Don't let the french fool you!
If you are in France These are some of the festival you can attend. France has over 200 festivals in the Summer I don't know all of them but their are many to choose from. Here are just a few festivals in different region's of france you can visit.
The Vienne Festival is set in a Amphitheater which is over a 1000 years old. So you could image how that sounds. Perfect acoustics you wont find a better amphitheater then this in France. I have attended this Festival 5 times in my life and have enjoyed every moment of it.
Here is the link:http://www.jazzavienne.com The Festival starts around the end of june till the middle of July.
If you are ever in the Midi-Pyrenees Region, their is a City called Souillac and in July they have a beautiful Jazz festival there. It's the Souillac Jazz festival. Here is the link http://www.souillacenjazz.net
This City is very special. It's in the region where you'll find the World Famous Foie Gras. For the people that don't know of Foie Gras,It's Goose or Duck Liver. You can have it Poch or it comes in the form of Pate. (I think the region maybe Perigord?)
It's a Culinary experience that you will enjoy! If you ever do have a chance to enjoy this dish ,please by all means order a bottle of (Sauternes) with your Foie Gras. This a very sweet wine that will compliment your foie Gras. This is a region for all these culinary extravagant pleasures. Oh France, Ou La La!
The NICE JAZZ FEST, one of three major jazz events in Europe with Montreux and The Hague. This festival draws more than 45,000 spectators every summer with it's 500 plus musicians, 8 days, 75 concerts and 120 hours of magic and music! Every night from 7 pm to midnight, 3 stages present a prestigious array of world-famous artists. For more information here is the link http://www.nicejazzfest.com