2019 reasons to visit the Top French cities (TFC)

Cité de la Gastronomie
Lille Eldorado
Vieux Nice
Le Moco
Press release

While the Top French Cities of Orleans and Tours celebrate the French Renaissance year round:


In late March the city of Saint-Etienne will hold its 11th Design Biennial, curated by American Lisa White.


Starting April 27, 2019 and through early December, the great Northern city of Lille will be effervescent —indoors and out—with contemporary art exhibits, installations and other events. A great open-air kick-off will launch “Eldorado: Lille 3000,” a huge citywide fete held every three years.

Lille will also host March 13 to June 11, 2019 a major Giacometti retrospective featuring over 150 works at its Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

FIFA Women’s World Cup

Sports fans must know by now that France will be hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup from June 7 to July 7 in 9 cities. Six of the 9 host stadiums are in in the Top French Cities: Grenoble, Le Havre, Montpellier, Nice, Reims, and Rennes; from which of course the French team will try to match their male counterparts and win. Updates on the FIFA website.


Elegant Montpellier will welcome a new contemporary art center in July which will be known as Le MoCo.


That opening will be followed in late 2019 by the inauguration of the City of Gastronomy and Wine in a new and centrally located neighborhood of delicious Dijon. November 9 update: the opeing of the City of Gastronomy and Wine has been delay to 2020/2021