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.
Second weekend in June, Fete de Nautisme, all over France events devoted to sailing, boats and watery sports.
Top events in June in France
Paris Jazz Festival. Starting on June 29 2023 and throughout the summer, 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 3-4 years. From 8-18 June 2023, millions of visitors will 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 on June 3-4, 2023. This is the town where two inspired inventors Etienne and Joseph de Montgolfier launched the first hot air balloon in 1783. lesmontgolfieresdannonay.com
Pas de Calais, Audresselles – Festival of the crab. This authentic little festival takes place in the fishing village of Audresselles takes place on 17-18 May 2023. 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
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. Catch it from 10-11 June 2023 What to see and do in Le Mans
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