• Best festivals in Languedoc, France: Beziers' Feria

    bezeiers feria2Without doubt the greatest festival in Languedoc. Beziers comes alive in spectacular fashion with fireworks, street entertainment and a daily Spanish corrida. There is also an important wine festival in Beziers at the same time as the Feria. So if you are

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  • Best French festivals: Montpellier Danse

    montpellier danseIn late June and early July, Montpellier is home to a three week festival of traditional music and danse from around the world. The Montpellier Danse festival takes place in the old Ursuline convent, the Comedie, Le Corum and other venues around the city.

  • Best Languedoc festivals

    festivals south franceThe Languedoc region has some excellent festivals that perfectly sum up the relaxed way of life in the South of France. If you are visiting the Languedoc, then follow our guide to find the best Languedoc festivals month by month. From the obscure festivals dedicated to figs and apricots, to the large Languedoc festivals which attract thousands and thousands of visitors. From sporting events, through

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  • Best Languedoc festivals: Gypsy Fair, Saintes-Maries

    gitansA huge gypsy fair is held in Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer every year towards the end of May. This fair has a long old history. The story starts shortly after the Crucifixion of Christ, when many of his disciples were being hunted out of Palestine. One group of disciples

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  • European festivals in July: Worldwide music festival France

    music festival4The dates and line up for the Worldwide French music festival 2016 has just been announced. This will be the 11th year that this French music festival has taken place and it has firmly established itself as one of the best French music festivals for modern Jazz, Funk and World Music. The 2016 Worldwide French music festival will be held from 4-11 July 2016.

  • Fete de Drac, Mondragon 2017

    fete de drac365The Fete de Drac or Dragon festival in Mondragon, South of France, has been taking place for the last 40 years. The origins of the festival is a local old legend of a dragon that appears on the banks of the Rhone river and captures unsuspecting virgins from the village of Mondragon. This festival is always a raucus affair, with plenty of fireworks, fancy dress and general mayhem. 

  • Fiesta de Sete music festival in France

    sete france festivalThe Fiest'A de Sete is a World music festival in France covering a wide range of musical styles from North Africa and Europe. The dates for the 2017 Fiest'A de Sete have just been announced and it takes place from 22 July to 7 August

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  • Languedoc festivals: Feria de la Peche

    feria de pecheSitting on the edge of the Petite Camargue, the old town of Saint-Gilles is a pleasant place to wander around, with its narrow windy streets. Through the centre of Saint-Gilles runs the Rhone-Sete Canal. The canal-side is now a

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  • Languedoc fetivals: Medieval fair - Beaucaire

    beaucaireBeaucaire is a pretty little place, with parks situated all along the canal banks. The best time to visit Beaucaire is during the Estivales in July, a reconstruction of the town's medieval fair

  • Menton Lemon festival 2018

    menton lemon festivalOne of the most colourful festivals of France is the annual Menton Lemon festival. The Fête du Citron, is held during last weeks of February in the coastal resort of Menton, on the French Riviera in between Monaco and the Italian border. The 2018 Menton Lemon festival in France will be the 85th edition of the festival and will take place from 17 February to 7 March 2018.

  • Menton Mediterranean garden festival

    menton garde festival366During the month of June, the town of Menton throw open the doors to its public and private gardens. Due to its unique micro-climate, Menton has always prided itself on the quality of its gardens and horticulture. 

  • Menton South of France Tango dance festival 2017

    menton tangoFor three long days during the middle of July, Menton swings to the unmistakeable Argentinian beat of the Tango. Whether it be at impromptu performances in the street or organised dances at hotels in the town, it will be difficult to avoid the South American rhythm.

  • Nezignan Fig Festival in Languedoc

    nezignan fig festivalThe end of August brings with it the Fig Festival in Nezignan l'Eveque, which you can not miss - well we can't because it is right outside our front door. Featuring all manner of fig related products, as well as handicrafts, organic food and oddballs

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  • Nice carnival 2018

    nice carnaval1The Nice Carnival is the oldest and one of the biggest carnivals in the World. It is also one of the most important dates in the annual Nice, France, festivals calendar. The 2018 Nice carnival will take place from 17 February to 3 March 2018. This enormous French carnival procession takes place over 15 days during the Mardi Gras.

  • Nice Jazz festival 2018

    nice jazzIt is quite incredible that the Nice Jazz festival was the very first jazz festival in the world. The inaugural Festival de Jazz Nice was held in February 1948, 70 years ago. The 2018 Nice Jazz festival is the 70th Jazz event on the French Riviera and will take place from 17 to 21 July 2018 at the Théatre de Verdure, Place Masséna, Nice. 

  • Pezenas: Le Poulain festival South France

    pezenas poulain festival languedocLe Poulain festival South France, held in the historic town of Pezenasis at the start of Lent in late February or early March, is a great festival to visit. The festival features a symbolic horse (Le Poulain) reputed to

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  • South France festivals: Festival d'Avignon

    avignon festival3For lovers of theatre, dance and contemporary art, the Festival d'Avignon remains a major yearly event. The 70th Festival d'Avignon will take place from 2nd to 31st July 2016. The Festival d'Avignon is becoming a major international event for this beautiful city in South France.

  • Things to do in Sete France: Water Jousting

    water jousting sete365The Water Jousting festival in Sete, France, originated in Sete centuries ago. This sport is now a passionate fixture of Languedoc traditional culture. Water jousting is really one of the most unusual sports from around the world, something that really

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