Worldwide music festival guide • France

Plan a musical odyssey with Time Out’s global guide to music festivals – the best line-ups, sonic fields and destination fests in France and around the world

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Villette Sonique

Villette Sonique

There's no denying it: the French do their music festivals with flair, and in festival season you'll find chic concerts popping up all over the country. Naturally, Paris is a hotspot – not least because it's home to Rock en Seine, one of France's biggest and best fests dedicated to the genre. The capital doesn't have the musical monopoly, though – Lyon's Nuits Sonore lures cool kids from far and wide with its programme of edgy indie and electro acts. Fun-seekers can even head offshore – to the island of Corsica, to be exact – where Calvi on the Rocks lays on laid-back vibes by the beach. Is France fast becoming one of the world's coolest places for a musical pilgrimage? Mais oui! Read on for Time Out's guide to France's best festivals...

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