So the year in Food & Wine Festivals in France continues. The importance of celebrating regional foods and wines in France is wonderful. The chestnut, giant omelettes, chocolate, Chablis and spicy peppers are including in the round-up of what to eat and drink during September and October. Here is my pick up the Food and Wine Festivals in France to try to get to this autumn.
Food & Wine Festivals in France
The Giant Omelette Festival
In Frejus on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September. For more details visit their website.
Toulouse à Table
4th – 16th September
A great gastronomique event in the beautiful city of Toulouse in the south West France. A village gourmand, evenings of beer and cheeses, foie gras, champagne, oysters, wine. Giant Cassoulet, Food trucks and much more.
You can see the full programme of events here.
La Grande Dégustation, Grand Hotel-Dieu, Lyon
11th September – Four events dedicated to tasting a selection of rosé wines and street food in Lyon. A festive atmosphere, music, good food and wine! Check their Facebook page for more info.
Lyon Street Food Festival
September – 12 – 15th
Lyon Street Food Festival is on again this year from September 12th to 15th. 4 days of festivities around the nomadic gastronomy at the magical site Les Subsistances – Lyon. Prepare your taste buds! this is an event not to miss. I visited last year and loved it! Meet some of the big named chefs in Lyon and eat delicious street food in a buzzing and fun atmosphere.
Semaine de Gout Genevoise
12 – 22 September
Just over the border in Switzerland. From field to plate, eat local, seasonal and quality food in around 50 restaurants in Geneva. Discover the list of restaurants and get more info on their website.
Food & Wine Festivals in France
Tous au Restaurant
30 September – 13 October
Throughout France you have 2 weeks to discover the most beautiful tables in France! A unique opportunity to discover or rediscover the diversity, vitality and creativity of the tables de France. this was originally developed by Alain Ducasse. 15 days to enjoy the cuisine of the magnificent starred tables, contemporary bistros of talented young chefs or lively breweries and other local cuisines, with the offer “Your guest is our guest”. The chefs compose a special menu and for one purchased menu, the accompanying person is free. To find participating restaurants and book a table click here.
Salon du Chocolat et des Gourmandises
12 and 13 October
Saturday 10 – 21h Sunday 10 – 19h. At the Casino Grand Cercle in Aix-les-Bains, you will find an extravaganza of chocolate. New flavours and a multitude of surprises. The Salon du Chocolat will have demonstrations, fun workshops and interactive conferences throughout the 2 days. More info here
Foire de la Châtaigne, Mourjou, Cantal
19th and 20th October
A weekend of celebration for the chestnut! A fabulous local produce market. Tastings, demonstrations, music, events for the children, walk among the chestnut trees…
More about this event here.
The Fête du Ventre et de la Gastronomie, Normande
Rouen 12th and 13th September. Celebrated in the 1930s, the Normandy Belly and Gastronomy Festival has become one of the key events in the region thanks to the ROUEN CONQUERANT. This event takes place in the district of the Old Market, the historical centre of the city.
Full programme here
La Fête du Piment in Espelette
26th and 27th October 2019
Celebrate the Pepper of Espelette – a weekend to taste, buy and enjoy this delightful pepper from the Pays Basque. Markets, music and dance, regional products…Full details of this event here.
Chablis Wine Festival
4th weekend of October – in Chablis in the Bourgogne region of France. Discover and taste chablis Wines – each year at The Chablis Wine Festival a new vintage is baptized in a traditional ceremony. A weekend of events to celebrate this revered french wine.
Read more here
So that’s my Food & Wine Festivals in France roundup for September and October – I’d love to know if you visit any of these great events – please leave me a comment below.
Please note that we check websites for updates and dates regularly and food-related events are also posted on the Taste of Savoie Facebook Page – but please check the events’ websites before going to an event as changes happen sometimes!
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