There are plenty of festivals to choose from during the summer months but what better ones to enjoy than those that provide you with the breathtaking backdrop of the French Alps.
Most Alpine towns and villages have a large variety of local festivals and events that include everything from wine tasting to arts, crafts and jazz.
If you happen to be in the Alps over the summer and manage to spare some time away from exploring the peaks on two wheels, with a harness or a pair of walking boots, why not experience some of the spectacles they have planned!
1. Cosmojazz Festival - Chamonix
In July, Chamonix holds the Cosmojazz festival, where jazz enthusiasts from all backgrounds share an extraordinary adventure, discovering amazing landscapes and cosmic sounds in a friendly atmosphere.
2. Firework Festival - Annecy
On the first Saturday of August, the Bay of Albigny welcomes one of the biggest pyrotechnic shows in Europe. The lakeside town of Annecy sparkles at the Fireworks Festival, a 1 hour 10 minute non-stop display that allows you to appreciate the magical surroundings and the connection between fireworks and music. Not to be missed.
3. Fête de la Musique - Les Deux Alpes
Fête de la Musique takes place every year on the eve of the summer solstice on the 21st June, in cities, towns, and villages across France. More than just a music festival, in Les Deux Alpes it's a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses every type of music imaginable, from local amateur teen bands to professional classical musicians, from club DJ’s to traditional folk bands.
4. Au Bonheur des Momes - Le Grand Bornand
In August, the Au Bonheur Des Momes (Children of happiness) is one of the biggest cultural rendezvous for children in Europe. The theatre of the Toupine and the village of Le Grand Bornand have organised an event celebrating children and families and performing art.
5. Bike Week - La Rosière
La Rosière's Bike Week (12th-18th August 2023) is a week dedicated to different cycling disciplines, from downhill mountain biking to electric mountain bikes, via vélocaching (like Geo-caching but on your bike), and road bikes. A great one for the cycling lovers!
Are you looking to visit the French Alps and celebrate at one of these fabulous festivals? Call our friendly team on 023 9283 9310 to find out where to stay and how to get there.