The departement of the LOT celebrates its local food with its Lot of Saveurs festival Lot Food Festival in Cahors (46 Lot, Occitanie) 27 - 30 June 2024 Products include…

In the heart of central Brittany that the town of Gourin (56 Morbihan, Brittany) presents the FETE DE LA CREPE, the last weekend of July - 27 - 28 July…

The town of Mourjou (15 Cantal, ARA) hosts an annual Chestnut Festival Foire de la Châtaigne et du Châtaignier 19 -20 October 2024 The Festival includes a large market selling…

Traditionally meat was banished from the diet during Lent. As was sugar, ingredients containing fat, eggs and dairy products. Hence Shrove Tuesday ( Mardi Gras = Fat Tuesday) was the…

Normandie is rightly known for the quality of its dairy produce (cheese, cream and butter) and apples (cider and Calvados) and -holds an annual Cheese Festival at Touffreville-sur-Eu (76 Seine-Maritime,…

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17 April 2020 Bassins de Lumières FROM VERMEER TO VAN GOGH THE DUTCH MASTERS From 16 February 2024 to 5 January 2025 In what could be a spooky and threatening…

FrenchDuck.com offers the details of a selection of Christmas Markets, Villages and other festivities in France this holiday season. See Christmas Markets 2023

North of Hyeres and Toulon, the village of Solliès-Pont (83 Var, PACA) is the self-proclaimed "Capital of the Fig" and accordingly celebrates with its Fig Festival on 26 - 27…

The Nuits de Fourvière (Nights of Fourvière) is a festival of theatre, circus, music, dance, and film in Lyon (69 Rhône, ARA) 30 May - 25 July 2024 The festival…

Another surprising French Food Festival - a Chick Pea Festival (La Fête du Pois Chiche )at Montaren & Saint Médiers (30 Gard, Occitanie) 24 - 26 May 2024. In reality…

At Chateau Pommorio near Tréveneuc (22 Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany) there is a Spring Garden Festival Fête des Jardins 13 - 14 April 2024 which has an international and British angle. Rising…

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Yet another consequence of the pandemic and its impact on consumer behaviour: France plans to spend millions of euros to turn wine into industrial alcohol for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to…

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Woodchester Valley planted vines usually associated with the Loire Valley and New Zealand and not just the normal UK grapes varieties such as Bacchus. At the Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters awards…

Photo by Daniel Kist on Pexels.com The EU has approved France's decision to ban short-haul flights within France - on routes where there are several daily direct trains available for…

Photo by Ivan J. Long on Pexels.com The humble French stick (la baguette) is an iconic feature of France, and its importance and significance has now been recognised:- ... Unesco…

In December the Champagne capital Epernay puts on spectacular sound and light shows, Held on the Avenue de Champagne there are Champagne tastings ,cookery demonstrations and entertainment for children. 13…