French Entertainment

Discover the most famous French Entertainment, classed by seasons and months

French Entertainment in


Salon mondial du tourisme, World tourism show, Paris, Porte de Versailles.

Tinta’ mars, Tinta’ march, (2 weeks in March), music and humour festival, Langres.

Festival international d’humour, International festival of humour, (mid-March), Saint Gervais.

Festival de Jazz de Grenoble,Jazz Festival in Grenoble, (mid-March), Jazz concerts.

Salon du livre, Book show, (mid-March), Paris, Parc des expositions, Porte de Versailles.

Vente des vins des Hospices, Wines sell of the hospices, (last Sunday), Nuits-Saint-Georges.

The French Entertainment in April

Tournoi de rugby des six nations, Six nations tournament, Paris, Stade de France.

Marathon international de Paris, International marathon of Paris, from Place de la Concorde to Château de Vincennes.

Festival de Pâques, Easter festival, chamber music, Deauville.

Printemps de Bourges, Bourges spring, (mid-April), music and songs festival.

Europa jazz Festival, (2 last weeks), international meetings of Jazzman, Le Mans.

Foire international de Paris, International fair of Paris, (end of April – 1st week of May), Parc des expositions.

Festival d’Amiens, Amiens festival, (3 days, begin of April), Jazz and world music.


Fêtes Johanniques, Johannics Celebrations, (begin of May), Orléans.

Récolte des asperges, Collect asparaguses, mostly at the edge of the Loire.

Grand prix automobile, Great automobile price, (week end of the ascension), Monaco.

Foire agricole d’Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Agricultural fair of Oloron-Sainte-Marie, (1st May).

La Bravade, The Bravado, (16-18 may), Saint-Tropez.

Festival international de Cannes, International festival of Cannes, (2 last weeks).

Semaine internationale de la voile, International week of the sail, (3rd week), La Rochelle.

Pèlerinage des gitans, Gypsies pilgrimage, (end of may), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Fêtes de la transhumance, Transhumance celebration, (end of May), seasonal migration of livestock to summer pastures.

Feria de Pentecôte, Pentecost feria, (end of May), bullfights and music, Nîmes.

Grandes Eaux musicales, Large musical water, (May to October), Classical music in garden of the Chateau de Versailles.

French Entertainment in


Internationaux de France de tennis, France international of tennis, (end of may – begin of June), Stade Rolland Garros, Paris.

Festival International de musique de Strasbourg, International music festival in Strasbourg, (all the month).

Cinéscénie du Puy du fou, (May to September), son et lumière, Parc des Espesses, Vendée.

24h automobiles du Mans, (begin of June).

La Villette Jazz festival, Jazz festival to La Villette, (end of June – begin of July), Paris.

Fête de la musique, Music celebration, (21 June).

Fête de la Tarasque, Tarasque celebration, (last week), Tarascon.

The French Entertainment in July

Festival d’art lyrique d’Aix, Lyric art festival, (June – July), lyric art, music dance, Aix-en-Provence.

Festival de théâtre d’Avignon, Theatre festival of Avignon, (all the month).

Petite Troménie, Small Troménie, (mid-July), penitents procession, Locronan.

Fête nationale, National Day, (14 July).

Festival du Comminges, Comminges Festival, (begin of July – end of August), classical music.

Les médiévales, The medieval, (mid-July – mid August), Foix.

Nice Jazz Festival, Festival Jazz of Nice, (1 week at the end of July).

Feria de Mont-de-Marsan, Feria of Mont-de-Marsan, (3rd week), bullfights and music.

Chorégies d’Orange, Chorégies of Orange, (3 last weeks), lyrics concerts and shows, antic theatre.

Jazz à Juan, Jazz in Juan, (2 last weeks), Juan-Les-Pins.

Jazz à Vienne, Jazz in Vienna, (first two weeks).

Tour de France cycliste, Cyclist Tour de France, (3 first weeks).


Festival Pablo Casals, Pablo Casals festival, (end of July – Begin of August), Prades.

Festival International d’Orgue, , (July-august), Chartres cathedral.

Foire aux sorciers, Wizards Fair, (1st Sunday), Parades - folk music and games, Bourges.

Fête de la véraison, Véraison celebrations, (begin of August), medieval celebration of the fruits picking, Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Corso de la lavande, Lavender floats, (1st week end), Digne.

Festival inter celtique, Inter-Celtic festival, (2nd week), music and traditional arts and crafts Celtic, Lorient.

Spectacle de force Basque, Basque Spectacle, (end of August), Hendaye.

Festival international de Sardanes, International Festival of Sardanes, (2 weeks), Céret.

Festival du film américain, American movie festival Deauville.

French Entertainment in


Festival d’Île-de-France, Île-de-France Festival, (week ends until mid-Oct), classical concerts in several places.

Festival des Cathédrales de Picardie, Cathedrals festival of Picardie, (end of September), classical concerts in the Cathedrals.

Les Musicales, The Musical, (begin of September), classical music, Lyon.

Journées du Patrimoine Days of the inheritance, (3rd week end), more than 4000 historical buildings, private most of the time, are open to the public and can be visited.

The French Entertainment in October

Festival d’automne, Autumn festival, (all the month), Paris.

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Arc de Triomphe Price, (1st Sunday), Hippodrome de Longchamp.

Festival du film britannique, British movies festival, (1st week), Dinard.

Saison de la châtaigne, Chestnut season, Corse and Perigord.


Foire internationale de la gastronomie, International fair of the gastronomy, (end of Oct – Mid Nov), Dijon.

Festival du film, Movie festival, (mid Nov), Dunkerque.

Les trois glorieuses, The three glorious, (3rd week end), Sell wines, Vougeot, Beaune, and Meursault.

Saison de la truffe, Truffle season, (until March),Périgord, Quercy and Provence.

French Entertainment in


Critérium international de la première neige, International rally of the first snow, (begin of Dec), the most important competition of Alpine skiing of the season, Val-d’isère.

The French Entertainment in January

Foire a la ferraille, Scrap metal fair, (end of Jan – begin of Feb), Scrap metal, flea market, Paris.

Saison musicale de l’abbaye de Fontevraud, Musical season of the abbey of Fontevraud, (Nov to May).

MIDEM Classique, Classical MIDEM, (end of Jan), Cannes.

Carnaval de Limoux, Carnival of Limoux, a tradition since the middle age.

Festival de la Bande Dessinée, Comic books festival, (last week end), Angoulême.


Salon de l’agriculture, farming show, (end of Feb), Paris.

Fête du citron, Lemon celebration, (mid Feb – march), Menton.

Carnaval et bataille de fleurs de Nice, Carnival and flowers battle in Nice, (end of Feb – begin of March).

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