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November 10, 2018
December 29, 2018
Christmas glass balls
MEISENTHAL. MOSELLE DEPARTMENT A little village located in Lorraine, in the Vosges Mountains, Goetzenbruck is said to be the place where, in 1858, a glass blower created the first glass Christmas ornaments because there was a drought and so no fruits to decorate the trees. Throughout December, a few km away, the Meisenthal International Center of Glass Art exhibit glass Christmas glass balls that have been created since this time and ball-making demonstrations by glass-blowers take place several times per day. Centre International d'Art Verrier. Place Robert Schuman, 57960 Meisenthal. Open daily from 2pm to 6pm except on December 24th and 25th. Admission to the exhibition : €5. Information : 0387969151
www.ciav-meisenthal.fr
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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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December 16, 2018
January 09, 2019
Ice-skating at the Grand Palais
PARIS. On the occasion of the festivities marking the end of the year, the Grand Palais gives you the opportunity to skate under its great glass roof as a large temporary ice rink is set up in his nave. Stands serve hot and cold drinks as well as food all day long and throughout the evenings. There are night sessions as well with entertainment, DJs and light shows until 2 am. Grand Palais. Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 7pm and from 8pm to 2am, till 6pm only on December 24th and 31st. Admission (including skate rental) : €17 to €25 / €12 during daytime, €29 for night sessions. Information : 0144131717
www.grandpalais.fr/fr/evenement/le-grand-palais-des-glaces-2018
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December 2018
December 25, 2018
December 31, 2018
Children film festival
LANS EN VERCORS. ISERE. More than fifty long features and short films including premieres and films released just before Christmas are on the agenda of the 31st Children Film Festival called “Jeunes Bobines”. This edition offers a selection of films aimed at 3 years old children and also features workshops and shows. Admission : €6.50 / €4 per film, €40 for ten films. Information and bookings : 0476954262
www.festival-films-enfants.fr
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December 26, 2018
January 06, 2019
Ancient funfair
PARIS. Usually accessible by booking for groups only, the Museum of Fairground Arts is exceptionally open to the public during Christmas holidays. This museum boasts one of the world most extensive collections of restored merry-go-rounds, fairground stalls and attractions from 1850 to 1950 that are displayed in order to recreate a funfair. Old and young alike are allowed to touch and play on the attractions, like taking a ride on restored merry-go-rounds. In addition, storytellers, mimes, acrobats and other artists offer various shows every thirty minutes. Musée des Arts Forains. 53 avenue des Terroirs de France
, 75012 Paris. Open every day from 10am to 6pm. Admission fees : adults : €14/€12, children less than 12 years old : €8, free for under 2. Information : 0143406344
www.arts-forains.com
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January 2019
January 11, 2019
January 14, 2019
Dive show
PARIS. The Paris International Dive Show is a must-see for diving enthusiasts as well as amateurs. It features all diving equipment manufacturers and tour companies offering dive tours as well as a diving pit giving the possibility of trying out equipment. The event also includes photography exhibitions and a series of conferences on sustainable development, underwater photography, great diving spots and so on. Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles. Hall 4. Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris. Open from 10am to 9pm on Friday, from 10am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 3pm on Monday. Admission : €13. Two days pass : €23. Four days pass : €29. Information :
www.salondelaplongee.com
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January 13, 2019 Classic car parade
PARIS. If you are a classic car enthusiast don’t miss the 19th Traversée de Paris. Early morning, around 700 classic cars will gather in front of the Château de Vincennes. Then, they will depart from 7.30am to 8.45am and will cross Paris, passing by place Daumesnil, place des Vosges, place de la Concorde, Invalides, Trocadero, the Arch of Triumph,…. The vehicles will be back in front of the Château de Vincennes from 11.30am and some of them will be on display until 3.30pm. Information :
www.vincennesenanciennes.com
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