Twelve Great Events of 2023

January 27 – Alexandre Benalla on appeal

The former Elysée official was retried for violence on May 1, 2018, the cause of a resounding political scandal, and for which he was sentenced at first instance to one year in prison. From January 27 to February 3.

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February 6 to 19 – 2023 Alpine Skiing World Championships in Courchevel-Méribel (France)

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Alexis Pinturault will be the leader of the French skiers who will play at home. Hoping for snow…

March 12, 2023 – the 95th Academy Awards

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After the unexpected coronation of the remake of “The Aries Family”, “Coda” broadcast on Apple +, the Academy could celebrate the cinema of Steven Spielberg and “The Fabelmans”.

April 3 to 21 – the trial of the Copernic Street bombing

Nearly forty-three years after the attack on the synagogue on rue Copernic in Paris, which left 4 dead and 46 injured, the trial opens in Paris, but probably without the only defendant, the Lebanese academic Canadian Hassan Diab, returned to Canada in 2018.

May 6 – the coronation of King Charles III

The big day has finally arrived for the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II who will be crowned king in Westminster Abbey.

May 13 – Eurovision Song Contest final

The victorious Ukraine not being able to organize the competition, war obliges, it is England and the city of Liverpool which will host the competition – and the rumor of course coming from social networks announces the possible participation… of Adele.

May 16 to 27 – the 76th Cannes Film Festival

Who will win the Palme d’Or and succeed Sweden’s Ruben Ostlund? Will “Oppenheimer” by Christopher Nolan be broadcast in world exclusivity on the Croisette?

June 14 to July 5 – the appeal trial of the rapist of the Sambre

Appeal trial of Dino Scala, nicknamed the “rapist of the Sambre”, sentenced last July to the maximum sentence of twenty years of criminal imprisonment for 54 rapes and sexual assaults between 1988 and 2018. From June 14 to July 5.

20 July-20 August – Women’s FIFA World Cup in Australia and New Zealand

Can Les Bleues imitate Kylian Mbappé and his gang and reach the final? It would be historic but the mission is not impossible even if the Americans are still the big favourites.

September – 2023 French senatorial elections

170 senators will be elected by indirect suffrage. Majority, the Republicans should keep their hand in the lower house of Parliament.

September 8 to October 28 – the Rugby World Cup in France

Can Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack offer French supporters the much-desired Webb Ellis Trophy? It will be necessary to overcome the competition of the best nations of the southern hemisphere and the double Irish team.


COP28 – the international climate conference – will take place this year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. We can already announce that this choice of destination will cause a lot of ink to flow.

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Twelve Great Events of 2023