Val d’Isere’s music festival, Fête de la Musique, is part of a festive music celebration that takes place annually on the summer solstice, 21st June, in cities, towns and villages across the whole of France. It is a free event for locals and tourists that has everyone spilling out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets soaking up every type of music from local pop bands and djs to professional classical musicians and traditional French music.
This nationwide event started in 1982 organised by the French Ministry for Culture and has grown more popular every year. The Fete is a real celebration of music and none of the artists are paid. The event is now celebrated throughout Europe and in other countries across the world and referred to globally as World Music Day.
Fête de la Musique is one of those special nights throughout the year when the French authorities waive the usual licensing laws making it a very festive day and evening all over France! Concerts are put on in open air areas such as streets and parks or in public buildings like museums, train stations, castles and even hospitals and prisons. It also encourages the major music institutions such as orchestras, operas and choirs to perform outside their usual locations.
This is just of one the many festivals held in Val d’Isere throughout the year. Come and stay at Le Chardon’s chalets to experience the winter festivities!
Penny, Le Chardon Mountain Lodges