5 cool festivals to do in Greater Paris


No need to go on a road trip to have fun in a festival, just have the right tips. Do not panic, we are here to avoid you looking! Our beloved Grand Paris is teeming with cool festivals where you can show off your pretty legs, dance on your own, discover new talents, enjoy tasty recipes and more. So there’s more than.

The nearest

We’ll go crescendo history not to scare you. A few subway stops, we go down to the Parc Floral, on the border between Paris and Vincennes to kick and snap at the 25th edition of the Paris Jazz Festival from June 30 to July 22. Four weekends to the sound of jazz of the world during which we can relax and enjoy outdoor concerts in the lush greenery that is Parc Floral.

Paris Jazz Festival
June 30 to July 22, 2018
Floral Park – Vincennes
€ 2.50

The most classy

With its success last year, the festival “Symphonie sur l’Herbe” come back for a second edition. The biggest festival of classical music in the region, free and open air, softens our ears from August 31 to September 2 with musical evenings (necessarily) but also introductory music workshops.

Symphonie sur l’Herbe
August 31 to September 2, 2018

The most jazzy

Youpi ! If you do not know the seaside resort of the Ile de France that is the charming town of Enghien-Les-Bains, it must be remedied. One of the best moments for this is the Barrière Enghien Jazz Festival, from July 4th to 8th. On the program, free concerts on a floating stage on the lake (with Asaf Avidan) and other paying at the Casino Theater. Youpi !

Barrière Enghien Jazz Festival
July 4 to 8, 2018

The most airy

Guns N’Roses, The Offspring, Ultra Vomit, Marilyn Manson … do you care? Above all, you will hear them, from the 15th to the 18th of June, for the second edition of the Download Festival at the Brétigny sur Orge / Le Plessus-Pâté airbase. As much to tell you that your hair will fly but it will not be because of planes! 😉

DownLoad Festival
June 15 to 18, 2018

The most historic

Centuries ago, the Montreuil fisheries were appreciated all over Europe. Today and for its 18th edition, inhabitants and lovers of the Walls of Pêches welcome the curious in the heart of this giant agricultural wasteland. As every year, good atmosphere, exchanges but also cultural events to safeguard this unique heritage.


Festival Murs à pêches
May 20, 2018


The brightest

Granted, Chartres is not exactly in Greater Paris but only an hour away from Paris. The show “Chartres En Lumières” is well worth the trip: majestic monuments illuminated by thousands of lights and music. This year, the marveled visitor can choose the themes and effects they want from among 120 possible combinations!

Chartres en Lumières
Every evening until October 13, 2018

Source : Le Bonbon