FRANCE 2017 - MAJOR EVENTS CALENDAR

  • Disneyland Paris, 25th Anniversary

    Disneyland Paris, 25th Anniversary

  • Men's World Handball Championship

    Men's World Handball Championship

  • Cité Musicale on Seguin Island in Boulogne Billancourt (opening to the public: Spring)

    Cité Musicale on Seguin Island in Boulogne Billancourt (opening to the public: Spring)

FRANCE 2017 - MAJOR EVENTS CALENDAR

MAJOR EVENTS IN FRANCE

  • France/Colombia Year 2016-2017

  • Marseille, European Capital of Sport

  • Disneyland Paris, 25th Anniversary

  • Le Havre celebrates its 500th anniversary (launch in May 2017)

  • The 100 year anniversary of the WW1 Battle of Vimi (Nord-Pas-de-Calais, April 9th)

  • Men's World Handball Championship in Albertville, Brest, Lille, Metz, Montpellier, Nantes, Paris, Rouen (January11th to 19th)

  • World Surfing Championship in Biarritz (May)

 

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS

  • Camille Pissaro, “The First of the Impressionists” le premier des Impressionnistes (February to July). MarmottanMuseum, Paris.

  • Rodin: Centennial Exhibition (March to July). Grand Palais, Paris.

  • The Brothers The Dwarf (March to June). Louvre-Lens, Lens.

  • Exhibitions Vermeer Retrospective (Spring 2017). Louvre Museum, Paris

  • Cézanne (June to September). Musée de la Chartreuse, Douai.

  • Ramon Pichot (October to January) at the Museum of Art and Industry André Diligent-La Piscine, Roubaix.

 

MAJOR OPENINGS

  • ▸ Cité de la Gastronomie in Lyon (January). Restoration of the Hotel Dieu: convention center, hotel, shops, and Bocuse’s restaurant, the "Grand Réfectoire,” before the 2018 opening of the Cité itself
  • Renovation of the Freyssinet Hall and opening of Station F, the largest start-up campus in the world in Paris (January).
  • Cité Musicale on Seguin Island in Boulogne Billancourt (opening to the public: Spring)
  • New Vimy Memorial reception and interpretation center (Nord-Pas-de-Calais – April, 9th)
  • Carré du Palais: Wine-tourism, Gastronomy in Avignon (Summer 2017).
  • New Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris (Fall).
  • New Museum of the Sea and Navy of Bordeaux (Fall)
  • Foundation of contemporary art by the Galeries Lafayette (Lafayette Anticpation) in Paris (Fall)
  • Reopening of the Longchamp Racecourse in Paris (September).

 

 


JANUARY


 

  • 08 -10 ▸ International Curling Tournament, Megève | Find out more - AUVERGNE - RHÔNE-ALPES
  • 07-18 ▸International Race, La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont-Blanc | Find out more - AUVERGNE - RHÔNE-ALPES
  • 11 ▸ Winter sales | Find out more - FRANCE
  • 12-29 ▸Men's World Handball Championship in Albertville, Brest, Lille, Metz, Montpellier, Nantes, Paris, Rouen Find out more -FRANCE
  • 16-22 ▸ Monte-Carlo World Rally Championship Race, Monaco | Find out more - MONACO
  • 19-29 ▸ Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival, Monaco | Find out more - MONACO
  • 20-24 ▸ The Maison and Objet Show, Villepinte: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles | | Find out more - PARIS
  • 20-23 ▸ Who’s Next Fair, Ready to Wear + Première classe – Paris Expo Porte de Versailles | Find out more - PARIS
  • 21-23 ▸ International Lingerie Fair: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles | Find out more - PARIS
  • 21-25 ▸ SIRHA fair, The World Hospitality and Foodservice Event, Lyon | Find out more - AUVERGNE- RHÔNE-ALPES
  • 20-22 ▸ BIJORHCA Fair, jewelry: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles | Find out more - PARIS
  • 22-26 ▸ Fashion Week, Haute couture, Paris | Find out more - PARIS
  • 25- 29 ▸ International Fantasy Film Festival in Gérardmer | Find out more - GRAND-EST
  • 29 ▸ The Grand Prix d’Amérique, harness race at Hippodrome de Vincennes Find out more - PARIS
  • 29/01-01/02 ▸ Angoulême International Comic Book Festival | Find out more - NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE

 


FEBRUARY


 

  • 01-05 ▸ Music Festival: La Folle Journée de Nantes, (dance) | Find out more - PAYS-DE-LA-LOIRE
  • 03-11 ▸ International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand | Find out more - AUVERGNE - RHÔNE-ALPES
  • 07-09 ▸ Première Vision, The Global Event for Fashion Professionals, Paris Nord Villepinte | Find out more - ILE-DE-FRANCE
  • 08-09 ▸ Bonhams Auction, World luxury brands, Grand Palais | Find out more - PARIS
  • 10-26 ▸ Nice Carnival | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • 11-12 ▸ La Transjurassienne cross countryski event, Lamoura | Find out more – BOURGOGNE- FRANCHE-COMTÉ
  • 11/02-01/03 ▸ The Lemon Festival - Fête du Citron in Menton | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • 24 ▸ The 42nd annual Cesar Awards Théâtre du Chatelet, Paris - PARIS
  • 25/02-01/03 ▸ Martinique Carnival | Find out more- MARTINIQUE
  • 25/02-05/03 ▸ The Agriculture Show, Porte de Versailles | Find out more – PARIS
  • 26/02-02/03 ▸ Paris International Agribusiness Show, Paris Nord Villepinte | Find out more – PILE-DE-FRANCE
  • 28 ▸ Dunkirk Carnival | Find out more – HAUTS-DE-FRANCE

 


MARS


 

  • 02-05 ▸ Art Up ! Contemporary Art Fair: Grand Palais, Lille | Find out more – HAUTS-DE-FRANCE
  • 02-05 ▸Who’s Next Fair– Paris Expo Porte de Versailles | Find out more- PARIS
  • 04-19 ▸ The 19th Printemps des Poètes/Spring of the Poets | Find out more - FRANCE
  • 07 ▸ Fashion-Week: Fall/Winter 2017-2018 | Find out more - PARIS
  • 09/03-09/04 ▸ Biennal International Design Show Saint Etienne | Find out more – AUVERGNE - RHÔNE-ALPES
  • 05 ▸ Paris Half Marathon | Find out more - PARIS
  • 05-12 ▸ Paris-Nice Cycling Competition | Find out more - FRANCE
  • 14-16 ▸ JEC WORLD Composites show & conferences, Paris Nord Villepinte | Find out more – ÎLE-DE-FRANCE
  • 14-17 ▸ MIPIM, International Real Estate Fair, Cannes | Find out more- PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • 15-25 ▸ Aubagne International Film Festival | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • 16-20 ▸ World Tourism Fair, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles | Find out more– PARIS
  • 17/03-07/05 ▸ Europa Jazz Festival, Le Mans | Find out more - CENTRE-VAL-DE-LOIRE
  • 19-20 ▸ Jumping Competition : Saut Hermès, Grand Palais | Find out more - PARIS
  • 21 ▸ Goût de France/Good France | Find out more - FRANCE
  • 25/28 ▸ Feria de Pâques, Arles | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • 28-29 ▸ Rendez-vous en France: Tourisme, Rouen | Find out more – NORMANDIE
  • 30/03-03/04 ▸ International Police Thriller Film Festival in Beaune | Find out more - BOURGOGNE-FRANCHE- COMTÉ

 


APRIL


 

  • 01-09 ▸International Kite Competition , Berck-sur-Mer | Find out more - HAUTS-DE-FRANCE
  • 01/04-11/09 ▸ Normandy Impressionist Festival | Find out more - NORMANDIE
  • 03-06 ▸ MIP TV, Cannes | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • 09 ▸ Paris Marathon | Find out more - PARIS
  • 09 ▸ Paris-Roubaix Cycling Race, Le Tour | Find out more - FRANCE
  • 09 ▸The Centennial of the WW1 Battle of Vimi, Nord-Pas-de-Calais | Find out more- HAUTS-DE-FRANCE
  • 18-23 ▸ Le Printemps de Bourges Music Festival | Find out more - CENTRE-VAL-DE-LOIRE
  • 27/04-08/05 ▸ Foire de Paris Show/Paris Fair, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles | Find out more - PARIS
  • 08/04-07/10 ▸ Fête « Chartres en lumières », Chartres Light Festival, Cathédrale de Chartres | Find out more- CENTRE-VAL-DE-LOIRE


MAY


 

  • Le Havre Celebrates 500th Anniversary of its foundation by King François 1er - NORMANDIE
  • 02-05 ▸ Terre de Blues fair in Marie Galante, Guadeloupe | Find out more - GUADELOUPE
  • 03-08 ▸ International Fine Craft and Creation Biennal, Grand Palais, Paris | Find out more - PARIS
  • 05-21 ▸ Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship (Paris et Cologne en Allemagne) | Find out more - PARIS
  • 17-28 ▸ Cannes Film Festival + Movie market | Find out more- PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • 20-28 ▸ Foire Internationale/Int’l Fair of Bordeaux | Find out more- NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE
  • 21 ▸ European night of museums | Find out more - FRANCE
  • 21-28 ▸ World Surfing Championship, Biarritz | Find out more - NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE
  • 25/05-04/06 ▸ Bordeaux River Celebration | Find out more - NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE
  • 26-29 ▸ Formula 1, Monaco | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • 28-29 ▸ Mont Saint-Michel Bay Marathon | Find out more - NORMANDIE
  • 18-21 ▸ Monumenta Exhibition, Grand Palais, Paris | Find out more - PARIS
  • 31/05-05/06 ▸ Feria de Pentecôte, Nîmes | Find out more - OCCITANIE
  • 17-28 ▸ Film Marrket Tradeshow, Cannes | Find out more- PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • 28/05-11/06 ▸ Roland Garros. Grand Slam Tennis Tournament, Paris | Find out more - PARIS

 


JUNE


 

  • 03-05 ▸ SAKIFO Music Festival, Saint-Pierre de la Réunion | Find out more – ILE-DE-LA-RÉUNION
  • 06-09 ▸ MIDEM, Music Industry Festival, Palais des Festivals, Cannes | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR
  • 04-11 ▸ Critérium du Dauphiné Cycling Race | Find out more -AUVERGNE - RHÔNE-ALPES
  • 09-13 ▸ Giraglia Rolex Cup, yacht race - Saint Tropez | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR
  • 13-18 ▸ The Annecy International Animation Film festival -Annecy | Find out more – AUVERGNE - RHÔNE-ALPES
  • 15-17 ▸ Alternative, Fragrance & Beauty, Carreau du Temple Paris | Find out more - PARIS
  • 16-20 ▸ Eurosatory Trade Show, Paris Nord Villepinte | Find out more - ÎLE-DE-FRANCE
  • 17-18 ▸ The 24hrs of Le Mans, race car championship | Find out more - PAYS-DE- LA-LOIRE
  • 18-21▸ Vinexpo, International Wine and Spirits Exhibition Bordeaux | Find out more - NOUVELLE AQUITAINE
  • 19/05-05/08 ▸ Chorégies d’Orange, Opera | Find out more- PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • 19-25 ▸ International Paris Air Show, Paris LeBourget - | Find out more ÎLE-DE-FRANCE
  • 18 ▸ Prix de Diane Longines, Horse Race, Chantilly | Find out more – HAUTS-DE-FRANCE
  • 21 ▸ Fête de la Musique, music festival | Find out more- FRANCE
  • 21/06- 01/08 ▸ Summer Sales, shopping | Find out more - FRANCE
  • 24-26 ▸ Solidays Festival, Hippodrome Longchamp| Find out more- PARIS
  • 25/05-04/06▸ « La solitaire du Figaro », Yacht Race, Bordeaux | Find out more - NORMANDIE
  • 26 ▸ Bordeaux Fête le vin | Find out more- NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE
  • 30/06-03/07▸ Alstom French Open (Golf) Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines | Find out more - ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

 


JULY


 

  • 01-02 ▸ Le tour de France Cycling Race Starting in Düsseldorf | Find out more - FRANCE
  • 08-13 ▸ Calvi on the Rocks, Calvi | Find out more - CORSE
  • 14 ▸ National Festival, Bastille Day | FRANCE
  • 14 -17 ▸ The Old Plows Festival, Les Vieilles Charrues Festival, Carhaix |Find out more - BRETAGNE
  • 27-31 ▸ The Festivities of Bayonne, Les fêtes de Bayonne | Find out more - NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE
  • 29/07- 15/08 ▸ Jazz in Marciac | Find out more- OCCITANIE
  • 03-22 ▸ Lyric Art Festival, Aix-en-Provence | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • Dates TBC ▸ Nice Jazz festival, Nice | Fnid out more PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • 12-16 ▸ Francofolies festival, La Rochelle | Find out more – NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE
  • 08-09▸ Les Eurockéennes de Belfort, Rock music Festival | Find out more– BOURGOGNE-FRANCHE-COMTÉ
  • 03/07-24/09 ▸ Photography Les Rencontres d’Arles | Find out more- PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • Dates TBC ▸ Festival d’Avignon. Theatre | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • July-August ▸ Paris Plage/Paris Beach | Find out more - PARIS

 


AUGUST


 

  • 05-14 ▸ Celtic Festival in Lorient | Find out more - BRITTANY
  • Beginning of August 2017 ▸ Festival du Film de Lama, European Film Festival in Lama, Corsica | Find out more - CORSE
  • 21-26/08 ▸World Championship Wrestling in Paris, Accor Hôtel Arena | Find out more - PARIS
  • 22-28 ▸ The Mont Blanc Ultra Trail, Chamonix | Find out more - AUVERGNE - RHÔNE-ALPES
  • 26-28 ▸Rock in the Seine Festival. Parc de Saint Cloud, Paris | Find out more– ÎLE-DE-FRANCE
  • 19-21 ▸ Yearling’s auction sale, Deauville | Find out more - NORMANDY

 


SEPTEMBER


 

  • 01-10 ▸ The Deauville American Film Festival | Find out more- NORMANDY 
  • Dates to come ▸ Strasbourg European Fair | Find out more– HAUTS-DE-FRANCE
  • 02-03 ▸ Grande Braderie de Lille: Flea market and Fair, Lille| Find out more– HAUTS-DE-FRANCE
  • 8-11 ▸ Who’s Next Fair, Ready to Wear – Paris Expo Porte de Versailles | Find out more- PARIS
  • 08-12 ▸The Maison and Objet Show, Villepinte: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles | | Find out more - PARIS
  • 12-17 ▸ Cannes Yachting Festival, Cannes | Find out more- PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR
  • 09-10 ▸ European Heritage Days | Find out more- FRANCE
  • 10 ▸ Médoc Marathon| Find out more– NOUVELLE -AQUITAINE
  • 14-17 ▸ Golf Evian Championship | Find out more - AUVERGNE - RHÔNE-ALPES
  • 15-17 ▸ Le Bol d’Or, motorcycle race, le Castellet | Find out more- PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR
  • 20/09 -31/12 Contemporary Art Biennale. Lyon | Find out more - AUVERGNE - RHÔNE-ALPES
  • 22-24 ▸ Fête de la Gastronomie, French cuisine festival, Paris | Find out more - PARIS
  • 23/09-01/10 ▸ World Kayaking Championship, Pau | Find out more – NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE
  • 27-30 ▸ Monaco Yacht Show | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR
  • 27/09-01/10 ▸ Festival of British Cinema, Dinard | Find out more- BRETAGNE
  • 30/09 -08/10 ▸ The Sails of Saint-Tropez | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR
  • 30/09-01/10 ▸ The Qatar Prize of the Arc de Triomphe horse race, Chantilly | Find out more - HAUTS DE FRANCE

 


OCTOBER


 

  • 01 ▸ White Night, Paris | Find out more- PARIS
  • 06-09 ▸ SILMO – Optical fair, Paris Nord Villepinte | Find out more- ÎLE-DE-France
  • 13 ▸ World Rowing Championships in Thonon-les-Bains - AUVERGNE -RHONE -ALPES
  • Dates to come ▸ Marathon: Run In Lyon | www.runinlyon.com - AUVERGNE - RHÔNE-ALPES
  • 17-19 ▸ World Efficiency Solutions, Paris Porte de Versailles | Find out more - PARIS
  • Dates to come ▸ Course Roc d’Azur—cycling & other competitions. Fréjus | Find out more - PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR
  • Dates to come ▸ Vanilla Festival, New Caledonia | Find out more– NOUVELLE-CALÉDONIE
  • 17-21 ▸ EQUIPAUTO, Paris Nord Villepinte | Find out more – ÎLE DE FRANCE
  • 19-22 ▸ FIAC, international contemporary art fair, Grand Palais, Paris | Find out more - PARIS
  • Dates to come ▸ BNP Paribas Master, Tennis, Accor Hôtel Arena | Find out more - PARIS

 


NOVEMBER


 

  • 06-10 ▸ BATIMAT, Building and Remodeling Solutions, Paris Nord Villepinte | Find out more – ILE-DE-FRANCE
  • 12-15 ▸ ALL-PACK, packaging. Paris Nord Villepinte | Find out more – ÎLE DE FRANCE
  • 19-21 ▸ Equip’ Hôtel Fair. Paris Expo Porte de Versailles | Find out more- PARIS
  • 21-24 ▸ Midest Paris, Homeland Security, Paris Nord Villepinte | Find out more - ÎLE-DE-FRANCE
  • 28-30 ▸ TRUSTECH in Cannes, Palais des Festival | Find out more- PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR
  • 19 ▸ Hospices de Beaune Wine Sales |Find out more- BOURGOGNE-FRANCHE-COMTÉ
  • Dates to come ▸ Salon POLLUTEC, environnement. Euroexpo Lyon | Find out more- AUVERGNE - RHÔNE-ALPES
  • Dates to come ▸ International Gastronomy Fair in Dijon | Find out more– BOURGOGNE-FRANCHE-COMTÉ
  • Dates to come▸ Longines Masters Paris, Horse, Villepinte | Find out more – ÎLE-DE- FRANCE
  • 25/11-31/12 ▸ Strasbourg Christmas Markets | Find out more – GRAND-EST

 


 

DECEMBER

 


 

 

  • Dates to come ▸ Paris International Boat Show : NAUTIC, Porte de Versailles | Find out more - PARIS
  • Dates to come ▸ MIDEST Trade Show, Industrial sub-contracting “know how.” Paris Nord Villepinte | Find out more- ÎLE-DE-FRANCE
  • 08-11 ▸ Lyon Festival of Lights. Lyon | Find out more- AUVERGNE - RHÔNE-ALPES
  • 11/12/16–02/01/17 ▸ Le Grand Palais des Glaces, ice skating at the Grand Palais in Paris | Find out more - PARIS
  • All month ▸ Christmas Markets | FRANCE