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Bastille Day in Carcassonne

There's hundreds happening all through France this summer season – not least the Paris Olympic Games going down in July, August and September. Here's our choose of a number of the greatest occasions this season…

Major occasions France summer season 2024

Music Festival: June 21, France's nationwide music day options all the pieces from avenue events to main concert events – pop to rock, jazz to classical and all the pieces in between.

July 14: A nationwide vacation in France, Quatorze Juillet because the French say, Bastille Day as English audio system name it, commemorates the French Revolution of 1789. Festivities start the night time earlier than with firemen's balls held in hearth stations all through France and proceed into the subsequent day. Pretty a lot each city and village holds a celebration social gathering. Cities lay on main occasions together with Carcassonne (picture above) and Paris the place there are army parades on the Champs Elysées, plus fireworks shows.

Have a take heed to our Bastille Day podcast – it's filled with fascinating and enjoyable information!

Tour de France: This yr the 2024 Tour begins in northern Italy, with a 206km experience from Florence to Rimini on June twenty ninth. And, due to the Paris Olympics, the race finishes not within the Champs-Elysees because it normally does, however with a person time trial from Monaco to Nice on 21 July.

Assumption DayAugust 15 – nationwide vacation

European Heritage Days – 21 and 24 September: European Heritage Days

Across the entire nation, a whole bunch of historic buildings, well-known monuments, Government websites and locations of curiosity open to the general public.

Major Anniversaries 2024

Effigy of Eleanor of Aquitaine at Fontevraud Abbey

1124 | 900th anniversary of the beginning of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine was married in Bordeaux aged 15. Shortly after her 17-year-old husband turned King Louis VI of France. The marriage was later annulled, and he or she married English Plantagenet King Henry II and have become Queen of England. They had 8 youngsters together with Richard the Lionheart. She died in 1204 and was interred on the Abbey of Fontevraud. Read our article: Follow within the footsteps of the Plantagenets in France

August 1944 the Other D Day eightieth Anniversary of Operation Dragoon – Le Var

Launched 70 days after the Normandy landings, Operation Dragoon was an important Franco-American army operation that happened on August 15, 1944. The major touchdown websites had been situated within the Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur area. After these landings, Allied forces superior up the Rhone Valley, executing a coordinated pinch motion to chop off and have interaction retreating German troops. This strategic maneuver culminated in a historic assembly with D-Day veterans in Dijon on September 12, 1944. Discover the 80th anniversary occasions to commemorate Operation Dragoon.

150th anniversary of Impressionism

Many museums in France might be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the beginning of Impressionism and the 5th Normandy Impressionist Festival will run till September 22. Details: Normandie-impressioniste.fr

What's on

Bordeaux Wine Festival
Bordeaux Wine Festival 17-30 June: A 4-day occasion celebrates the easiest of the native wine, with tastings, excursions and winery visits in opposition to the background of gorgeous Bordeaux. You also can get pleasure from reside music, admire the tall ships docked on the Garonne and participate in actions.

Antiques Fair, Montreuil-sur-Mer, Pas de Calais 14 July: Every yr on July 14, a grand Antiques Fair takes over the whereas of the higher city.

Cognac Festival, Cognac 25-27 July: A significant occasion to have fun Cognac, Pineau des Charentes, Vins de Pays Charentais, culinary Charentais with avenue meals stalls alongside the Marina Cognac plus music. lafeteducognac.fr

Olympic Games Summer 2024

The XXXIII Olympiad, Paris 2024 Olympic Games will happen from 26 July to 11 August. 19 days of competitors which will generate billions of tv viewers worldwide as 10,500 athletes compete in 329 occasions. Paris' iconic landmarks might be reworked into sporting arenas, (some video games will happen in different cities in France). This might be adopted by the summer season Paralympic Games from 28 August to eight September through which 4,400 athletes are set to encourage in 549 occasions.

Soissons Bean Festival, Soissons, September 27, 2024

An hour by prepare from Paris, the town of Soissons will have fun the well-known white beans cultivated within the area for the reason that seventeenth century when plague precipitated individuals to flee the world however returning months later, the beans grew and staved off famine. Gourmet market, native merchandise, bean pavilion with cooking competitors, free exhibits with demonstrations, fireworks show and parade.

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What’s on in France Summer 2024