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Mars 01, 2019
April 30, 2019
Focus on Art Deco
HAUTS-DE-FRANCE. A dozen of towns from the Hauts-de-France region boasting a rich Art Deco heritage offer a wide range of activities to discover this art style from the Roaring Twenties. Guided tours, special opening of buildings usually closed to the public, film screenings, conferences and workshops are on the agenda. Information :
www.printempsartdeco.fr
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April 07, 2019
May 02, 2019
Kid’s Folies
SAINT-JEAN-DE-MONTS. VENDEE. Kid’s Folies is a children's festival aiming to bring children and parents together in a whirlwind of activities featuring entertainment, shows, exhibitions, workshops, games, sports, an evening party including a firework and lots of surprises. The theme of this year’s edition is “Africa”. Information : 0826887887
www.saint-jean-de-monts.com/kid-s-folies.html
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April 07, 2019
May 26, 2019
Party at horse racetracks
PARIS. Two Parisians horse racetracks open their gates to everyone on three Sundays. Each fixture provides a choice of seven or eight flat or hurdles races as well as entertainment and activities for young and old alike. Named “Dimanches au galop”, these events take place, on April 7th, 14th and 28th as well as on May 12th and 26th at Paris Longchamps racetrack, on April 21st as well as on May 18th and 19th at Auteuil racetrack. Admission : €8 / €5, free for children under 12 years old. Information :
www.dimanchesaugalop.com
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April 25, 2019
April 29, 2019
Fashion and photography
HYERES, NEAR TOULON. Through two competitions, the International Fashion and Photography Festival showcases young promising artists in the fields of fashion and photography. Ten fashions designers present to the public their first collection in a series of fashion shows while an exhibition brings together the works of the ten selected photographers. The event also features conferences and workshops. Villa Noailles. Montée Noailles, 83400 Hyères. Open Thursday from 6pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 8pm, Sunday from 10am to 6pm, Monday from 11am to 2pm. Information : 0498080198
villanoailles-hyeres.com/festivals/34e-fimpah
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April 2019
April 29, 2019
May 08, 2019
Joan of Arc festival
ORLEANS. Each year, Orleans commemorates the lifting of the siege of the city by the English army on May 8th, 1429. Festivities include a medieval market, a medieval party, a military parade and an historical procession led by a girl in armor on horseback evoking Joan of Arc going through the city, the handing over of the Standard ceremony, a sound and light show on the façade of the cathedral and a set electro with famous DJs. Information :
www.orleansjeannedarc.fr/1/programme_2019_1294842.html
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May 2019
May 03, 2019
May 05, 2019
Roman games
NIMES. For a weekend, the city of Nîmes takes you back to the roman age with the “Grand Jeux Romains”. Parade of troops, imperial cult ceremony, themed visits, documentary screenings, demonstrations, exhibitions and conferences are held in different venues throughout the city. The highlight is the show taking place each afternoon in the arena, one of the nicest in Europe. Having the Barbarian Kings as its theme, it features the war between several Celt tribes and the the Romans from 113 to 101 BC in Southeastern France as well as horse races and gladiator fights. In addition, several workshops introduce kids to Roman mythology, Roman board games and archeology. Opening of the Arena from 10am. to 6pm. Admission to the circus games : from €15 to €59 for adults, from €5 to €39 for kids under 12s. Information : 0466218256
www.arenes-nimes.com
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May 04, 2019
May 05, 2019
Saint-Emilion open doors
SAINT-EMILION, NEAR BORDEAUX. More than 80 wineries from the Saint-Emilion, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Lussac Saint-Emilion and Puisseguin Saint-Emilion appellations open their doors and offer free wine tasting, architectural or historical themed visits, playful activities, art exhibitions, cooking or artistic workshops and tasting of local produces. Wine tasting introductions and workshops led by the wine school of Bordeaux are also held at the Maison du Vin of Saint-Emilion and a diner vigneron (winegrower dinner) is organized the Saturday at 8pm at Saint-Emilion. Wine tasting introduction and workshop : €25 / €20 per person. Winegrower dinner : €32 per adult, €15 per child. Information and bookings : 0557555055
vins-saint-emilion.com/en/events/the-saint-emilion-open-house/
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May 11, 2019
May 12, 2019
Open door weekend at wine cellars
COTES DE BOURG. NEAR BORDEAUX. More than hundred châteaux of the Côtes de Bourg appellation welcome visitors wishing to taste their wines, discover art exhibitions and tour their properties on foot or on horseback. In addition the Maison du Vin des Côtes de Bourg hosts a temporary wine bar and organizes river cruises, wine tasting and wine blending introductions as well as a hike and a car rally through the vineyards of the appellation. Information and registrations : 0557948020
www.cotes-de-bourg.com/tous-o-chais/
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May 16, 2019
May 27, 2019
Saint-Germain Jazz Festival
PARIS. The love affair between jazz and Saint-Germain-des-Près goes back to the post-War years when Boris Vian, Miles Davis, Sidney Bechet and Duke Ellington introduced France to New Orleans music. Each spring, this district of Paris revives its mythical musical past with a festival featuring concerts, exhibitions and encounters. Evening concerts of this edition feature international stars such as Erik Truffaz, Kellylee Evans, Richard Galliano, Fred Pallem, Biréli Lagrène and Jeff Loiselet. The festival also features concerts by young talents such as Marion Rampal and Cecil L. Recchia & The Gumbo. Concerts are held in different venues throughout the Saint-Germain des Prés district. Admission : from €15 to €70 per concert. Information and bookings :
www.festivaljazzsaintgermainparis.com
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May 18, 2019 Mysteries night
MULHOUSE. ALSACE. In Mulhouse the museums night is also the mysteries night. From 2 pm till midnight, individuals and teams of three people go around the city centre and in nine technical museums in search for a lost treasure. The theme of this year’s edition is “UFO” and this treasure hunt first consists to solve dozens of riddles. Then, the four best teams face each other in a final game mixing adventure and reflection, and the winners are rewarded with a prize. Teams and people willing to participate in this competition need to buy a €7 “passport” containing all instructions and giving free access to all museums as well as to the public transports. Information : 0800940360
www.nuitdesmysteres.fr
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May 24, 2019
May 26, 2019
Gourmet hike
NIMES. Vignes Toquées is an event featuring two 8 kilometres long hikes through the vineyards of the Costières de Nîmes appellation punctuated with six stops where participants can enjoy fine dishes prepared by starry chef Damien Sanchez who runs the restaurant SKAB. At each stop they can also taste a selection of red, rosé and white wines from 36 wineries of the appellation. For the second time, there is also a 3 km long night hike with 3 stops where participants are offered the best dishes of the previous editions and the best wines of the appellation - Day hike. Price : €62 per person, €59 for under 26s. Departures from 9.45am to 1.15pm on Saturday and Sunday. - Night hike. Price : €90 per person. Departures from 7pm to 7.30pm on Friday. Information and registrations : 0466369625
www.costieres-nimes.org
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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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June 2019
June 14, 2019
September 07, 2019
Tosca, open-air opera
FRANCE. One of Puccini’s most famous pieces, “Tosca” will be performed at five exceptional venues around France in June, July and September. Performances will take place at the Parc de Sceaux near Paris (June 14th and 15th), the chateau de Vincennes, near Paris (June 28th and 29th), the Cité of Carcassonne (July 2nd), the Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris (July 5th and 6th) and the Hotel National des Invalides in Paris (from September 4th to 7th). Tickets prices ranges from €45 to €95. Information and bookings :
www.operaenpleinair.com
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July 2019
July 03, 2019
July 12, 2019
Classical music in chateaux
MEDOC. NEAR BORDEAUX. Les Estivales is a music festival offering to young classical musicians and singers the chance to perform in some of the most beautiful chateaux and wineries of Médoc, near Bordeaux. All these artists have recently won famous international music awards. Concerts will be held on July 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th and 12th. Invited artists are pianists Hervé N’Kaoua and Giuseppe Guarrera, violinist Léo Marillier, trumpettist Lucienne Renaudin-Vary, tenor Yu Shao, mezzo soprano Marion Lebègue, the Zahir Quatuor and the Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra. A wine tasting follows each concert. As seating is limited it’s wise to book early. Rates. One concert : €35 / €18, three concerts pass : €86, six concerts pass : €160. Information and bookings : Maison du Tourisme et du Vin de Pauillac, 0556590308
www.estivales-musique-medoc.com
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