Summer Events in France 2016

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Here are some of the more cultural and authentic events coming up in and near our Lakes & Mountains resorts of France.


Lake Festival - Saturday 6th August 2016

On the first Saturday of August, the Bay of Albigny in Annecy welcomes the biggest pyrotechnic show of Europe…

70 minutes of fireworks in rhythm with music, lights, special effects…

A special show to see at least once in its life! Born from the great “Venetian style” party of 1860 on the lake in honour of Napoleon III, this event has evolved and integrated all the new technologies of fireworks.

"Grandiose", magic, unique! About 200,000 spectators join lakesides to participate in this event.

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Belle Plagne

Fete de la Musique - 21st June 2016

This serves as a celebration of the Summer Solstice and takes place nationwide. 

The Urban Plagne - TBC 2016

One for lovers of extreme sports, the Urban Plagne is a brilliant event, showcasing BMX, skateboarding, rollerblading at the Plagne Bellecôte skate.

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Bastille Day - Thursday 14th July 2016

Bastille Day in celebrated across the whole of France with a bang.. well several in fact, fireworks always feature heavily

Climbing World Championships - TBC 2016

Every year, Chamonix hosts the Chamonix Climbing Festival during which the finest speed and technical climbers descend on the resort for three days of astonishing artificial climbing wall action.

Cosmo Jazz Festival - 23rd-31st July 2016

Nestling beneath the magnificent Mont Blanc, Chamonix hosts this year’s Cosmo Jazz Festival. Andre Manoukian and the other organisers are going out of their way to make the most of this lovely Alpine location, so expect brass bands in town, jam sessions in cable cars and moonlit mountain-top concerts! What’s more, all this contemporary jazz is free to enjoy.

Golden Age of Mountaineering - June - September

This summer, Chamonix celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Golden Age of Mountaineering. The resort pays tribute to everything to do with the Mont Blanc: the mountaineers, guides and artists of that pioneering period through a programme of exhibitions, memorial climbs, events, films and book publications. The treasures of the Alpine Club collection are exhibited as well as private collections going on show for the very first time.

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