Spring officially starts on March 20, 2022 and festivals and events, as well as blossom, bursts into life all over the country. We take a look at some of the top events in France in March …
What’s on in France in March?
Sarlat: Perigord, Geese Festival Fest’Oie. From 5-6 March 2022, this famous annual festival takes place in the picturesque town of Sarlat and celebrates all things goose! Noisy flocks of geese honking through the medieval city, foie gras tastings, workshops and demonstrations. en.sarlat-tourisme.com/
Provence, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Alpes Maritime, Festival of Violets 5-6 March 2022. The whole village smells of violets, there are farmers markets, and a violet parade with a battle of the flowers! Held annually first weekend in March. tourrettessurloup.com
Rhone-Alpes, Grenobles Date to be confirmed 2022: Grenoble Jazz Festival. For more than 40 years this festival has established itself as a premier jazz event in France. Musicians come from all over the world to play at many venues across the city.
Limousin, Limoges: Puces de la Cité. A very lively market with over 100 antique dealers. Held every 2nd Sunday of the month www.tourismelimoges.com
Côte-D’Azur, Nice: Les Printemps des Poètes, 12-28 March 2022. People in Nice go potty for poetry each March. This annual festival sees, and hears, recitals over a two week period in bars, theatres, clubs and cafés all over town. www.printempsdespoetes.com
Pas de Calais, Le Touquet: Car Rally, 17-19 March 2022. It’s a crazy car rally through the countryside and along the coast of Pas de Calais. More than 150 rally drivers converge on the lively seaside resort of Le Touquet for this one www.letouquet.com
Lagouile, Midi-Pyrénées, Aveyron: La Trace du Fromage 13 March 202. A truly amazing cheese tasting event. www.tourisme-aveyron.com
Aquitaine, Bayonne Ham Fair: Date to be confirmed for 2022. For more than five centuries, the Bayonne Ham Fair has attracted gourmets to a festival of authentic regional produce. There’s also an omelette and ham competition! www.evensi.fr/bayonne-ham-fair-france-europe
Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis: Banlieues Bleues, Date to be confirmed for 2022. Jazz, blues and world music in districts all over Paris. uk.tourisme93.com/banlieue-bleue-festival
Gers, Le saint Mont, Vignoble en Fete, 28 February – 29 March 2022. Winegrowers demonstrate their knowledge and products to visitors. Held annually, last weekend of March. www.mairie-saintmont.com
Please note: We check every website for dates and details personally but changes do happen from time to time – please check website for confirmation.