Happening now in France

Not to be

Festivals, exhibitions, concerts and major events... On France.fr and everywhere in France, there's always something going on.

Things to do


Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

Feel Northern France

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Beckoning from just across the Channel and combining nature, culture and traditions, the French region of Hauts-de-France (External link) feels a world away despite its proximity to the UK.

There’s a wide range of sightseeing opportunities and activities on offer here, against a backdrop of gentle forests and farmland, dramatic beaches and chalk cliffs. The region’s picturesque fishing villages and elegant seaside resorts of the Opal and Picard Coasts will delight holidaymakers in search of rest and rejuvenation, and culture vultures can get their fill in the main cities of Calais, Lille and Amiens.