June is the perfect month to experience the allure of France, as it offers a delightful combination of cultural festivities and thrilling events. From the legendary Le Mans car race and the captivating Nuit Blanche art extravaganza to the enchanting opera performances at the festival of Chorégies d’Orange…
Nuit Blanche, meaning “White Night,” is an all-night cultural event that originated in Paris in 2002 and has spread to cities worldwide. It offers a transformative experience where art installations, performances, and exhibitions come alive throughout the city, inviting people to engage with unconventional and thought-provoking art in public spaces during an immersive nocturnal journey.
Discover the Artistic Wonders of Le Voyage À Nantes
Embark on a captivating cultural adventure with Le Voyage à Nantes, an annual art trail that turns the city into a breathtaking open-air gallery. Led by Xavier Theret, the Head of International Promotion & Relations, this journey unveils Nantes’ fusion of art, culture, history, and modernity through innovative installations, architectural wonders, and vibrant cultural happenings, offering an inspiring exploration of this vibrant city on France Today Live.
Bonjour Paris Book Club
Join Bonjour Paris’ Book Club to discuss The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. This book tells the story of Hemingway’s first marriage from the point of view of his wife. A fictional account that draws heavily on primary archival material, it includes the backstory of how the Hemingways met in Chicago, and follows their relationship through to the tragic end of his life.
Le Mans 24h
The Le Mans 24 Hours is an iconic endurance race held annually in Le Mans, France. It is a demanding battle on the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe, where teams, drivers, and passionate fans come together for an intense test of speed, strategy, and endurance.
Wild Swimming in France
Explore France’s finest aquatic havens with Daniel Smart, renowned author of Wild Swimming in France. Dive into his favorite spots—rivers, lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, and natural pools—across the country, while gaining invaluable tips for preserving these treasures and creating an unforgettable journey.
Chorégies d’Orange is a renowned summer opera festival held in Orange, France. Set in the spectacular ancient Roman Theatre, the festival offers captivating performances of opera, classical music, and ballet, attracting both local and international audiences to experience the magic of music and performance in a historic and awe-inspiring setting.
June 19- July 24
Fête de la Musique
The Fête de la Musique, or World Music Day, is an annual celebration that originated in France in 1982 and has spread to over 120 countries worldwide. On June 21st, musicians of all genres and skill levels take to the streets, parks, and venues, creating a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere where diverse musical performances are shared freely with enthusiastic audiences.
Festival de Nîmes
The Festival de Nîmes is a vibrant and culturally significant event held in this charming city in the south of France. It’s an annual festival celebrating music and the arts, attracting artists and performers from various genres and disciplines. The historical and picturesque Roman amphitheater, Les Arènes, serves as the magnificent backdrop for the festival’s grand concerts and performances.
June 23 – July 22
Looking for more events in France in June?
France Today’s calendar is a great source for finding out about the latest events, festivals and activities happening in France.