Art is so deeply rooted in the culture of the French, that they are capable of making everything beautiful. Music is no exception, evident in the annual Fete De La Musique, an annual music festival that takes place every June 21st. Established in 1982, this dazzling event has captured the hearts not just of the French but of people worldwide; so much so that it’s been replicated in many other countries around the world.
This is the best time to see the streets of France come alive with drummers, live bands, DJ’s dancers, and musicians of all kinds spread throughout the country. The crowds are invited to drop everything and dance, particularly in the major squares of this incredible city. Every corner will surprise and delight you, as you come across insanely talented performers for just one day out of the year filling the streets with beats that will stay with you long after it’s over. With around 10 million people taking to the streets of France to participate in almost 20,000 different kinds of events on this date, there is no doubt it is the biggest, hottest, and most awesome street party you’ll ever go to in Europe. The atmosphere on the streets are nothing short of electrifying; pulsating with vibrant energy that you’ll feel in your veins.
‘There is no doubt that the Fete De La Music is a memorable celebration of music and diversity, an extraordinary street party that locals and tourists look forward to each year.’
There will be music of all genres and interests playing not just in public areas in France, but even from people’s balconies. Come and see what the fuss is all about. Whether you’re looking for a cozy and intimate performance, or a crazy hyped-up street party, you will find it at the Fete De La Musique.
The capital city of Paris is the number 1 destination for the event. Popular areas such as the Rue Oberkampf, Jardin du Luxembourg, Petit Palais, Jardin des Tuileries, the Louvre, Institut du Monde Arab, and the banks of the Seine are among the major destinations in town that will be playing music. But no matter where you are in the Ile-de-France, you’ll find a Fete De La Musique event playing near you.
The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Keep in mind that many streets in Paris will be closed off to traffic in order to put up stages. The Paris Metro and the buses around the city are usually full during Fete De La Musique, so your best bet is to get around on foot. However, some commuter train lines will be serving the public at night, so it’s highly unlikely that you’ll get stranded.
If you’re looking for a certain genre or experience during Fete De La Musique, you may want to book a hotel close to the areas that will be playing these types of music.
The most famous neighborhoods (known locally as arrondissement) to stay in are the 1st (The Louvre), 4th (Le Marais), 5th (Latin Quarter), 7th (Eiffel Tower), 18th (Montmartre), and Montparnasse.
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Art. Culture. History. Food, and more wine than you can handle. Paris has something for everyone, and it’s hard not to fall in love with this city. Check out all the iconic landmarks that the City of Lights is known for: the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame, and Arc de Triomphe to name a few. Feast on baguettes, cheese, and the famous cuisine that the French is known for.
Take in the nightlife: whether you’re looking for glitzy pubs or prefer to get drunk by the Seine, you’ll never run out of fun in this city.
Fete De La Musique happens on the 21st of June each year.
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