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BILBAO DEL 3 AL 5 DE ENERO
DIVERTIMENTOS MUSICALES
Los niños gozarán con esta ópera que representa
el texto de los Grimm: El flautista de Hamelín.
Pero el escenario del Arriaga también da la bienvenida al estreno mundial del último trabajo de la
banda vasca Ken Zazpi (días 8 y 9). Ya en febrero,
llega Ivana Arressi para interpretar el musical La
Celia (en la imagen). www.teatroarriaga.com.
MADRID HASTA EL 31 DE ENERO
‘EL REY’ HA VUELTO
Y es que Greg Miller parece la mísmísima
reencarnación de Elvis Presley. Quizá porque
compartió algunos momentos en el ocaso de la
estrella o porque lleva imitando su movimiento
de pelvis en más de 10.000 funciones. Lo cierto, es que el cantante norteamericano levanta
a la platea con Rockking en el Teatro Arlequín
Gran Vía. http://teatroarlequingranvia.com.
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ÁMSTERDAM
HASTA EL
17 DE ENERO
Fuera fr’o
Afronta las bajas
temperaturas de la
capital holandesa
paseando por sus
canales para admirar
las instalaciones
y esculturas del
Festival de la luz. Esta
edición se centra
en el concepto
de la amistad con
proyecciones y obras
lumínicas. www.
amsterdamlightfestival.com.
NANTES DEL 3 AL 7 DE FEBRERO
LA NATURALEZA INSPIRA
La Folle Journée es un evento que este año se
centra en el espíritu natural. Reúne desde hace 22
años a intérpretes internacionales y tiene un gran
éxito de público. Si llegas a primeros de enero acude a ver las esculturas de hielo de Noël aux Nefs en
el Parc des Chantiers. www.follejournee.fr.
A CORUÑA
HASTA EL 28
DE FEBRERO
LONDRES DESDE DICIEMBRE
VISITA 7 NUEVAS GALERÍAS
El Museo Victoria & Albert ha abierto al
público salas dedicadas al arte europeo entre
los años 1600 y 1815. Más de 1.100 objetos
conforman una colección con sensacionales
ejemplos de la moda de la época, así como
cerámica, escultura, mobiliario, artesanía,
grabados o libros. www.vam.ac.uk.
El MAC coruñés
ofrece un espacio
al artista gallego
Lino Lago, que
habitualmente reside
en Lituania, para
que muestre su
discurso pictórico
inspirado en la vida
cotidiana. Cercano
al hiperrealismo,
sus obras razonan la
realidad. www.mac.
gasnaturalfenosa.com.
LA FOLLE JOUNÉE DE NANTES. MARC ROGER
Para pensar
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News & events
Les Plus Beaux
Villages
Brighten up your February with three fun and colourful festivals in the south of France. Emma Rawle unveils
the key events this month, plus book releases, travel news and our Valentine’s Day-inspired gift guide
Created in 1981, this association aims to
protect France’s beautiful villages. We’ve
picked three of the 153 villages
Let there be light
Every year, on 2 February, the French celebrate La Chandeleur; a Christian festival which commemorates Jesus’s
presentation at the temple 40 days after his birth. In the Catholic religion, La Chandeleur is celebrated with a
blessing of candles and a candlelit procession to church. In popular culture, like Mardi Gras, it is an opportunity to
get out the frying pan and make pancakes. When cooking the first pancake, tradition has it that you must blow on
it several times to ward off back luck during the coming year.
Oiling the wheels
Clowning
around
The successful completion of the olive
In the first event of
harvest is celebrated in Nyons at the Fête de
its kind, a dozen
l’Alicoque, which is held each year on the
artists made up of
first weekend in February (6-7 February).
seven different
This year will be the 32nd
nationalities will take
time that the Confrérie
part in a celebration
des Chevaliers de l’Olivier
of clowning at the
have hosted the event,
Festival Mondoclowns, which will be held in
which sees visitors
Marmande, in Lot-et-Garonne, from 26 January
enjoying the first of the
to 13 February. Comedy, acrobatics, magic,
year’s new olive oil. Large
mime, actors, animals and the visual arts will
The flower festival Corso Fleuri in
tables are set up on the
form the irresistible elements of an exhibition in
Bormes-les-Mimosas (pictured above
Place des Arcades where
clowning and a cinema screening will chart the
right) celebrates the tradition of
Colourful carnivals
Corso Fleuri,
Bormes-les-Mimosas
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Carnaval de Nice
there is a free tasting of
story of Charlie Chaplin. There will also be a
(pictured above). This year, from 13 February to
from 12-28 February, the city is a blaze of
growing flowers on the Riviera, which dates
the oil, which is drizzled
parade of clowns through the centre of
2 March, the 83rd Lemon Festival will take the
colour, music and dancing as the
back hundreds of years. On 28 February, in
over grilled croutons
Marmande in what promises to be a fun-packed
theme of Cinecittà: the dream and nostalgia of
celebrations banish winter blues and get
the oldest part of the village, a dozen floats,
rubbed in garlic.
event full of unpredictable mirth and mayhem.
Italian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s. This
people looking forward to spring at the
beautifully decorated in fresh flowers,
ladrometourisme.com
mondoclowns.com
‘trip to Italy’ starts in the Jardins Biovès and
Carnaval de Nice (pictured top right). This
including 12 tonnes of yellow mimosa and
continues with a promenade through an
year, decorated floats inspired by the chosen
80,000 other varieties are paraded through
eclectic collection of sculptures all made out of
theme – the King of Media – will make up the
the streets to the delight of the crowds, which
oranges and lemons by 300 professionals.
carnival processions which take place day
number around 12,000 people. The floats go
Around 240,000 visitors are expected to join
and night. The carnival parade is
past accompanied by brass bands and the day
the festivities.
accompanied by street theatre and music.
ends with the traditional flower battle.
fete-du-citron.com
nicecarnaval.com
bormeslesmimosas.com
A glorious abundance of citrus fruit
fashioned into magnificent designs will
form the centrepiece of the annual Fête
du Citron, which is held every year in Menton
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One of the largest carnivals in the
world is held every year in Nice; an
event which can be traced back
centuries to 1294. For more than two weeks,
New take on the classics
Bringing classical music to a wider audience is the aim of La Folle Journée, a
festival held every year in La Cité Event Centre in Nantes, which this year will run
from 3-7 February. The theme for this the festival’s 22nd year, is the rich
diversity of nature. With individual concerts lasting no longer than 45 minutes,
audiences are freed from the constraints of traditional concert-going and are
encouraged to move between the recitals and engage the performers and
conductors in conversation between performances.
follejournee.fr
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©crt riviera côte d’azur / georges veran / anais brochiero; omt bormes; Marc roger;
fotolia; lionel pascale; c mouton / crt centre val de loire; yannick le gal / tourism
bretagne; emma rawle; otvd cochise ory
Fête du Citron, Menton
Rochefort-en-Terre,
Morbihan
On a rocky hilltop above the River Arz,
Rochefort-en-Terre has narrow streets and
houses decorated with geraniums – a
tradition that has been practised for
nearly a hundred years. Try a famous pain
d’épices from one of the artisanal shops.
brittanytourisme.com
La Garde-Adhémar,
Drôme
Overlooking the Rhône valley, the
fortified village of La Garde-Adhémar is a
delight of cobbled alleyways and sunny
squares. Admire the views in the herb
garden next to the church.
la-garde-adhemar-ot.org
From France with love
Couples of all ages come from all over the world to
celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Indre village of
Saint-Valentin, which is named after the saint and
since the 1960s has been the self-proclaimed ‘Village
of Love’. Every year, a festival is held around 14
February when the whole village is decked out with
flowers; red roses are a particular favourite. Apart
from getting married in the village during the
festival, you can also get your letters stamped at the
Saint-Valentin post office, watch chocolatiers making
chocolate hearts, buy postcards and special gifts, and
of course, this being France, have a very good meal
and whirl your partner around the dance floor.
There’s also a market and a special church service.
Carennac, Lot
The village of Carennac developed
around a Cluny monastery in the 11th
century, and the cloister and church still
occupy pride of place in the village. On
the banks of the River Dordogne, the
village is the perfect place for an
afternoon stroll.
vallee-dordogne.com
village-saint-valentin.com
Turn over for our gift ideas for Valentine’s Day...
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february news and events
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Travel news
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Online appeal
Motorists in France can now
contest speeding fines online instead of
posting a letter to the headquarters of
the Agence Nationale de Traitement
Automatisé des Infractions (ANTAI).
Drivers simply submit their appeal on the
agency website within 45 days of
receiving the fine – there is even an
English language option. It is hoped this
will make the process easier for motorists
and cut down on paperwork.
antai.gouv.fr
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for you
Stay connected
Our selection of French-themed gifts for that
special someone this Valentine’s Day
Verdun revisited
After two years of extensive renovation and expansion, the Mémorial Verdun museum will re-open
to the public on 21 February marking the centenary of the start of the Battle of Verdun. The museum
has been given a whole new look and tells the story of the battle from the French and German
soldiers’ perspectives. Exhibits include never-before-displayed photos, eyewitness accounts and
audiovisual clips, which combined are designed to give visitors an insight into the experience of the
men who came to fight here.
memorial-verdun.fr
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Did you know?
The number of tons
of citrus fruit used at
the Fête du Citron*
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Culture vulture
1 Show that special someone how much you love them with this Love Bugs Print £25 famillesummerbelle.com 2 Paris notebooks, packs of two available in blue, pink and silver,
£8.75 famillesummerbelle.com 3 Chocolate is always a great present, especially 35 of them in a heart-shaped box, Straight From the Heart, £39 hotelchocolat.com 4 Toast your loved
one in these stylish Malika Grand Champagne Flutes £39 black-by-design.co.uk 5 Love Potions, 10 cocktail chocolates £10 hotelchocolat.com 6 Le Creuset Deep Heart Dish £49
houseology.com 7 Bring the city of romance into your home with this Paris Map Print, available in pink, blue and silver £45 famillesummerbelle.com
Fancy producing a bottle of your own wine at a dinner party but don’t have the time or
money to run a vineyard? Then 3D Wines’ rent-a-row of vines programme could be just the
thing you are looking for. There are 10 family-run vineyards in France’s most prestigious wine
producing areas taking part, including a Merlot vineyard in Bordeaux and a champagne
vineyard near Reims. You can rent a row of vines in the vineyard from just £59 a year and you
receive a bottle of wine and information about the vineyard, the chance to visit and you can
purchase the wine your vines produce at special prices. It would make the perfect Valentine’s
Day gift for the wine-lover in your life.
3dwinesexperience.com
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WIN!
* according to fete-du-citron.com © Jean-Marie Mangeot
Vines for life
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Have you ever found yourself at a dinner party
where the guests are talking about the likes of
Camus, Derrida or Voltaire, and wishing that you
knew more about who they were? Help is at
hand with this fun guide to 250 names that
intellectuals love to drop into conversation. The book
is divided into short sections on each individual and
their idea and is written in an informal, easy-to-read style.
We have five copies of How to Sound Cultured to give
away. For a chance to win visit completefrance.com/
community-forum.
The closing date is 10 February 2016.
How to Sound Cultured, Thomas W. Hodgkinson and
Hubert van den Bergh, £12.99 hardback, Icon Books
completefrance.com
RATP, the company which runs
the bus and métro networks in Paris, has
launched 12 new apps for public
transport users. These include games
and guides to the city, and the app
providing up-to-date information about
the bus and métro routes in Paris to
help visitors get around has also been
updated. They have also created an app
called monRERA which will offer
real-time information for the RER A
métro line, Paris’s busiest line, including
delays, travel times, congestion and
even nearby Vélib’ stations.
ratp.fr
Facelift
Often described as grimy and
tired, the Gare du Nord is getting a
facelift with plans announced to clean
and repaint the station as well as
expand the Eurostar terminal to cope
with increasing numbers of passengers
using the service. Plans include
expanding the departure lounge and
duty-free shopping as well as improving
security in the station.
eurostar.com
Fly away
Budget airline Ryanair has added
two new routes to France this summer from
Manchester airport. From April until
September, the airline will begin operating
twice weekly flights to Carcassonne in
southern France and flights three times a
week to Limoges in Limousin. Prices start at
£24.99 one-way.
ryanair.com
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