Posts Tagged ‘may’

European Museum Night – Saturday night May 19, 3012

May 17th, 2012

This Saturday night is the 8th annual Nuit des musées – many museums in Paris will be open late, free and offer special events.  The atmosphere is always fun!  To see what’s open and interests you – in Paris or elsewhere in France click here And if you’re not in Paris this year for the event, consider it for a trip next year!    


May Day in France

May 6th, 2012

May Day is labor day in France and there are always ‘parades’ – labor unions taking to the streets to show their muscle (though it almost always has a festive air).  But even more symbolic for May Day in France is giving and getting muguet des bois – lily in the valley in English – for good luck.  So little stands pop up on every street corner all day to make it easy to get your supplies – whether as cut flowers or potted or