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Fete de la musique
Fete de la Musique in Paris

There is such an eclectic range of festivals and concerts to enjoy that music lovers are spoilt for choice in France

The Fête de la Musique on June 21 is only one reason to celebrate this month. The summer music festival season kicks off in style with the massive hard rock Hellfest in Clisson (22-24 June), and Jazz à Vienne (28 June-July 13) amongst the biggest offerings – and very fine both these events will be.

Some local festivals are just one-day events, others have grown into weekend jamborees, and yet others stretch over several weeks. Some are free, some are paying. Many consist of a series of concerts in venues all over town, and others are full-on events where you go and camp out for the duration.

If sleeping under canvas doesn’ ...

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