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1 - Wine Tasting and Specialties in Dijon

An architecturally delightful starting point for Burgundy wine tasting, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to unforgettable landscapes.

Offered year-round. More information here.



2- Bordeaux Celebrates the Cité du Vin

Cite du vin modern building in bordeaux

La cité du vin © Sophie Dubosc   

Travelers and locals alike come together to embark on a cultural journey through the new Cité du Vin wine museum. Visitors can also gather on the quayside to celebrate wine, gastronomy, and culture at the Bordeaux Wine Festival.  

June 23–26, 2016. More information here. 


3- The Last Bite of Summer in Toulouse

Event along the Garonne river in Toulouse

Rio Loco Toulouse © C.Picci.

This dynamic city starts the fall with a flurry of events including a free international contemporary art festival and a food-lovers event, Toulouse à Table.

September 21–25, 2016. More information here. 


4- Mirabelle festival Metz

Market in Metz with mirabelle plums


The Mirabelle plum has been grown locally in the Metz region for centuries; the Mirabelle plum tree has become the region’s most popular fruit tree, flourishing in the clay soil on the sun-soaked slopes.

Every year since 1947, the Mirabelle Festival (20th – 28th August 2016) takes the form of street entertainment, concerts, dances, markets selling locally-made produce and crafts, firework displays, floral floats and the crowning of the Mirabelle Queen. More information here. 


5- Bordeaux So Good

Food event in bordeaux with oysters and rose wine

Bordeaux so Good Palais de la Bourse © Artistes Associés

“Bordeaux So Good” is the festival of epicurean and gourmet food. It acts as a 3-day theatre of the French art de vivre and the country’s south-western gastronomy. Several chefs will be cooking with local products in different iconic heritage sites throughout Bordeaux, such as the “Palais de la Bourse”. More information here. 




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