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Love, lemons and lilacs are within the air this month! From colourful flower festivals, to wine and agricultural gala’s, there's lots to do in that crisp, sunny February climate. Here is France Today's choice of occasions to anticipate in February 2024.

Of course it's carnival month and France is especially keen on road parades full with floats, costumes and confetti!

Breakthrough of Vin Jaune, Lons-le-Saunier – February 2-4

La Percée du Vin Jaune is a wine pageant which takes place over two days in February within the Jura to have a good time vin jaune, a white wine aged in oak barrels which have undergone fermentation. The goal of the occasion is to introduce and admire this wine, famend for preserving virtually indefinitely. There are 4 appellations: Château-Chalon (AOC), Arbois (AOC), l’Étoile (AOC) and Côtes-du-Jura.

Breakthrough of Vin Jaune © CIVJ/BFCTourisme

Short movie pageant, Clermont-Ferrand – February 2-10

The International Short Film Festival was born in 1979 inside a scholar movie membership in Clermont-Ferrand. It has since turn into the most important international occasion devoted to brief movies. With 13 theaters, greater than 3,000 accredited professionals and 150,000 entries, Clermont-Ferrand can also be, when it comes to attendance, the second French movie pageant after Cannes

Strasbourg my Love – February 9-18

For ten days in February, Strasbourg turns into the capital of romance with unique live shows, literary happenings, exhibitions, guided excursions and connoisseur feasts all centered across the Café des Amours beneath an enormous marquee in Place Kléber main as much as Valentine's Day.

Slow Party © Strasbourg Mon Amour

Ancient Egypt on the Atelier des Lumières, Paris – February 9 – January 5, 2025

The Atelier des Lumières, in Paris' eleventh boroughlets us stroll within the footsteps of French scientists in the course of the Egyptian Campaign of 1798 by immersive digital animation and sound projections.

Egypt of the Pharaos © Culturespaces

Floral Mandelieu, February 14–18

The Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu has been a winter spotlight on the French Riviera for the reason that Nineteen Thirties, with flower parades, live shows and lightweight exhibits. The theme for 2024 is the Olympic Games, in fact!

© Soumaya Boussadoun / CRT Côte d’Azur

Lemon Festival, Menton – February 17 – March 3

More than 200,000 guests flock to Menton yearly for the Fête du Citron – two weeks of parades, craft gala’s, music, meals and leisure in opposition to the beautiful backdrop of the large blue sea.

Board sport pageant, Cannes – February 23-25

Whether you come alone, with household or with mates, whether or not you’re a passionate participant or just curious, uncover all of the gaming worlds on the coronary heart of the most important French-speaking board sport occasion on the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes. Traditional video games and nice classics, board video games, video video games, simulation video games, collectible playing cards… there’s something for all ages and tastes! Among the a whole bunch of freely accessible board video games, uncover the “Ace d’Or-Game of the Year” choice, and are available meet the authors, illustrators and publishers of your favourite video games round demonstrations, signings and tournaments.

The Agricultural Fair, Paris – February 24 – March 3

In its sixtieth yr, the International Agricultural Show is the largest occasion in France devoted to all issues rural. With 1,000 exhibitors from 40 nations and three,000 animals on show, it showcases rural life in all its variety.

Lead picture credit score: Lemon Festival © Camille Moirenc / CRT Côte d’Azur

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What To Do in France in February