The Gardens of Versailles and the Fête de la Musique
Category : Entertainment
June is already bringing us beautiful, warm, sunny days, and mild temperatures in the evenings. The time has come to partake of outdoor as well as indoor activities. In June, stay at the Hotel Pavillon Bastille and experience unforgettable moments at the Fête de la Musique or admire the magnificent spectacle of the Gardens of Versailles.
The Gardens of Versailles as you've never seen them
Enjoy a royal promenade in the legendary gardens of Versailles. Each year, from the first beautiful days of the year until the autumn, the Palace of Versailles opens its gardens to visitors and offers stunning daytime and evening shows. Whether you are passionate about history or simple wish to relax in an exquisite setting, the music, floral grandeur, dancing fountains and illuminations to be found in these gardens are a delight for the senses. On a stroll through the royal gardens, you’ll discover gushing fountains with their jets of water leaping to baroque music in a subtle choreography. These shows will enchant both young and old, and so are perfect for a family outing. The intriguingly romantic setting also appeals very strongly to couples. On Saturday evenings throughout the summer you can enjoy live concerts showcasing the music of the Renaissance. The Jardins Musicaux, the Grandes Eaux Musicales and the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes each offer an enchanting experience in the uniquely lovely surroundings offered by what may well be the most beautiful gardens in the world.
Dance and sing until the coming of the dawn
Since 1982, the Fête de la Musique has taken place every year in France on June 21st. It’s a date that is easy to remember as it is also, of course, the first day of summer. This hugely popular festival is entirely focussed on the idea of celebrating music in all its forms and having a good time in a warm and joyful atmosphere. All the cities in France come musically to life on this occasion and offer concerts by local musicians as well as those more renowned. Over the years the tradition has spread throughout the globe as World Music Day. However, in Paris is where it all began and where the concept is most enthusiastically embraced. Here, since the capital tends to think big, the event is huge in scope. Stages are installed throughout the capital and stand ready to receive performers from around the world. These free concerts offer the opportunity to enjoy performances featuring just about every musical genre you can imagine, given by both amateurs and professionals. Although French music is naturally at the forefront, no musical style is forgotten. Staying in Paris during the Fête de la Musique, you can attend this event and party from the early evening until early morning. The event is always a joy and brings everyone together, united in the desire to sing, dance and enjoy the music until the coming of dawn.
• Show Grandes Eaux de Versailles
Place d'Armes - 78000 Versailles
• Fête de la musique in Paris
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Le Pavillon Bastille, a charming hotel in the heart of Paris Bastille