Summer is here and so is France

THOSE looking for a festive getaway need look no further than our selection of August’s  must-see summer highlights

  • Jazz in Marciac (Marciac, Midi-Pyrénées) – 27 July-18 August: Nightly jazz concerts from new and established talent, at one of the largest jazz festivals in Europe. (French)
  • Les Misérables Sound & Light Show (Montreuil-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais) – 3-6 August: Enjoy a dynamic way to re-discover a musical classic that brings the community together.
  • Porto Latino (Saint Florent, Corsica) –3-6 August: Saint Florent turns into a South American and Spanish music hub with concerts and dance classes. (French)
  • Grande Nuit Vénitienne (St. Jean Cap Ferrat, Riviera)4 August: The town is taken over by a fiery evening including a parade, fireworks, flame throwers and a ball. (French)
  • Fête du Lac (Annecy, Rhone-Alpes) – 4 August: Watch a stunning pyrotechnic show with a view over the beautiful Lake Annecy.  (French)
  • Route du Cirque (Nexon, Limousin) –10-18 August: This festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with 58 circus shows from 13 companies. (French)
  • Féria de Béziers (Béziers, Languedoc- Roussillon) – 11-15 August: This city-wide celebration will host five bull-fights with concerts and events to accompany them.  (French)
  • Jazz en Ré (Ile de Ré, Poitou-Charentes) –17-20 August: the 15th edition of this free jazz festival will host well-known jazz artists as well as new and upcoming musicians. (French)
  • La Chaise-Dieu (Chaise-Dieu, Auvergne) –22 August-9 September: Savour a combination of a heady mix of styles performed in a sublime setting at this French music festival.
  • Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique (Cannes, Riviera) –7, 15 and 24 August: This international pyrotechnic competition will blow its viewers away and award its final prize on the 24th. (French)
  • Festival entre Cour et Jardin (Dijon, Burgundy) –26 August-18 September: This performing arts festival will put on shows in remarkable gardens around the region. (French)

For more information on what’s going on in France in August, visit our Quirky Ideas of Events and New openings on our press corner!

Contact: Tiffany Reed
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