Unmissable city-specific event? During Fête des Lumières in Lyon, at the
beginning of December, the whole city of Lyon is lit up by residents who put candles in their windows. Magnificent light shows take place.
A great local band? Héloïse Letissier, known by her stage name, Christine and the Queens, is the new hot band in France. With her worldwide tour, you might be lucky to see her in your home town.
A cultural event or celebration you shouldn’t miss? Theatre festival in Avignon in July attracts locals and tourists, for a month of nonstop theatre shows, music, street artists and crafts.
Any special markets? Arles market on Saturday offers a vast selection of top-quality vegetables, fruits, local dishes and French sausages. Macon in Burgundy has an artisanal market where individuals bring their homegrown fresh produce and cheese.