Paris travel guide



Paris Travel Guide

Music in Paris

In this article we are talking about music in Paris. This awesome city known as “the city of light”, “the city of love” and “the Fashion Capital of the world”, is also referred as the “Capital of world music”, especially because of jazz. Many quotes about music could mention cited but we mention to Francoise Sagan, a French playwright, novelist and screenwriter who said: “Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance”

Other expression said by Victor Hugo, a French poet, dramatist and novelist: “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” and it cannot so far to the reality, Paris is home to some of elegant, innovative, romantic and fun music venues in the world, and some few countries could rival with France in its respect for jazz. Many jazz musicians have got the best music jobs and enhanced both their artistic and personal lives in this country.

Traveling to enjoy Paris music and festivals

live music in parisAbsolutely behind all these characteristics, Paris has other music styles then on your next travel to Paris don’t forget to visit some of the best music venues. For jazz lovers the perfect place to go is Autour de Midi, located in Butte Montmartre, a jazz club and traditional French restaurant. For Indie rockers and cutting edge-musicians we recommend La Cigale, the favored spot for Parisians at 120 bd Rochechouart, it is a theater where you enjoy the intimate feel of an amazing concert hall. For people who love the art and music as an all, we suggest the Museé du quai Branly which are the main venues take into account by art schools in Paris. Add to this entertainment, the food, the wine, the agreeable weather and its gorgeous architectures like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Arc the Triumph and the Notre Dame Cathedral, then what more could you ask for.

France Festivals

It is important do not omit some France’s great legends as Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Georges Brassens and Charles Aznavour whom found their fame in Parisian concert halls. Other aspect to take into account are the Paris festivals held in everywhere in this city from late spring through to the back end every year as the Rock en Seine, Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain on February, Creteil’s Women’s Film festival on March, Paris Jazz Festival on May, Paris Chopin Festival on June, Annual Festival of the Bizarre on August, the FIAC Art Fair and the International Dance Festival on October and the Autumn Festival on December are some important events and festivals.

The Rock en Seine festival takes place at the gates of Paris in the down of the Park of “Domaine national de Saint Cloud”. Between the main rock bands that had the recent edition of 2011 were Foo Fighters, Paul Kalkbrenner, Myra Lee, The Jim Jones Revue, My Chemical Romance, Simple Plan, The Vaccines, Miles Kane, Cat's Eyes, The Naked and Famous.

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