What's On in the early autumn in France
EXPLORE events and festivals across France with the famous night market in Paris, a major exhibition of the work of Picasso and a celebration of the best of British cinema.
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British Film Festival, Dinard, October 2 to 5
British films have a cult following in France - almost gaining more critical acclaim than they do at home. So it is no surprise to find a film festival dedicated exclusively to British films, nor is it surprising that it should be held in Dinard. The town's biggest cinema, the Palais des Arts, hosts the event.
Jazzèbre, Perpignan, October 3 to 26
Throughout the month of October, Perpignan is the center for jazz, from contemporary, salsa and blues to bossa nova and international jazz. Surrounding vineyards have adopted the festival and offer jazz and wine theme itineraries and excursions.
Nuit Blanche, Paris, October 4
The annual Nuit Blanche takes place on the streets of Paris offering exceptional artistic projects and late night openings of cultural spaces at this inimitable nocturnal event.
Picasso and the Masters, Grand Palais, Paris, October 8 to Feb 2, 2009
A major exhibition of the work of Pablo Picasso, which also looks at his influences and an event that is sure to prove popular.
Motoring exhibition, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, October 17 to 19
More than 30 car manufacturers show off some of their latest models, as well as some classics, in an exhibition open to the public.
Chestnut and Walking Festival, Eguzon, Loire Valley, October 31 to November 2
Enjoy a few days of entertainment based on the chestnut where conviviality rhymes with authenticity: gastronomy, artisans, performances, night walks, evening gatherings, rambling, horse riding, cycling and boating.