Annual Festivals in Paris

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Paris Festivals Overview

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With so much to see and do in Paris, it would be easy to be overwhelmed by the wealth of options, and this certainly extends to the plethora of Paris festivals. From great music festivals to oh-so-French food festivals, jazz festivals, and festive parades, Parisians keep the streets humming with activity all year long.

Some great festivals in Paris include Rock en Seine, a three-day rock festival that attracts thousands of people to the outskirts of the city, and the Paris Jazz Festival at the Parc Floral, which brings together noteworthy jazz musicians from around the world for two bebop-filled weeks.

Open-Air Cinema at the Parc de la Villette draws big crowds to watch movies – usually free – in a picturesque outdoor setting, while Paris Plages is a free summer event that transforms three spots in Paris into full-fledged beaches.

The diversity of Paris’ denizens is reflected in the array of cultural festivals and parades that pop up all over town, including the Chinese New Year parade – celebrated primarily in the 13th arrondissement – while the city’s well-known love of wine gets due attention at festivals like the Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau and Foire de Paris.

The Festival du Film de Paris (Paris Film Festival) is always a big event along the Champs-Elysées in May, though even it can’t hold a candle to Le Tour de France, the grand finale of the world-famous bicycle race that finishes on the last Sunday in July.

Even without its stunning architecture and fascinating history, all the festivals in Paris promise a lifetime of fun.

Videos of Paris Festivals

Fête de la Musique 2012 : HP Electro Cruise avec Intel
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Fête de la Musique 2012 : HP Electro Cruise avec Intel 87,192 views
Animal Collective perform "Today's Supernatural" at Pitchfork Music Festival 2011 12,823 views
Festival Days Off 2010 - Le Best Of 287 views
You Talk Live by Pete Doherty @ We Love Green Festival in Paris (11/09/11) 1,200 views
Can't Stand Me Now Live by Pete Doherty @ We Love Green Festival in Paris (11/09/11) 4,841 views
Joey Starr clash la Sexion d'Assaut @ Solidays 2012 - [HD/1080p] 30,956 views
Skip The Use - Ghost - 30 ans Fete de la musique 2012 - France 2 - Carcassonne 34,208 views
Metronomy - The look, We love green festival 545 views
HushPuppies @Rock en Seine 2011 - Concert en intégralité 3,953 views
Manu Chao - Live at Solidays 57,464 views
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