Event Calendar

FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS

 

Roland Garros | Now – June 11
Paris
Roland Garros is the French Open event named after the famous aviator. This tennis tournament is the second of four Grand Slam Tournaments and is known to attract celebrities and tennis elites from afar. Ticket sales to the public are now over, unless you can find some tickets for resale and last minute offers.

 

Rendez-Vous Aux Jardins | June 2 – June 4
Various Parks in France
Price : Free 
An amazing concept put on by the government for the enjoyment of all, this event series comes at no cost. Depending on which garden you go to, there are a plethora of actives, concerts, and informational sessions to make your day in the park a community event. Click on the link above for detailed programming at the parks near you.


Futur en Seine
| June 8 – June 18
Various locations in the 2nd and 3rd arrondissements
Price : Free 
Come and test the future! Futur en Seine, the unmissable innovation event, free and open to all, is back for its 7th edition for ten days only in June. An event where creators, developers and other major players in French and international innovation gather from around the world. Demos, conferences, workshops, business appointments: Futur en Seine is an immersion in the world of digital innovation.

 

LaPlage de Glazart | June 8 – September  30
7/15 Avenue Porte de la Villette, 75019
Metro : Porte de la Villette (7)
Price : Varies depending on concert
Go and explore Paris’ alternative to the Paris Plage, located right next to the Parc de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement and enjoy the free live music, cocktail bar, and food trucks on their huge sandy beach.  Check out the link above to see the full itinerary for upcoming concerts and activities.

 

Download Festival | June 9 – June 11
Base Aérienne 217,
Brétigny-sur-Orge
Price: 69 euros and up
Rock on with one of France’s biggest rock festival located just south of Paris. Bands such as Blink-182, Linkin Park, and Green Day will take over a French air base for three days of intense guitar and talent. Tickets range from one day passes to three day passes.

 

We Love Green Festival | June 10 & June 11
Bois de Vincennes
Metro : Chateau de Vincennes (1)
Price : 1 day pass : 49 euro
The 2 day green-friendly festival explores and celebrates all things “green” in one of Paris’ biggest parks, Bois de Vincennes. There are some fantastic line ups over the weekend with a huge range of music from rock, pop & folk, to electronic, rap & house. The tickets are running out very quickly so if you want to go, be sure to reserve now before it’s too late!

 

Champs-Elysées Film Festival | June 15 – June 22
Cinemas on Avenue des Champs Elysées, 75008
Metro : Franklin D. Roosevelt (1, 9) Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau (1, 13)
Price : 50 euros for the closing ceremony + film + evening at the Salons France-Amériques
The cinemas on the famous Avenue des Champs Elysées welcome cinema goers for their annual film festival event. All cinemas down the Champs will be screening a range of Franco-American films for children, families, and adults, including some short films and some classics from cinema history.

 

Festival Qué Gusto | June 15 – June 25
Mexican Restaurants in Paris
The only Gastronomic Mexican Festival in the world is coming to celebrate the deliciousness of Mexican cuisine in Paris for 2 weeks in June. Check out the link above for the full programme of tequila tastings, French-Mexican fusions, tortilla tasting and cooking workshops, to find out when and where to be!

 

Paris Jazz Festival | June 17 – July 30
Parc Floral de Paris, Route de la Pyramide
Metro: Chateau de Vincennes (1) 
Price: 2,50 euros (adult), 1,50 euros (7-25 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!

 

Fête de la Musique | June 21
Various Locations Paris
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. Held on the longest day of the year, it’s a chance to celebrate music and stay out until the sun goes down!

 

MakeUp in Paris | June 22 & 23
Carrousel du Louvre
99 Rue de Rivoli
Metro: Tuileries (1), Palais Royal – Musee du Louvre (1, 7), Louvre-Rivoli (1)
Price: Pre-register online and request invitation. 50 euros regular access fee is charged for all on site registrations.
An event dedicated to the make-up industry will take place this June over 2 days. It will feature 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!

 

Solidays | June 23 – June 25
Hippodrome de Longchamp
2 Route des Tribunes, 75016
Metro : Porte Maillot (1) RER C, (shuttle bus to and from Hippodrome)

Price : 15 – 59 euros
Solidays, otherwise known as the Coachella of Paris, will return to Paris once again for 3 days in June. The event is about solidarity in fighting against AIDS. The 19th edition is sure to bring the best of international music, high energy, buzzing atmosphere, and all day long dancing! There’s still some tickets left, so get booking quickly before they are sold out!

 

Marche des Fiertés | June 24
Paris
The annual Gay Pride parade takes place this year on June 24th with everyone finishing at Bastille. A colorful, atmospheric, and buzzing event is sure to be a great day out in Paris. The parade will start near the Montparnasse-Bienvenue Métro station in the 15th arrondissement and will make its way through the city to the Place de la Bastille for one big street party that goes on into the night.

 

La Fête des Tuileries | June 24 – August 27
Jardin des Tuileries
113 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Metro : Tuileries (1)
Price : Free
Throughout the summer holidays, Tuileries garden will set up one of the best fairs in Paris for the kids to enjoy throughout the summer. Trampolines, rides, bumper cars, and cotton candy will make this a fun day out for the family, whilst enjoying one of the most beautiful locations in Paris.

 

La Fête du Cinéma | June 25 –June 28
Various cinemas in Paris
Price : 4 euro
If you’re a movie fanatic and enjoy trips to the cinema, then this is the festival for you.  The Fête du Cinéma will take place at the end of June in Paris, offering tickets for just 4 euros to see some of the best movies of the time. A great family outing, date night, or evening with a friend, spent watching good movies for very good prices!

 

Les Soldes d’été | June 28 – August 8
Paris
It’s that time of year again where all the shops in Paris lower their prices to clear out the last season’s clothing line. Just before the real summer holidays begin, we are able to head out and pick up some bargains ready for our vacances. Be sure to get there early so that you get the best selection, sizes and prices!

 

 

SHOWS

 

Theatre du Jardin Shakespeare | Now 
Shakespeare Garden Greater Theater Margaret’s
Alley – Suresnes Road
Le Pré Catelan – Bois de Boulogne 75016 Paris
Metro: Porte Maillot (1, RER C)
Price : 12 euros +
Enjoy classics like A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Much Ado About Nothing and rest amongst the grass in this award winning landscape. Theatre du Jardin Shakespeare will continue to have shows through out the summer including shows in English and shows for families.

 

Eugene Oneguine | Now – June 14
Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75012
Metro : Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price : 70 – 230 euro
This popular romantic opera by Giuseppe Verdi was inspired by “La Dame aux Camélias” by Alexandre Dumas, fils, which in turn was based on the life of Alphonsine Duplessis, a famous Parisian socialite. For the opera, Verdi chose to focus on the psychological portrait of a woman for the first time rather than the story itself. The Opéra Bastille presents the 3-act production in Italian which is directed by Benoît Jacquot.

 

Les Trois Mousquetaires | Now – July
Dôme de Paris – Palais des Sports
34 Boulevard Victor, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : From 39 euros
Everyone knows the story of the Three Musketeers and we are so excited that it’s coming to Paris! Reserve your spaces now online and go and watch the fantastic performance of the three musketeers protecting the kingdom!

 

Carmen | Now – July 16
Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75012
Metro : Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price : From 120 euros (limited tickets available)
Immediately considered a masterpiece all over Europe, Carmen took a long time to impose itself in Paris where its creation in 1875 enjoys a contrasting reception. Composed on a libretto by Meilhac and Halevy, the opera abolishes the boundary between tragic and comic with a modernity that at the time caused scandal. The beauty of Bizet’s music, which unites the unforgettable tunes, will make it, from year to year, the lyrical work most played in the world. Tickets are selling out fast, so be sure to book yours now to guarantee a place.

 

Olivier Giraud “How to become Parisian in one hour” | Now – December 2017
Théâtre des Nouveautés
24 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75009
Metro : Grands Boulevard (8, 9)

Price : 24-50 euros depending on ticket
The famous one man comedic show has been going for years now in Paris and has become hugely popular. All those typical “Parisianisms” and French ways of life are brought to the forefront on stage by Olivier Giraud in way that will have you laughing so hard that you’ll be falling off the edge of your seats! Allow Olivier Giraud to teach you about the French in just one hour and we promise it’ll be totally worth your time! Book tickets now online throughout the month from Thursdays – Sundays.

 

The New York Comedy Night | Every Friday at 9:30pm
SoGymnase
38 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle
Metro: Bonne Nouvelle (8, 9)
Price : 10 euro

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.

 

Musical Fountains Show | Now – October 29
Château de Versailles 
Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles
Metro : Versailles-Chantiers (RER C)
Price: 9,50 euros Reduced: 8,00 euros
With the arrival of summer, the gardens of the Palace of Versailles become the setting for a magical spectacle. In the avenues designed by Le Nôtre, the ornamental ponds and waterfalls come alive as fountains play and jets of water intertwine. Check out the link above to see a schedule of when the shows take place throughout the summer.


Résiste
| June 3 – 26

Palais des Sports
34 Boulevard Victor, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : 25 – 96 euro
It was with the discovery of the spectacle Mamma Mia! in London that a crazy idea entered the head of France Gall: to give new life, on stage, to the greatest successes of the late Michel Berger. The magnificent musical comedy is definitely not to be missed!

 

Wonder.land | June 7 – 16
Théâtre du Châtelet
1 Place du Châtelet, 75001
Metro : Châtelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)
Price : 9 – 66 euros
Damon Albarn, one of the singer-songwriters of Blur and Gorillaz, is unveiling his latest creation, the pop opera of Wonder.land, at the Châtelet theatre this June. Following the story of Alice in Wonderland, the performance follows Aly, as a young girl, as she steps into the virtual world and becomes a beautiful and brave teenager. Book your tickets now for a modern day version of this masterpiece!

 

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks | June 30
Château de Versailles 
Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles
Metro : Versailles-Chantiers (RER C)
Price: 35 euros Reduced: 25 euros
Enjoy the gardens lit up at night with not only access to the Music Fountains, but a live concert under the stars. The concert will finish with an alluring firework show.

 

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

 

Derain, Balthus, Giacometti | June 2 – October 2017
Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Metro: Alma-Marceau or Jena (9)
RER: line C – stop Alma
Full price: 12  euros; Reduced price: 9 euros
The Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris presents an unprecedented exhibition exploring the friendship between three major artists of the twentieth century: André Derain, Balthus and Alberto Giacometti.

 

Studio Blumenfeld New York 1941-1960 | Now – June 4
Les Docks Cité de la Mode et du Design
34 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013
Metro : Gare d’Austerlitz (5, 10, RER C)

Price : 5 euros, Reduced: 4 euros
The Cité de la Mode et du Design proposes to discover the artistic journey of the fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, his constant thirst for exploration and his search for an identity through colour photography which, in the 40’s and 50’s, influenced America.

 

Au-delà des Étoilers. Le Paysage Mystique de Monet à Kandinsky | Now – June 24
Musée d’Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007
Metro : Varenne (13)
Price : 12 euro, Reduced: 9 euro, Under 18: Free
The Mystic Landscape exhibition aims to look at the mystical aspect of the Symbolist landscape and cosmos.  In the West, since the Renaissance, the landscape has been recognised as the pictorial genre that can give expression to inner feelings through form and conveys immediate spiritual experiences that cannot be put into words. The selection of art work on display for this exhibition aims to convey these experiences through art.

 

Corps en Mouvement. La Danse au Musée | Now – July 3
La Petite Galerie, Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre, 75001
Metro : Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (1)
Price : 17 euros
The Petite Galerie at the Louvre is dedicating it’s space to the representation of the “Body in Movement”. This new exhibition looks at artworks ranging from antiquity to the early 20th century and the challenges facing artists in their representation of movement. The focus on movement in this particular exhibition is for dance and here you will have the opportunity to see the ways in which artists have been able to capture dance movements in their work.

 

L’Art et L’Enfant | Now – July 3
Musée Marmottan Monet 
2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris
Metro : La Muette (9)
Price : 11 euros; Reduced: 6,50 euros
The exhibition of Art and Child will present private collections from prestigious French and foreign museums such as work by Le Nain, Champaigne, Fragonard, Chardin, Greuze, Corot, Millet, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, and the list goes on. Through a selection of rare paintings, the exhibit traces the evolution of the status of the child from 15th – 20th century and questions the role of childlike drawing of the vanguards of the early last century.

 

Balenciaga L’Oeuvre au Noir | Now – July 16
Palais Galliera
10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Rue de Galliera, 75016
Metro : Alma Marceau (9)
Price : 10 euros, Reduced: 7 euros, Under 18: Free
In tribute to Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895-1972), the Palais Galliera presents : Balenciaga, the black work resonating with the black sounds of a sewing alchemist. From the large plaster hall to the contemporary extension of Portzamparc, through the workshops of Bourdelle, the couturier’s pieces establish a sharp, black-and-white dialogue with this great master of sculpture at the turn of the 20th century. If you’re into fashion, then this exhibition is expected to be one of the best in the fashion world this year.

 

Jardins | Now – July 24
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro : Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau (1, 13)
Price : 14 euros, Reduced: 10 euros
Jardins is a modest attempt to echo the words of Foucault, often quoted but no less important for that: «The garden is the smallest part of the world and the whole world at the same time.»
Presented at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, this multidisciplinary assembly of painting, sculptures, photographs, drawings, films and more is neither a comprehensive history of garden art, nor a catalogue with any aspirations to being exhaustive. Related notions such as that of nature, are kept away from an exhibition whose focus remains solely on its subject, which also wants to demonstrate, in the manner of a giant collage, how the garden is a complete work of art, that stimulates all of the senses, asking the central question of representation.

 

Dalida: Une Garde-robe de la Ville à la Scène | Now – August 13
Palais Galleria
10 Avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, 75116
Metro: Jena Or Alma-Marceau (9), Boissière (6), RER C (Pont de l’Alma)

Prices: Full 12 euros; Reduced: 9 euros; Free: 18 years
On the 13th anniversary of the disappearance of the singer Dalida, the Palais Galliera opens her incredible wardrobe to the public. Take a trip back in time with this lush collection of outfits from the 60s, 70s, and beyond.

 

Tokyo-Paris Masterpieces from Bridgestone Museum of Art | Now – August 21
Musée de l’Orangerie
Jardin de Tuileries (on the side of the river Seine), 75001
Metro: Concorde (1,8,12)
Price : 9 euros, Reduced price : 6,50 euro

One of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, Tokyo-Paris. Masterpieces from the Bridgestone Museum of Art, Collection Ishibashi Foundation, will open at the Musée de l’Orangerie during the first week of the month. Artists from Europe, America, and Asia will be showcased, including Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, and Shiraga.

 

Olga Picasso | Now – September 3
Musée Picasso
5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
Metro : Saint-Sébastian – Froissart (8)
Price : 12,50 euro
Discover the woman behind the infamous painter, Pablo Picasso. Follow the phases of the romantic relationship of this dancer and painter portrayed through various art forms in a world renowned collection.

 

The Art of DC- The Dawn of Superheroes| Now – September 15
Art Ludique
34 quai d’Austerlitz, 75013
Metro : Gare d’Austerlitz (5, 10)
Price : From 11 euros
A highly praised exhibit, popular among kids and adults, alike. Hardcore DC fans will be pleased to know that they are nearly all there, with particular focus on some favorites. Starting with Superman, from one of the original cartoon covers, we go in chronological order through to action and detective comics. Accompanied throughout by original soundtracks of the DC films and series, one strolls from room to room and therefore universe-to-universe. After Superman, comes Gotham City’s great protector, Batman. By adopting black as his signature colour, it shows that virtue and courage must be practised in the dark. These socio-political insights make this exhibition more than just a simple display of 250 original and beautiful pieces of artwork.

 

L’Afrique des Routes | Now – November 17
Musée du Quai Branly
37 Quai Branly, 75007
Metro : Gare du Pont de L’Alma (RER C), Alma Marceau (9)
Price : 10 euros, Reduced: 7 euros
This exhibition evokes the routes by river, land, and sea that contributed to the movement and contact of men, materials, and artworks, from the fifth millennium BC to the present day. Ranging from the chariots engraved in caves in the Sahara to the Chinese porcelain of Madagascar, from the Candomblé cults and rituals of South America to the contemporary mixed art of the Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, it presents a portrait of a continent at the centre of world history. sculptures, gold and ivory pieces, paintings and other artworks will be on display for you to see and follow the story.

 

Montmartre, décor de cinéma| Now – Jan 2018
Musée de Montmartre
12-14 Rue Cortot, 75018
Metro : Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)

Price : 9,50 euros, Reduced: 7,50 euros
The exhibition “Artists of Montmartre: 1870-1910” accompanies the new presentation of the permanent collections of the Museum of Montmartre. The exhibition will feature the works of over twenty artists who lived and developed their art in Montmartre in the late 19th century, revealing the transformation of Montmartre as a major centre of art in Paris.

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