Easter Holidays France 2014:
Good Friday (only in the Moselle, the Bas-Rhin and the Haut-Rhin) – 18 Apr 2014
Easter Sunday – 20 Apr 2014
Easter Monday – 21 Apr 2014
Read more about Public holidays 2014 in France
Nationwide events in France, April 2014:
4-6 April – Les Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art
European Days of Crafts invites the public to meet men and women of passion, artisans and producers of lace, cabinets, leather and all areas of craftsmanship as 5000 events take place across France. Professionals reveal their secrets and ground breaking discoveries in a series of workshops, demonstrations of skills, open doors in the training centres as well as exhibitions, conferences or seminars. Themed tours are arranged or wander at your will to visit those involved. Details http://www.institut-metiersdart.org
Last Weekend of April
10 regions, 23 departments take part in La Ferme de la Ferme. Open days at Farms everywhere – you can find out what goes on, help out and try products http://www.defermeenferme.com/regions.php
What’s on- top events in France April 2014
Festivals, fun things to see and do in France compiled with help from France tourism agencies and from experience.
BRITTANY: La Fête de la Coquille St Jacques 12th & 13th April at the port of Erquy. Two days of fetivities at the home of the scallop! The ports of Saint-Quay-Portrieux, Loguivy-de-la-mer and Erquy organise an annual festival in honour of the queen of the sands. Boat trips, music, special menus and tastings. Come and celebrate the end of the scallop fishing season alongside the sailors who fish for them. http://www.erquy-tourisme.com
CANNES: Cannes Shopping Festival: 19th – 21st April 2014 Since 2004, beautiful people, fashionistas and dandies have started the year with a spree on the Croisette. A migration which is not made by chance, as winter is show time. And very glamorous it is too thanks to the Cannes Shopping Festival’s bumper festival. Over four days, festival goers can give free rein to their taste for fashion, luxury and gastronomy. They can take advantage of private sales, enjoy preferential accommodation rates from 2* to palace hotels, attend catwalk shows by promising young designers and recognised talents from the fashion world and dine at the best restaurants in the city. Gala evenings, synonymous with pleasure in all its forms, combine the finest foods and designs by the greatest international labels. See the website for Cannes Shopping Festival
CENTRAL: Chaumont-sur-Loire – April to October International Garden Festival see website for full details: http://www.domaine-chaumont.fr
NORD-PAS DE CALAIS:
Berck-sur-Mer – International World Kite Championships: April 12 – 21. Fantastic Kite festival on the beach with teams entering from all over the world – an awesome sight (see more on this event here). http://www.cerf-volant-berck.com/
Moringhem, Pas de Calais – For the whole month of April the villagers of Moringhem adorn their village with a Scarecrow Festival – 40,000 visitors turn up every year to see them!
PARIS, Marathon April 6th http://www.parismarathon.com
POITOU-CHARENTES: Vendée – Puy du Fou opens on April 6th through to September 30th. This spectacular theme park won a top industry award in 2012 with its lavish historical re-enactments, fabulous light shows and breath-taking night time parades and events. 2014 has a new show, new architectural splendour, hotel and restaurant. See more on Puy du Fou
Paris, April 30–May11 – Foire de Paris (Paris Fair). Every year the Paris Fair brings together thousands of exhibitors from all over France and around the world. It is an opportunity to find out about events and products, to meet people and make contacts, with sections focusing on home, travel and leisure activities. Over 1000 exhibitors from all over the world, gathered in Paris to promote their products and their region or country. A must for bargain-hunters, food-lover, art-lovers, collectors and creative souls. http://www.foiredeparis.fr/
Please note: We check every website for dates and details personally but changes do happen from time to time – please check websites for confirmation.
See what’s on each month in our Events in France, month by month section.