"A door to Provence in the middle of Paris:" From February 18, 2022 to January 1, 2023, the Atelier des Lumières in Paris takes us on an unusual journey through…

Castres The town of Castres  (81 Tarn, Occitanie) celebrates the end of Lent (3rd weekend of March) with a Carnaval with a difference - a Venetian Carnaval! (Carnaval Venetian) 10…

The French, being very French, hold an annual day to celebrate their cuisine world-wide 16 April 2020 For the fifth year the Goût de France/Good France Festival celebrates France's prized…

The village of Tourettes-sur-Loup (06 Alpes-Maritimes, Provence) celebrates violets with its Violet Festival (Fête des Violettes or La Violette dans tous ses états) 5 -6  March 2022 . with music,…

At Châtillon-sur-Seine (21 Côte d'Or BFC) they celebrate the sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne wine with a Festival Fête du Crémant et Tape-Chaudrons -  19 March 2022 (3rd Saturday in March) The…

Mulhouse (68 Haut Rhin, Alsace) is the venue for a Mulhouse Beer Festival Mondial de la Bière in February. Held at the intersection of areas dedicated to beer in Europe,,…

The town of Limoux (11 Aude, Occitanie) south of Carcassonne and in the foothills of the Pyrenees, brightens up the winter months with its Carnaval which it claims as one…

Bordeaux (33 Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine) holds its Carnaval de Bordeaux/Carnaval des Deux Rives each year 8 March 2020 with the climax being a grand procession. In 2011 the theme was…

Paris holds its Carnaval on 27 February 2022 with a Sunday procession through the heart of the city traditionally from Place Gambetta to the rue de Rivoli and the Place de…

The French do take their local cheeses very seriously - not only do they have a National Cheese Day (La Journée nationale du fromage) 27 March 2022 with events throughout…

Every year a skating rink is constructed in front of the famous Hotel de Ville in the heart of Paris - in 2010 it is open from 21 December 2012…

Another supposedly British tradition has been hijacked by those Frenchmen! - This time it is the veritable Black Pudding, previously thought to be the highlight of Scottish and northern breakfasts…

The town of Albi (81 Tarn et Garonne, Occitanie) holds its annual Carnival celebration from 8 - 23 February 2020. Albi is perhaps best known for its pink brick Cathedral, the…

Nice (06 Alpes-Maritimes, Provence PACA) celebrates its Carnaval from 11 - 27 February 2022 with the theme of "King of Fashion" - this has grown into one of the largest carnivals…

In the depths of a British winter it is always enticing to look ahead to warm summer days in France. However, you need not wait quite so long if you…