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Cities in the southwest France: history, tourist sites, activities.

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Eight suggestions for touring the southwest of France.

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Traditional dish recipes from southwest part of France.

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France in facts and figures! Interesting less known facts about France

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Nationwide Events

  • Arts and Crafts Days - The event features: meetings with professional of arts and crafts, exhibitions of exceptional art objects, demonstrations of skills workshops, art themed tours ...
    Dates: March 31st, April 1st and 2nd 2017
    Web Site: Arts and Crafts Days
  • Pipe Organ National Days - Hundreds of events throughout France to celebrate this musical instrument
    Dates: May 13th and 14th 2017
    Web Site: Orgue en France
  • Tous à l'opera - "Everybody goes to the opera" event features opera theatres open houses, public rehearsals etc.
    Dates: May 6th to 8th 2016
    Web Site: Tous à l'opera
  • European Museums Night - The event features: museum free visits by night, exceptional guided visits etc.
    Dates: May 21st 2016
    Web Site: European Museums Night
  • Nature Festival - This nationwide event celebrates the natural richness of France
    Dates: May 17 to 21 2017
    Web Site: Nature Festival
  • RDV at the Garden 2015 - This year, the 13th edition, the event's title is "A walk in the garden"
    Dates: June 2, 3, 4 2017
    Web Site: RDV at the Garden 2015
  • National Archaeology Days
    Dates: June 17, 18, 19 2016
    Web Site: National Archaeology Days
  • Country Heritage Days and Mills 2015 - This year, on the 18th edition, the event's theme is "Middle age is still present"
    Dates: June 17 to 18 2017
    Web Site: Country Heritage Days and Mills 2015
  • Fête de la musique - The first day of summer transforms the streets and public places of France into concerts halls. The "fête" is a celebration of the music of all kind from all over the planet!
    Dates: June 21st 2017
    Web Site: Fête de la musique
  • Fête de la montagne - The "Festival of the Mountains" is organized since 2012. Hundreads of sporting, cultural and gastronomic activities are organized in mountainous regions of France, including hiking, climbing, canyoning, speleology, paragliding, wild plants gathering, music, dances etc.
    Dates: June 25th, 26th 2016
    Web Site: Fête de la montagne
  • National Day - Festivities take place all over France and end late at night with fireworks.
    Dates: July 14th
  • Starry Nights - Held each August "Les Nuits des étoiles" event features events centered on astronomy.
    Dates: August 5th, 6th, 7th 2016
    Web Site: Les Nuits des étoiles
  • European Heritage Days - This year's theme title is "The heritage of the 21st century, a future history". Opportunity to visit museums entrance free and a chance to visit usually closed to the public heritage location.
    Dates: September 17, 18 2016
    Web Site: European Heritage Days
  • Fête de la gastronomie - This festival celebrates the famous French gastronomy. Events take place all over France, including the "Tous au restaurant" that offers in participating restaurants 2 for the price of 1 menus.
    Dates: September 22nd ,23rd ,24th 2017
    Web Site: Fête de la Gastronomie