Festivals throughout the year in France
By TTM on 11 October 2007 in Destination Guides
What: French Open
Tennis is played on a stadium named for a World War I hero - tRoland Garros. The dusty, tough clay is arguably the most challenging court of all the Grand Slams
What better way to do your Christmas shopping than at a market that is over four centuries old? No matter your budget or taste, the legendary Christmas markets of France will satisfy every shopper – and there is plenty to amuse the rest of your group.
What: Paris Fete de la Musique
How could you resist a pagan festival in the ancient tradition of St Johns feast when Paris simply overflows with music – from Opera to Chamber Music, Rock, Rap and Jazz … Pick your poison and plan to enjoy it all night long.
What: Cannes Film Festival
It might be the most difficult film festival to infiltrate – but if you only ever plan to go to one, the Cannes should be it.
This is the world's largest cycling race with the winner of each stage donning the distinctive maillot jaune (yellow jersey). The entire event is surrounded by a carnival atomosphere.
What: Tombées de la nuit - Experience Rennes at night
What: International Maritime Festival
What: Festival de Cornouaille - A celebration of Brittany's Celtic heritage
Brittany's largest folk festival is a showcase of Celtic culture, which remains at the heart of Brittany today. Folk artists, dancers and singers from across Europe descend on the rustic capital of "La Cornouaille" for nine days of revelry.
What: Fête des ramparts
This is a traditional fishing and culture event which translates as the 'festival of blue fishing nets' An abundance of fresh seafood and local cider is available at this celebration of Breton culture. Experience the fishing displays, Celtic music, costumes and fishing displays over the two day event, all set on the stunning Finistère coastline.
What: Sainte Savine Street Theatre Festival
An international celebration of theatre and performance, the small town near Troyes will surprise you with spectacles ranging from the bizarre through the sublime to the conventional.
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