France is undoubtedly the hub of art and architecture due to the beautiful and still present building which are still standing there with pride from generations. All this art and fun in one country is bound to bring some festivals along the way.
While in some countries festivals might be slowly dying due to the change in generation and tradition but not in France. France is one of the very few places on earth which still proudly rejoices in the centuries-old festivals which they have and celebrate it in such a manner which ensure to make the heads of the world turn. Thus to make you understand more about it here are the unmissable festivals of France which you must visit at least once in your lifetime.
1) Festival of Avignon –
If you are on the lookout for a festival rich in art and culture, then the Festival of Avignon might just be perfect for you. It is one among the oldest festivals of France which connects to music, theater, dance and cinema appreciating their significance in life. Many people from around the world journey to France just to attend this festival so that they can get inspired by it to create a masterpiece of their own. The festival is scattered over various parts of the city and is also one of the main festivals which helps to promote theater performance. The festival will take place from 1st to 31st July in 2019 so make sure to mark your calendars if you want to get inspired to become the next Leonardo da, Vinci.
2) Tour de France –
If you are a sports fanatic or even just a regular person who knows various things from around the world, then you probably might have heard about Tour de France. It was started in the early 20th century and since then the route of the vying cycling competition keeps changing every year. The events dates for the year 2019 have already been declared and the competition will take place from 29th June to 21st July. The race is said to start from Brussels and end all the way in Paris. The sore sight of watching fans lined up cheering various people is one of the main highlights of the race as the unity, and people there will make even an outsider feel like one among the locals.
3) Mardi Gras –
The Mardi Gras festival is a pagan festival celebrated in parts of France and the festivals name literally translates to as “Fat Tuesday” and is celebrated around the world in the days leading to easter. The festival is grandly celebrated in France as people can be seen dressed in huge masks and multi-colored clothes. This festival is one the best place to visit for any foodie as waffles, crepe, omelets and pancakes can be found sold all throughout the day and night. The festival is celebrated on 5th March and the celebration usually either starts with a carnival or ends in a carnival, either way, it’s bound to be fun.
4) Cannes Film Festival –
The Cannes Film Festival is undoubtedly one of the most renowned film festivals in the world. It is also one of the biggest festivals in France, and it is celebrated to the extent that people from around the world come to be a part of this festival as it honors some of the most talented filmmakers from around the world. The festival is attended by celebrities from around the world and the fashion showcased on the red carpet of the festival is simply stunning. The official dates of this festival for the year 2019 are between 14th to 25th of May, so make sure you plan your trip around this festival time if you don’t want to miss this festival.