The 10 festivals not to be missed this summer in France


The summer is the season of festivals: the long days and the nights invite to the outputs and good humor, and all over France, will organize festivities around different themes, music, theater, dance ... and the choice is wide, the international scope festival small festival in the area. Cityzeum has selected a top 10 festivals not to be missed this summer there will be something for everyone !

Solidays festival in Paris

This music festival is double duty, as the Solidays is organized by Solidarité Sida with the objective of helping in the fight against this disease: the proceeds are donated to associations in France and abroad. Each year in late June at Longchamp Racecourse, Solidays offers quality programming, three days of known or emerging artists concerts, but also children's entertainment, rides, booths associations, kitchens the world, etc ...

-Program, info: www.solidays.org

Hellfest Open Air in Clisson

Party much, Hellfest has become a reference among the festivals of France. A festival well targeted audience, as the Hellfest is totally dedicated to metal and everything related to this musical universe. The program provides each year and the big names in the metal scene meet always present. The concerts usually last three days. Clisson, quiet area, located south of Nantes, Loire-Atlantique.

-Program, info: www.hellfest.fr

Jazz Festival in Vienna

After the metal, a different kind of music, jazz. The Vienna Festival, in Isère, dedicated jazz passion every summer since 1981, the time to build a solid reputation, which transcends borders. Great jazz musicians have passed through the stage of Vienna's ancient theater, and programming of the Jazz Festival in Vienna proves its value each time.

-Program, info: www.jazzavienne.com

The Lyrical Arts festival in Aix-en-Provence

A festival founded in 1948 ... one of the most venerable representatives of festivals in France! The Lyrical Arts festival in Aix-en-Provence is dedicated to opera and classical music, with Mozart as a figurehead. The program however does not prohibit a modern and contemporary twist ... A festival whose quality is proven, in music as in the framework: the Theater of the Archdiocese and the Grand Theater de Provence in Aix .

-Program, info: www.festival-aix.com

The Avignon Festival

A heavyweight among the festivals of France, the Avignon Festival is talked about year after year, in good or bad according to the views ... anyway, the eclectic program leaves no one indifferent. modern or classic theater, dance, street art, films, exhibitions or lectures ... the Avignon Festival has become a benchmark for contemporary performing arts. The setting alone is worth the trip. A performance in the courtyard of the Palace of the Popes, that which has the look

-Program, info: www.festival-avignon.com

The Carcassonne Festival

This is one of the largest in France, and what is good is that it is easy to attend the Carcassonne festival: it stands on nearly two months, from June to August! In the unique setting of the city of Carcassonne, this multidimensional festival is interested in many disciplines, circus and theater, classical music or rock concerts, leading singers and street performers, ballet or contemporary dance ... something for everyone.

-Program, info: www.festivaldecarcassonne.fr

Les Francofolies de La Rochelle

A reference in music, the Francofolies in La Rochelle are held each year in mid-July. With programming that casts a wide net, a wide range of musical styles are represented, with each edition more headliners choice. Besides the scenes '' official '', the great scene on the Esplanade St Jean d'Acre, La Rochelle Francos alive with the festival '' off '', many concerts in bars and on the docks .

-Program, info: www.francofolies.fr

The Festival of the Old Plow in Brittany

Small Breton festival in its infancy, the Old Plow aged well, to become one of the most popular festivals in France, and even Europe! A Carhaix, in the countryside of Finistere, the festival uses each summer over three days a packed program, where there are big headliners as emerging scenes. A must.

-Program, info: www.vieillescharrues.asso.fr

The Festival of Lorient Interceltique

We stay in Brittany with a particular festival Interceltique Festival of Lorient is the favorite place of rendezvous passionate cultures and Celtic music. Shows, concerts, songs, traditional dances, scenery guaranteed in an atmosphere primarily family. Britain, Ireland, Wales, Scotland ... all the Celtic nations are represented.

-Program, info: www.festival-interceltique.com

Rock en Seine festival in Paris

Rock en Seine takes place every year at the end of August, way to end somehow the summer with an exclamation point. The festival is held in the park of Saint-Cloud, close to Paris, its programming, rich, set the goal to bring together a rock scene widest possible: thus, styles and trends mingle, meet and festival many of the call.

-Program, info: www.rockenseine.com