Fantastic spring festivals and events in France

Paris marathon 2012 Kyle Taylor, Dream it. Do it./Flickr

Paris marathon 2012 ©Kyle Taylor, Dream it. Do it./Flickr

Are you a fan of festivals willing to visit France this spring? I have good news for you! I’ve found the best and most fantastic spring festivals and events in France which I will present you below. Whether you visit France during March, April or May, you will notice that there are several spring festivals held all over the country.

French people love their festivals and you should also join them while celebrating music, dance or even food. Whatever your preferences are, you will surely find at least one festival that will satisfy your requirements. Some of the best spring festivals of France are the following: Chocolate Days Festival, French Open, several jazz festivals, Paris marathon, the Feria de Nîmes and so on.

Chocolate Days Festival

The city of Bayonne, which is situated in South West France, hosts every year the fantastic Chocolate Days Festival. This amazing and fascinating event is dedicated to the best-known tradition of the city – chocolate making. This tradition was introduced to the city of Bayonne by Jewish people who arrived from Portugal. Local people adopted this craft and refined it. Later, the city became the best-known location for chocolate making. The festival is held every year on the 14th and 15th of May. (February 2013) If you love chocolate and you are interested in chocolate making, I suggest you not to miss this fantastic festival.

French Open

Later in spring, between the 23rd of May and the 7th of June (February 2013) Paris hosts a fantastic event named French Open. It is actually a tennis championship, one of the best-known sports events in France. This event is extremely popular among visitors, so be prepared for crowds and if you want to attend the event, make sure to buy your tickets in time.

French Open 2010 Destination Europe/Flickr

French Open 2010 ©Destination Europe/Flickr

Jazz festivals

There are several jazz festivals all over France. If you are a fan of jazz, France is your destination! One of the several jazz festivals is the Festival de Jazz in Amiens which is an annual event held between early March and early April. Another such festival is the Grenoble Annual Jazz Festival (held from the middle to the end of March). The annual Europa Jazz Festival is held at Le Mans between the 1st of April and 11th of May. As you can see, you have several options of which to choose.

Paris marathon

One of the most popular events of Paris, the Paris marathon invites everyone to run around the magnificent city. This worldwide famous event is held every April and it lasts for one day only. Over 30.000 runners join the event and many other people watch them. I suggest you not to miss it either!

Paris marathon 2012 Kyle Taylor, Dream it. Do it./Flickr

Paris marathon 2012 ©Kyle Taylor, Dream it. Do it./Flickr

Feria de Nîmes

Nîmes is well-known for its magnificent amphitheatre. The city hosts two times a year a great event commemorating the bullfights held in the past in the amphitheatre. The festival involves traditional bullfighting, paradesmusic, dancing and firework displays. If you would like to attend a real interesting and fascinating festival, I suggest you to go to Nîmes between the 19th and 24th of May. (February 2013)

Nimes Arena Wolfgang Staudt/Flickr

Nimes Arena ©Wolfgang Staudt/Flickr


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