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The Great Roman Games is an event which is held annually in the city of Nîmes, France. The Roman Empire extended all the way to France and included the
The Great Roman Games is an event which is held annually in the city of Nîmes, France. The Roman Empire extended all the way to France and included the city of Nîmes. Nîmes is a well-preserved example of a Roman Empire city and therefore a good backdrop for the Great Roman Games.
From all around Europe people will visit the city of Nîmes to re-enact ancient Roman times. Most of the games are held around the historical amphitheater, which is a remarkable example of Roman architecture. Inside the theater, you can see a spectacle of carriage races, gladiator fights, and great battles. It is a truly magnificent sight to see the more than 500 reenactors run around the amphitheater.
The Great Roman Games extend far outside the amphitheater walls. You can visit an ancient Roman fashion show or learn how to use ancient weaponry. While you are in Nîmes make sure to visit the museum ‘La Romanite’ about the Roman Empire.
You can book the tickets to see the games inside the amphitheater online. Be quick to make sure you’re able to visit them on one of the three days of the event.
April 30 (Friday) - May 2 (Sunday)
Amphitheatre of Nîmes
1 Boulevard de la Libération, 30000 Nîmes, France
The Vimoutiers Apple Festival will be held every year in the small town of Vimoutiers in Normandy, France. Once you enter this region you understand why they want to
The Vimoutiers Apple Festival will be held every year in the small town of Vimoutiers in Normandy, France. Once you enter this region you understand why they want to honor the apple. There are apple orchards as far as the eye can see.
During the three days of the ‘Foire de la Pomme’ there will be a display of all the apple products this region produces. It is not just apples they sell. This region is also known for its apple cider, pies, and calvados.
So stroll around the visit and watch the professional or amateur pie-making competition. Or learn how to make your apple cider or see a live performance in the streets. Your children can enjoy themselves at the funfair. And while you are there you can buy other local delicacies at the farmers market. Here you can buy local sausages, cheeses, wines, and even honey.
On Sunday afternoon the festival will end with a parade of musicians and dancers who walk through the streets in elaborate costumes and show their art.
june 18 (Friday) - 20 (Sunday)
Place de Mackau, 61120 Vimoutiers, France
The International Comic Strip Festival in Angoulême, France, is a dream for every comic lover. The festival has been held here since 1974. This festival is the second-largest in
The International Comic Strip Festival in Angoulême, France, is a dream for every comic lover. The festival has been held here since 1974. This festival is the second-largest in Europe and the third in the world. No wonder it attracts over 200.000 visitors every year.
The festival is not held in one specific place. Be prepared to move around the city to have the best experience. Make sure you get a program of the festival, so you can pick your favorite activities, there are a lot of them. During the four-day festival, you can see comic writers at work, or you can participate in a drawing contest, you might even get discovered.
During the Festival they will award several prestigious cartoon prizes. If you’re still an amateur you can work on your skills during masterclasses and workshops. And if you love comics and cartoons this is the place to buy and trade them. Chances are big your favorite cartoon creator is here to sign your comic. And if you don’t have a favorite yet, this might be the place where you find one and get hooked.
june 24 (Thursday) - 27 (Sunday)
1 Place Saint-Pierre, 16000 Angoulême, France
The La Lorraine est Formidable festival is a two-day event in the North-Eastern part of France. These festivities are held around the castle of Luneville near the mountains of
The La Lorraine est Formidable festival is a two-day event in the North-Eastern part of France. These festivities are held around the castle of Luneville near the mountains of the Vosges.
The Lorraine region is close to the borders of Germany, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Here you find the Vosges mountains to the East and the Champagne region to the south. The Lorraine est Formidable festival is established to promote this unique region.
This festival will show the heritage and gastronomy of the region. That is why there will be over 200 stalls all around the castle. During the festival, you can taste local food, learn more about the activities in the region and buy local handicrafts. Apart from that, you can go on a guided tour in and around the castle.
Children and parents alike will enjoy the Venetian Masquerade. During this parade, you can see people dressed up like Venetians with the most incredible and colorful masks.
You can visit this festival for free.
october 2 (Saturday) - 3 (Sunday)
Place de la 2ème Division de Cavalerie, 54300 Lunéville, France
The Christmas Market in Strasbourg, France, or the ‘Christkindelsmärik’ how they call it, is one of the oldest in Europe. The name is not French, but an
The Christmas Market in Strasbourg, France, or the ‘Christkindelsmärik’ how they call it, is one of the oldest in Europe. The name is not French, but an old German dialect called Alsatian, and means ‘Market of the Christ child’.
Around 2 million people visit the market every year. The market is so famous that hotels are booked up to one year in advance.
This market has everything you wish for in a Christmas market and will definitely get you in the holiday spirit. Once you arrive at the market you will be welcomed with miles of Christmas lights, hundreds of stalls, and one of the biggest Christmas trees in the world.
To complete the winter wonder feeling you can go ice skating and sip some Vin Chaud you might probably know better as Glühwein. But don’t expect red wine like in the rest of France, the hot wine in this region is White.
And while you are there don’t forget to enjoy some French delicacies like crêpes, waffles, and hot chocolate. Or maybe you prefer a more hearty meal like a Tartiflette, Raclette or Fondue.
November 24 (Wednesday) - December 24 (Friday)
29 Rue de la Nuée-Bleue, 67000 Strasbourg, Francia
The Festival of Light in Lyon in France will take place every year on the 8th of December. The city of Lyon will shine bright on this day to
The Festival of Light in Lyon in France will take place every year on the 8th of December. The city of Lyon will shine bright on this day to commemorate the Virgin Mary. Supposedly she saved the city from the plague in the year 1643. The people from Lyon would light candles in their windows to thank the Virgin Mary for sparing them from this deadly disease.
The festival is held ever since and now attracts people from all over the world. They are attracted to the wide variety of activities and sights which will take place for over 4 days. Be prepared to be amazed by the art and shows during this event. You can see artwork made from light installations and astonishing technical and artistic light shows.
Because this festival is a tribute to the Virgin Mary the main focus lies on the Basilica of Fourvière. Right next to this basilica you find the statue of the Virgin Mary overlooking the city. Don’t forget to enjoy some French cuisine while you enjoy the light spectacle, there will be a wide variety of food vendors all through the city.
december 8 (Wednesday) - 10 (Friday)
8 Place de Fourvière, 69005 Lyon, France