For the last 35 years, June 21st not only marks the longest day of the year, but also Fête de la Musique.
This ‘festival of music’ is no ordinary festival. Created in France in 1982, it has been taken up by neighboring countries where it has been just as successful. Scattered throughout the city streets, you’ll find live bands, singers, amateur musicians, drummers, and DJ’s, expressing themselves through music, making Paris one big party!
We selected some interesting events for you this year on the google map below. Every pin is clickable and indicates both when music starts, who’s playing, and the genre. Enjoy Fête de la Musique!
Check out the fashionable locations — Jardin des Tuileries, Institut du Monde Arabe, Petit Palais, Jardin du Luxembourg, Cité de la Musique, Funiculaire de Montmartre, and of course the banks of the river Seine. Exceptionally for one night only, the city offers discounted public transport where some metro lines run all night long!
Only 6 metro lines operates all night long: lines 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 and 14.
RER lines A, B, C, D, H, J, L, N and P will run all night in the Paris-suburbs direction with the exception of lines A and B, which will run in both directions.
You can consult the metro map for the Fête de la Musique night here.