You would rather die than miss the opportunity to be at a music festival?
You’ve already crossed 1000 miles just to take part at huge festivals like Tomorrow Land, Coachella or Rock in Rio?
And you want to discover another country’s festival like France in an alternative way by following your passion?
So here is a list of French festivals worth visiting before you kick the bucket.
Les Eurockéenes de Belfort
The Eurockéenes is an annual three-day rock festival in the peninsula of the Lac du Malsaucy, 10 km from Belfort.
It is one of the most enormous music festival in France and has been nominated at the UK Festival Awards 2012.
- Where does the festival take place: in the peninsula of the Lac du Malsaucy
- When does it take place: generally in the first week of August
- Entry:46€ for a day, 108€ for 3 days
Solidays, now 15 years old, is the oldest festival in Paris.
Yearly, it assembles about one thousand people who stand together against sexually transmitted diseases.
The artists, perfom voluntarily in solidarity with AIDS patients and its benefits are redistributed to AIDS support organisations and funding programs.
- Where does the festival take place: Paris
- When does the festival take place: generally at the end of June
- Entry: 39€ for a day, 89€ for 3 days
Le Festival des Vieilles Charues, Carhaix
This four-day festival, takes place in a commune in the Finistère department in Northwest France.
Le Festival des Vieilles Charues welcoms each year artists from different horizons.
So if you like multiculturality and different music styles, this is the place to be.
- Where does the festival take place: Carhaix-Plouguer, in Bretagne
- When does it take place: generally in mid-July
- Entry: 39 to 45 € for a day, 155 for the 4 day pass
Rock en Seine
Rock en Seine is the biggest rock festival in the Region Île de France.
It yearly takes place in the parc de Saint Cloud, outside the gates of Paris.
If you are coming for more than 2 days, you can also enjoy Paris and its area by visiting famous historical attractions or by doing unusual things in Paris.
- Where does the festival take place : Saint Cloud, in the region Île de France
- When does it take place : end-August
- Entry:46 € for a day and 119€ for 3 days
Hellfest is for French Heavy Metal fans The unmissable event.
You can miss all Heavy Metal meetings but if you miss this one, you are definitely down.
With more than, 220 000 participants in 2017, this event is the most visited music festival in France and one of the biggest Metal-Festival in Europe.
If Heavy Metal is too soft or too hard for you, you should know that, this festival has 4 stages dedicated to a particular style like death metal, hardcore punk, doome methal, black metal etc.
- Where does the festival take place: Clisson, in the Loire-Atlantique département
- When does it take place: mid-June
- Entry:85 € per day, 185 for 3-day pass
Electrobeach, Le Barcarés
Electrobeach is the biggest electro festival in France.
Created in 2014, it reunites over 100 000 visitors who yearly dance on the Lydia Beach.
With Afrojack, Tiesto, David Guetta and Martin Solveig as electrobeaches headliner, Lydia’s Beach transformed to France’s biggest dancefloor and to a music festival you shouldn’t miss.
- Where does the festival take place: le Barcarés, in southern France
- When does it take place : mid july
- Entry: 70€ for a day, 150 € for a 3 day pass.
Francofolies de la Rochelle
Les Francofolies is the biggest French-speaking festival in the world.
If you don’t speak french but enjoy listening to French sounds, French people will show you how to celebrate here ;-).
- Where does the festival take place: la Rochelle, in Charente Maritime
- When does it take place:mid july
- Entry: from 8-40€, it depends on the concerts
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