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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?

What is industrial tourism?

Would you like to learn how cosmetic products are made?
Do you have any idea of the process involved in producing that delicious sweet which melts in your mouth?
And do you know how a master glass-worker makes a crystal glass?
Discover all about economic and industrial life in France.

Industrial tourism can be defined as visits to sites which showcase a particular type of expertise from the past, present or future to the general public.

Industrial tourism can be divided into three categories:

- Industrial heritage tourism
- Visits to companies which open their doors to visitors to highlight their production methods
- Scientific tourism