The most stylish festivals of the summer

The high mass of the festivals is about to begin! It's up to you to book your favorites before the seats run out among the absolute must-gos: We Love Green , Lollapalooza , Rock en Seine , Solidays , Cabourg Mon Amour and Calvi on the Rocks .

The most inclusive: Solidays

The pitch: this is one of the biggest annual AIDS awareness meetings . Since 1999, the Solidays have been working to set up programs to help the sick and prevent them thanks to renowned artists who continue to attract crowds.

On stage: it's hard to get sexier than this maddening program with Black Eyed Peas , Damso , Orelsan , Feu! Chatterton and Justice headlining. We will also find some LGBT friendly artists like Eddy de Pretto , Suzane and Emma Peters on Sunday 26. Special mention for the guest of honor - M - who promises a magical moment.

The must: cultivate yourself and refine your opinion by listening to committed and fascinating talks from the Social Club with renowned speakers ( Bill Gates , Christiane Taubira or Raphaël Glucksmann have already held the microphone there) who will be interested in the climate, the fight against violence against women and other topical issues.

Solidays , from June 24 to 26, at the Hippodrome de Longchamps. 1 day pass €50. Online reservations .

The most bling: Lollapalooza

Since 2017, the famous American festival Lollapalooza which is causing a stir in Chicago has been relocating to the Hippodrome de Longchamp . Everyone wants their place!

The pitch: head for the States in a flash by metro with, on stage, the most listened to artists of the moment. In short, the most unmissable event of the summer.

On stage: rock, pop, electro, there's something for everyone, as long as they're stars. In this case: A$AP Rocky , David Guetta , Vald , Måneskin , Kavinsky , Bilal Hassani , Megan Thee Stallion or Pearl Jam .

The must: the festival organizers have planned the Lolla Chef, a space dedicated to cooking which brings together the most bankable chefs ( Jean Imbert , Cédric Grolet , Mory Sacko , etc.). Finally a festival that dares to offer chill-out, the best sound and real good food.

Lollapalooza , July 16 and 17 at the Hippodrome de Longchamp. 2-day pass: €139, 1-day pass €79. Online reservations .

The greenest: We Love Green

No need to go to the end of the world to experience a wild kif… Put on flower crowns and high-waisted denim shorts to head to We Love Green in the Bois de Vincennes .

The pitch: concerts, screenings of short films and arty performances in a highly chill atmosphere overseen by the super agency We Love Art ( Nuit Blanche , The Peacock Society ).

On stage: confirmed artists ( Clara Luciani , Selah Sue , Gorillaz ) and the rising indie scene ( Rema , Shygirl ).

The must: the gastronomic line up at the rendezvous ( Cybèle Idelot , Gros Bao ) in a scenography worthy of a 100% eco-friendly French Burning Man . Not to mention a great kids club for cool parents.

We Love Green , Thursday 2, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June, at the Bois de Vincennes. €99 for a 2-day pass, 1-day pass €35. Online reservations .

The most bourgeois-bohemian: Rock en Seine

The pitch: it's our own Glastonbury… and more chic. Rock en Seine is 3 days of great partying, pop rock and electro concerts, frenzied dancing and flirting under the stars.

An excellent way to end the summer with friends at the gates of Paris, in one of the most beautiful gardens in Ile-de-France, at the Domaine de Saint-Cloud .

On stage: aim instead for the hyper-sharp line-up with the great Arctic Monkeys , Stromae , La Femme or Parcel , but also The Blaze , Izia , Friday sur Mer or The Liminanas .

The must: the Mini Rock en Seine , a small festival inside the big one to keep the kids going during the lives, with concerts and kids-friendly DIY workshops supervised by pros.

Rock en seine , from August 25 to 30, at the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, 92210. Two-day pass €119, 1-day pass €59. Online reservations .

Outside Paris

The most Coachella: Calvi on the Rocks

It's our Coachella . Calvi on the Rocks , the unmissable event at the start of the summer, has opened its reservations for its 18th edition. Take advantage of the most glam' and trendy event to leave with your friends and treat yourself to a week's vacation in Corsica .

The pitch: 5 days of fiesta, concerts on a human scale in front of a sunset, aperitifs with your feet in the water and flirting under the stars.

On stage: the sharp line-up still remains secret but, like every year, big heavyweights and the big names in electro will be present.

The must: day tickets also give access to the beach. Also remember to book your plane tickets quickly before the general sold out.

Calvi on the Rocks , July 8-12, Calvi, Haute Corse. 5-day pass, €325, 1-day pass €70. Online reservations .

The sharpest: Cabourg Mon Amour

No more need to blow your PEL in an ultra-expensive ticket to chill on good sound with your feet in the water. Cabourg Mon Amour is a festival facing the sea 2 hours from Paris.

The pitch: this festival made in Normandy offers a great program with electro sets on the beach and food trucks galore. Festival spirit obliges, we sleep in tents in the cute little camps planned around the site .

On stage: a sharp selection of local and international artists such as MYD, Poupie, Annael , Mamba de la Suerte , all with your feet in the sand, at the water's edge.

The must: a true haven of coolness two hours from Paris for only €35.50 with a 1-day pass in a setting designed by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac .

Cabourg Mon Amour Festival , June 24, 25 and 26, Cabourg beach. 3-day pass – €79 / 1-day pass – €35. Online reservations .


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