News 2023: What’s new in France?

We are thrilled to see that travel to France is back on track. With a number of new and exciting openings, exhibitions, sustainable tourism initiatives, gastronomy ventures and of course the Rugby World Cup, there’s no doubt that 2023 is the year to visit.

Click here to download our full News 2023 and find out more about what you can expect across the Channel in the coming months. As always, we are here if you’d like further info on any of the topics mentioned. An updated version of the News 2023 will be published in January.

ALL NEWS AT A GLANCE

Late 2022

2022/2023 – NAUSICAÁ’S ‘GRAND LARGE’ IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Hauts-de-France
2022 – ‘BLACK BUTTERFLIES’, NETFLIX SERIES, Hauts-de-France and Occitanie
2022 – NEW ECO GUESTHOUSE, Plouguerneau, Brittany
2022 – THE HARTUNG-BERGMAN FOUNDATION, Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Late 2022 – HOTEL JOIE DE VIVRE 4*, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
September 2022 – ‘THE SERPENT QUEEN’, AMAZON PRIME SERIES, Chateau de Chambord, Loire Valley
September 2022 – 23 April 2023 – DAVID HOCKNEY’S ‘A YEAR IN NORMANDY’ EXHIBITION, Bayeux, Normandy
October 2022 – MOOVERT, LAUNCH OF THE NEW GREEN ACCOMMODATION BOOKING SITE, across France
Autumn 2022 – THE GR DE PAYS ENTRE DEUX LACS HIKING TRAIL, Hérault, Occitanie
17 December 2022 – THE CITÉ DU VITRAIL OPENS, Troyes, Grand-Est

2023

19 January 2023 – NBA PARIS GAME 2023, Paris, Île-de-France
6-19 February 2023 – ALPINE SKI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023, Courchevel and Méribel
March 2023 – NEW EXHIBITION SPACE AND RENOVATION OF D-DAY MUSEUM, Arromanches, Normandy
April 2023 – OPENING OF NANCY THERMAL SPA COMPLEX, Nancy, Grand-Est
Spring 2023 – A NEW MARITIME HERITAGE REDESIGNED IN HONFLEUR, Honfleur, Normandy
Spring 2023 – THE CITÉ INTERNATIONALE DE LA LANGUE FRANCAISE, Villers-Cotterets, Hauts-de-France
Spring 2023 – RENOVATION OF THE HOTEL CARLTON CANNES 5*, Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Spring 2023 – HOTEL DES CARMES 5*, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
8-18 June 2023 – THE ROUEN ARMADA, Rouen, Normandy
22-25 June 2023 – BORDEAUX FÊTE LE VIN BECOMES AN ANNUAL FESTIVAL, Bordeaux, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
30 June–2 July 2023 – THE RETURN OF ANJOU VÉLO VINTAGE, Saumur, Pays de la Loire
17-29 July 2023 – THE 50TH ROLEX FASTNET RACE, Cherbourg, Normandy
22-23 July 2023 – 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FÊTE DES RAMPARTS, Dinan, Brittany
8 September–28 October 2023 – RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023, nine host cities across France
10 September 2023–Spring 2024 – THE RACE AROUND 2023, La Rochelle, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
October/November 2023 – 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE, Le Havre, Normandy
2023 – GARDEN FESTIVALS, Cote d’Azur & Loire Valley
2023 – THE LIMOUSIN SEPTENNIAL OSTENSIONS, Limousin, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
2023 – SEASON 3 OF ‘EMILY IN PARIS’, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
2023 – 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS, Le Mans, Pays de la Loire
2023 – 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF PICASSO’S DEATH, Paris, Île-de-France
2023 – 170TH ANNIVERSARY OF VAN GOGH’S BIRTH, Paris, Île-de-France
2023 – 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALSACE WINE ROUTE, Grand Est
2023 – HAUTS-DE-FRANCE IS THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF GASTRONOMY, Hauts-de-France
2023 – VALLÉE DE LA GASTRONOMIE IS BACK, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley and Provence-Camargue
2023 – SUSTAINABLE COGNAC PRODUCTION BY REMY MARTIN, Cognac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
2023 – SUSTAINABLE SKIING, Serre Chevalier, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
2023 – HOTEL LE GRAND MAZARIN 5*, Paris, Île-de-France
2023 – ESPACE 105 4* HOTEL AND URBAN SPACE, Rouen, Normandy
2023 – HOTEL CHÂTEAU LOUISE DE LA VALLIERE 5*, Loire Valley

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