2014 French arts festival season is on!
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.