What’s on in... Septem­ber 2017

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2-3 Septem­ber La Braderie de Lille Nord This enor­mous open-air flea mar­ket is a na­tional event and heaven for an­tique and bar­gain hun­ters. Dat­ing back to the 12th cen­tury, it now at­tracts mil­lions of vis­i­tors. Some 300 pro­fes­sional bro­can­teurs gather in the streets to sell sec­ond-hand goods while moules-frites are de­voured by hun­gry shop­pers. braderie-de-lille.fr

9 Septem­ber Marathon du Mé­doc Gironde Blend marathon ef­forts with the plea­sure of wine-tast­ing at this boozy and epic foodie race through the Mé­doc vine­yards. Run­ners who par­tic­i­pate are of­ten dressed in fancy at­tire and stop at food and drink stalls to re­fuel on oys­ters, foie gras and even en­trecôte steak, all washed down with wine nat­u­rally (from one of the 23 wine-tast­ing stands!) It’s been dubbed the ‘long­est marathon in the world’ for ob­vi­ous rea­sons... marathon­dume­doc.com

14-17 Septem­ber Evian Cham­pi­onship Haute-savoie This golf com­pe­ti­tion gathers the best fe­male golf play­ers in the world on the renowned 18-hole golf course over­look­ing Lake Geneva. At the same time, vis­i­tors can at­tend a large show where ac­tiv­i­ties such as golf work­shops and cham­pagne-tast­ing are open to vis­i­tors. evian­cham­pi­onship.com

16-24 Septem­ber Fes­ti­val mon­dial des théâtres de mar­i­onettes Charleville-méz­ières Founded in 1961, this is the largest pup­pet theatre fes­ti­val in the world and a real in­sti­tu­tion. Every year, over 250 troupes from around the world come to Ar­dennes to per­form pup­pet shows, in the street or in­doors, in front of the 150,000 vis­i­tors who flock to the town for 10 days. fes­ti­val-mar­i­on­nette.com

Braderie de Lille

Marathon du Mé­doc

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