Launched in 1990 as an initiative by the City of Reims, Les Flâneries Musicales is a classical music festival that is also open to other musical genres like world music and jazz. The festival starts in early June and continues until mid-July. For around a month, classically trained pianists and violinists or jazz quartets and quintets bring the city of Reims to life to the beat of a variety of music.
Around 60 concerts are given in various locations in the city, like the St. Remi Basilica, the Opera, the Manège de Reims Circus, the Palace of Tau or Reims Station Forecourt.
Many shows are free so that all audiences can enjoy great musical moments in a sociable atmosphere with an accessible ethos. A big outdoor picnic concert rounds off the festival. Throughout the festival, there are free shuttles to take attendees from one neighbourhood of the city to another.