Windy November draws its sails for its French Autumn festivals

ONE of the world’s biggest sailing rallies in the world is bringing with it the season’s best events:

Corsica Coast Race (Corsica): From November 1 to 4, the world famous Corsica Coast Race will host a 100-km tour of the island with its departure and arrival in Ajaccio.

World Festival of Underwater Pictures (Bouches-du-Rhône): From November 1 to 4, the spirit of this artistic and scientific photography event, born in 1974, will carry on. 

Special Frederick the Great Tricentennial Concert (Paris): On November 3, in the Chateau de Thoiry, works by Frederick the Great, Mozart, Bach and more will play.

Marathon 06 (Riviera): On November 4, the 42,195 km course along the sea from Nice to Cannes will offer a wonderful way to discover the French Riviera.

International hot-air ballon meeting (Auvergne): From November 9 to 11, the Auvergne region will see its sky sprinkled with the colours of hot-air balloons.

Vendée Globe Race (Western Loire): From November 10, the region of Vendée will host the famous “Vendée Globe Race”, a sailing contest around the world with no stops.  

Film Festival (Dordogne): From November 13 to 17, the Film Festival of Sarlat in Dordogne will present a selection of short and full-length films over a week.

Silk Label Festival (Rhône-Alpes): From November 15 to 30, this event will be homage to Lyon’s proud Silk tradition with exhibitions, workshops, themed walks, conferences…

Truffles proclamation (Vaucluse): On November 17, the beginning of the truffle season in the village of Richerenches will mark the opening of its market with an official proclamation.

Hospices Beaune Wine Auction (Burgundy): On November 18, Burgundy will celebrate this famous wine sale which will attract buyers from all over the world.

Christmas’ Market – Abbey of Vaucelles (Nord-Pas-de-Calais): From November 23 to December 2, this Christmas Market will be held in an abbey transformed into a magical place.

Gatronomades (Poitou-Charentes): From November 23 to 25, Angouleme will be home to the famed Gastronomades, a food festival and hub for professionals in the food industries.

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