Important Festivals in France

Cannes Film Festival (May)

Cannes is widely considered the most prestigious film festival in the world, mainly because of its exclusivity and long history of premiering some of the greatest films of all time. The festival has launched the careers of many prominent filmmakers, like Quentin Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh.

Festival d’Avignon (July)

The Festival Off is a true marketplace for the performing arts and cultural events.

Festival de la Biere (July)

A beer festival is an event at which a variety of beers are available for purchase. There may be a theme, for instance beers from a particular area, or a particular brewing style such as winter ales.

Fête de la Musique (June 21st)

Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part.

Le Festival d’été de Québec (July-August)

Québec is known worldwide for the quality and diversity of its year-round festivities, offering something tailored to each season.

Nîmes Feria (August)


Bayonne, France – August 2, 2015: Crowd of people dressed in white and red at the Summer festival of Bayonne (Fetes de Bayonne), France

Feria is a word used in the Roman Catholic Church to refer to a weekday on which no feast is celebrated.

Paris Plages (July-August)

Rock en Seine Festival, Liberation of Paris, Paris Beer Festival, Jazz A La Villette, and Assumption day are a few main festivals in Paris in August.

La Fête des Vendanges (October)

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