Top events November in France include Jazz, balloon flights, food, cinema, photography and talks about climate change.
The annual Foire International et Gastronomique de Dijon from Oct. 30 to Nov. 11. Chefs will demonstrate their skills and visitors will discover the delights of a guest country. This year’s guest country is Chile and there will be a pavilion dedicated to the culture, food and wines of the South amerinan country. The fair takes place at the Parc des Expositions.
The Nuits du Jazz festival in Nantes from Nov 4-8 November at the Cité des Congrés and Radisson Blu.The festival welcomes new artists to perform with the Côte Ouest orchestra.
Reims Jazz Festival from Oct. 29 to Nov7. In the heart of the Champagne area, the
town of Reims Concerts take place at the plush Opéra de Reims, Caveau Mumm champagne house and several other venues in the town.
The Jazz au Fil de l’Oise festival from Nov.6 to Dec 13 celebrates its 20th edition in 2015 The music festival is a series of concerts taking place from in several cities in the Val d’Oise department in Île-de-France. Nearly 200 artists will perform live.
The annual Rassemblement International de Montgolfières will take place at Nov.6-8 and everybody can book a flight with the Puy-en-Velay tourist office or the association Montgolfière-en-Velay.
The Arras Film Festival from Nov 6-15 for the fans of the silver screen. More than 100 films with new releases and sneak previews as well as classic will be presented to the movie fans. Lovers of the European cinema will enjoy screenings of previously unreleased films.
The annual Blues Sur Seine Festival from Nov6-21 wil offer performances from 70 different groups of musicians. On stages to the west of Paris and across 99 venues. Travelers will have the choice of over 160 events. The festival offers a wide and inclusive programe of the different types of blues, from rock blues to folk and African blues.
Armistice Day on November 11. Those who lost their lives during the First World War are
remembered at ceremonies across France French president François Hollande will lead the ceremony in Paris by laying a tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe, while commemorations will take place at memorial sites at northern France’s former battlefields.
The annual Salon Saveurs et Terroirs at the Centre Expo Congrès in Mandelieula-Napoule from Nov 13-15 will celebrate the delights of Mediterranean Cuisine. Visitors are encouraged to pick up some gourmet Christmas gifts at the hundreds of stands selling regional products, learn some new recipes for your dinner parties from the chef
demonstrations. Don’ t forget to treat yourself to a wine tasting!
At one minute past midnight on Thursday 19 November the anticipated 2015 vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau will be released. Be there the day before as the festivities will begin on the afternoon with balloon releases and concerts, and will continue for five days with fireworks displays, parades and tastings of the new vintage.
The Festival Photo Montier at Montier-en-Der in Haute-Marne from Nov 19-22 is for those interested in wildlife photography. The main theme will be climate change and there will be exhibitions, debates and talks from photographers, journalists and scientists on the subject. There will also be talks and exhibitions on photography technique and equipment, book signings, events for children and ofcourse the Montier photo competitions.
The annual food festival of Angoulême Les Gastronomades from Nov. 27-29 is a celebration of the local cuisine. Farmers growers chefs and food manufactures and restaurant owners will be there to explain the food industry to the visitors. Cookery demonstrations and culinary completions between chefs tastings and market stall to pick up delicacies will be present for the guests.