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Top 5 summer music festivals in Paris

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The best way to have fun and to run away from the hot and busy Parisian streets is to visit one of its top 5 summer music festivals.  The festivals in Paris are a perfect opportunity to attend concerts of famous French and international musicians, but also to support some significant causes. By attending concerts, you can listen to some great music, contribute to fighting against AIDS, and even discuss global warming and sustainable development. Those summer music feasts are all held in the most incredible natural environment - from the Bois de Vincennes to the Longchamp Racecourse in the Bois de Boulogne

Incredible locations

One of the most prominent jazz and music festivals in France, Paris Jazz Festival, is organised every year in July, in the most sumptuous Parc Floral. This magical public park, and a botanical garden, is situated in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes, that during the summer days transforms into a real musical playground. You can rest in the shade of the old trees and enjoy listening to the best jazz, blues, and soul performers. Rock en Seine is a rock festival held every year on the last weekend in August in the incredible Parc de Saint-Cloud. Andre le Notre, a famous French gardener, designed this beautiful park with the most stunning view over Paris. No wonder it was listed as a French historical monument in November 1994.

The Paris Jazz Festival
The Paris Jazz Festival
Parc Floral de Paris, Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris, France
Rock en Seine, Paris
Rock en Seine, Paris
Château de Saint Cloud, 92210 Saint-Cloud, France

Support a cause

Organised by Solidarité sida, a French association aimed at fighting against AIDS, Solidays is much more than a simple summer music festival. This 3-day event is focused on educating young people, raising awareness about HIV, and collecting money. This festival is held every year at the end of June and it is a great moment to listen to good music, have fun, and support a very important cause. We Love Green is another Parisian summer festival that is organised every June in the Bois de Vincennes, the largest public park and a green lung of Paris. This electro-pop music festival is also a great testing laboratory for sustainable development solutions. Not only you can assist more than 100 concerts and DJ-sets featuring some famous musicians like Christine and The Queens, and Metronomy, but you can also learn more about protecting the planet Earth.

Solidays, a music festival in Paris
Solidays, a music festival in Paris
2 Route des Tribunes, 75016 Paris, France
We Love Green Festival, Paris
We Love Green Festival, Paris
Plaine de la Belle Etoile, Route de Bourbon, 75012 Paris, France
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© iStockphoto/ColobusYeti

Children and families welcomed

Good news for all of you who have children, but no nanny, is that almost every music festival in Paris has an area dedicated primarily to children and families so that you can bring your little ones with you. Lollapalooza, one of the top 5 summer music festivals in Paris, even has a particular space named Kidzapalooza. This place, dedicated to parents and their children, is an excellent way for entire families to spend some quality time together and enjoy good music.


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Sladjana Perkovic

Sladjana Perkovic

Hello, my name is Sladjana, a journalist and writer living in Paris, France. I write about French well hidden places, gastronomy and cultural events.

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