Music festivals not to be missed this summer

Summer rhymes with festivities. And what better than a music festival to enjoy the beautiful days? Whether you're into classical music, opera, electro or jazz, there's something for everyone. And to give you an idea of what to expect, here is our selection of the musical events of this summer.

Lorient Interceltic Festival

August 4 to 13, 2023

The Lorient Interceltic Festival is 10 days of shows, 4,500 musicians, singers, dancers, visual artists, academics, film makers, 120 shows on stage... But it is also music workshops, conferences, masterclasses to discover Celtic instruments, bagpipe, accordion or Celtic harp competitions, art and costume exhibitions, a craft market... In short, a multitude of animations around the Celtic music.

*Due to sanitary measures, we advise you to consult the website of the event to know the access modalities.

Festival Interceltique de Lorient (External link)

La Chaise-Dieu Festival

From August 17 to 27, 2023

The festival of La Chaise-Dieu, in Auvergne, blends heritage and sacred music in the haven of peace that is the Abbey of Saint-Robert, at La Chaise-Dieu. Other remarkable heritage sites also host concerts, such as the collegiate church of Saint-Georges in Saint-Paulien, the theater of Puy-en-Velay or the Halle aux grains in Brioude.

Festival de la Chaise-Dieu (External link)

We love Green

June 2 to 4, 2023

Rendez vous at the Bois de Vincennes, in Paris, where We Love Green offers an eclectic program between indie, electro and urban music. This committed festival aims to limit its ecological footprint as much as possible, while offering festival-goers a rich program: concerts, art, idea laboratory, presence of environmental NGOs, etc.

We love Green (External link)

Fourvière's Nights

From May 31 to July 28, 2023

Every summer, the Nuits de Fourvière festival in Lyon offers nearly 130 performances to its 130,000 spectators. Theater, music, dance, opera, circus... All the performing arts are represented with the aim of making disciplines coexist. The festival promises openness and modernity in order to offer a unique artistic project with quality artists, for a unique experience.

Nuits de Fourvière (External link)

Chorégies d’Orange

From June 19 to July 24, 2023

The Chorégies d'Orange have been held since 1869, making it the oldest festival in France! Every year, for more than a month, the ancient theater of Orange, in Provence, resounds to the sound of the greatest opera and classical music arias. An event not to be missed!

Chorégies d'Orange (External link)

Jazz in Marciac

From July 20 to August 5, 2023

For jazz lovers, this date is to be noted in one's agenda! You can wander through the charming streets of Marciac, in Occitania, looking for artisanal and gustatory surprises and enjoy the rich and eclectic musical program of the festival.

Jazz in Marciac (External link)

Festival of Aix-en-Provence

From July 4 to 24, 2023

The Aix-en-Provence Festival is one of the largest opera and classical music festivals in Europe. The performances take place in sites such as the Archbishop's Theatre, the Grand Théâtre de Provence, the Jeu de Paume Theatre and the Maynier d'Oppède Hotel.

Festival of Aix-en-Provence (External link)

Jazz in Juan

From July 10 to 21, 2023

The oldest jazz festival in Europe, Jazz à Juan has been held since 1960 in an idyllic setting on the French Riviera, under the century-old pines of the Gould pine forest, facing the Mediterranean. Music is honored in all its forms, through various exhibitions, street art demonstrations and, of course, unforgettable concerts. For jazz fans, it's here !

Jazz in Juan (External link)

Calvi on the Rocks

From 30th to 3rd July 2023

The electro program of the Calvi On The Rocks festival makes every year vibrate the beautiful city of Calvi, in Corsica. Between the mountains, the forest, a historical architecture and concerts overlooking the beach, the festival promises an idyllic weekend. For lovers of house, disco, funk, soul...

Calvi on the Rocks (External link)