Live 8 France
The French Live 8 concerts will be hosted in the Versailles, a historical city near Paris.
Versailles, formerly the capital city of the kingdom of France, is now a wealthy suburb of Paris. It is still an important administrative and judicial center.
Versailles on the castle esplanade is expected to see an audience of 200,000. The French Live 8 show is be mostly free but 20,000 VIP passes have been available through an SMS competition.
Initially, this event was to be set in the Tuileries Park in Paris. It was later moved to Versailles to accommodate a larger audience and to preserve the Tuilerie monuments.