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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 D-Day Festival in Normandy is held every year to pay tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed themselves here in the second world war. There are several events and ceremonies
The D-Day Festival in Normandy is held every year to pay tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed themselves here in the second world war. There are several events and ceremonies along the coast of Normandy.
On the 6th of June in 1944 the allied troops from England and the United States landed on the French shore in Normandy. The goal was to finally liberate Europe from German occupancy. The efforts of the allied troops were successful and eventually led to the German surrendering. But these efforts were not without a fight and many lost their lives fighting for freedom. World War II has to be remembered forever to pay tribute to the fallen and make sure this will never happen again.
The festival will be held every year on a local scale. But every five years the celebrations and commemorations are more international showcasing military displays, parades, and fireworks. Most of the ceremonies take place on the first day. Most events take place on Omaha Beach or Utah Beach.
If you want to know more about the festivities you can visit this website. And while you are planning your holiday in France you can learn more about the best time to visit. If you are visiting the French Riviera check out our Ultimate Guide.
May 1 (Saturday) - June 30 (Wednesday)
Rue utah beach, 50480 Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, France
The Cheese festival of Gruyères will be held every year on the first Sunday in May. And is the place to taste this legendary cheese and enjoy everything this region
The Cheese festival of Gruyères will be held every year on the first Sunday in May. And is the place to taste this legendary cheese and enjoy everything this region has to offer.
Switzerland is one of the most marvelous countries in Europe. The small picturesque towns with a backdrop of snowy mountains are just stunning. To complete that, they make one of the best cheeses in the world. One of these famous cheeses is made in the historical village of Gruyère.
Cheese lovers will be delighted to know that every year there is a one-day festival to celebrate this cheese. During this festival, you can learn about the cheese-making process. And of course, you can taste this delicacy.
This festival is not just for cheese lovers. The festival is a great place to buy souvenirs like woodwork and embroidery. Apart from that, you can watch people playing the famous alpine horns, listen to local music, and watch flag throwing.
Before you visit the Cheese festival of Gruyères we recommend you to read this. When you like this event you might enjoy these other festivals in Switzerland and Austria. We recommend this hotel for your stay in Gruyères.
All Day (Sunday)
Pringy, Place de la Gare 3, 1663 Gruyères, Zwitserland
The Flower Festival in Noto is called Inforiata in Italian. Inforiata festivals are held throughout Italy, but the one in Noto on Sicily is one of the best. That is
The Flower Festival in Noto is called Inforiata in Italian. Inforiata festivals are held throughout Italy, but the one in Noto on Sicily is one of the best. That is because the flower designs in the streets are the most elaborate and the surrounding activities plentiful.
The Flower Festival in Noto is an annual event held in the third week of May. A couple of months before the festival they will choose a theme, so the artists can start working on their designs. On Friday evening they will start making the outlines of their designs which they will fill with thousands of flower petals during the night.
By Saturday morning the streets of Noto are filled with a carpet of colorful and aromatic flowers with intricate designs. But that’s not all. There are plenty of other activities like exhibitions, food- and wine tasting, guided tours, and concerts.
One of the highlights of the festival is the baroque historical parade. This parade is a display of the long history of the town. It is held on Sunday around 5 pm.
may 14 (Friday) - 16 (Sunday)
Via Corrado Nicolaci 20, 96017
The medieval festival of Sedan will be held every year in May in the castle of Sedan. You can find this château in the most northern part of France
During this festival, you will be brought back to medieval times in France. Gather around to see a medieval wrestling match, taste some old-world cuisine, and learn about medieval weapons. But that’s not all, do you want to see fire-eaters? You will find them at this festival.
During the two-day festival, you can explore several camps where you can experience everyday life. There will be more than 30 tents where you can see demonstrations and learn about archery, medieval medicine and cooking.
There is so much to see and do that it is recommended to visit both days because the festival does not only take place inside the castle. It extends into the village and even into the surrounding forest. We recommend you to go and see the highlight of the festival – the parade with torchlights on Saturday evening.
may 15 (Saturday) - 16 (Sunday)
Castle Sedan, France
Cours Clos du Château, 08200 Unité urbaine de Sedan, France
If you wish to experience a Portuguese culture, then don’t miss the Annual Festa do Espirito Santo, in San Diego, in honor of Portugal’s Queen St. Isabela. The story behind the
If you wish to experience a Portuguese culture, then don’t miss the Annual Festa do Espirito Santo, in San Diego, in honor of Portugal’s Queen St. Isabela.
The story behind the oldest ethnic festival in San Diego, CA is about the kind queen that hides the food under her cloak to give to the poor. Nowadays, the festival has a charity character as well. People sell famous Portuguese sweetbreads to raise funds for the poor. Therefore, you can taste authentic food from Portugal and help someone.
The Annual Festa do Espirito Santo features a parade with costumes and special performances. Learn more about Portuguese history in the heart of San Diego?
may 21 (Friday) - 23 (Sunday)
2818 Avenida De Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106