Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 7pm. Admission fees : Adults : €14, children under 13 : €6, children under 3 : free. Information :
www.salonduchocolat.fr
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October 30, 2019
November 30, 2019
Jazzycolors
PARIS. Jazzycolors is an international jazz festival organized by the Ficep (Forum of Foreign Cultural Institutes in Paris). This 17th edition features 19 concerts and brings together 19 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 Wallonia Brussels, Hungary, Serbia, Italy, Canada, Switzerland and Czech Republic as well as in the Goethe Institut, at the Sacem, at the Columbia Global Center, at the Danish Church and at the Embassy of Bulgaria. Admission : from €5 to €10. Information :
www.ficep.info/jazzycolors
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November 2019
November 07, 2019
November 10, 2019
Paris Photo
PARIS. France’s most important art fair dedicated to photography, Paris Photo brings together more than 200 galleries and art book dealers presenting worldwide artists. It also features an exhibition of works by women photographers, a selection of pictures coming from the A Stiching Foundation in Brussels, a display of works by pioneering Finnish photographers and filmmakers Bjorn Soldan, Heikki and Claire Aho, a selection of photographic portraits from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, works by Emeric Lhuisset, winner of the 2018 BMW Residence, portraits of Pernod Ricard employees by photographer Stéphane Lavoué and a selection of pictures related to climate change by New York Times photographer Josh Haner. Paris Photo. Grand Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 
75008 Paris
 Open from noon to 8pm, till 7pm only on Sunday. Admission : €32 / €15. Information :
www.parisphoto.com
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November 08, 2019
November 10, 2019
Fotofever
PARIS Showcasing galleries that promote young up and coming photographers, Fotovever brings together nearly 80 international and French galleries presenting works by more than 1 000 artists. It also offers a “Start to Collect” program guiding photograph enthusiasts in their first steps to build a collection with innovative approaches. Carrousel du Louvre. Open from 11am to 8pm on Friday and Saturday, from 11am to 6pm on Sunday. Admission : €19 / €10. Information :
www.fotofeverartfair.com
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November 15, 2019
November 17, 2019
Artists open doors in Montmartre
PARIS. About eighty artists members of the Association d’Anvers aux Abbesses and living or working in the Montmartre / Anvers neighborhoods open their 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 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 15, 2019
November 17, 2019
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 include concerts and a gastronomic dinner at Château Margaux. Information :
www.margaux-saveurs.com
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November 16, 2019
November 17, 2019
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 20, 2019
November 24, 2019
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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