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Festivals, exhibitions, concerts and major events... On France.fr and everywhere in France, there's always something going on. In light of the measures France has taken concerning coronavirus, we advise readers to consult the relevant organiser's website for specific updates on each event.
"Joan Miró: the color of my dreams" exhibition in Paris
Until 4 February
The Festival of Lights (Fête des Lumières) in Lyon
Until 9 December
Coronavirus COVID-19: the situation in France
Consult French government recommendations on the travel and health measures in place.
General information and practical conversions
Currency, electrical voltage, units of measurement... useful day-to-day information for your stay…
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