Fête de la Musique, Paris
The longest summer days are among my favorite in Paris, especially the Fête de la Musique which is celebrated on June 21st each year. All of
The restaurants and cafes are packed, the streets are filled with people walking, the metros run completely full all night (with a special of 2.50 euros for all night) and the streets are impassable by the cars. The sun sets at 10pm but there is twilight for another hour and one cannot see the starts until much later. Last year I bragged that I stayed out until after dark ! Well, it was a work night but I did not return until near 1am.
Tomorrow evening is the Fête de la Musique and I plan to go down to the Latin Quarter. Hopefully the Metro will not be crowded but certainly the streets will be more and more crowded as the night goes on.
Certainly I will walk back the 20 minutes to my apartment or so since the Metros become very crowded later in the evening.