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Performing Arts Festivals in France - Summer 2019

Summer returns with its numerous performing art festivals in France. From long-running and world-renowned festivals such as the Festival d'Avignon to younger and bold programmings like the Festival Latitudes contemporaines in Lille, from spoken theater to hybrid and multidisciplinary performances with the Festival de Marseille to street theater in Street arts Festivals in Alès, Chalon-sur-Saône, and Aurillac,  to dance at Montpellier Danse, a great diversity of artists comes to France and performs throughout the summer and the fall. 

Here is a selection of the festivals in France that present the most innovative works from across the contemporary performance world.

North of France
Latitudes contemporaines // June 5th - June 28th // Lille
Festival mondial des théâtres de marionnettes // September 20th - September 29th // Charleville-Mézières

South of France
Festival de Marseille // June 14th - July 6th // Marseille
Montpellier Danse Festival // June 22th - July 6th // Montpellier
Printemps des Comédiens // May 31st - June 30th // Montpellier
Crateres Surfaces, Alès international outdoor festival // July 1st – July 6th // Alès
Festival international d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence  // July 3rd - July 22nd // Aix-en-Provence
Festival d'Avignon IN // July 4th - July  23rd // Avignon
Festival d'Avignon OFF // July 5th - July 28th // Avignon
Festival d'Aurillac // August 21st - August 24th // Aurillac
Actoral // September 26th - October 13th // MarseilleParis


Biennale des arts de la marionnette // May 3rd - May 29th // Paris, théâtre le Mouffetard.
Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine Saint-Denis // May 17th - June 22nd // Paris and its suburbs

June Events- L'atelier de Paris // June 1st - 15th

Paris l’été // July 12th – August 3rd  
Festival d'Automne à Paris // Fall // Paris and its suburb 

East of France
Chalon dans la Rue // July 24th - July 28th // Chalon-sur-Saône