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.
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.