On the agenda: What’s coming up in France this week
Here's a look at the big news and cultural events that will take place in France this week.
Published: 1 October 2018 11:02 CEST
Monday Oct 1st
French President Emmanuel Macron gets set to meet the presidents of Toulouse, Nice, Bordeaux, Lille and Nantes in Paris.
The verdict is set to be announced in the case of Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault, an influential figure on Stockholm's cultural scene, who has been accused of two counts of rape in one of the first big trials to come out of the #MeToo movement.
French President Emmanuel Macron with President of Bordeaux, Alain Juppé in 2016. Photo: AFP
Tuesday Oct 2nd
French parliament will vote on a food bill which includes new measures such as labeling French honey, providing organic meals in schools and stopping price wars.
One of the fake Paris attacks victims is set for sentencing.
The 27th edition of France's Livestock Summit (Sommet de l’élevage) will be held on October 3rd, 4th and 5th at the Grande Halle d'Auvergne in Clermont-Cournon in the Puy-de-Dôme department of central France.
Thursday Oct 4th
Macron will visit the grave of Charles de Gaulle in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises in north eastern France in honour of the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Fifth Republic.
The Paris Motor Show is set to take place from October 4th to October 14th, when Europe's largest carmakers will bring some of their most impressive models to the French capital.
Friday Oct 5th
The French Court of Appeals will decide whether to grant a pair of twins the right to a French birth certificate despite the fact that they were born to a surrogate mother abroad. Surrogacy remains illegal in France.
Debates, performances and workshops will all take place at the Opéra Bastille, the Palais Garnier, the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, and the Cinéma Gaumont Opéra in the French capital from October 5-6th as part of this year's Le Monde festival.
Saturday Oct 6th
A rally against domestic violence will take place in front of the Palais de Justice in the Île de la Cité in central Paris.
The whole of Paris will be flooded with installations, exhibitions, and concerts by contemporary artists in honour of Nuit Blanche. Public transport will be open all night so you can design your own route through the attractions, as the event celebrates its 16th year.
Formal adoption of regulations concerning télétravail (remote working) for public sector workers.
Wednesday, July 14th
Public holiday in France to mark the fête nationale, or Bastille Day as its known in the anglophone world. The traditional military parade will take place on the Champs Elysées and most towns will host firework displays, with extra restrictions in place for crowds. For a full roundup of events, click HERE.
Prime Minister Jean Castex travels to Nice to take part in memorials for the victims of the 2016 terror attack.
Thursday, July 15th
The courts are scheduled to examine the controversial closure of a factory by the Manoir Industries de Pitres in Eure, northern France.
Friday, July 16th
The Eiffel Towerreopens to the public. Numbers are limited by health restrictions, so advance booking is advised.
Next stage in the probe into justice minister Eric Dupond-Moretti, who is accused of a conflict of interest in relation to his previous work as a lawyer. He could be formally charged.
Saturday, July 17th
Closing ceremony of the Cannes film festival.
Sunday, July 18th
Final stage of the Tour de France as riders enter Paris along the Champs-Elysée.
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