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2014 French arts festival season is on!

June 10, 2014 | By francecanadaculture Canada
Affiche du 68e Festival d'Avignon, qui se tiend du 4 au 27 juillet 2014 (Alexandre Singh). Image extraite de la série "Assembly Instructions, The Pledge (Simon Fujiwara), 2012. | CRÉATION GRAPHIQUE/STUDIO ALLEZ

Summertime in France has gained a reputation for being a bit of an alternative reality, with its huge slowdown in business as usual and heady outdoor culture. One major part of that culture, of course, is summer festivals -- and there are a constant stream of these. From rock festivals and semi-improvised street music performances to open-air theatre and cinema, there's little excuse for remaining indoors during the clement months in France.

Here are our picks for the most stimulating and entertaining summer festivals.

Performing Arts

Les nuits de Fourvière June 3 - September 2, 2014
Latitudes Contemporaines June 4 -20, 2014
Uzès Danse June 13 - 18, 2014 (cancelled)
Montpellier Danse June 22 – July 9, 2014
Festival d’Avignon July 4 – 27, 2014
Les étés de la danse July 10 - 26, 2014
Paris Quartier d'été July 14 - August 15, 2014
Chalon dans la Rue July 23 – 27, 2014
 

Music

Les nuits de Fourvière June 3 - September 2, 2014
Solidays June 27 -29, 2014
Garorock June 27 -29, 2014
Jazz à Vienne June 27 - July 12, 2014
La nuit de l’Erdre July 4-5, 2014
Les Eurockéennes July 4 - 6, 2014
Francolies July 10 - 14, 2014
Les Suds à Arles July 14 – 20, 2014
Les vieilles charrues July 17 - 20, 2014
Jazz in Marciac July 28 - August 15, 2014
Jazz Festival de Ramatuelle August 16 - 20, 2014
Rock en Seine August 22 - 24, 2014
Jazz à la Villette September 3 – 14, 2014
 

Classical and contemporary music

Festival Saint Denis May 27 - June 27, 2014
Days off July 1 - 10, 2014
Les chorégies d’Orange July 9 – August 5, 2014
 

Photography

Les rencontres d'Arles July 7 - September 21, 2014
Visa pour l'image August 30 - Septembrer 14, 2014
 
 
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