Wednesday, 6 April 2016

TOP FRENCH FESTIVALS

June: Pentecost Feria, Nîmes

Don't miss out on the Feria de Pentecôte. Held for the first time in 1952, the five-day festival runs from Thursday to Whit Monday. A huge carnival parade starts festivities, winding its way through the city streets and culminating in a large firework display in the arenas, launching the mass celebrations of the million people who come. The world's best toreros demonstrate their skills in corridas in the ancient Roman amphitheatre, before the streets fill with revellers enjoying the open-air concerts and dance parties that go on throughout the night.

June to August: Carcassone Festival

The extremely well-preserved medieval city of Carcassonne is always worth a visit, especially during its summer-long festival. A mix of music, theatre and dance is performed among the walled city's historic buildings, including the
Grand Théâtre and Basilique Saint-Nazaire . This year is the 10th anniversary of the festival.

*Culled from www.expatica.com

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