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Best things to do in France in November

What’s on and where in France in November 2012 – here is the definitive guide to help you plan to get the most from your visit or your area.

We don’t want to give you any bad information so we only put the dates if we’re absolutely certain of them but we do give you a website wherever we can where you can check the dates and all other details.

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National Holidays in France

1st  November 2012 La Toussaint – All Saints’ Day.  All over France chrysanthemums are taken as a gift to put on graves as loved ones who have passed on are remembered.

11th November 2012 Armistice 1918

National Event – Beaujolais Nouveau – the new season’s wine arrives on the third thursday of November each year, the festivities start at midnight on Wednesday for this serious drinking event. http://www.paysbeaujolais.com/

Many of the Christmas markets in France start in November – head over to our great Christmas markets guides

Burgundy

Chablis – Fetes des Vins de Chablis – usually held on the 4th weekend in November exhibitors of wines give you plenty of opportunity to taste the best from the region.    http://www.vins-bourgogne.fr/

Chablis – Fetes des Vins de Chablis – usually held on the 4th weekend in November exhibitors of wines give you plenty of opportunity to taste the best from the region.    http://www.vins-bourgogne.fr/

Corsica Coast Race (Corsica): From 1 to 4 November, the world famous Corsica Coast Race will host a 100-km tour of the island with its departure and arrival in Ajaccio.

Nord Pas-de-Calais

Etaples – Festival of the Herring (Fête du Hareng Roi), every year on the banks of the River Canche in the town of Etaples the humble herring is celebrated – cooked to your wishes – grilled, marinated, smoked accompanied by a hunk of French bread and a hearty glass of wine.   http://www.etaples-tourisme.com/

Paris

Disneyland Fireworks Spectacular

Pays-de-la-Loire

Vendée – Vendée Globe Race : From 10 November, the region of Vendée will host the famous “Vendée Globe Race”, a sailing contest around the world with no stops.

Rhone Alpes Cote D’Azur

Annecy,  Sevrier, 4.a few kilometres south of Annecy hosts the annual Annecy Wine & Food Festival  a wine and gastronomic exhibition with tastings galore. http://www.salondesvins.org/

Lyon – Silk Label Festival From 15 to 30 November, this event will be homage to Lyon’s proud Silk tradition with exhibitions, workshops, themed walks, conferences…

 

 

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