National Event – many of the supermarkets in France host wine fairs during the month of October.
National Event in Paris – Nuit Blanche one night in October when all the museums, public buildings, monuments, swimming pools, cinemas, parks and historic sites are open to the public all night – revellers are given breakfast if they last the whole night!
Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand – Chestnut Festival (Fieira de la Castanha) 19-20 October. Every year tons of nuts and thousands of litres of cider are consumed at the tastings and exhibitions plus a chance to join in the harvest. http://www.foirechataignemourjou.fr/
Champagne-Ardennes, Reims: Chemins de Lumière à la Cathédrale de Reims, September 15 – October 19. Every autumn on a Saturday evening at 6.15 the Cathedral opens its doors, lights up and plays organ music. http://www.escapade-champenoise.fr
Nord Pas-de-Calais: Lille – Lille 3000 is an international cultural event in the beautiful city of Lille with a different theme each year as artists from all over the world are invited to participate and transform it into an amazing and crazy place!
Mountreuil-sur-Mer – Festival des Soupes et Pains – Soup and bread festival, last Sunday of every October – an authentic and fun festival with lots of entertainment.
Paris: Nuit Blanche 5 Oct. Prepare yourself for an evening to remember as Paris pulls out all the stops for one special night of culture. The City of light shimmers and everything opens until well past the normal hours allowing you to experience Paris in a totally new way and appreciate the city’s culture from museums and galleries to religious monuments and lots more. http://www.paris.fr/
Picardy, Amiens: Grand Rederie Amiens – the second largest flea market in northern France after Lille’s Grand Braderie held first Sunday every October.
Provence-Alpes Cote d’Azur, Marseille – International Fair 27 Sept to 7 Oct. Held at the Parc Chanot with around 40 countries taking part and hundreds of thousands of visitors to this exhibition of global food, gadgets, art, craft, culture and heritage – a family event.http://www.foiredemarseille.com
We do check all the dates for accuracy but please check the websites directly to confirm dates and times as they may change and we don’t want you to be disappointed.