Inaugurated by Gossip on a solidly rock and soul Tuesday, the highlight of the 34th edition of Paléo Festival was undoubtedly the triumphant performance by Francis Cabrel on his very first visit to the meadows of Paléo. The singer from Agen appeared on the Grande Scène after Tracy Chapman, the mesmerising and subtle goddess of folk. With Charlie Winston, Amy Macdonald, Placebo, Franz Ferdinand, Moby, The Prodigy and Bénabar, this edition of the Festival was highly charged in emotion and thrills. In a Chapiteau bursting at the seams– and which remained packed out all week–, the Mexican double act Rodrigo Y Gabriela provoked a literally delirious reaction from the audience. The Young Gods play «Woodstock», an astonishing musical and cinematographic project allying music by the Young Gods and images from the mythical festival, had the audience spellbound. The Asse site was also transformed into a giant, frenzied dance floor by the likes of 2manydjs, Fatboy Slim, and Caravan Palace. Resplendent in its brightest Indian finery, the Village du Monde was the venue for fusion encounters such as that between the new jazz of Erik Truffaz and Malcolm Braff and traditional Indian music. What a breath of fresh air it was to behold the effervescent energy of an explosive Swiss music scene! With the electro of Tim and Puma Mimi and Kate Wax or the punk-rock of The V.AC., the Détour was the scene of some unforgettably intense musicals moments. La Ruche buzzed with activity all week, thanks to the presence of l’Affaire Foraine, whose protagonists dominated both all available space and hearts with brio.