Ending the year with a cultural discovery is always a lovely moment. Here are some events which will allow you to know more about the French culture and it’s many   facets  !

Perpignan’s heritage in Autumn

From September 19th until December 4th,  Perpignan  is the place to discover  Catalan cultural heritage, it can be found through guided tours, studios, workshops, conferences and wonderful recommended walks , these are just a few suggestions on offer during autumn . Discover the historic centre of Perpignan and it’s the theatre of the arts l’Archipel,  the archeological site is a must, also of interest maybe the innovating ideas regarding the wine growing industry in the region. To enjoy all these adventures stay at   Collioure, ” Les Criques du Porteils ” because they will welcome you with open arms !

More details: http: // bit.ly / 2eWstCh

Phot’ Aix, Photography Festival in Aix-en-Provence 

 If you are in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, don’t miss  the Phot’ Aix, the Photographic Festival in Aix-en-Provence. The exhibition takes place from 17th November till 31st December,  entrance is free.  Keen photographers are invited to show their talents using the streets of the city  as a starting point and to express  themselves through various themes, such as streetscapes, the myth or the reality, the old and the new …Seek out the French and foreign artists who  show their photographic work and in doing so  the  whole experience is much more enjoyable for everyone.  Various Castel accommodation can be found in the region: Château de Boisson in the Gard, Les Princes of Orange in the Hautes-Alpes, or the Domaine de Sévenier in Ardèche.

More details: http: // bit.ly / 2eWmddR

 

Festival of Light, Lyon

The world famous Festival of Light in Lyon, takes place this year from 8th till 10th December. Lighting displays, designers, video directors, architects, graphic designers, visual artists and street entertainers will create a unique and unforgettable experience. The monuments of Lyon are absolutely sublime during this particular weekend, a special time to take a  stroll around the pedestrian streets, cross the Saône and the Rhône  rivers to  discover the squares and  the narrow streets in a unique city.

The Château de  l’Epervière in Burgundy will be the ideal place to relax after having discovered Lyon.

More details: http: // www.fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr /

Christmas market, Strasbourg

For the young and old, and for those who love the magical time  of Christmas and its fairy land universe, we suggest you visit the Christmas market of Strasbourg. The Alsacienne Christmas market continues its typically warm tradition where you will find artisans stalls, regional products,  of which there are many  ! plus the familiar Alsacienne decorations. From November 25th till December 24th, this is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in France !

In the region of Champagne, you can stay at Sainte Marie.

More détails : https://noel.strasbourg.eu/