Top events in France in June

Written by on May 7, 2019 in Month By Month

People enjoying plates of sea food at a terraced restaurant on a sunny day, colourful umbrellas give shade

National event in June in France

Fête de la Musique each 21 June. This annual free music festival takes place throughout France with performances of all kinds from classical music, choirs in churches, hip hop, jazz, orchestra and pop taking place in the open air, bars and restaurants.
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Top events in June in France

Paris Jazz Festival. From June to July the annual Paris jazz festival presents a summer programme of free concerts in the Parc Floral, check the website for what’s on and when parisjazzfestival (Travel: RER A Vincennes / Metro Château de Vincennes, line 1).

Normandy, Rouen – Rouen Armada is held every three years (2019, 2022, 2025). Millions of visitors visit the city to meander along the quays of the port of Rouen enjoying concerts, gigantic firework displays and a selection of the World’s tallest ships. www.armada.org

Rhone Alpes, Annonay – Hot Air Balloon Festival. A colourful spectacle with about thirty balloons from all over Europe launch into the sky. This is the town where two inspired inventors Etienne and Joseph de Montgolfier launched the first hot air balloon in 1783. lesmontgolfieresdannonay.com

Languedoc-Roussilon, Nimes – Féria de Pentecôte. One of the liveliest festivals of the year, an enticing mix of French and Spanish cultures dotted with vestiges of local Roman history. The town celebrates in style with street shows, paella and events in the wonderfully preserved Roman arena. Mingle with the locals to watch the grand Pégoulade a procession of dancers, singers and illuminated floats undulating through the streets. The air is filled with music of the peñas (small brass bands), everyone dances the ‘Sévillane’, there is water-jousting in the Canal de la Fontaine, an evening market and mass in the cathedral. It’s one big outdoor Spanish-accented French soirée, complete with fireworks and Provençal-style bullfights. Details. www.fimu.com What to see and do in Nimes

Brittany, Tréguier – The Pardon of Saint-Gildas, also called “Pardon the horses,” is celebrated in early June. At low tide, pilgrims, hikers, riders and their mounts have exceptional access to the private island of St Gildas, off Port Blanc. tregor-cotedajoncs-tourisme.com

Pas de Calais, Audresselles – Festival of the crab. This authentic little festival takes place in the fishing village of Audresselles. It’s a chance to join in a heart-warming and fun celebration as the local fishermen sell their haul straight from the beach with music and sea shanties! terredes2capstourisme.fr/index.php

Auvergne, St Flour Festival Hautes Terres. Three days of shows, balls, arts and crafts markets. This is a cultural, creative and festive event with local and international artists. festivalhautesterres.fr/

Pays de la Loire, Le Mans 24 Hour Grand Prix, you don’t have to be a petrol head to enjoy the thrills at the International circuit at Le Mans. What to see and do in Le Mans

Picardy, St-Quentin – Les fêtes du Bouffon. At the Festival of the jester, Herbert the town giant galivants amongst the crowds. Expect parades, a fair, shows, carnival and mayhem in this joyous celebration.

Please note: We check every website for dates and details personally but changes do happen from time to time – please check website for confirmation.

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