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Friday 15 May 2015

The best time of the year to visit France is right now

France is a magical country to visit at any time of the year, but if you want your vacation to coincide with some of the most exciting events then you can't beat May and June.

The days are becoming longer and everything is still open (not so during the holidays in late July and August).

And you can take your pick from events including the fabulous Fete de la Musique nationally and the French Open tennis on the clay courts of Roland Garros in Paris. 

Here are just a handful of the May-June highlights in France: 
Cannes Film Festival
May 13-24

You'll have to hurry but Cannes Film Festival is one of the essential events for the film industry globally and is attended by directors and actors from around the world. An event that can't be beaten in the glamour stakes. 

Monaco Formula 1 Grand PrixMay 21-24 
Since 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix has been among the most prestigious car races in the world and thousands of spectators flock to the city street circuit to feel the excitement first hand. 

French Open tennis championshipsMay 24- June 7 

The most stylish of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the French Open on the red clay courts of Roland Garros in Paris attracts a chic crowd along with the rabid sports fans. 

The Weekend of the Grands CrusMay 30-31 

The weekend when the Union of the Grands Crus of Bordeaux invites lovers of great wines to experience an exceptional two days among the best wine labels of Bordeaux. An opportunity to taste the finest wines and discover the secrets behind them.

The Night of Museums May 16 

The Nuit des Musées initiative offers an opportunity to see culture in an unusual way: by night, and entirely free of charge! A unique way for people to discover the rich diversity of French museum collections. 

Fête de la Musique
June 21

Every year the Fête de la Musique is celebrated across the country, with the arrival of summer celebrated by free concerts and performances in bars, clubs, concert halls and on the streets. 

Le Mans 24-Hour Race
June 13-14

One of the most eagerly anticipated events on the sporting calendar, Le Mans brings together the biggest and best in motor sport for the world's most prestigious endurance motor race.

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