Want to know what’s on in France in the month of March then here’s our full guide to events all over France with lots of tips and details to help you 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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Carnival de Bayonne – a celebration of San Pansart, a popular character from Gascony’s heritage. It’s a lively event with a parade and the judgement of San Pansart. www. Bayonne-tourisme.com
Le Mont Dore
Trapper’s weekend – Dog racing, snowshoe rambling and cross country ski-ing and entertainment.
Parades, brightly coloured floats and giants in a night time parade. www.bourgogne-tourisme.com
Wine Auction – set in the spectacular Château de Clos de Vougeot you can bid for your favourite wines. http://www.ot-nuits-st-georges.fr/fr/
Carnival de Montbéliard – Street entertainers and food stalls – a vibrant carnival in this lovely town. http://www.ot-pays-de-montbeliard.fr/
Carnaval de Limoux – a masked carnival with local music and folklore. www.limoux.fr
Puces de la Cité – a very lively market with over 100 antique dealers every 2nd Sunday of the month www.tourismelimoges.com
La Trace du Fromage – you’ll need to book in advance for this one – the amazing cheese tasting event. http://www.laguiole-online.com/index/
Le saint Mont, vignoble en fête – Winegrowers demonstrate their knowledge and products to visitors. www.gers-tourisme.com
Le Touquet Car Rally – starting from the Town Hall and along the sea front, over 150 rally drivers converge on this lively seaside resort. http://www.rallye-letouquet.com/
Seine-Saint-Denis Banlieues Bleues – jazz, blues and world music in 16 towns all over Paris. www.banlieuesbleues.org
Pompidou Center “Matisse: Pairs and Series” Exhibition March til June 8th 60 paintings and 30 drawings
Musique de Jazz et D’Ailleurs – jazz performances in cafés in Amiens – a cosy and informal atmosphere adds to the ambience. http://w2.amiens.com
Côte-D’Azur – Marseilles
Carnaval de Marseilles http://www.marseille-tourisme.com/
Fete of the Violets
The whole village smells of violets, there are farmers markets, and a violet parade with a battle of the flowers! http://www.provenceweb.fr/e/traditions-provence.htm
Les Printemps des Poètes – the citizens of Nice go poetry potty in March and this annual festival sees and hears recitals over a two week period in bars, theatres, clubs and cafés all over town. http://www.printempsdespoetes.com/
Grenoble Jazz Festival – For more than 40 years now this festival has established itself as a premier jazz event in France with musicians from all over the world playing at many venues across the city. www.jazzgrenoble.com