June in France
Calendar of Good Deals for June
What to do in Paris and in France in June? Do not miss these special events… And of course la Fête de la Musique on June 21st!
Nuits de Fourvière in Lyon (1st June to 30th July)
Every year since 1946, this vibrant celebration has brought together various disciplines to create intricate and hybrid blends of art. The festival offers sixty different exhibitions of all varieties and dispels any notion of normativity or imposed theme. Committed to encouraging creativity and modernity, the only requirement for these events is their artistic quality and excellence.
La Plage de Glazart Festival (June to October)
Picture the scene: fifty tonnes of fine sand, dozens of deckchairs, boules tournaments galore and various food trucks. For four whole months, this summer celebration will take over Porte de la Villette, offering many outdoor concerts, your free ticket to some big names, a few new surprises, and hopefully, a lot of sunshine! With an eclectic and varied line-up, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any updates on their programme.
Tropical Carnival in Paris (4th June)
This unique event brings the vibrancy and passion of the Caribbean to the heart of the French capital. Thousands of singers, dancers and musicians wearing colourful costumes will gather and make their way through the streets of Paris atop decorated floats. Music will be all around, with groups from all over the world singing and dancing throughout the parade. In honour of its fifteenth anniversary, twenty groups from Paris and Guadeloupe will be joining forces to put on a performance like never before.
Solidays (24th to 26th June)
Every year for the past sixteen years, the Solidays festival has attracted more than 50,000 people in support of the HIV and AIDS charity Solidarité Sida (in 2015, the figure was approximately 180,000 visitors), raising an extraordinary 21€ million since its creation. The line-up at the Hippodrome de Longchamp is always made up of big-name, family-oriented pop and dance acts: this year’s programme includes Cypress Hill, Flume, M83, Bloc Party and Mr Oizo.
Fête du Cinéma (26th to 29th June)
Every last Sunday of June marks France’s Theatre Festival and this year the event will take place for four days, from Sunday 26th to Wednesday 29th June. This will once again be the chance to make the most of all the new films on the big screen at the special price of 4€ per person. Taking place in 5600 theatres across the country, there is no reason not to take advantage of this great offer to catch up on some of the latest cinema releases.