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May 16, 2020
November 01, 2020
International Garden Festival
LOIRE VALLEY Held since 1992, this event features gardens created by landscapers and designers from all over the world whose projects have been selected by a jury. Having as theme “Return to Mother Earth”, this edition presents twenty-seven gardens combining harmoniously imagination, originality, poetry and nature. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. Open every day from 10am to 8pm till August 31st, till 7.30pm in September and till 7pm in October. Admission : €19 / €12, €6 for children under 12. Information : 0254209922
July 03, 2020
August 30, 2020
Beer experience
LILLE. This event traces back the history of beer over the last 5 000 years through exhibitions, screenings, playful activities, workshops and tasting. It includes the reconstructions of a hop field, a 19th century brewery and a modern brewery, tasting of ancient Sumerian style beer and Cervoise beer, an escape game, a Jacuzzi with hop essential oils, a bar with many beers to taste and so on. Lille Grand Palais. 1 Boulevard des Cités Unies, 59777 Lille. Open every day except Monday from 11am to 7pm, Friday and Saturday till 9pm. Admission : €10 (€8 online) / €6. Information :
July 04, 2020
November 15, 2020
Normandy Impressionist
NORMANDY. Having as theme “A new day, a new colour”, the fourth edition of the Normandy Impressionist Festival features dozens of events taking place in museums, art centres and towns throughout this region. It includes exhibitions of works by Impressionist painters and contemporary artists, screenings of films, book fairs, concerts, theatre plays, cruises, visits, themed meals and so on. Information :
July 22, 2020
August 23, 2020
Open-air cinema
PARIS. Like every summer, from Wednesday to Sunday, the Prairie du triangle of the Parc de la Villette is turned into an outdoor cinema. This year the program comprises a selection of successful films of all times such as Out of Africa by Sydney Pollack, Arizona Dream by Emir Kusturica, The Big Blue by Luc Besson, North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock, Thelma and Louise by Ridley Scott, Duck, You Sucker by Sergio Leone and Easy Rider by Dennis Hopper. All movies are screened in original versions with French subtitles. Parc de la Villette. Prairie du Triangle, 75019 Paris. Screenings at dawn. Admission free. Reservation required. Deck chair with blanket : €7. Information :
September 2020
September 04, 2020
September 13, 2020
The world of Jazz
PARIS. The annual “Jazz à la Villette” festival offers a program ranging from classic jazz to experimental jazz and African music. This year edition features artists and bands such as Baptiste Trotignon, Michel Portal, Bojan Z, John Coltrane, Fatoumata Diawara, Laure Perrudin and Roberto Fonseca. The festival also includes concerts especially aimed at children and screenings of films about jazz. Concerts are held at several venues around the Northern arrondissements of Paris such as the Cité de la Musique and the Grande Halle de la Villette. Admission : €15 to €32 per concert. Information and bookings : 0144844484 / 0144037575
September 05, 2020
September 06, 2020
Vineyards hikes
LOIRE VALLEY. The annual event « Vignes, Vins et Randos » (Vineyards, Wines and Hikes) invites you to discover the vineyards of the Loire valley through sixteen hikes led by winegrowers and some of them offer commentaries in English. They share with you their know-how and their passion for their work and their land, and guide you through landscapes listed by Unesco as part of Mankind's world heritage. Short snack breaks are organized along the way as well as musical, artistic and educational activities. When the walk is over, you can have a picnic with the winegrowers and enjoy the region’s best wines. Hikes are 4.5 km to 9 km long and take place Saturday afternoon in the appellations Saumur Champigny, Coteaux du Layon 1er cru Chaume Quart de Chaume Grand cru, Jasnières Coteaux du Loir, Coteaux d’Ancenis, Saumur, Saumur Nord Vienne, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Touraine Mesland, and Chinon as well as Sunday morning in the appellations Vouvray, Coteaux du Vendômois, Saumur Puy Notre Dame , Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Chinon, Muscadet Sèvres et Maine and Anjou Village-Brissac - Coteaux de l’Aubance. Some itineraries are suited for families and one hour wine tasting courses will be available on twelve hikes. Price : €7 per person online, €10 on the spot, €2 / €3 for under 18s. Wine tasting course : €15. Information and registrations : 0811119540