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The must-see events

From 16th to 19th MARCH 2017
Remiremont

Venetian fairyland

Venice in the heart of the Vosges? Hard to believe! But it’s true, and it happens during the carnival in Remiremont.

THE 9th APRIL
Gérardmer

Daffodil Festival

Thousands of wild daffodils decorate lavish floats, making for one of the most beautiful flowered parades in the east of France! A sight to see every two years.

FROM 18th TO 21th MAY
Épinal

Imaginales Festival

Image, fantasy, magic and Épinal… In a word “Imaginales”! A festival that brings together fans of fantasy, thrillers, gothic, tales and legends. A not-to-be-missed event for Tolkien fans.

FROM 16th JUNE TO 29th JULY
Verdun

Special event "Des Flammes… à la Lumière"

Experience the emotion of this spectacular show with 250 actors and 900 costumes, in remembrance of those who experienced the anguish of Verdun.

24th AND 25th JUNE
Sarreguemines

Feast of Saint Paul

Street theatre, a local food market, crafts, special Saint Paul meals: a wave of excitement rides into Sarreguemines for Saint Paul’s day, the former director of the earthenware for which the city is famous.

SUMMER 2017
Étival, Moyenmoutier, Senones

Festival of the Abbeys

An outstanding classical music festival in the heart of the three great abbeys of the Vosges: Étival, Moyenmoutier and Senones.

SUMMER 2017
Nancy

Rendez-vous place Stanislas

A sound and light show projected onto the buildings around this majestic square. A poetic and historical event that takes place every evening of the summer!

FROM JULY 2017
Lahaymeix

Le Vent des Forêts (Forest Wind)

Contemporary works take centre stage along trails, in the middle of fields, or among the trees. Every year, six villages in Meuse welcome international mixed-media artists. Works can also be discovered all year long on 45 km of forest trails.

JULY AND AUGUST 2017
Bussang

The People’s Theatre

It’s one of a kind, with its wooden structure and the back of the stage overlooking the valley of the Vosges Mountains. The theatre is famous for its majestic locale as much as for its original plays and performances.

FROM 30th JUNE TO 2nd JULY
Bar-le-Duc

Festival RenaissanceS

A subtle and off-beat mixture of street theatre, circus performances and music, the festival takes over the upper town of Bar-le-Duc with its companies, troupes and troubadours. Spellbinding.

FROM 23th JUNE TO 8th JULY
Domrémy-la-Pucelle

Joan of Arc Monumental Show

Relive the astonishing saga of Joan of Arc on the esplanade in front of the basilica of Domrémy-la-Pucelle, in the Vosges.

FROM 21th TO 30th JULY
Chambley Planet’Air

Mondial Air Ballons

The largest gathering of hot-air balloons in the world, no less! It’s a magical sight to see them all take off together. Take advantage of the event to go for a hot-air balloon ride.

FROM 28th TO 30th JULY
Bitche

European Medieval Festival

Medieval encampments, minstrels, jugglers, and more. In the heart of the citadel of Bitche, life in the medieval period reigns.

AUGUST 2017
Metz

Mirabelle Festival

The golden fruit is so delicious that the people of Lorraine needed to give it its own festival! Food markets, concerts, shows, bands… and of course, the election of the Mirabelle Queen.

SEPTEMBER 2017
Haroué Château

Open Air Opera

Enjoy the sounds of Puccini’s La Bohème… under the stars, in the enchanting setting of Haroué château.

FROM 11th TO 21th OCTOBER
Nancy

Nancy Jazz Pulsations

This jazz and world music festival, created under the auspices of Ray Charles, brings together more than a hundred groups from around the world with diverse influences.

DECEMBER 2017
Lorraine

Christmas Markets

Metz, Sarreguemines, Épinal, Gérardmer, Plombières-les-Bains… The aroma of mulled wine and gingerbread fills the air in the enchanting Christmas markets of these towns.

DECEMBER 2017
Lorraine

Saint Nicholas Festivities

On December 6th, all of Lorraine joins in the celebrations of Saint Nicholas. Well before Father Christmas, he brings presents and candy to children. In the cities, festivities and extravagant parades are on the program.

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