February - March 2018
International Pyro-technic Festival. Competitions between international fireworks experts. Attracts over 8,000 spectators. Contact Courchevel tourism, tel: (00 33) 4 79 08 00 29 for more.
13 - 15 July 2018
Each summer the festival hosts 30 international and French acts and over 70,000 music lovers attend this lakeside event. After 10 years Musilac Festival has become one of the largest rock festivals in the Rhone Alps.
First Thursday of August (1 August 2018)
Bread fair with all day cooking and tastings in place de la Cathedrale, marching bands, parades, special menus in restaurants. Contact Tourist Office for more. Tel: (00 33) 4 79 83 51 51.
28 April - 23 September 2018
Huge flea market with local produce and crafts. Tourist Office, tel: (00 33) 4 79 33 42 47
This is the name for traditional wood-turned objects from the Bauges made of bright white sycamore maple. Visit the workshop of Jean-Paul Pernet – one of 2 last craftsmen in the trade – at La Magne, St-Francois-de-Sales. Tel: (00 33) 4 79 63 30 13
Etape du Tour, Annecy to Le Grand Bornand
An annual opportunity for nearly 1,500 amateur cyclists to experience a stage of the Tour de France. Timed and under Tour conditions but non-competitive, it is used by some English groups as a charity fundraiser. The 169km ride with 4,000m of ascent in total, includes the impressive Col de la Croix de Fer and the famous Col de la Colombiere. Places need to be booked to participate. Tel: (00 33) 1 41 33 14 68 or see www.letapedutour.com/ET1/us/homepage.html
Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.