Burgundy Culture and Events

International Festival of Detective Films, Beaune

29 March - 2 April 2017

Fete du Cremant et Tape-Chaudron, Chatillon-sur-Seine

19 March 2017

Every year, this festival celebrating the many different ‘cremant’ wines of Burgundy offers a chance for people to taste this unique, sparkling wine. With colors, music, tastings and a carnival procession, this fun and exciting festival celebrates the tradition of wine-making in this area of Burgundy and the return of spring.

Hot Air Balloon Festival, Chalon–sur–Saone

3 - 5 June 2017

Every year, the skies over Chalon-sur-Saone fill with hot air balloons to herald the start of summer. Balloon enthusiasts from all over Europe meet at the Prairie St Nicholas at 06.30 and 18.30 to take to the air.

Burgundy Wine Press Festival, Chenove

3rd weekend of December

Celebrating viticulture and folklore. Held at the Pressoirs des Ducs de Bourgogne, the event includes traditional dances, demonstrations of arts and crafts and Burgundian cuisine such as smoked sausage and snails. Visit the gardens and listen to New Orleans jazz.

Annual Antiques Fair, Dijon

May 2017

Takes place each May at the Parc des Expositions. In addition to antique dealers, you can also expect to find craftsmen ready to demonstrate and talk about their speciality including cabinet-making and restoration.

Florissimo, Dijon

March 2020 (every 5 years)

Prestigious floral exhibition covering 15.000m², it took more than 3 years for this gorgeous collection of plants and flowers to be ready for the public. This year, the theme of the event will be ‘a symphony of light and nature’, and the beauty of the many plants and flowers from all 5 continents, combined with a fantastic sound and light show will leave in each and every visitor, an unforgettable memory.

Open Air Jazz Festival, Montbard

June  - July 2017

A free event held each year with a variety of artists.

Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.

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