1. biennale de la danse de Lyon is a festival celebrating all the different types of dance. Having explored dance from numerous different geographical locations.After the first Biennale de la Danse in 1984, showcasing the most successful dancers of the 20th century, 1986 was the year that saw the first version of the Biennial as we would recognise it today.
2. The Deauville American Film Festival has become an incredibly popular event since it began in 1975. Although not a competitive festival to begin with, the Festival has been awarding prizes for American independent cinema since 1995, which include the Grand Prix du Jury, the Prix du Jury and a Prix de la Critique Internationale. This is the only Festival in the world to screen films for the general public and cinema enthusiasts 24/7 for a 10-day period, from the first Friday in September to the Sunday of the following week.
3. Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the Avignon Festival is one of the biggest international festivals for contemporary live performance there is. Each year in July attracting a large number of visitors from every generation (more than 130,000 tickets sold) to view around forty works of theatre and dance, as well as fine art and music. In addition to its official programme, Avignon's OFF Festival also enables a thousand additional companies to participate in the event in around a hundred different venues.
4. A major event in the world of film, Cannes Film Festival takes place every year during the second fortnight of May. The “Palme d'Or” (Golden Palm) is the highest prize awarded by the Festival's jury to the year's best competing film. The first ever Cannes Film Festival dates back to 20th September 1946. The main screenings take place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, on the famous Croisette.