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French holidays and traditions
Bank, religious and civil holidays mark out France’s annual calendar. Discover ...the origins and history of these holidays and traditions that are part of our popular culture.
New Year's Eve, New Year
31 December marks the last day of the year and the beginning of a very long ...night of joy and good humour. New Year's Eve ("Saint-Sylvester's Eve") celebrations are generally held among friends and family impatient to say the famous phrase "Happy New Year!"
This is one of the most irresistible experiences there is for cheese lovers! ...Smooth and incredibly flavoursome, this recipe is made from several different hard cheeses
Exceptional regions producing exceptional cheeses that bring the powerful, ...rustic savour of the Auvergne highlands to your table. Salers cheese comes from the high plateaus of Auvergne. Easily recognized by its thick, golden rind, it is a full-bodied cheese of unique flavour, lactic, spicy and fruity.
Christmas markets in the East of France
Magic, enchantment and hot wine... In the cities of the East of France, ...Christmas markets have been enthralling children and adults for centuries.
The Lemon Festival in Menton
Every year, the Fête du Citron is enjoyed by thousands of spectators who come ...from all over the world to admire the giant designs made entirely from citrus fruits. 2013 is an extra special year as the city of Menton is celebrating the anniversary of 80 years since the festival began!
Winter sales 2013
The five-week 2013 winter sales start everywhere across France on Wednesday 9th ...January 2013 and end on Tuesday 12th February.
« The Angel of the Odd » at the Musée ...d’Orsay
Calling forth the visionary creations of Goya, Fuseli, Blake, Delacroix, Hugo, ...Friedrich, Böcklin, Moreau, Stuck, Ensor, Mucha, Redon, Dali, Ernst, Bellmer, Klee and numerous other artists and filmmakers, the Musée d’Orsay is hosting the exhibition, "The Angel of the Odd", from 5 March to 9 June, 2013 in Paris.
Nice Carnival attracts more spectators than any other carnival in France and is ...one of the biggest carnivals in the world! Come and discover this unique and unforgettable atmosphere during three weeks of festivities.
Carnival season in the city of Dunkirk begins at the start of each year. With ...parades, marching bands, balls and bars, the six-week programme is packed with colourful festivities!
Christmas Markets and Window Displays
Towns and villages come alive and light up in the run up to Christmas. Discover ...France and its great Christmas markets.