What’s new for France in 2020?

What’s new for 2020? New transport routes, accommodation, museums, shopping outlets, sporting events and facilities, tourism initiatives and anniversaries will set the tone for France in the coming year.

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EXHIBITIONS & NEW CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

FASHION & DESIGN

  • LILLE METROPOLE, 2020 WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL, Lille, Hauts-de-France, 2020
  • CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN EXHIBITION, Paris, Île-de-France, 25 February to 26 July 2020
  • REOPENING OF PALAIS GALLIERA, Paris, Île-de-France,  April 2020
  • CHANEL METIERS D’ART WORKSHOP, Porte d’Aubervilliers, Paris, Île-de-France, 2020

ART

  • THE BASSINS DE LUMIÈRES OPENING IN BORDEAUX, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, April 2020
  • COLLECTION PINAULT PARIS, Paris, Île-de-France, June 2020
  • MODERN ART MUSEUM AT FONTEVRAUD, Fontevraud-l’Abbaye, Pays de la Loire, May/June 2020
  • FRANK GEHRY’S TOWER AT FONDATION LUMA, Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Summer 2020
  • THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE, WRAPPED, Paris, Île-de-France, 19 September to 4 October 2020

HISTORY

  • NARBO VIA, A NEW ANTIQUE MUSEUM IN NARBONNE, Narbonne, Occitanie, Autumn 2020
  • MUSICAL ‘BERNADETTE DE LOURDES’, Lourdes, Occitanie, Spring 2020
  • BRITISH NORMANDY MEMORIAL, Ver-sur-Mer, Normandy, Summer 2020 

© Angélique Lyleire – Compagnie du Dragon

NEW TOURISM INITIATIVES & FACILITIES

  • OPENING OF PADDOCK, THE NEW PARISIAN BROOKLYN, Paris, Île-de-France, End of 2019-2020
  • THE DRAGON OF CALAIS, THE NEW ADDITION TO LA MACHINE COMPANY, Calais, Hauts-de-France, January 2020

Rouen Cathedral Impressionist lightshow © Normandy Tourism

EVENTS

FESTIVALS

  • NORMANDY IMPRESSIONIST FESTIVAL, Normandy, 3 April to 6 September 2020
  • FIRST GRAND’ESCALE MARITIME FESTIVAL, Fécamp, Normandy, 1 to 5 July 2020
  • 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF JAZZ A JUAN FESTIVAL, Juan-les-Pins, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, 5 to 23 July 2020
  • 50TH YEAR OF FESTIVAL INTERCELTIQUE DE LORIENT, Lorient, Brittany, 7 to 16 August 2020
  • 8TH EDITION OF THE EMBOUTEILLAGE DE LAPALISSE, Lapalisse, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 9 to 11 October 2020

ANNIVERSARIES

  • METZ CATHEDRAL’S 800TH ANNIVERSARY, Metz, Grand-Est, 2020
  • AMIENS CATHEDRAL’S 800TH ANNIVERSARY, Amiens, Hauts-de-France, 2020

SPORTS

  • FIRST EDITION OF THE GLOBAL SPORT WEEK, Paris, Île-de-France, 5 to 7 February 2020
  • THE 9TH VENDÉE GLOBE SETS SAIL, Les Sables-d’Olonne, Pays de la Loire, 8 November 2020

LVMH

NEW SHOPPING & FOODIE OUTLETS

  • DEPARTMENT STORE LA SAMARITAINE REOPENS, Paris, Île-de-France, Early 2020

GREEN / ECO-FRIENDLY

  • BRITTANY FERRIES’ NEW GREENEST SHIP, Normandy, Spring 2020
  • KM127: NORMANDY’S FIRST OFF-GRID, LUXURY ECO-RESORT, Bottereaux, Normandy, March 2020
  • EKLO, ONE OF FRANCE’S MOST ECO-FRIENDLY HOTEL CHAINS, EXPANDS, Throughout France, 2020
  • AIR FRANCE HORIZON 2030: OFFSETTING ALL DOMESTIC FLIGHTS, 2020

Boutique Chalet Company – Chalet Tataali

NEW HOTELS

  • THE BOUTIQUE CHALET COMPANY PRESENTS CHALET TATAALI, Morzine, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Winter season 2019/2020
  • THE BVLGARI HOTEL PARIS, Paris, Île-de-France, Early 2020
  • CHEVAL BLANC AT LA SAMARITAINE, Paris, Île-de-France, April 2020
  • LES QUAIS DE LUTECE, Parc Astérix, Hauts-de-France, April 2020
  • VAL D’ISÈRE MADEMOISELLE, NEW TO THE AIRELLES COLLECTION, Val d’Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, December 2019
  • A NEW AIRELLES COLLECTION HOTEL IN VERSAILLES, Versailles, Paris-Île-de-France, Spring 2020
  • FIRST KIMPTON HOTEL BY IHG IN FRANCE, Paris, Île-de-France, Duo Towers, Paris, 2020
  • MAISON HELER BY STARCK, Curio Collection by Hilton, Metz, Grand-Est,  2020/2021
  • LE CHATEAU DES PÈRES, Piré-sur-Seiche, Brittany, opening early 2020
  • SOGEHO HOTEL, Strasbourg, Grand-Est, opening November 2020
  • THE HUB, Grenoble, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, opening November 2020
  • MAISON ALBAR, Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, opening end 2020
  • HOTEL DU COUVENT, Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, opening 2020

2021

  • PICASSO MUSEUM, Aix-en-Provence
  • CITÉ DE LA GASTRONOMIE, Dijon
  • CHEFS ALAIN DUCASSE & JEAN-FRANCOIS PIEGE, Hotel de la Marine, Paris
  • BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DESIGN, Saint-Étienne


NEW TRANSPORT ROUTES

Jet2 

  • London Stansted – Bergerac, from 23/05/2020 until 19/09/2020, summer only
  • London Stansted – La Rochelle, from 23/05/2020 until 19/09/2020, summer only
  • Birmingham – Nice, from 09/03/2020 until 30/10/2020, all year
  • East Midlands – Grenoble-Alpes-Isère, from December 2019 to April 2020

Easyjet

  • Bristol – Lyon, from 12/12/2019 untill 28/03/2020, winter only

TUI Airways

  • London Gatwick – Chambéry, winter only
  • Bristol – Toulouse, from 29/12/2019 to 08/03/2020, winter only

Ryanair

  • Dublin – Marseille, summer only, five per week
  • Dublin – Toulouse, summer only, daily
  • Bristol – Grenoble-Alpes-Isère, from December 2019 to April 2020

Air France

  • Cork Airport – Paris-Charles de Gaulle, addition of a new early morning flight from Cork and a late evening service from Paris, complement the existing daily schedule, from April to October 2020

-ENDS-


For further information please contact:
pressoffice.uk@atout-france.fr

About Atout France

Atout France – France Tourism Development Agency, is responsible for promoting the development of the tourism industry, the country’s largest economic sector. Atout France’s primary mission is to monitor and analyse the supply and demand in the tourist market. Atout France is also committed to promoting destinations and tourism partners in and from France. This is achieved through marketing campaigns, online promotion, PR and working closely with the travel trade sector. Atout France is represented in the UK and Ireland from is office in London.

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