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Numerous performing art festivals are taking place every summer and fall in France. From long-running and world-renowned festivals such as the Festival d’Avignon and Montpellier Danse to bold artistic programming at the Latitudes contemporaines festival in Lille, from spoken theater to hybrid and multidisciplinary performances at the Festival de Marseille and Street Arts Festivals in Alès, Chalon-sur-Saône and Aurillac, discover an amazing variety of artistic proposals in different regions of France.
Please find below a selection of the festivals in France that present the most innovative works from across the contemporary performance world.
Biennale des arts de la marionnette / 3 – 29 May / Paris, théâtre le Mouffetard.
Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine Saint-Denis / 17 May – 22 June / Paris and its suburbs
June Events- L’atelier de Paris / 1 – 5 June
Paris l’été / 12 July – 3 August
Festival d’Automne à Paris / Fall / Paris and its suburb
North of France
South of France
Festival de Marseille / 14 June – 6 July //Marseille
Montpellier Danse Festival / 22 June – 6 July / Montpellier
Printemps des Comédiens / 31 May – 30 June / Montpellier
Crateres Surfaces, Alès international outdoor festival / 1 – 6 July / Alès
Festival international d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence / 3 -22 July / Aix-en-Provence
Festival d’Avignon IN / 4 – 23 July / Avignon
Festival d’Avignon OFF / 5 – 28 July / Avignon
Festival d’Aurillac / 21 – 24 August / Aurillac
Actoral / 26 September – 13 October / Marseille
East of France
Chalon dans la Rue / 24 – 28 July / Chalon-sur-Saône