This year—if you visit the French capital—give yourself a musical break by testing one of the music festivals offered by the city. Jazz, rock, electronic music, all the styles are represented and this all summer long.
1/ Paris Jazz Festival
The 23rd edition of this jazz festival promises many surprises. From the carte blanche about Armenia suggested by French pianist André Manoukian to Cuban jazz, and to the groove of American singer Toni Green—diva with golden voice—there will be something for all tastes! As a bonus, Paris Jazz Festival is organised in an exceptional setting—at the heart of a haven of greenery which is the Parc Floral de Paris—nested just nearby the Château de Vincennes.
23rd edition of Paris Jazz Festival, from June 11th to July 31st, 2016.
Park opened from 9:30am until 8pm.
Full rate: €6 / Reduced rate (7-25): €3 / Free for children under 7.
Parc Floral de Paris
118, route de la Pyramide
Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 57 24 84
Metro: Château de Vincennes (line 1).
2/ Les Siestes Electroniques
Every summer, the Musée du quai Branly invites the visitors to take a nap at the heart of the open-air theatre or at the foyer of Claude Lévi-Strauss Theatre, amid ethno and electro music. For the 6th year, the Siestes électroniques festival will be bringing DJs who will take you into a Frenchy and refined house music or in a retro-futuristic R&B—or—in a summer funk Tropicalism. An adventure that can be lived with friends or as a couple!
Les Siestes Electroniques, on June 26th, July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 2016.
From 4pm to 6pm.
Musée du quai Branly
37, quai Branly
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 56 61 70 00
Access: Pont de l’Alma (RER C).
3/ Rock en Seine
Organised near the end of summer, Rock en Seine is one of the year’s most important music festivals in Ile-de-France. For this 2016 edition, many guests will be meeting up at the Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, from next August 26th. Among them, there will be Massive Attack, Iggy Pop, Caravan Palace, Cassius or Birdy Nam Nam. From rock to electro, from hip hop to pop, this event offers an overview of what is best regarding music.
Rock en Seine, on August 26th, 27th and 28th, 2016.
Day ticket: €49 / 3-day pass: €119.
Domaine national de Saint-Cloud
Metro: Boulogne-Pont de St-Cloud (line 10).