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Jazz Festivals Around Paris

Jazz Festival Jazz TreeThe season for jazz festivals around Paris is happening all summer long. The Paris Jazz Festival begins the last weekend of June and continues until the last weekend in July. Parc Floral Vincennes is the site of the festival and the Paris botanical gardens (Jardin botannique de Paris).

The Jazz Tree (pictured) is the symbol of the new jazz website for the city of Paris. The city of Paris is deeply rooted in music and the trunk represents the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The leaves and branches suggest Paris’s love of cultural blend, exploration and discovery found through world jazz events.

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For Jazz Festivals in France, the website jazzfests.net advertises itself as the ultimate guide to jazz festivals in Europe. Enghien-les-bains (a 20 minute train ride north of Paris) holds their jazz festival the last weekend of June.

Paris radio stations for Jazz concert updates (download the apps to listen): FIP  and  TSF Jazz

More reading on Jazz on Colleen’s Paris

This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on Colleensparis.com - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!