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Annual events in France

Annual events in France

There are so many reasons why more than 80 million tourists flock to France each year. The history, culture, architecture, food, scenery, wine and art are just some.

With no end of ways you can spend your days; exploring beautiful villages, lounging on beaches, visiting châteaux, wine tasting and generally enjoying the French way of life.

It is also an added bonus that the French love a festival, and in many of the towns and villages near our self catering properties there are various events and celebrations held throughout the year.

In addition France hosts some of the most famous sporting events in the world. You can catch the grueling cycle race the Tour de France passing nearby in July or head to the Cote d’Azur to watch the Monaco Grand Prix in May.

Why not time your holiday to coincide with one of the following musical, cultural or sporting events and make your holiday in France even more special:


Festival de Cannes

Cannes film festival

The Cannes Film festival, the most famous and prestigious film festival in the world. Attendance is by invitation only, but visit the city during the festival and do some celebrity spotting.

Book a holiday property in Provence between 14th - 25th May and be sure to visit the Cannes film festival.



Grand Prix de Monaco

Grand Prix de Monaco

Run since 1929, this is one of the most important Formula One races, held in glamourous Monaco on the Côte d'Azur.

Book a holiday property in Provence Côte d'Azur between 22nd - 25th May and be sure to visit the Grand Prix de Monaco.



Festival de Carcassonne

Festival de Carcassonne

A huge variety of prestigious cultural and musical performances set in the magical walled city of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Book a holiday property in Provence Côte d'Azur between 18th June to 4th August 2014 and be sure to visit the Festival de Carcassonne.



Fete de la Musique

Fete de la Musique

Also called World Music Day, this takes place throughout France and is a celebration of music with many free concerts.

Book a holiday property in France and be sure to attend the music festivals on 21st June.



Fete National (Bastille Day)

Fete National (Bastille Day)

Known as Bastille Day and celebrated on 14th July each year, this is a major event all over France with impressive firework displays

Book a holiday property in France and be sure to visit the Cité de Carcassonne on 14th July 2014.



Le Tour de France

Tour de France

World famous cycling race starting in the North of England and carrying on for 3,656 km through France:
Starts in the UK on 5th July 2014.
Finishes in France on 27th July 2014.

Book a holiday property in France and be sure to watch the Tour de France.



les Journees Europeennes du Patrimoine

Les Journees Europeennes du Patrimoinex

European Heritage days allow you to visit many cultural sites, museums, galleries and historical monuments for free.

13th September & 14th September 2014 - Everywhere in France.

Book a holiday property in France and be sure to discover the history of France.

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