Lyon’s Festival of Lights

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

On Écoute: Stuck in the Sound

Cartoon astronauts and '90s heroes Let's begin with an origin story. Formed in Paris in 2002, indie rock band Stuck in the Sound is made up of four nostalgia-prone men in their 30s (ish): José...

Paris Concerts: Homage to Sidney Bechet

The iconic music hall with host a special tribute to the jazz legend.

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...

Carnival in Dunkerque

Festivities in this northern city continue over 12 weekends between Epiphany and Mardi Gras, culminating on the last three days.

On Écoute: Thomas Dutronc

Mild-mannered manouche star with new album If it’s flawless musical heritage and easy cool that you want from your French pop stars, then you need look no further than Thomas Dutronc. For a start, his...

Banyuls-sur-Mer: Our Favourite Harvest Festival in France (and how you can be part of...

With France’s history and culture so firmly rooted in agriculture, the harvest season is perhaps the most magical time to visit the country. It is a time of celebration: when bountiful crops ripened over...

Festival Focus: La Saint-Vincent Tournante de Bourgogne to be Held in Vézelay

Burgundy's favourite itinerant wine festival, La Saint-Vincent Tournante de Bourgogne, is fast approaching. An integral part of the history of Burgundy wine, the festival takes place every year on the Sunday closest to January...

On Écoute: Yael Naïm

Singer, songwriter, citizen of the world... Born in Paris to Tunisian parents and raised in Israel, Naïm considers herself a citizen of the world. She returned to Paris at age 21 where she began composing...

Passion & Lumière: The Nice Jazz Festival 2017

It’s always a perfect time to visit the blue, blue Côte d’Azur, but this July offers a special treat – the return of the Nice Jazz Festival, which will take place in this ever...