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FROM 30th JANUARY TO 3rd FEBRUARY 2019
Gerardmer

Festival International du Film Fantastique

Fans of fantasy films won’t want to miss this major cinematic event in France. On the programme (day and night): screenings, previews, short films and feature films. Each year a jury of leading figures in cinema judges the films in competition.

FROM 21st TO 24th MARCH 2019
Remiremont

Venetian fairyland

Venice in the heart of the Vosges? Hard to believe! But it’s true, and it happens during the carnival in Remiremont.

THE 7th APRIL 2019
Gérardmer

Daffodil Festival

Thousands of wild daffodils decorate lavish floats, making for one of the most beautiful flowered parades in the east of France! A sight to see every two years.

THe 18th AND 19th MAY 2019
Lunéville Castle

La Lorraine est Formidable

Every year this not-to-be-missed event honours a new town. And this year it celebrates Lunéville! The programme of the weekend reveals the talent of Lorraine and its people, with the best in gastronomy, culture, know-how and heritage. And best of all: entry is free!

THE 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 30th MAY AND THE 2nd JUNE 2019
AZANNES-ET-SOUMAZANNES

MAY SUNDAYS

400 volunteers in period costumes, 80 twentieth century professions, 17 hectares of plains and forests: on Sundays during the month of May, take a journey to the past in the traditional trades village of Azannes!

FROM 23rd TO 26th MAY 2019
Épinal

Imaginales Festival

Image, fantasy, magic and Épinal… In a word “Imaginales”! A festival that brings together fans of fantasy, thrillers, gothic, tales and legends. A not-to-be-missed event for Tolkien fans.

FROM 21st JUNE TO 27th JULY 2019
Verdun

Special event "Des Flammes… à la Lumière"

Experience the emotion of this spectacular show with 250 actors and 900 costumes, in remembrance of those who experienced the anguish of Verdun.

28th AND 30th JUNE 2019
Sarreguemines

Feast of Saint Paul

Street theatre, a local food market, crafts, special Saint Paul meals: a wave of excitement rides into Sarreguemines for Saint Paul’s day, the former director of the earthenware for which the city is famous.

SUMMER 2019
LORRAINE

CONSTELLATIONS DE METZ

Concerts, shows, exhibitions and a sound and light show projected on the majestic Saint Étienne Cathedral… Metz celebrates all summer long!

SUMMER 2019
Étival, Moyenmoutier, Senones

Festival of the Abbeys

An outstanding classical music festival in the heart of the three great abbeys of the Vosges: Étival, Moyenmoutier and Senones.

SUMMER 2019
LORRAINE

SOUND AND LIGHT SHOWS IN LORRAINE

Place Stanislas in Nancy, Saint Étienne Cathedral in Metz, the garden fountains of Lunéville Castle, town halls in Toul and Pont-à-Mousson… exceptional sound and light shows embellish these historical monuments. Discover them on a long summer evening.

FROM JULY 2019
Lahaymeix

Vent des Forêts (Forest Wind)

Contemporary works take centre stage along trails, in the middle of fields, or among the trees. Every year, six villages in Meuse welcome international mixed-media artists. Works can also be discovered all year long on 45 km of forest trails.

JULY AND AUGUST 2019
Bussang

The People’s Theatre

It’s one of a kind, with its wooden structure and the back of the stage overlooking the valley of the Vosges Mountains. The theatre is famous for its majestic locale as much as for its original plays and performances.

FROM 5th TO 7th JULY 2019
Bar-le-Duc

Festival RenaissanceS

A subtle and off-beat mixture of street theatre, circus performances and music, the festival takes over the upper town of Bar-le-Duc with its companies, troupes and troubadours. Spellbinding.

SUMMER 2019
Domrémy-la-Pucelle

Joan of Arc Monumental Show

Relive the astonishing saga of Joan of Arc on the esplanade in front of the basilica of Domrémy-la-Pucelle, in the Vosges.

26th JULY TO 4th AUGUST 2019
Chambley Planet’Air

Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons

The largest gathering of hot-air balloons in the world, no less! It’s a magical sight to see them all take off together. Take advantage of the event to go for a hot-air balloon ride. A sight to see every two years.

AUGUST 2019
Metz

Mirabelle Festival

The golden fruit is so delicious that the people of Lorraine needed to give it its own festival! Food markets, concerts, shows, bands… and of course, the election of the Mirabelle Queen.

FROM 9th TO 19th OCTOBER 2019
Nancy

Nancy Jazz Pulsations

This jazz and world music festival, created under the auspices of Ray Charles, brings together more than a hundred groups from around the world with diverse influences.

DECEMBER 2019
Lorraine

Christmas Markets

Metz, Sarreguemines, Épinal, Gérardmer, Plombières-les-Bains… The aroma of mulled wine and gingerbread fills the air in the enchanting Christmas markets of these towns.

DECEMBER 2019
Lorraine

Saint Nicholas Festivities

On December 6th, all of Lorraine joins in the celebrations of Saint Nicholas. Well before Father Christmas, he brings presents and candy to children. In the cities, festivities and extravagant parades are on the program.