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France Festivals

Bastille Day

The Bastille was a prison in Paris, known formally as Bastille Saint-Antoine, best known today because of the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, which lead to the end of the country's monarchist rule and the establishment of a new French Republic. The event was commemorated one year later by the Fête de la Fédération and was declared a national holiday. Nowadays it's still a day of celebration for the French, and today the July Column and the Opéra Bastille are located in La Place de la Bastille.

Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival international du film de Cannes or simply le Festival de Cannes) is the world's most prestigious film festival and is held in May each year in Cannes, in the south of France. The most prestigious award given out at Cannes is the Palme d'Or ("Golden Palm") for the best film.

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French Tennis Open

The Roland Garros stadium plays host to the second grand Slam tennis tournament that takes place in Paris at the end of May every year. Only the best of the best tennis players around the world participate in this tournament for two weeks of maximum effort. If you are a tennis lover and you're in France in May you can't miss this tennis tournament.

Nice Jazz Festival

Nice city in the south of France, receives more than 45,000 visitors each year, between musicians and spectators. All of them are there for the Nice Festival of Jazz, that takes place in the Arenes de Cimiez every summer. Concerts are held each night between 7pm and midnight.

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