What’s on and where in France in June – here is the definitive guide to help you plan to get the most from your visit or your area.
Head to this year’s June events page for confirmed events and dates
National Event – Tour de France
Strasbourg Music Festival – in a beautiful city this three weeks long festival offers the opportunity to listen to high calibre musicians and orchestras from all over the world playing in selected venues across the town.
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.
Central – Val de Loire, Le Mans – French 24 Hour Grand Prix, speed and thrills at the International circuit at Le Mans.
Nord Pas-de-Calais, Arras
Main Square Music Festival
Paris Jazz Festival – annual jazz festival presents a summer programme of free concerts in the Parc Floral.
Fête de la Musique – annual free music festival takes place throughout the Capital and France – 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.
Nuits de Feu – Grand and stunning fireworks display in the grounds of the Chateau de Chantilly.
Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur
Every year the village of Cliousclat holds a pottery festival and antique market.
TRANSHUMANCE: Thousands of sheep flock to St-Remy every year to star in a spectacular pageant. Transhumance roughly translates as changing pasture and marks the traditional way of life for shepherds of Provence. The flocks arrive in the centre of town and are paraded round, there are sheepdog demonstrations and at the end of the day the sheep go to the pastures for a peaceful summer of grazing in the hills!
Rhone Alpes, Annonay
Hot Air Balloon Festival – a colourful spectacle with about thirty balloons from all over Europe in the sky over the town where the two inspired inventors Etienne and Joseph de Montgolfier launched the first hot air balloon.