Good Deals & Events In november 2018

Discover the unusual festivals, exhibitions and celebrations in France this November.

Free Visit To The Ww1 Museum

11th November

To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice ending the First World War, the Musée de la Grande Guerre is opening its doors to the public for free on the 11th November. With its collection of 3,000 historical objects, it gives an insight into what was a particularly difficult period of modern history. The aim is to present the public with an exhibition of the daily lives of soldiers and their families during the First World War. To make the experience even more immersive, there will also be actors dressed in traditional war uniforms of the time explaining stories from the past. Various activities such as a choir concert and a light show have also been organised for the occasion.

Reserve your place HERE.

Marchés De NoËl 

23 November – 30th December

It may be too early to get excited about Christmas but how can you help it once the markets have started? And the Strasbourg market is famous all over France for being the best one of them all! The tradition started in 1570. Since then there have been Christmas markets every year in the city, gradually growing in scale. Nowadays Strasbourg is actually considered the ‘Christmas Capital’. The traditions here are far more deep-rooted due to the city’s German origins and the various decorations and delicacies on offer really showcase Strasbourg’s mixed heritage. Every year, the markets also dedicate an area to the discovery of a new country and this year there will be an ‘Icelandic Village’ for you to explore!

Find out more HERE.

“l’eau Dans La Ville” Expo

until 25 November

Water is undeniably one of our most important resources, but did you know that there’s a museum in Paris completely dedicated to it? The Pavillon de l’Eau is a museum run by the ‘Eau de Paris’ to inform the citizens about how water is managed and circulated in the capital. It may sound dry (ironically), but the museum has teamed up with 80 graffiti artists to put on a street art exhibition on the theme of “l’eau dans la ville” (water in the city). There are so many creative takes on the matter, so why not take a look?

Find out more HERE.

Scrabble’s 70th Anniversary

10th November

If you’re a fan of Scrabble, the wordplay game, then definitely don’t miss the 70th anniversary celebrations! Under the canopy of Les Halles, there will be a day-long celebration of the game and its history. You’ll be able to explore Scrabble-themed exhibitions, play against champions and even print your favourite word onto a t-shirt. Whether you’re a seasoned Scrabble expert or just an occasional player, there will be something to cater to your interest here.

Find out more HERE.

Route Du Rhum

24 October – 11 November
Saint Malo

Like the Olympics, the Route du Rhum is a sporting event that takes place every 4 years. Unlike the Olympics, the Route du Rhum is a transatlantic boat race from Saint Malo to Guadeloupe. The journey is 3,542 miles long and can be life-threatening. However, boaters have been assembling at Saint Malo since 1978 in order to race. If boating is not quite your sport, not to worry! The race village puts on lots of shows and events for spectators to watch. Last year the race villages attracted 2.2 million visitors! The boats all set off on the 4th of November and have a week until the race ends. 

Find out more HERE.