Spring makes us want to dance! The good news is that this spring Paris will once again swing, becoming more than ever the favourite destination of music lovers. Want a catchy break? Don’t miss two major events during your stay at the Hotel Danube; the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Jazz Festival and the Fête de la Musique.
A festival that makes the hearts of jazz fans beat faster
The world-famous Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, the European cradle of jazz, will reverberate from Thursday, May 24th to Monday, June 4th to the sounds of its famous Jazz Festival. This much-loved event returns for its 18th edition, to the delight of lovers of that wonderful musical genre that was born in New Orleans in the early 20th century. The event brings together established talents, promising performers, exceptional venues, a programme of unique concerts, meetings with musicians, exhibitions and more. You can enjoy performances in such remarkable places as the Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Maison des Océans, the Théâtre de l'Odéon, Paris-Sorbonne University, the Irish Cultural Centre and elsewhere.
The Fête de la Musique invades the streets of Paris
Music lovers of all kinds will already have noted the date of June 21st, 2018 in their diary. The summer solstice is indeed when the Fête de la Musique will be back to celebrate the longest day and shortest night of the year. This 37th edition promises to be just as exceptional as the previous ones. It offers a showcase for professional and amateur musicians alike to play in a large popular and cultural event that attracts fans of rock, jazz, reggae, metal, classical, techno, pop, country, folk and just about any genre you can think of. As in more than 700 cities in 120 countries around the world, Paris will honour the values of openness to different cultures as well as those of sharing and gathering on the theme of ‘Living together through music’.