EvENTS IN Pas de Calais

Please note that, due to Covid-19, some of these festivals, events and exhibitions may be subject to cancellation or postponement.

PABLO PICASSO’S LOUVRE

PABLO PICASSO’S LOUVRE

October 13, 2021 to January 31, 2022 The Louvre is a fundamental place for understanding the work of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). From its very first visit in 1900 to the exhibition of his own works in the Grande Galerie in 1971, the museum has a special place in the...

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TABLES OF POWER

TABLES OF POWER

Until July 26, 2021  Spanning five millennia and featuring more than 400 pieces of tableware, sculptures and paintings, 'Tables of Power' at Louvre-Lens charts the history of the culinary arts, the evolution of dining etiquette and the use of strict protocols to...

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LES FÊTES DE LA MER

LES FÊTES DE LA MER

July 8-11, 2021 The sea in all its bounty will take centre stage at the four-day bonanza. Held every two years in Boulogne-sur-Mer, the hotly-anticipated festival will see a flotilla of historic ships, schooners and sailboats set anchor in the harbour while a pop-up...

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PHOTOGRAPHING THE WAR

PHOTOGRAPHING THE WAR

Until November 11, 2021 Although photography was already being used to document armed conflicts, WWI marked a turning point for the medium. Here the Memorial'14-18 Notre-Dame-de-Lorette turns the lens on the role played by official and amateur photographers in...

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LES FÊTES DE LA SAINTE BARBE

LES FÊTES DE LA SAINTE BARBE

December 3-5, 2021 After being put on the back burner for the past few years, the Fêtes de la Sainte Barbe are set to light up Lens-Liévin once again. Due to be held between December 3 and 5, the three-day tribute to the patron saint of miners, firefighters and...

MAIN SQUARE FESTIVAL

MAIN SQUARE FESTIVAL

July 2-4, 2021 Thousands of fans are expected to descend on Arras as the city's Main Square plays host to the best and brightest on the international pop-rock-electro scene for an open-air music festival to remember.mainsquarefestival.fr...

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1940, DE GAULLE, RESISTANCE IN THE NORD-PAS DE CALAIS

1940, DE GAULLE, RESISTANCE IN THE NORD-PAS DE CALAIS

Until November 2021   Designed to coincide with the 80th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's Appeal of June 18, '1940, De Gaulle, Resistance in the Nord-Pas de Calais' at La Coupole revisits the formidable politician's efforts as leader of the Free French movement and...

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THE FISH TRAIL

THE FISH TRAIL

September 20-26, 2021 A whopping 1,400 contestants will gallop for victory in Europe’s biggest horse-and-cart race on September 25.Freshly-revived after being scrapped in 2012, La Route du Poisson (Fish Trail) will follow the historic route covered by...

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500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIELD OF CLOTH OF GOLD

500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIELD OF CLOTH OF GOLD

June 6-7, 2021 Marking 500 years since the storied encounter between Francis I and his mighty rival, Henry VIII, at the Field of the Cloth of Gold, this milestone anniversary celebration will feature a packed bill of events in Calais, Guînes, Ardres and at Hampton...

UPERNOIR

UPERNOIR

May 29 to June 27, 2021 This month-long event celebrates Pas-de-Calais's UNESCO-listed mining heritage, post-industrial legacy, creative output and culinary bounty through an eclectic programme of exhibitions, light shows, festivities, photography trails, walks around...

Pure and sure

Pure and sure

Pas-de-Calais Tourist Board has identified and mapped businesses who clearly display their commitment to the implementation and respect of health and safety protocols related to their activities. You can use the interactive map to choose where you want to stay and...

The Vélomaritime, from the Channel to the North Sea

The Vélomaritime, from the Channel to the North Sea

1,500 km of cycling discovery route Fresh sea air, lighthouses, beaches, cliffs ... When you cycle along La Vélomaritime®, the promise of a maritime experience is kept. But there's more to it! The 1,500 km of cycle route also allows you to discover the riches of a...