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May 12, 2018
December 01, 2018
Jazz in the vineyards
VAUCLUSE. Ten jazz concerts are held in vineyards or in wineries. Afterwards, spectators are offered wine tasting and toasts. Concerts are given by the Switch Trio at the Domaine Colline Saint Jean in Vacqueyras (May 12th), the Barend Middelhoff Quartet at Château Jonquier in Séguret (June 8th), the Noé Reine Trio at Domaine Berthet Rayne in Cairanne (June 30th), the Frédéric Viale Quartet at the Domaine Brusset in Cairanne (July 20th), the Tricia Evy Quartet at the Domaine Rabasse Charavin in Cairanne (August 4th), the Antonio Farao Trio in the old village of Cairanne (August 25th), the Frédéric Monino Quartet at the Cave Cooperative of Séguret (September 22nd), Jeb Patton and Dmitry Baevsky at Sérignan du Comtat (October 20th), Les Doigts de l’Homme band at Visan (November 10th) and the Cédric Chauveau Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Cairanne (December 1st). Admission : €16 per concert. Information and bookings:
www.jazzdanslesvignes.fr
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October 30, 2018
November 30, 2018
Jazzycolors
PARIS. Jazzycolors is an international jazz festival organized by the Ficep (Forum of Foreign Cultural Institutes in Paris). This 16th edition features 21 concerts and brings together 21 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 Maison Heinrich Heine and at the Hôtel de Béhague. Admission : from €5 to €10. Information :
www.ficep.info/jazzycolors
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November 14, 2018
November 18, 2018
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 16, 2018
November 18, 2018
Artists open doors in Montmartre
PARIS. 84 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 the Atelier du Delta, 26 rue du Delta, in the 9th 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 16, 2018
November 18, 2018
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 17, 2018
November 18, 2018
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 2018
November 20, 2018
November 27, 2018
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. On the occasion of the 40th birthday of the Festival, the agenda also includes a selection of forty films produced since the year 2000, a focus on the Taiwanese cinema, films having as theme men and borders as well as 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 : €6.50 / €5.50, five screenings : €27, ten screenings : €50, day pass : €18, festival pass : €75. Information and bookings :
www.3continents.com
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November 21, 2018
November 25, 2018
Inrocks festival
PARIS. Organized by the magazine “Les Inrockuptibles”, this festival focuses on up and coming singers and bands. This 31st edition features Terrenoire, Miossec, Krisy, Rag, Loud, Vincent Darré, Aladdin Charni, Sein, Bonny Banane, Pedro Winter, Queen Zee, Eva Ionesco and so on. Concerts take place in La Gaité Lyrique in Paris. Admission : from €30 per concert. Information and bookings :
festival.lesinrocks.com
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November 23, 2018
November 25, 2018
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 in a place yet to be announced with the presence of musicians and artists. Lastly, a brunch offering wines and local products is held on Sunday morning at the restaurant of the new Musée de la Romanité. 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 : €35. Brunch : Sunday 19th from 11am : Admission : €40. Bookings from October 18th. Information and bookings :
www.costieres-nimes.org
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November 24, 2018
December 02, 2018
Horse fair
PARIS. The Salon du Cheval de Paris (Paris Horse Fair) brings together 2 000 horses, donkeys and ponies as well as a wide range of exhibitors presenting and selling equestrian equipment, 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 Paris All Breed Masters Western and the French Indoor Championship. In addition, an equestrian show created by horseman Pierre Fleury and Light Balance band will take place on November 24th at 8.30pm, followed by the Devoucoux Derby Cross. 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 €47 to €250 including admission to the fair. Information and bookings : 0892707307
www.salon-cheval.com
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November 24, 2018
November 25, 2018
Paris Cocktail Festival
PARIS. The 6th edition of the Paris Cocktail Festival gathers together about fifty spirit, liquor and juice producers each of one serving on his stand cocktails having as ingredient one or several of its products. The event also features cocktail making workshops and conferences. Elysées Montmartre. 72 bld de Rochechouart, 75018 Paris. Open from noon to 7pm. For professionals only on Sunday 25th. Admission : €20. Information and bookings :
www.paris-cocktail-festival.com
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November 29, 2018
December 02, 2018
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 and Friday. 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 on Thursday and Saturday, till 9pm on Friday and till 7pm on Sunday. Admission : €6 / €3. Information :
www.vigneron-independant.com
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November 30, 2018
December 23, 2018
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 Poznan Boy choir rendering traditional French, Polish and German Christmas songs, Thios Omilos, a male voice quartet from Leipzig, performing works by Bach, Poulenc, Praetorius and Dufay, Ingenium, a Slovenian choir that renders works by Schütz, Praetorius, Reger and Satner, the Graz Singakademie that will sing Austrian Christmas pieces, the Bergamasque Ensemble choir that will perform works by Schütz, Grieg, Whitacre and Poulenc, and the Bach Ensemble that will render cantatas of the Christmas Oratorio by Bach. Information and bookings : 0390410202
www.noelies.com
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November 30, 2018
December 01, 2018
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 25th, from 10.15am to 6pm on Saturday 26th. Admission : €30 per day, €35 per two days on internet. €35/€40 on the spot. Master classes from €35 to €100. Information and bookings :
www.grandtasting.com
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December 2018
December 05, 2018
December 09, 2018
Transmusicales
RENNES. France’s main cutting-edge music festival, the Transmusicales celebrates its 39th edition. This festival has the reputation of being able to recognize upcoming big names and it features nearly a hundred concerts embracing all music trends performed by French and international groups. They take place within the Exhibition Park and in different venues in the city centre. Admission fees : Day pass : €23 to €31. Weekend pass : €51. Information and bookings :
www.lestrans.com
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December 06, 2018
December 09, 2018
Lyon’s Festival of Lights
LYON. For three days dozens of contemporary light installations illuminate Lyon and draw a nocturnal picture of the urban landscape. Innovative and astonishing light works and shows created by young artist and internationally renowned light designers enhance the architectural heritage of the city. However it is not all neon and laser lights as artists also use more traditional lighting such as candles, fire and flames for their works. In addition, on December 8th the inhabitants of Lyon put thousands of candles on their window ledges and balcony. A tradition that dates back to 1852 when they first did it to celebrate the inauguration of a statue of the Virgin Mary next to the Basilica overlooking the city. Information :
www.fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr
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December 08, 2018
December 16, 2018
Boat show
PARIS. About 1 400 boats including nearly 300 new models, 600 motorboats and 500 sailboats are on display at the Porte de Versailles exhibition park. As usual all the major shipyards are on hand with their new models while marine outfitters and components manufacturers present an ever-increasing number of new products and innovations. In addition, all travel companies of the market offering cruises and sailing vacations and activities are at the show. Nautic. Salon nautique de Paris. Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles. Halls 1, 2, 3and 4. 75015 Paris. Open everyday from 10am to 7pm, till 10pm on Friday December 14th. Admission : €14 on internet, €16 / €14 on the spot. Free for children under 16 and for students under 26 who register on the website. Information :
www.salonnautiqueparis.com
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December 15, 2018 Skiing and free concert
VARS. ALPS. To celebrate the opening of its ski area, the ski resort of Vars hosts a free concert by French musician Matthieu Chedid. Free ski and snowboard introductory courses, guided tours of the ski area and snowshoe treks are also on the agenda of this weekend. Concert at 7pm. Information : 0492465131
www.vars.com
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