let yourself be carried away by stories of travel at the end of the world. Dream to the sight of majestic, but fragile. Find inspiration in the projection of a film or a conference. The festivals are meeting points between the general public and adventurers. Set out to explore the remote places and surprising of the planet, by personal challenge or for scientific purposes, they come back loaded with photos, documentaries, stories, and memories waiting to be shared.
Le Figaro has selected 10 festivals around the world from France.
● international Festival of the bicycle journey
Matthias recounts his travels by bike (France-east-west round-the-world…) on his blog aucoindelaroue.com. Matthias Aléon
The cyclo-tourists have their festival. Organized by the association of Cyclo-Camping International, it welcomes authors and speakers who travel the world on a mountain BIKE, a tandem or a recumbent bike. Since 2018, the festival features a bicycle workshop and a space for children. The tourist office of Vincennes, on the outskirts of Paris, offers for the opportunity to get in the saddle to visit the biggest green area of the capital.
Where? Centre Georges Pompidou and Space Sorano in Vincennes in
When? Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January
How much? Movies: 5,50€ per session. Lectures: admission free
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● Objective adventure
The festival’s Goal adventure returns with a lot of novelties for its 4th edition. The 30 films in competition will be screened in two halls of 200 and 400 seats at the Centquatre, a place of artistic creation of the city of Paris. The festival will also establish a library which will be organized literary meetings. The event is co-organized by Terres d’aventure, an agency specializing in the travel on foot, and Grand Nord Grand large, specialist of the polar regions.
Where? The Centquatre in Paris
When? Friday 25 to Sunday 27 January
How much? 6€ the session
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● Curious travellers
Nothing characterizes better the traveller’s curiosity. It is this that wants to celebrate the festival Curious Travelers, founded thirty years ago by friends with a passion for discovery. In addition to the documentary, the public can watch the mini-films of 2 minutes 30 during the festival, Fast & Curious. Originality of Curious Travellers: visitors to regulate their inputs and consumption REV’, the currency of the festival, or Link, the local currency of Saint-Étienne. The festival attracted 16,000 are “curious” in 2018.
Where? Space Faurel (Saint-Etienne
When? From Friday 29 to Sunday march 31,
How much? regular Fare: 5,50€ per session. Exhibitions, stalls and entertainment: free entry
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● Amazing travelers
The writer Michel Le Bris (2nd from left) created the festival in 1990. Daniel Cohn-Bendit intervened in 2018 to talk about his book Under the studs the beach . Very special travellers
Created in 1990 by the writer Michel Le Bris, the festival Astonishing Travellers is a rendez-vous phare de Saint-Malo. The event is known for its book fair : nearly 300 writers world travelers come from all over in the corsair on hand to sign their stories or facilitate meetings and discussions. Proof of its success, the Amazing travellers regularly exports to Rabat (Morocco), Bamako (Mali), Brazzaville (Congo) and Port-au-Prince (Haiti).
Where? Quai Duguay-Trouin in Saint-Malo,
When? Saturday 8 to Monday 10 June
How much? normal Price: 15€ / day, 35€ for the three days
● Festival des globe-trotters
By 2019, the Festival des globe-trotters celebrates its 31 years. Organized by the association of Adventurers du bout du monde (ABM), which has several branches in the regions, the event brings in front of young people, whose boldness inspires all the generations. In the program: films, signings, and conferences to prepare for his travels… Or just dream.
Where and when? Lille, france (19 January), Morlaix (march 9), Massy (from 27 to 29 September), La Ciotat and Tours (October or November)
How much? 14 to 20€ / day, 34€ three days (prices at Massy). Discount for members ABM
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● The Grand Bivouac
For four days, the public is invited to camp at the Grand Bivouac in Albertville. The festival savoyard was created in 2002 with the aim of promoting the travel documentary. It offers a great variety of animations, its up to 36,000 annual visitors: projections, concerts, lectures, exhibitions, book fair… The 30 films screened are selected according to their ability to question the diversity of the world today.
Where? Place de l’europe Albertville
When? October (dates not provided)
How much? 8€ the projection or conference
* The Screens of adventure
Two cinemas previous transformed for four days in the entrance doors on the (vast) world. The festival Screens the adventure, created in 1992, is organized by The Guild, an NGO committed to initiatives that are adventurous and supportive. Special feature: one of the prizes awarded during the closing ceremony is presented by five young children sitting on the municipal Council, of the children of the city of Dijon.
Where? Cinemas Olympia and Darcy in Dijon, france
When? Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 October
How much? € 4.50 per half-day,€ 6.50 a night
● international Festival of film of adventure
The films are often followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. Here, the family Fabbri come to present Kids, for Sea to La Rochelle. Samuel Buton
As a symbol, the international Festival of adventure film takes place in The port of la Rochelle, facing the Atlantic ocean. In the old warehouses of fishermen, the public fell in love with the follies of the scientific and sporting party in the regions most improbable in the world. In 2018, the Grand Prix of the festival was awarded to the documentary Dug Out . The british director Benjamin Saad recounts his journey of two months over the water to meet communities Huaorani.
Where? Espace Encan in La Rochelle
When? Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November,
How much? Between 5€ and 7€ per session. Pass from 5 to 20 films between 25€ and 75€
● Rendez-vous du carnet de voyage
To draw or write, the book is an essential accessory for any traveler. To the point of having a festival that is nothing to him. Created in 2000 by the association It must go and see, the Rendez-vous du carnet de voyage explores the variants of the design, such as the comic book or the notepad digital. Several areas allow the public to interact with the authors and learn to keep his journal.
Where? The Polydrome to Clermont-Ferrand
When? Friday 15 to Sunday 17 November
How much? normal Price: 14€ per day 23€ three days
● Docks of departure
No one best place to organize the Docks at the start… that the quays of the Rhône to Lyon. The heart of the festival is located on the barge Platform, which includes a bookstore, a room of debates and a café travelers. The latest adventure films are projected at a few minutes from there, on the barge, The Marquise and the Palais de la Mutualité.
Where? The barge Platform and the Palais de la Mutualité in Lyon
When? Thursday 28 November to Sunday 1st December
How much? normal Price: 5€ or 6€ the session
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