Fête de la Musique
Follow Time Out Paris's guide to the city's best music concerts on June 21
This is one of Time Out's top 50 things to do in Paris this summer. Click here to see the full list.
Free gigs, encompassing all music genres, take place across the country and around the world as part of this festival on the summer solstice. In Paris Fête de la Musique is particularly fun, with concerts taking place in theatres, bars, on street corners, in parks and even on balconies. In the past some musicians have even been known to serenade folks while teetering on the edge of their apartment windows. Join the throngs and let serendipity lead you to a show. You'll also find a complete list of official concerts on the Fête de la Musique website.