The most visited festivals of France

The most visited festivals of France

Visiting France on your holiday? It is the best choice! France has a rich natural and cultural heritage. After visiting some of its natural beauties, Paris or other gorgeous cities of the country or the fantastic resorts, don’t forget about the events and frenetic festivals of France! The French love the festivals! Join them and explore the traditional and modern festivals, local events or celebrations. From music- to film festivals, from medieval- to gastronomical festivals, from sport- to ... [ read more ]

Summer Festivals in Provence

Summer Festivals in Provence

Provence is mild in winter, fresh and fragrant in spring and blazing in wild colors in autumn, but it's in summer that this picturesque part of France is really at its best. Summer is the season when Provence is pervaded with the smell of lavender and ripening grapes, and if you don't mind the often scorching Mediterranean sun, spending your summer months in Province is the best holiday anyone could wish for. But it's not just sweet idleness and rural tranquility in southern France this time... [ read more ]

Celebrating Mardi Gras in France

Celebrating Mardi Gras in France

Although Mardi Gras is more famous as the boisterous and debauched carnival celebrated in New Orleans and other places in the New World, its origins are much tamer, and they can be traced back to...France. Fat Tuesday celebrations were spread all over the world by French colonists, and as the centuries went by they stuck and morphed into something completely different. Visitors to France might be surprised by how different Mardi Gras is in France -it might as well be a completely different h... [ read more ]

The best Christmas traditions in France

The best Christmas traditions in France

Christmas is approaching fast, and in only a few months you can say "Joyeux Noël", or Merry Christmas in French. Celebrating Christmas in France is an important affair, with shopping for presents and decorating taking up much of the time of the French, but with much energy dedicated to following Christmas traditions that have been passed on from generation to generation. You can ind various Christmas customs from bustling Paris to the sleepy countryside. Some traditions are common all over ... [ read more ]

Why visit Provence in autumn

Why visit Provence in autumn

Provence is known mainly for its verdant hills, fragrant fields of lavender, vineyards and small rustic farms. But the Provençal outdoors can be enjoyed just as much after the lavenders had wilted and the grapes had been harvested. If anything, Provence becomes even more magical in autumn, when the light is softer and the colors turn from greens to golds and reds. Life does not stop in Provence once the summer is over, and there are plenty of reasons why you should consider spending the fal... [ read more ]

The best destinations for fall foliage in France

The best destinations for fall foliage in France

An autumn without any red and gold leafs is not exactly a great autumn, and anyone who has ever enjoyed the crunch of dry leaves under their feet will tell you so. Luckily, if you find yourself in France this autumn, you won't have to part with the traditional autumn atmosphere, because there are plenty of places in France where you can get as much fall foliage as you want. Besides, after the dead month of August, autumn is the season when France's cities and towns come to life again and res... [ read more ]

The best French festivals in August

The best French festivals in August

If you think that the Tour de France is the only exciting event to take place in France in summer, think again. There are tons of festivals that await you in the summer months, and many of them are just as exciting as the famous Tour de France, and even more so if you are not interested in cycling to begin with. There's an eclectic selection of French festivals or you to choose from, ranging from opera music to gourmet cuisine and sports. So if you travel to France this summer, here are some... [ read more ]

The best festivals in France

The best festivals in France

The French are fond of their holidays, and they take every possible chance to have a celebration. You can practically point to any day in the calendar, and there's bound to be a festival in France somewhere, from saint feast days to official holidays, or less conventional celebrations. So if you want to make sure that you can attend at least one major French festival during your trip, check out this list of the best festivals in France. Fetes Medievales du Dauphin d'Auvergne, Montferrand T... [ read more ]