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...

Christmas and New Year’s Classical Concerts in Paris

For a truly special experience this festive season, the classical Christmas and New Year’s concerts at La Sainte-Chapelle ought to hit the spot. A masterpiece of Gothic architecture nestled on the Ile de la...

Autumn in Normandy Festival

Culture vultures won't want to miss this festival with world-class performing arts.

Besançon Music Festival

There couldn’t be a more imposing backdrop for one of the oldest and most prestigious music festivals in France than the Citadelle de Besançon. Open to recitals and chamber music, it is the symphonic...

More Summer Festivals

Opera, Celtic music, rock and more summer celebrations.

Summer Festivals

The summer festival season in France starts with opera, jazz, theater, and more.

Vintage France Celebrates the French Chanson

Vintage France, by Putumayo World Music, offers a new spin on classic French chansons.

Lyon’s Festival of Lights

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

Live from Aix-en-Provence: Day 5

Charpentier's music is marvelous, but updating this tragic opera to the early 20th century doesn't work.

Live from Aix-en-Provence: Day 2

This article is the second in a series on the 2012 Aix festival. Read the previous article in our Culture section. Enchanted Evening The young cast and crew of the Festival’s new production of Maurice Ravel’s...