What is fun in South France in August, and memories will take you one by one!
01 Play the Riviera babe on the Cote d’Azur
Yes Riviera is definitely crowded during summer but, hey, it remains THE place to be and the place to be SEEN during your vacation !
Nice in the first place and it’s famous “Baie des Anges” or Angels’ Bay are not to be missed.
We particularly recommend you ascend the Castle Hill, overlooking the coast to catch the golden light at sunset. Next to the Bay is the “Avenue des Anglais” or English Avenue, where people are found strolling from morning till night. Whether it is sitting on the beach at sunrise to greet the warm sunshine, or thinking about the sound of the waves after the night, Nice gives a unique taste of South of France.
The small town of Antibes, not far from Nice, is another good choice.
A short ten-minute train ride will take you to the city center. With flowers and plants piled up at the door of every household, the town is full of charm!
The Picasso Museum is also very much worth the trip for art lovers!
02 Festival Interceltique
From August 3rd to August 12th in Lorient, Brittany, is hold an annual Celtic Festival (Festival Interceltique) where more than 4500 famous musicians come to perform from the Celtic settlements around the world, that is Scotland, Ireland and many more! Come discover another regional culture of France with this original event!
03 Rock en Seine!
If you’ve missed our post on France’ best summer festivals, you need to be aware that most of them were hold in July. Still, there is another chance for you to go to Rock en Seine! Closing the season on August 24-26, on the banks of the Seine in Paris, this popular and easy-going pop and rock music scene will let you finish your summer in beauty. Let’s go out of trouble, Let’s rock.
How do the French do it?
Summer is the most pleasant time for the French in a year! They traditionally like to take their two-months long paid holidays to match the time off given to the kids away from school in July and August. August is historically the vacation month ! In the past, most French people did not have a car. They could only use bicycles or trains to travel, mainly to the seaside in the countryside or the southwest. With the popularity of cars and the opening of the Seventh National Road, the French have made it a tradition to head to the South in August. So play it local and experience the Mediterranean or take the opportunity that the cat is away and dance with the mice left in an empty Paris!