Visit this 4 day in festival in Bourg d'Oisans for a sparkling exhibition of jewelry, minerals and crystals from the heart of Oisans and the rest of the world. 2020 dates to be confirmed.
Annecy is the world capital for animated films and if you attend the festival you will get chance to see world premieres, rub shoulders with producers and fall in love with the art. With 88 countries represented and over 500 screenings, there's plenty to see and free open-air viewings take place on the Pâquier lawn every evening during Festival week. You can also try out some brand new virtual reality projects!
With grueling routes covering some of France's most beautifully scenic regions, the Tour de France is an iconic cycle race, attracting huge crowds along the route. The Grand Départ of 2020 takes place on the 27th June in the city of Nice, with the 170km route on day 1 finishing with a sprint along the Promendade des Anglais. Day 2 again starts and ends in Nice with a trip into the mountains along the way. The races finishes in Paris in July.
There is always an opportunity to party around Lake Annecy and there are a whole host of sporting, cultural, traditional and international events which give the area a lively pulse. One of the main events is the Lake Festival on the first Saturday of August, culminating in 70 minutes of fireworks set to music and special effects. The spectacular fireworks draw huge crowds each year so be sure to go early! 2020 date to be confirmed.