Annual Events in France

There are many events that take place in France which gives opportunities to meet new people and socialise.

In France there are 11 national holidays, one of the main ones being Bastille Day.

Bastilles Day: Held every year in July to commemorate the storm of the Bastille at the beginning of French revolution. This is one of the most important festivals in France and holds a parade, free concerts and shows the best fireworks.

Armistice Day: An event which is held in November has become a national holiday after the First World War end.

Menton Lemon Festival: This is held every year in spring for a period of 2 weeks with parades being held, high statues, fruit floats

Cannes Film Festival:  One of the most famous film festivals held which celebrities attend. Screenings are invitation only but there is a huge open air cinema which shows the films in competition.

Festival of Lights: This is usually held at the end of November where thousands of candles are lit and buildings are lit up. It is said to have drawn over four million people

La Fete De La Musique: A musical festival which celebrates all genres of music performed in the street and in restaurants by professionals.

Le Tour de France: A world famous cycling race which starts in the North of England and continues on through France.

Expats wanting to meet other expats can do so via the ‘Expat meet up’ website, this will give you links to meet up other expat groups in different areas of the country. This is another way of getting to know people and socialising through doing different activities.