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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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June 03, 2018
October 14, 2018
Ephemeral gardens
WESSERLING. ALSACE. A reminder of the textile industry in Alsace, the former Wesserling factory boasts one of the finest gardens in this region. Here, visitors can discover an English-style garden, Mediterranean terraces, a French-style garden and a kitchen garden. Every summer, the park hosts the "Festival des Jardins Métissés" (Mixed Gardens Festival), which invites experienced artists and students to create temporary plant-based works of art and to keep to a theme that is closely linked to the history of the Wesserling site. This year, the chosen theme is “Princesses and Samurais. Adventures in the Gardens of the Rising Sun” and visitors discover short-lived gardens made up of vegetables, fruits, textiles, aromatic plants and of course flowers. Parc de Wesserling - Musée Textile. Rue du Parc, 68470 Husseren-Wesserling. Open every day from 10 am till 6 pm, till 6.30pm on Sunday and in July - August. Admission : €9.50 / €5. Information : 0389382808
www.parc-wesserling.fr
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September 07, 2018
October 07, 2018
Eclectic music festival
ORNE. “Septembre Musical” is a music festival that takes place over five weekends in various venues throughout the Orne department. It offers a musical journey flying past flamenco and oratorio, sailing by jazz and chamber music and gliding over contemporary dance and opera. This year edition includes an Offenbach opera, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, a gospel evening featuring Rhoda Scott and the Choirs of Maine University, Pinocchio, a jazz opera by Thierry Lalo, the Russian Choir of the Moscow Patriarchate rendering works of sacred music by great Russian composers, pianist François-Joël Thiollier playing works by Debussy, violinist Nicolas Dautricourt and the Normandy Regional Orchestra rendering works by Sibellus and Grieg, .... Admission : €8 to €30 per concert Information and bookings : 0233269999
www.septembre-musical.com
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September 21, 2018
September 30, 2018
Cultures of the world
PARIS. For a week Paris beats to the rhythms of foreign cultures on the occasion of the 17th edition of the Week of Foreign Cultures. Having as its theme “Digital and virtual reality”, it features dozens of events taking place in about 30 cultural centers that give visitors the chance to cross cultural lines and travel around the world with exhibitions, concerts, shows and debates. Information :
www.ficep.info
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September 21, 2018
September 23, 2018
Fruits and vegetables Mecca
SAINT-JEAN-DE-BEAUREGARD, NEAR PARIS. This edition of the Plants, Fruits and Vegetables Festival organized at the Château Saint-Jean-de-Beauregard has “Unusual plants” as its theme. About 250 professional gardeners and horticultural specialists from all over France participate in conferences, exhibit and sell cultivars of annual, biannual and perennial fruits and vegetables. Exhibitors are housed all over the park as well as in the barns and the pigeonnier, a sort of dovecote for pigeons that is one of the most beautiful in all of France. Domaine Saint-Jean-de-Beauregard. 91940 Saint-Jean-de-Beauregard. Open from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission : €14 / €11, free for children under 10. Information : 0160120001
www.chateaudesaintjeandebeauregard.com
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September 21, 2018
September 23, 2018
Gastronomy festival
FRANCE. For the eighth time, France celebrates the great diversity of its cuisine with a food festival from this year called “Goût de France” and previously known as the “Fête de la Gastronomie”. Taking place all over the country, this festival features more than 3 000 events of all sorts such as meals, public banquets, food and drink tasting, workshops on creating high-end tableware and décor, special menus offered by restaurants around France, a culinary treasure hunt and so on. Information :
www.economie.gouv.fr/fete-gastronomie/accueil
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September 22, 2018
September 24, 2018
A treat for whisky connoisseurs
PARIS. Whisky Live Paris brings together more than 160 distilleries and brands of whisky from all countries of production as well a selection of the best producers of spirits such as rhum, cognac, armagnac and calvados. Visitors can taste new releases, rarities and classics, participate in master classes and encounters with the finest experts, explorers and tasters from the world of spirits and gastronomy. Les Docks. Cité de la Mode et du Design. 34 quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris. Open to the public from 1.30pm to 7.30pm on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd. Open for professionals and press only from 10am to 6pm on Monday 24th. Admission fees. Standard tickets : €68 per day. VIP tickets including premium whisky tasting : €120 per day, €195 for the weekend. Information and bookings :
www.whiskylive.fr
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September 22, 2018
September 23, 2018
Culture in Ile-de-France
PARIS. Over two days, “Culture au Quai” allows you to discover what the Ile-de France region has lined up in the next few months in theatre, concerts, opera, dance, museums and tourism. It takes place down by the Quai de la Loire, along the Bassin de la Villette, and it also gives you the chance to get special prices and discounts for these upcoming cultural events. More than a hundred concerts, extracts of shows and debates are scheduled as well as activities for kids. Open from 11am to 7pm. Admission free. Information :
www.cultureauquai.com
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September 22, 2018
September 23, 2018
Fantastic Picnic
BURGUNDY - FRANCHE COMTE On the occasion of the “Fête de la Gastronomie”, the Franche-Comté- Burgundy region hosts more than forty picnics taking place in chateaux, historical monuments, gardens and vineyards. Called “Fantastic Picnic”, these events showcase local specialties and feature guided tours of towns and monuments, wine and food tasting, musical entertainments and so on. Information :
www.bourgognefranchecomte.com
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September 22, 2018
September 23, 2018
Garden festival
PARIS. The yearly “Fête des Jardins” gives the opportunity to discover Paris’ green spaces including private ones usually closed to the public. This festival not only features guided tour of the gardens. It also offers kids and adults workshops, plants clinic, advices from professional gardener and special visits focusing on biodiversity and eco friendly gardening. In addition several gardens host concerts, exhibitions, street theatre and other shows. Information :
quefaire.paris.fr
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September 2018
September 24, 2018 Champagne from Sézanne
PARIS. Eleven champagne winemakers from the southwestern part of the appellation covering the hillsides surrounding the town of Sézanne organize a tasting to make you discover their production and the specificities of their terroir. It will focus on magnum bottles. This tasting is only open to professionals of the wine and food sectors. Galerie Joseph Braque. 4-6, Rue Braque 75003 Paris. Open from 3pm to 7pm. Information :
www.secraie.fr
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September 26, 2018
September 30, 2018
British film festival
DINARD. BRITTANY. Devoted to British cinema, this five days festival gives viewers the chance to discover all the new British film releases in the presence of actors and directors. Each year, it awards the Golden Hitchcock prize to the best film in competition. Besides, the public is invited to preview screenings, as well as retrospectives and tributes to the great names of British cinema. This 29th edition pays homage to actor Ian Hart and features a focus on films based upon Agatha Christies’ novels, a short film competition as well as seventeen premieres. Information :
www.festivaldufilm-dinard.com
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September 28, 2018 Researcher’s night
FRANCE. Each year the Researchers’ Night is an invitation for the public to meet the researchers. During an evening, participants have the opportunity to meet the men and women involved in research and to learn about their work and the skills involved, and thus to gain a better understanding of what they deal with everyday in their quest to expand our knowledge and make technological progress. The 2018 edition features dozens of events taking place in 12 cities such as meetings and exchanges with researchers, shows involving artists, film screenings, games and tests, scientific cafes and workshops. Information :
www.nuitdeschercheurs-france.eu
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September 29, 2018
October 07, 2018
Cartoon festival
SAINT JUST LE MARTEL, NEAR LIMOGES. For the 37th year the small town of Saint Just le Martel hosts Europe’s largest cartoon festival, the Salon International du Dessin de Presse et d’Humour. Hundreds of French and international caricaturists including the most renowned ones demonstrate their crafts or have their work on display. This edition pays homage to Argentinean caricaturists Quino and Norberto Lombardi, Mexican Boligan and German Kurtu. It also features collective exhibitions on the theme of migrants and peace in the Korean peninsula. Information : 0555092670
www.st-just-humour.fr
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September 29, 2018
September 30, 2018
Secret gardens
LE MANS. The old town of Le Mans, known as the Plantagenet City, is a 9 ha district of cobbled streets and half-timbered houses dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. It also boasts a large number of small beautiful gardens, mostly private and unknown to the public. On the occasion of the “Entre Cours et Jardins” event, more than twenty of them exceptionally open their doors to the visitors while several public gardens and venues throughout the town host plants markets, workshops and conferences. Open from 10am to 6pm. Admission : a €5 pass giving access to all gardens is on sale at the tourist office. Information : 0243474030
www.entrecoursetjardins.com
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October 2018
October 01, 2018
October 31, 2018
At home wine tasting
PARIS. LYON. BORDEAUX If you live in Paris, Lyon or Bordeaux, in October you can have a sommelier to choose among a dozen coming to your home to organize a tasting of red and white wines from the Crozes-Hermitage appellation. Called “Un Sommelier dans mon canap’”, this event offers you the choice between two kinds of tasting workshops. One aimed at beginners teaching how to recognize grape varieties and aromas. A second one focusing on differences between wines produced on various terroirs or by various winemakers of this appellation located in the Rhône Valley. Each workshop lasts 1 hours 30 minutes and includes the tasting of four different wines. Price : €50 / €65 for 4 to 8 persons. Book as early as possible as there are only a limited number of workshops on the agenda. Information and bookings :
www.unsommelierdansmoncanap.com
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October 04, 2018
October 14, 2018
Oktoberfest in Paris
PARIS. You dream to participate in the Oktoberfest but have no time to go to Munich ?... Don’t be disappointed Paulaner brings the event to you. The German brewery indeed organizes a Parisian Oktoberfest setting up a giant marquise where bands play traditional Bavarian music while waiters and waitresses serve Paulaner’s beer and Bavarian dishes. You can even rent or buy traditional Bavarian clothes. Paris Event Center. 20 avenue de la Porte de la Villette, 75019 Paris. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 6.30pm to 11.30pm, till 12.30am on Friday and Saturday. Admission : €34.90 to €44.90 including €15 for drinks. From €24.90 on Sunday evening. Information :
www.oktoberfestfrance.fr
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October 04, 2018
October 14, 2018
Paris Motor Show
PARIS. A biannual event, the Paris Motor Show is one of the major car shows in the world. Carmakers from all over the world turn up and hundreds of cars are on display. Many new production and concept cars as well as prototypes are expected to be unveiled. It also features an exhibition titled “Routes Mythiques” staging cars and motorcycles that are historically linked to these roads. Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles. 75015 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 8pm, till 10pm on Thursdays and Fridays as well as Saturday 6th and Wednesday 10th. Admission : €16 / €9. Free for under 10s. Information :
www.mondial-automobile.com
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October 05, 2018
October 07, 2018
Muscadétours
NANTES REGION. During three days a wide range of events gives tourists the chance to discover the Muscadet vineyard in depth as well as the gastronomy and the heritage of the region. Wine tasting accompanied by a concert, market of local products, hike through the vines, introductory wine tasting courses, guided tours, wine and food pairing, cellar visits, art exhibitions are some of the activities on the agenda. Information :
www.lesmuscadetours.com
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October 06, 2018
October 08, 2018
Best of sake
PARIS. The European Sake and Japanese Drinks Fair brings together all the importers and distributors in the French market and in Europe as well as numerous Japanese producers. Biggest event of its kind in Europe, it showcases all products available in France and in Europe and it introduces new ones as well. Conferences, workshops, debates and master classes are also on the agenda. New Cap Event Center. 1-13 Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris. Open from 10am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission : €25. Only open to professionals from 10am to 6pm on Monday. Information :
www.salon-du-sake.fr
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October 13, 2018
October 14, 2018
Vintage cars
LE BOURGET, NEAR PARIS. About two thousands vintage cars and motorbikes are on display at the 18 th Automédon show. As usual visitors can see a large variety of vehicles and this edition celebrates the French automobile body makers with cars produced from 1939 to 1970 and a focus on Henri Chapron work as well as the 50th anniversary of the Ford RS. The show also presents a selection of customized rods and Hot-Rods. Lastly, it features a market bringing together more than 200 spare part dealers and professional artisans selling everything needed to restore and maintain vintage cars. Parc des Expositions de Paris – Le Bourget. Hall 4. 93350 Le Bourget. Open from 9am to 7pm. Admission : €14 / €12. Free for kids under 12. Information :
www.automedon.fr
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