As we throw out the last of the New Year's party hats, and prepare to dismantle the Christmas tree, it's time to rub away the cobwebs and look ahead to 2014.
Maybe you've made it a resolution to see more of France this year, or cross a few famous events off your bucket list.
Or perhaps you're organizing your holidays already. Either way, The Local is here to help you plan the next 12 months.
So get out your freshly unwrapped calendar, and get excited - here are some essential dates for your diary in 2014.
What are you looking forward to this year? What did we miss? Let us know in the comments section below.