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…

Based around jazz and world music, in Perpignan (66 Pyrenées_Orientales, Occitanie) and many sites in Catalonia the Jazzèbre Festival offers a great musical journey every year, consisting of concerts and…

Strasbourg (67 Bas Rhin, Grand Est) hosts a contemporary music festival in September - Festival Musica 15 September - 1 October 2023 see www.visitstrasbourg.fr This international festival presents works that…

Loire Music Festival 2022 saw the return of the Sully and Loiret Music Festival (Festival de Sully et du Loiret) andin 2024 will be held 29 May- 15 June 2024…

The Jazz à Vienne Festival has been celebrating the world of jazz for the first fortnight in July (29 June - 13 July 2022) - ever since Jean-Paul Boutellier founded…

A multi-faceted Arts Festival of Theatre, Music and Dance Les Francophonies en Limousin 20 - 30 September 2023 mainly in Limoges (87 Haut Vienne, Nouvelle Aquitaine) - see www.destination-limoges.com A…

Quimper, (29 Finistère, Brittany) hosts the region's annual Celtic Festival (Festival de Cornouaille) 18 - 21 July 2024 This part of France feels and sounds quite different from other regions…

The spa town of Evian (74 Haut-Savoie, ARA) hosts a Jazz Festival 3 -4 February 2023 Jazz en Ville. Jazz festival proposed by the City of Evian, in collaboration with…

Nantes (44 Loire-Atlantique. Pays de la Loire) holds its annual Nantes Jazz Festival (Nuit du Jazz) 26 November 2022 For more on the Nantes Jazz Festival see www.nuitdujazz.com/ Nantes -…

La Rochelle Jazz Festival (Jazz entre les deux Tours) in October 12 - 15 October 2023 (translated as Jazz between the 2 Towers, the 2 towers being the 2 towers…

Mont-de-Marsan hosts a Flamenco Festival 15 - 19 April 2024. Festival Arte Flamenco celebrates Flamenco in all its forms (dance, concerts, displays) - see festivalarteflamenco.fr The town of Mont de Marsan (40…

Deauville Music Festival, (14 Calvados, Normandie) runs 6 - 27 April 2024 also known as the Festival of Easter (Festival de Pâcques) is a feast of classical music with nine…

In the modern and attractive Languedoc city of Montpellier (34 Hérault, Occitanie) there is an additional reason to visit in Autumn - the Montpellier Guitar Festival Internationales Guitare (16 September…

There are 3 major Jazz Festivals in Paris every year: Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Pré (Spring) Paris Jazz Festival (Summer) Jazz à la Villette (Autumn) The Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés festival takes place…

For a feast of Violin music over the whole weekend, the town of Luzy (58 Niêvre, BFC) in the southern Morvan hosts a Violin Festival 16 - 18 February 2024…

Close to the Belgian border on the way to Luxembourg the town of Charleville-Mézières (08 Ardennes, Grand Est) holds a Drum Festival (Tambours de Fête )where the town beats to…