TOP 5 NIGHTLIFE EVENTS IN FRANCE

TOP 5 NIGHTLIFE EVENTS IN FRANCE

1- Rennes: Free sound and light show

concert shadows

© Nicolas Joubard 

 

This summer, the city takes back the night...Every night from mid-July to the end of August 2016, we invite you to the heart of Brittany's capital to join us on a fun-filled journey at the crossroads of poetry and light. 

With scenes projected onto the three main facades of the Place du Parlement in Rennes, including the Parlement of Brittany building, you will find yourself completely immersed in a sound and light experience. More information here. 

 

 

2-   Avignon: Architecture, Lights, & Music 

 

night illumination castle

Luminessences © Jean-Marc CharlesBD   

Revel in a monumental 360° musical light show, projected in the courtyard of the Pope’s Palace, in this picturesque town in Provence. In English three nights per week.

August 10–October 2, 2016. More information here.

 

 

3- Dijon: Segway by night

viw of dijon at night

 

Set off to discover Dijon on Segways: an original and fun way of visiting the historic center with family or friends.

Experience a magical ride at night that you will not forget... Your monitor is here to reveal the hidden historic center of Dijon with an unforgettable magical trail and illuminated treasures . More information here.

 

4- Le Havre: La nuit du Tourisme 

View of Le Havre at night

© OTAH

October 1st 2016

A free evening music and drama event with a friendly atmosphere in 12 sites. It offers the chance to discover and explore new places or revisit familiar ones in a different ambience. You can also board the Ville du Havre II for a magical night time boat tour of the container ships and gantries of the port facilities, lit up by the terminals' powerful floodlights.

More information here.

 

5- Nantes: Le Printemps des Nefs

 

Machines de l'ile in Nantes huge elephant

Nantes, Machines de l'île © Franck Tomps

Every year, the Machines de l’île de Nantes comes alive in Spring with its springtime festival, the “Printemps des Nefs

Concerts begin as the sun sets and the scene gradually lights up as night falls... From 13 May to 11 June 2016.

More information here.

 

6- Nancy: Saint Nicholas' Day 

 

View of Nancy fireworks at night

 

© Ville de Nancy

With themed floats, fireworks, and live entertainment, this sophisticated town celebrates the winter holiday, similar to Christmas, in early December. December 2–4, 2016. More information here.