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May 27, 2017
November 04, 2017
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 Pierre Christophe Quartet at the Domaine Colline Saint Jean in Vacqueyras (May 27th), the Drom Blanchard Quartet at Domaine Berthet Rayne in Cairanne (June 24th), the Tipo Combo Quartet at the Domaine Brusset in Cairanne (July 15th), the Nora Kamm Quartet at the Domaine Rabasse Charavin in Cairanne (August 5th), several bands in the frame of the Jazz dans les Vignes Festival in the vineyards of Visan (August 24th), the Alfio Origlio Quartet in the vineyards of Cairanne (August 25th), the O.Hutman Trio in the vineyards of Sérignan (August 26th), the Mariannick Saint-Ceran Quintet at the Cave Cooperative of Roaix Séguret (September 16th), the Jean-Philippe Bordier Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Vacqueyras (October 14th) and the Philippe Duchemin Trio at the Cave Cooperative of Cairanne (November 4th). Admission : €15 per concert. Information and bookings:
October 14, 2017
October 22, 2017
Classic movies
LYON. Lumière, the Grand Lyon Film Festival always focuses on cinema history and comprises the screening of more than 170 long feature, short and documentary French and international films shot from 1902 to 2013. The 2017 edition pays homage to Wong Kar Wai, offers a retrospective of filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot and of actors Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton, a selection of films by women filmmakers, a selection of classic Westerns chosen by Bertrand Tavernier, silent films as well as an homage to film music composer Giorgio Moroder. Admission : €6 per film. Information and bookings : 0478767778
October 2017
October 19, 2017
October 22, 2017
Modern and contemporary art
PARIS. Annual showcase of French and foreign modern and contemporary art including paintings, photography, sculptures and installations, the FIAC brings together nearly 200 international galleries and more than 3000 artists. This 44th edition takes place in several venues. The Grand Palais, which is dedicated to modern and contemporary creation as well as to design. The Eugène Delacroix Museum, which hosts sculptures and installations, the Tuileries garden and the Vendôme square where are presented monumental sculptures and installations in the open air. Grand Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open from noon to 8pm on Thursday and Friday, till 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission : €37 / €20. Tuileries garden : open from 7.30am to 7.30pm. Admission free. Information :
October 20, 2017
October 28, 2017
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 39th 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 2017 and during the first few months of 2018. It also includes a focus on the new Algerian cinema, homage to Italian filmmakers Alberto Lattuada, Spanish filmmaker Fernando Treuba, French filmmakers Manuel Pradal, Dominique Cabrera, Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, Algerian filmmaker Merzak Allouache, a selection of rare short films from the collection of the Cinémathèque Française and a horror movie night as well as a selection of documentary and short films shot in the Languedoc-Roussillon region during 2017. 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 / €6 per film. Festival pass : €78. Information :
October 21, 2017
October 22, 2017
Open doors weekend in Graves
GRAVES. NEAR BORDEAUX. More than seventy châteaux of the Graves appellation welcome visitors and offer wine tasting, exhibitions, concerts, workshops and producers markets as well as games and donkey rides for kids. In addition the Maison des Vins de Graves hosts various activities including a dinner as well as introductory courses to wine tasting. Information : 0556270925
October 24, 2017
October 31, 2017
Korean film festival
PARIS. Thirty-one feature films and nineteen short films are on the agenda of the 12th Korean Film Festival in Paris. It includes two premieres, new releases, classic films, a selection of movies revisiting the 80s and an homage to filmmaker Cho Hyun-hoon. 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 : €7.50 / €4 per film. Festival pass : €33. Information :
October 26, 2017
October 30, 2017
Fair devoted to children
PARIS. Part tradeshow, part fun park, Kidexpo is a source of ideas and solutions in all matters related to the bringing-up of children. There are a lot of sports and games for kids to play, guided workshops, as well as forums to debate prevalent issues in childrearing today. Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles. Halls 4. 75015 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 6pm. Admission : €14 per adult, €8 per child, €18 for one adult + one child., €36 for 2 adults + 3 children. Information :
October 28, 2017
November 01, 2017
Chocolate show
PARIS. The 23rd Salon du Chocolat gathers together around 400 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 5. Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 7pm. Admission fees : Adults : €14, children under 13 : €6.50, children under 3 : free. Information :
November 2017
November 02, 2017
November 30, 2017
PARIS. Jazzycolors is an international jazz festival organized by the Ficep (Forum of Foreign Cultural Institutes in Paris). This 15th edition features 23 concerts and brings together 23 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 Bermans-Lapôtre Foundation and at the Carreau du Temple. Admission : from €5 to €20. Information :
November 10, 2017
November 12, 2017
Classical music for everyone
NICE. “C’est pas classique” (It’s not classic) is an event unique in France. During three days the city of Nice offers more than fifty free classical music concerts held in the Acropolis and other venues throughout town. This edition features great soloists such as violinist Nigel Kennedy, cellist and violinist Camille and Julie Berthollet, cellist Egar Moreau, guitarists Arnaud Dumond and Pedro Sierra, pianist Nelly Fourcade, baritone Ioan Hotenski and André Cognet, soprano Elisabeth Vidal as well as the Nice philharmonic orchestra, the Cannes PACA regional orchestra and the Monaco baroque ensemble. Concerts for kids are also on the agenda. Information : 0800740656
November 17, 2017
November 19, 2017
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 at the Hotel Mouret with the presence of musicians and artists. Lastly, a brunch offering wines and local products is held on Sunday morning at the Espace Pablo Romero. 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 : €32. Brunch : Sunday 19th from 11am : Admission : €30. Bookings from October 12th. Information and bookings :