The 26 Best Music Festivals in France Worth The Trip [2020]
By / January 25, 2020

If you’re going to take a trip to France this summer, why not do it in style? The French know music festivals, packing in a full summer schedule that makes other country calendars look scarce. From mega-festival camping in the French countryside to intimate events in the heart of Paris, you can spend the whole summer here at a festival. Below are some of our recommendations and you can see more in our French music festival calendar.

Nuits Sonores 2020

Cancelled

Lyon, France


Nuits Sonores, a boutique electronic festival, is held in the in the historical city of Lyons. Spread out over five days, be prepared for unique performances, events, and workshops, taking place 40 different venues across the city. There's both a day and night program here so be prepared for delights throughout the event.


Photo Credit: Nuits Sonores


Papillons De Nuit 2020

Cancelled

Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves, France


The late-spring Papillons de Nuit is a pop music festival in Normandy. The tiny village of Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves is transformed when 60000 festival goers show up for three days of music and fun.


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Photo Credit: Camille Meligine


La Route Du Rock Winter 2022

March 9-12, 2022

St Malo, France


This very hip, very cool, indie rock festival is one of the few in France that can boast a 25+ year history. The biannual event has featured Portishead, Disclosure, The XX, Blur, Pulp, Air, and Sonic Youth and has even spun off a winter edition.


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Festival Musilac 2020

Cancelled

Aix-les-Bains, France


This pop and rock festival takes place in Aix-Les-Bains in the beautiful south of France. The festival itself is perched on the shores of Lac du Bourget, in the foothills of the French Alps. 75,000 attendees flood the shores to see artists from around the world alongside local talent from the region.


Photo Credit: Festival Musilac Facebook


Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.