Dates: January 13-February 5 2017
Genres: Jazz / Blues / World
Venue(s): Various venues in Paris, Vitry-sur-Seine, VIncennes, Créteil, Choisy-le-Roi, Ivry-sur-Seine and Fontenay-sous-Bois
Line-up: Chocolate Genius, Matt Wilson Quartet, Harrison Kennedy, James Brandon Lewis, Kris Davis...
Tickets: Varies by concert (€14-€22)
It might not quite have the international clout of London or Berlin, but Paris is no musical slouch: from the legendary jazz clubs to the thriving independent and underground music scenes, plus some seriously sharp record stores, there’s everything here for the connoisseur. In recent years, the number of music festivals has mushroomed too – both French outposts of international big hitters like Pitchfork, and cutting-edge homegrown treats like We Love Green and Weather Festival. Covering almost any genre you like, each one is well worth a look, and perhaps a trip if you’re coming from abroad.
Keep up to speed with the Paris music festival calendar and book your tickets below. Think we've missed a great Paris music festival? Let us know in the comments.