Paris: Fete de la Musique, June 21st
Ok, it’s no secret. We love free music. And, the annual Fete de la Musique in Paris is one of the best ways to see tons of musical acts, bands, and performers without paying a euro cent.
The fete, which got its start in 1982, is a “come one, come all” sort of affair. Anyone can perform throughout the 24-hour event, where you can expect to see professional and famous musicians rubbing shoulders with up-and-coming artists. Heck, if you’ve got a sousaphone gathering dust, get it out!
The best part? The acts take stage all over the city. That means you can hear guitar riffs under cover of an old train station or get your groove on Seine-side.
The Fete happens on June 21st, summer solstice, a Saturday. Public transport is always discounted to allow for all day location hopping, but we recommend grabbing a good map and just hoofing it.
A few acts to follow:
- Hotel Bellevue et du Chariot, Doubles €68
- Hotel Rivoli, Doubles €40-50
- Grand Hotel Jeanne d’Arc: Doubles €84-97
- Hippodrome Montmartre: Doubles €75-86
- Hotel du Pre, Doubles €118-130
For more information on “Fete” in English, go here.