8 Best Performing Arts Venues in Burgundy, France

Bell-Ringing Festival

During the Côte d'Or Bell-Ringing Festival in early August, St-Bénigne's bells chime and chime.

Rue du Dr. Maret, Dijon, 21000, France

Festival International de Musiques et Danses Populaires

The city stages the Festival International de Musiques et Danses Populaires at the end of August in even-numbered years.

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Grandes Heures de Cluny

The ruined abbey of Cluny forms the backdrop of the Grandes Heures de Cluny, a classical music festival held late July to mid-August. Free Burgundy wine tastings are offered after concerts.

International Festival of Baroque Opera

In July Beaune stages its annual, monthlong International Festival of Baroque Opera, which draws big stars of the opera world.

International Gastronomy Fair

Dijon plays host to the International Gastronomy Fair the first two weeks in November. Each year a different country is invited to show off its produce and cuisine.

Les Trois Glorieuses

Beaune holds its famous wine festival—Les Trois Glorieuses—on the third weekend in November. It starts with a public tasting on Saturday, continues with an auction on Sunday, and closes with a tipsy lunch for the wine elite at Château de Meursault on Monday.

Street Art on the Roc Festival - La Karrière

A disused stone quarry provides a magical backdrop to this open-air art and music festival. Rock, jazz, and classical music concerts, plays, cinema screenings, and art exhibitions take place every year over a week in late August.