FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS 

Saint-Denis Festival | Now – July 2 
Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur – 93200 Saint-Denis
and
Légion d’Honneur
5, rue de la Légion d’Honneur – Saint-Denis
Metro: Saint-Denis Basilique (13)
Price: Varies depending on the concert and seating choice. 
Saint-Denis Festival is a series of symphonic classical music concerts and recitals. International conductors and soloists perform, as well as well-known Parisian orchestral acts such as those of Radio France (National Orchestra of Radio France, Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France). New works will be performed, as well as ones by great artists such as Mozart and Schubert. Some of the concerts are also broadcasted on a giant screen in front of the basilica for viewers to enjoy.

Paris Jazz Festival | Now – July 26th
Parc Floral de Paris, Route de la Pyramide
Metro: Chateau de Vincennes (1) , then walk
Price: 6 € (adult), 3 € (7-25 years). Season pass 22 € (adult), 11 € (7 to 25 years). Free under 7.
The Paris Jazz Festival features 31 concerts over 8 weekends, many different musical workshops to participate in, and other activities for all ages to enjoy. This year’s festival takes place in the beautiful setting of Parc Floral, the Botanical Garden of the City of Paris. Stop by for pleasant weekend, or purchase a season pass and go at your leisure!

 International Paris Air Show | Now – June 21
Parc des Expositions Paris-le Bourget
Aéroport Paris-le Bourget, 93350
RER: Line RER B: Station « Le Bourget » + bus n°152 in the direction of « Gonesse » or « Le Blanc-Mesnil » and get off at « Michelet – Parc d’Expositions » or bus n°133 in the direction of « Gare de Sarcelle Saint-Brice » and get off at « La Comète » or free shuttles to the Show.
More public transportation options are available, and free shuttles from bus/metro stops are provided.
Price: Individual entry ticket: 14 euros per day. Discounted rates are available, as well as multi-day passes. Children under 7 can enter for free.
This is the 51st edition of the International Paris Air Show, the largest and longest-running aerospace trade show in the world. This is open to professionals as well as the general public. With over 2,215 exhibitors, more than 150 aircrafts, daily flying displays, and more, this is just as an enjoyable event for spectators outside of the industry as it is for those within.

Cinema Paradiso at Grand Palais | Now – June 26
Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Metro: Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau (1, 13)
Price: Varies based on seating preference and show choice – between 22 euros and 180 euros.
The Grand Palais will accommodate up to 10,000 people each day, showing classic films in a drive-in setting, such as Titanic, Top Gun, Jurassic Park, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and much more. This event is not just the showing of movies –  there are 15 dining areas, 3 bowling lanes, and a gourmet restaurant by Jean Imbert. There will also be 30 international artists and DJs will perform at the Superclub, a night club with a capacity of 5,000 people.

MakeUp in Paris | June 18 – 19
Carrousel du Louvre
99 Rue de Rivoli
Metro: Tuilleries (1), Palais Royal – Musee du Louvre (1, 7), Louvre-Rivoli (1)
Price: Pre-register online before June 15th for free access, 40€ regular access fee is charged for all on site registrations.
An event dedicated to the make-up industry. Features many make-up vendors, demos, contests, and people from the industry who package and market cosmetics. An event that is sure to be a treat for everyday makeup fanatics and those within the industry alike!

Fête de la Musique | June 21
Located all throughout Paris – especially the main squares, parks, gardens, courtyards, even in local streets, and small squares.
To celebrate the beginning of Summer, everyone in Paris is free to play music where ever they wish – from 6 PM to 12:30 AM. Larger places will even feature stages, such as in the main squares and the Champ de Mars. The theme for this year’s festival (the 34th) is “Together in Music”!

Les Heures Heureuses | June 24 – 16
392 participating restaurants in Paris – listed on the website by arrondissement!
Every night from 6 PM to 11 PM, participating restaurants will be serving very small portions of food for tasting at around only 2 Euro per plate. Go out and try some new dishes and taste samples from all different types of restaurants!

SHOWS

The Magic Flute | Now – June 28
Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75012 Paris
Metro: Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price: Varies depending on seating – from 5 euros to 214 euros
The Magic Flute is an opera created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Emanuel Schikaneder. The Magic Flute is a parable of the themes of the eighteenth century: the nature, culture, morality, and religion. It is a fairy tale, comedy, philosophical fable, and Masonic opera. Since its premier in 1791, this opera has been acclaimed and remains the third most frequently played opera worldwide.

Le Bal des Vampires | Now – July 5
Théâtre Mogador
25 rue de Mogador, 750009
Metro: Trinité-l’Estienne d’Orves (12)
Price: 29-199 euro
This rock-musical experience directed by Roman Polanski puts a spin on the popular vampire theme. Set in Transylvania, the story follows a pair of scholars who set out to prove the existence of vampires. A combination of comedy and horror, this show is sure to be a treat!

Dali, Conférences Imaginaires | Now – August 2015
Théâtre Hébertot
78bis Boulevard des Batignolles, 75017
Metro: Rome, Villiers (2)
Price: 26.30 euros
This show begins with a real lecture that Dali had given at the Sorbonne in 1955. It examines the personality of Salvador Dali – his humor, intelligence, and eccentricity. Come see Dali in character, putting on a spectacular show and highlighting his wit and great achievements in art history.

Olivier Giraud, How to Become a Parisian in One Hour | Now – December 31
Théâtre des Nouveautés
24 Boulevard Poissonière, 75009
Metro: Grands Boulevards (8,9)
Price: 24-37 euro
Olivier Giraud, who has worked in both America and France, highlights the differences between French and American culture in this hour-long comedy show. Performed in English, spectators from all backgrounds are able to gain cultural insight into the Parisian way of life.

The New York Comedy Night | Every Friday at 9:30pm
SoGymnase
38 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle
Metro: Bonne Nouvelle (8, 9)
Sebastian Marx in as American Expat living in Paris. He is a standup comedian and can perform in both English and French. He hosts weekly comedy nights featuring the best of English stand up comedy in Paris, with line ups of international and local comedians. Every so often he has an international headliner who is passing through Paris. Be sure to have a night filled of unforgettable laughter and feel at home amongst the English speakers.

La Fille Mal Gardée / The Wayward Daughter | June 29 – July 14
Place de l’Opéra, 75009 Paris
Metro: Opéra (1, 7, 8)
Price: Ticket prices vary between 12 euros to 121 euros.
La Fille Mal Gardée is one of the oldest French action ballets. It was first performed at Bordeaux’s Grand Theatre days before the French Revolution, July 1st 1789. This ballet’s great simplicity and familiarity has made it a staple in ballet companies worldwide.

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

In the Time of Klimt: The Vienna Secession | Now – June 2015
Pinacothèque de Paris
28 Place de la Madeleine, 75008
Metro: Madeleine (8,12,14) 
Adult: 8 euros, Reduced: 6.5 euros
Explore the Viennese Secessionist movement, an Art Nouveau style that paved the way for Expressionism. The Pinacothèque offers a collection of late 19th century Viennese art, focusing on the highly celebrated works of the father of Secessionism, Gustav Klimt.

American Icons | Now – June 22
Grand Palais National Galleries
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Metro: Champs-Élysée-Clemenceau (1,13) Invalides (8,13, RER C)
Price: 12 euros, Reduced: 9 euros
The Grand Palais hosts the most emblematic works of the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco during it’s renovation. The Fisher collection, one of the most important collections of the contemporary world of art, will include signed work from artists such as Andy Warhol, Agnes martin and Alexander Calder.

Thomas Leeroy | Now – July 5
Petit Palais
Art Museum, Avenue Winston-Churchill, 75008 Paris
Metro: Champs-Elysées Clémenceau (1, 13) Invalides (13, 8, RER C)

Price: Free
Time: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Le Petit Palais is showcasing the work of a contemporary young Belgium born artist, Thomas Leeroy. His dreamlike sculptures and drawings are deployed in the halls of the permanent collections of the ground garden. Although in a modern setting, his work draws links to ancient art, giving you the chance to enjoy the exhibition as well as understand the meaning behind his inner world.

The Real Tudors | Now – July 19
Musée de Luxembourg
19, rue de Vaugirard, 75006
Metro: Saint-Sulpice (4) Mabillon (10)
Adult: 12 euros, Reduced: 7.50 euros, Under 16: Free
One of the two annual exhibitions featured at the Musée de Luxembourg, The Real Tudors gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of one of the most influential families in the the history of France. Presented by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux and the Grand Palais, this exhibit focuses on the relation between art and power and how these two concepts have contributed to the history and legacy of Paris.

Entrez Dans L’Histoire | Now – August 2015
Bibliothèque de la Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
17 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014
Metro: Porte d’Orléans (4)
In honor of its 90th anniversary, the Cité Internationale is having an exhibition that shows the journey of 90 of its former inhabitants. It highlights different career paths such as art, politics, and business, gives spectators a history of the Cité internationale, and showcases the accomplishments of their diverse residents.

Jean Lanvin Exhibition | Now – August 2015
Palais Galliera
Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris 
10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116
Metro: Iena (9) Alma-Marceau (9)
Adult: 8 euros, Reduced: 6 euros
The Palais Galliera offers a rare look into the life of Jean Lanvin, founder of the oldest fashion house still in existence. Lanvin rose to fame in 1908 after debuting her first children’s line and became one of the most prolific designers of her time. The exhibition features Lanvin’s iconic pieces from the Palais Galliera’s collection, as well as Lanvin’s personal collection.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition | Now – September 2015
La Cité Du Cinéma
20 rue Ampere, 93200 Saint-Denis – France
Metro: Carrefour Pleyel (13)
Price: Between 17 and 22 euros
A 15,000-square-foot exhibition which includes artifacts and costumes from all eight Harry Potter films. This exhibition made its world premiere in Chicago in April 2009, and since has traveled across the world. You are not only able to marvel at the costumes and props from the films, you can experience full displays inspired by the film sets as well!

Tattooists, Tattooed | Now – October 2015
37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris
Metro: A short walk from Bir-Hakeim (6) or Invalides (8, 13). Or take Pont de l’Alma (RER C).
Price: 19 euros
This exhibitions examines the sources of tattooing and what tattoos mean within different cultures. It is divided into five parts: “From Global to Marginal” shows the vast extent of tattooing, “An Art in Movement” examines the roots of tattooing in various countries, “New Skin: The Renewal of Traditional Tattooing” displays the changes in tattooing, “New Territories of The World” studies the emergence of new schools within tattooing, and finally “New Inking Styles” shows photographs representing a new generation of tattooists.

INSIDE | Now – November 2015
Palais de Tokyo
13 Avenue President Wilson, 75116
Metro: Iena (9) Alma-Marceau (9)
Adult: 10 euros, Reduced: 8 euros, Under 18: Free
Countless artists and the group NUMEN \ FOR USE have worked on this interactive work of art suspending within the walls of Palais de Toyko. This “space metaphor” allows visitors to crawl above two levels of the inner building in saran-wrap like tubes. The artists of his one of a kind exhibition hopes to “lead us to the skin of our most secret thoughts”. For children and adults alike, this work of arts adds for an one-of-a-kind experience.

The Laboratory of Creation | Now – November 27
Musée Rodin
79 Rue de Varenne, 75007
Metro: Varenne, Invalides (13)

Adult: 11 euros, Concessions: 8.50 euros, 18-25 and below 18: Free.
The exhibition Rodin: the Laboratory of Creation showcases a unique selection of some 150 plaster and terracotta works, many of which have never been seen before. These pieces of art will illustrate the progress of the sculptor’s extraordinary career. Visitors will be shown the creative process and gain insight into Rodin’s way of thinking, the paths he followed, the troubles he encountered and his journey towards success.

Anish Kapoor at Versailles | June – October 2015
Chateau de Versailles
Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles
Transportation: RER C, Versailles-Rive Gauche
Price: Versaille’s general Passport ticket is 18 euros. 
Anish Kapoor is a British-Indian sculptor. His most notable sculptures include Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park and Sky Mirror, which has been exhibited in Rockefeller Center and is currently on display at Versailles. His works are often displayed in famous museums and international institutions. In France, his most recent great exhibition was in 2011, when he moved his piece Leviathan into the Grand Palais for Monumenta. His works on display include C-CurveSky MirrorDirty Corner, and more.

The Inca And The Conquistador | 23 June – September 2015
37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris
Metro: A short walk from Bir-Hakeim (6) or Invalides (8, 13). Or take Pont de l’Alma (RER C).
Price: 19 euros
This exhibition shows the key events in the conquest of the Inca Empire and describes the encounter between the conquistadors and the Incas, shown through the portraits of the Inca Atahualpa and the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro. This is presented in many forms – through dialogue, the Inca and Hispanic objects, paintings, maps and engravings from this period. This exhibits the clash between two different worlds as they went through a revolution, and highlights South American history during this time.

Mona Hatoum at Centre Pompidou |24 June – September 2015
Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004
Metro: Rambuteau (11), Hôtel de Ville (1, 11)
Price: 14 Euros (Reduced: 11 Euros)
Mona Hatoum’s first exhibition at the Centre Pompidou was over 20 years ago. She is a Palestinian artist currently living in Britian. This exhibition examines her work from 1977 to 2015 – thus, there will be related installations, drawings, photographs, and more!

Valérie Belin | 24 June – September 2015  
Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004
Metro: Rambuteau (11), Hôtel de Ville (1, 11)
Price: 14 Euros (Reduced: 11 Euros)
Valérie Belin’s work revolves around the viewer’s assessment – she works with mannequins but shoots them skillfully, leading the spectator to question if it is real or not. This is her first exhibition at the Centre Pompidou and showcases around thirty of her works, including ones from her public and private collections.



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