Open air festivals, parisian summer 2018
Fnac Live Festival
After spending the day sunbathing on the deckchairs of Paris Plage, head for the square in front of the Hôtel de Ville for some funky fun. Spread over three days, Fnac Live organizes 30 free concerts starring headline acts, established names and upcoming stars. Be there or be square… Featuring Asaf Avidan, Sting & Shaggy, Petit Biscuit, Gaël Faye, Synapson, Jeanne Added, Feder, Dominique A, Mélissa Laveaux and more.
Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville, 4th. Free.
July 5 to 7 – www.fnac.com/fnaclive
Bizet’s celebrated opera “Carmen“ is part of this year’s festival program, with performances in stunning locations including Domaine de Sceaux (June 15 and 16), Château de Vincennes (June 29 and 30), Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (July 6 and 7), Hôtel des Invalides (September 5 to 8).
Staging by Radu Mihaileanu. June 15 to September 8. www.operaenpleinair.com
Electroland at Disneyland Paris
Nestled in Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris, this electro festival is back for a second year running – and it’s just as electric as before! It’s a chance to get your groove on to electro house sets by Robin Schulz, Bob Sinclar, Klingande, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack and Mossiman and visit the attractions of this park that twinkles with a thousand lights.
Disneyland-Paris, Marne-La-Vallée, 77. June 29 and 30.
Paris Jazz festival
This is the top jazz event of the summer in Paris. For four weekends, Parisians flock to this festival to relax on the lawns of the Parc Floral and enjoy outdoor concerts at low prices. Celebrating Franco-Israeli ties, this 25th edition offers a highly eclectic program aimed at all audiences and generations. Top tip: get there early!
Parc Floral. 118 route de la Pyramide, 12th.
June 30 to July 22. www.parisjazzfestival.fr
Versailles Festival – Fêtes royales
Featured on the rich and inventive program curated by the Domaine de Versailles this year are “The Grand Masked Ball” by Hakim Ghorab (June 23), “Marie Antoinette”, firework displays by Groupe F (June 29, July 5, 6, 11, 12), and “Louis XIV’s Day” – a series of daily events the king experienced to the sound of music (July 8 and 9).
Until July 12. Château de Versailles, 78.