Paris Celebrates: Festivals & Events

Tour de France

Paris celebrates life all year long with a multitude of festivals and events. Here are just a few of the larger festivals, but be sure to look for up-to-date Paris event news in future posts. Springtime Events in Paris Foire du Trône The Foire du Trone originated in the year 975, when merchants and farmers met to trade wine and grain. Now the venue includes a large amusement park and the ... Read Full Article

Year-Round Festivals and Events in England

BBC Prom

  Many people plan their vacations around wonderful events such as the Hampton Court Flower Show, or Trooping the Color. So if you are traveling to England, be sure note which festival or event is occurring while you are there and try to take advantage of the opportunity! January and February Chinese New Year Late Jan or early Feb Chinese New Year is the biggest festival of the year in ... Read Full Article

Bastille Day in Paris

Jardin des Tuileries avec View of Obelisque

Bastille Day, or La Fête Nationale as it’s known in France, is celebrated each year on July 14th. France’s Independence Day, it commemorates the 1789 overtaking of the Bastille, the fortress-prison infamous for incarcerating political prisoners, by the French people. Today the storming of the Bastille is synonymous with the end of feudalism in France and its subsequent rise as a modern nation ... Read Full Article