Music festivals in Paris • Summer 2014 guide

We bring you the best of the summer's festival programme, from rock blowouts to ethnographic DJ sets

Faced with a long and sweaty summer in Paris? Fear not – unless you happen to cultivate an aversion to all forms of music, we've got your weekends sorted with our pick of the capital's best estival festivals. From May to September, clubs, concert halls, parks, museums and islands in the Seine surrender their space to hordes of ravers and music-lovers, young and old, French and foreign alike. Paris's music festivals run the gamut of genres, from the epic parties of Rock en Seine to the altogether more esoteric Sunday afternoon parties put on by the Musée du Quai Branly. It's time to start planning your summer fun.

To discover more festivals in France (and around the world), check out our worldwide music festival guide.

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