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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.

On the agenda: What's coming up in France this week

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.
 
Wednesday Oct 3rd 
 
The much-awaited Miró retrospective is set to open at the Grand Palais in Paris. 
 
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. 
 
Photo: AFP
 
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.

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On the agenda: What’s happening in France this week?

Here's a roundup of what is happening in France on the week beginning July 12th.

On the agenda: What's happening in France this week?
Photo: Remy Gabalda/AFP

Monday, July 12th

An extra meeting of the Defence Council looks at whether extra health restrictions need to be imposed to counter a fourth wave of Covid infections, driven by the delta variant.

The Senate votes on the adoption of the budget for 2021.

President Emmanuel Macron makes a live TV announcement at 8pm on the latest on the health situation, as well as other issues such as the economic recovery.

Tuesday, July 13th

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 Tower reopens 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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