Tailor your summer to your dreams’ festival

For those who love music, theater, film or even dance, summer in France is full of promises. During the sunny season, festivals offer you more than a thousand ways to entertain yourself.

From Cannes’ red carpet in Cannes to Avignon’s open air theatre stages, from the arenas of Nimes to the Parisian quays and the grassland of Finistère, every corner of France hosts cultural events such as concerts, theater plays, performances or screenings. Do you prefer huge stages and crazy beats or cozy cabaret and soft lighting? There is no need for you to choose: French summer festivals provide you the best quality of arts in every genre according to your taste.

Festival of “Les vieilles Charrues”, Finistère

Festivals are also a moment to meet with people and share ideas and opinions on various issues like environment or health. For example, every year in Paris, more than 18.000 people come to Solidays, a festival on the topic of HIV. The overall profit made during the event is given to charities and NGOs supporting HIV-positive people. The We Love Green festival, first organized in 2011 has become one of the greatest eco-friendly festivals: dry toilets, organic food and recyclable settings. One can see the genuine commitment to sustainable development of both organizers and spectators.


New tech is also on the summer menu. Festivals like Futur en Seine and Viva Technology are among the most awaited rendezvous for innovation in Europe. Through prototypes demonstrations, lectures by famous hackers and startupers and high-tech workshops, there is no doubt that visitors will be entertained.

The first electric violin printed in 3D, Viva Technology

Some festivals are are also organized for children. Activities such as puppet theatres, circuses or board games will brighten the summer of your kids. Memories of Bonheur des Mômes, Junior Francofolies, Festival Théâtr’enfants, Idéklic or Cinéscénie of Puy du Fou will remain printed in their memories until their hair get grey.

Circus games, Puy du Fou

Dernière modification : 12/10/2016

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