More Summer Festivals

Opera, Celtic music, rock and more summer celebrations.

The Duke Ellington Orchestra Plays in Paris

Even 40 years after Ellington's death, his famed orchestra lives on...

Cradle of History: Must-Visit National Monuments in Western France

From the world’s largest megalithic site to fairy-tale châteaux and historic dungeons, Marion Sauvebois rounds up this summer’s must-visit National Monuments in western France LES ALIGNEMENTS DE CARNAC Is it a ruined prehistoric temple? An ancient...

Summer Festivals

AIX-EN-PROVENCE Festival d’Aix-en-Provence One of the most prestigious music festivals in Europe, in several venues including the delightful courtyard of the former Episcopal Palace. On the program: Verdi’s La Traviata with star soprano Natalie Dessay, Mozart’s...
Menton Lemon Festival

Winter Travel in France: Things to See and Do on the Riviera

A selection of activities and events for visitors of all ages! Related articles: The French Riviera in Winter Riviera Sightseeing: 12 Must-See Historic Places on the Côte d’Azur Where to Stay and Eat on the French...

Things to See and Do in the Berry Province of France

Villages and countryside to explore, family attractions, art, architecture and festivals Related articles: Great Travel Destinations: Le Berry, The Green Heart of France The 12 Most Iconic Sites of The Berry Where to Stay and...

Lyon’s Festival of Lights

The city of Lyon is transformed into a brilliant kaleidoscope for its four-night Festival of Lights.

Christmas in France

France’s festive season kicks off on November 25, Saint Catherine’s Day, and runs through the four weeks of Advent up to Christmas, then all the way to Epiphany on January 6. The festivities revolve...
Fécos during one of the Carnaval’s afternoon parades

Top French Festivals: Carnaval de Limoux

Mark your calendars for this Occitan celebration in the sunny region of Languedoc-Roussillon.

Evenings out in Paris: The Soul Rebels

The New Orleans brass band arrives in the City of Light this June.