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Finland continued.......JUNE05 – 06 11 – 1512 – 18 26 - 29JULY02 – 06 04 – 1204 – 02 04 – 0507 – 13 20 – 2424 – 27 30 – 06AugAugHelsinki :Samba Carnaval, Sodankylä: Midnight Sun Film Festival www. Kuopio: Dance Festival Tornio/Haparanda: Kalotti Jazz & Blues Festival www.kalottjazzblues.netKajaani: Sana ja Sävel Poetry Week www.festivals. fi Sysmä: Summer Sounds Countryside festival of music and other artsSavonlinna: Opera Festival Sonkajärvi: Wife Carrying World Championships Kaustinen: Folk Music Festival enPyhäjärvi: Full Moon Dance Festival(Contemporary) Kotka: Maritime Korsholm: Music Festival Chamber music festival www.korsholmmusicfestival.fTampere: Theatre Festival Turku: Music Festival Hämeenlinna: The Häme Medieval Fair www. keskiaikamarkkinat.netHelsinki: City MarathonJULYJuly/August 04 - 0605 - 27July 06 – 23 04 - 27Paris : Plages (Paris Beach) an actual beach with sand, games, cafes, and even boating will take over the banks of the Seine and the Bassin de la Villette in North Mulhouse (Alsace): “La Grande Parade Automobile” Vintage car festival featuring 700 antique cars from foreign vintage car museums. Events include a “Best Car” competition, as well as daily exhibitions and automobile parades occurring throughout the city. France : “Tour de France”- Begins in Yorkshire!!! The world’s most famous bicycle race that takes its course throughout France. Aix : Festival d’Aix en Provence the world’s greatest artists, thrills audiences with its ever- evolving opera repertoire. Avignon : 68th Festival d’Avignon The avant-garde summer festival presents new productions and talent in theatre, dance and music - held at the Palais des Papes and other locations. www.festival-avignon. com Beaune : ‘Festival International d’Opéra Baroque’ one of Europe’s most prestigious festivals of Baroque music. Nice : Jazz Festival A vibrant annual event www. Perigueux : 32nd	International Festival of Mime Arts dedicated to mime and its theatrical forms. A hommage to Marcel Marceau! includes spectacles on the streets, theatre performances, circus arts, contemporary dance and more. Corsica – Patrimonio : Les Nuits de la Guitare In the Verdure Theatre. Annual rendez-vous for great guitarists in the world of jazz, blues, flamenco, gypsy, rock and tango.www.festival-guitare- patrimonio.comSaumur-Champigny :” 12th Grandes Tablees du Saumur-Champginy”- The city becomes the largest restaurant in the world, boasting local cuisine and winealong with music performances and more. www.producteurs-de-saumur-champigny.frColmar : Wine Fair 66th annual Alsatian wine fair where exhibitors showcase their Awards for top wines and special concerts. Corsica : Ajaccio “Fêtes Napoléoniennes” - Feast in honour of Napoléon Bonaparte, who was bornin Ajaccio on August 15, 1769. Parades, historical pageants, fireworks, and other festivities will be held. Dax : La Feria de Dax - Six days of festivities including bullfights, music and more.AUGUST05 – 11 09 – 18 16 – 181704 - 2708 - 12 28 - 0219 - 26AugSEPTEMBERHelsinki: Comedy Festival Helsinki: Kekri Harvest FestivalTampere: Lost in Music Hollola: Hollo & Martta: Folklore FestivalHelsinki: Baltic Circle, Theatre Festival www. Levi (Kittilä) World Cup Levi Alpine skiing www. skisport.fiOulu: International Children’s and Youth Film FestivalChaumont-sur-Loire : International Garden Festival Over 400 gardens designed. Theme of the festival is “Gardens of the future or the art of happy diversity”. www. domaine-chaumont.frParis: Eurovision Song Contest Cannes : Film Festival : 67th renowned festival www.festival-cannes.frJune(tbc)	Nantes : Spring Arts Festival in Nantes - An annual festival that showcases baroque and classical music. only) Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix www. 14 28 – 29OCTOBER15 – 18 26 – 02 NovNOVEMBER12 – 14 15 – 16 17 – 23FranceAPRIL25 - 20 OctAUGUST06 – 0708 - 17 13 - 1513 - 17SEPTEMBERMAY06 14 - 25 19 - 2609 – 11JUNEannual world05 – 14 09 - 1411 – 14Deauville American Film Festival. Since 1975, some of the world’s greatest movie stars have left their footprints on the red carpet Cannes : International Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes Europe’s leading water exhibition offers visitors the chance to see the best in showboats. www.salonnautiquecannes.comThe Evian Championship: the greatest champions in the women’s golf world have competed on the fairway of the Evian Resort Golf Club.20 - 06 Oct(tbc)Burgundy : ‘Musique au Chambertain’3 weekends of music and wine. A mix of genres and cultures- Sept 01	Chantilly :”Prix du Jockey-Club” One of the most07 – 27 July 11 – 1515 – 21 20 - 26 July30 -06important events in the horse racing calendar - Paris Jazz Festival Enjoy free concerts at the Parc Floral.Toulouse: Rio Loco ANTILLAS Rio Loco this year’s theme	will welcome the Caribbean islands www. International Paris Air Show Le BourgetVerdun : “From the Flames and the Lights”Versailles: Night Fountains Show28 - 19 OctOCTOBER03 - 06 08 – 12 10 - 12 13 – 19NOV – DEC: classical music, jazz, French and world music concerts, post-concert tasting sessions, gourmet intervals, oenological mornings www.ot- gevreychambertin.frMontpellier : International Guitar Festival an ode to guitar playing in all its forms. Performances by world-class musicians www.languedoc-roussillon. leguidedesfestivals.comLongchamp, Paris: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe: Europe’s premier horse race Paris: Montmartre Harvest Festival www. fetedesvendangesdemontmartre.comBeaune : ‘Jazz à Beaune’ a lovely jazz & wine festival Lyon : LumiereFilm Festival The birthplace of cinema shows nearly 170 film screenings, with international movie stars and competitions. www. festival-lumiere.orgThroughout France – Christmas Markets see www. christmas-markets.orgAnnual re-enactment of the WW1 Battle of Verdun. Costumes, projectors, special effects and more. Each Fri/Sat night Cognac : 11th Blues Passion Festival concerts (half have free admission) take place throughout Cognac for five days and nights from 10am until dawn! www.bluespassions.comOver 140You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at Events

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