Event Calendar

FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS

 

Days Off | Now – July 10
Philharmonie de Paris
221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Métro : Porte de Pantin (5)
Price : Varies depending on concert – see link above for full pricing
The Days Off festival, organised by the Philharmonie de Paris, is an open and adventurous festival which offers a range of different music. From rock to pop, electro and contemporary, new discoveries and creations of music, this is a festival not to be missed. Throughout the 10 days you’ll be able to take part in workshops, see exhibitions, listen to great music, and celebrate the influence of contemporary music.

 

Paris Jazz Festival | Now – July 31
Esplanade of the Château de Vincennes
Avenue du Château, 94300 Vincennes
Métro: Château de Vincennes (1)
Price: 2,5 € (adult), 1,5 € (7-25 years) Free under 7
The Paris Jazz Festival features 31 concerts over 8 weekends with many different musical workshops to participate in and activities for all ages to enjoy. This year’s festival takes place in the beautiful setting of Esplanade of the Château de Vincennes. Stop by for pleasant weekend, or purchase a season pass and go at your leisure!

 

Les Soldes d’été | Now – August 8
Paris
It’s that time of year again where all the shops in Paris lower their prices to clear out the previous season’s clothing line. Just before the August summer holidays begin, we can get some solid shopping done and be beach ready. Be sure to get there early so that you get the best selection, sizes, and prices!

 

La Fête des Tuileries | Now – August 22
Place du Carrousel, 75001 Paris
Métro : Tuileries (1)
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 Plage de Glazart | Now – September 30
7-15 Avenue Porte de la Villette, 75019 Paris
Métro : Porte de la Villette (7)
Price : Free
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.

 

Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture | July 2 – 6
Paris
One of the most major events to take place in Paris is the annual Haute Couture fashion week. The biggest fashion houses will showcase their Haute Couture range and unveil their beautiful works of art to those invited to come along. Be warned that this year all locations have been kept secret, which makes it all the more difficult to worm our way into one of the events!



Festival FNAC Live | July 6 – 8
Parvis de l’Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris
Métro : Hotel de Ville (1,11) Châtelet (1, 4, 11, 14)

Come one, come all to the FNAC festival being held at Hotel de Ville. This free concert series boasts 31 artists and two stages over three days. Concerts start at 5:00PM but make sure to get there early as this is one of the most popular concerts of the season.

 

Japan Expo | July 6 – 9
Paris Nord Villepinte
ZAC Paris Nord 2, 93420 Villepinte
Métro : Parc des Expositions (RER B)
Price : Single Day  12 – 22 euros, Four Days – 56 euros
The Japan Expo features days of cosplay, signings, fashion shows, demonstrations, music, prize-giving, and more… not to mention the long list of well-known brands and exhibitors! A chance to celebrate Japanese manga, animation, and J-music in an interactive and buzzing environment. Check out the full schedule of the 4 day festival and get your tickets now.

 

The Peacock Society | July 7 – 8
Parc Floral de Paris
1 Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris
Métro : Château de Vincennes (1)
Price : 3 Days – sold out, 1 Day – 44 euros
The electro festival is returning to Paris this July for two days only. Enjoy and discover the different EDM and techno artists who will be taking to the stage at the Parc Floral de Paris. Discover a lively festival with talks, short films, visual arts, and of course music! Order your tickets online now by clicking on the link above.

 

Second Square Summertime | July 7 –  27
Le Carreau du Temple
4 rue Eugène Spuller 75003, Paris
Métro : Temple (3)
Price : Varies depending on event attended. Check website for prices.

Over a 20-day period in July, Time Out Paris is turning the space of Carreau du Temple into your summer playground. Stroll around the food market and sample dishes from numerous Parisian restaurants, have a drink and move to the rhythm of some disco-funk beats, or take part in one of the free sports classes available.

 

Paris Plages | July 8 – September 3
Voie Georges Pompidou, the Bassin de la Villette, Parc Rives de Seine, the Quai de Loire at the La Villette Canal Basin, City Hall Square
It’s that time of year again. Paris Plages is back in full swing with artificial beaches set up along the Seine with deckchairs, sandboxes, live music, and sporting events happening throughout the summer months. If you don’t have the chance to make it down south to the real beaches, worry not as Paris Plages has everything you need to get your beach fix!

 

14 juillet | July 14
France
14th juillet, otherwise known to us expats at Bastille Day, is the national French holiday which marks the beginning of the French revolution and the freeing of the prisoners from Bastille in 1789. This day is celebrated all over France, and Paris holds some of the most elaborate celebrations including a Parade down the Champs-Élysées and fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. Make sure you get a spot with a good view!

 

Paris Quartier d’Éte Festival | July 17 – August 5
Paris
Price : Varies depending on event attended. Check website for prices.
For the 27th year running, the Summer Festival of Arts is back again to bring you the best of the arts, including music, theatre, dance, circus acts, and more! This event was created to maintain Paris’ role as a center for the arts over the summer holidays, when many theaters and concert halls are closed. Over 100 different performances have been organised for your entertainment, so be sure to check some of them out!

 

Cinéma en Plein Air 2017 | July 20 – August 20
Parc de la Villette
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Métro: Porte de Pantin (5), Porte de la Villette (7)
Price: Free
Chair ticket price is 7€, or you can buy 5 seats for 20 € This open air cinema shows a movie every night, Wednesday through Sunday, from July 20th until August 20th. The films come from every genre, with a mix of films from multiple countries. This year the schedule looks great with some of the big blockbusters such as Ratatouille and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Our advice is to get there early for a good spot, set up your picnic, and enjoy the movie!

 

Lollapalooza Paris | July 22 – 23
Hippodrome de Longchamp
2 Route des Tribunes, 75016 Paris
Métro: Pont de Neuilly (1)
Price: Two Day – 149 euros, One Day – 79 euros

This festival originally started in the Chicago and due to popular demand, became international. Lollapalooza is being held in Paris for the first time! Tickets give you access to a diverse range of bands, culinary experiences, and free education on how to live eco friendly. This is one musical event you do not want to miss.  

 

 

 

SHOWS

 

Concerts at La Sainte Chapelle | July 2017
La Sainte-Chapelle
8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris
Métro : Saint Michel, Notre-Dame (4, RER B & C)
Price : Varies depending on event attended. Check website for prices.
La Sainte-Chapelle is located in the heart of Paris, in one of the most prime locations possible – the Île de la Cité. A beautiful, grand church with soaring ceilings and walls of stained glass is the perfect setting for a night of classical music. It has become one of the most popular venues to go to listen to live classical music due to it’s beauty and incredible acoustics. Check out the schedule for July concerts and treat yourself to a night of music.

 

Festival Chopin de Paris | Now – July 14
Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle
Route de Sèvres À Neuilly, 75016 Paris
Métro : Porte Maillot (1, RER C), Pont de Neuilly (1)
Price : Varies depending on event attended. Check website for prices.
The month long festival pays tribute to the Polish composer, Chopin, with many concerts and conferences which reunite the great specialists of the work of the Romantic pianist. The festival also gives the opportunity to discover original works by contemporary composers, inspired by Chopin.

 

Carmen | Now – July 16
Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75012 Paris
Métro : Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price : 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 tragedy and comedy 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.

 

Theatre du Jardin Shakespeare | Now – Oct 1
Shakespeare Garden Greater Theater Margaret’s Alley, Suresnes Road, Le Pré Catelan Bois de Boulogne 75016 Paris
Métro : 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 throughout the summer including shows in English and shows for families.

 

Musical Fountains Show | Now – October 29
Château de Versailles
Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles
Métro : 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.

 

Olivier Giraud “How to become Parisian in one hour” | Now – December 2017
Théâtre des Nouveautés
24 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75009 Paris
Métro : Grands Boulevard (8, 9)
Price : 24-50 euros +
The famous “one man comedy 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, 75010 Paris
Métro: Bonne Nouvelle (8, 9)
Price : 10 euros
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.

 

 

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

 

Corps en Mouvement. La Danse au Musée | Now – July 3
La Petite Galerie, Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris
Métro : 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
Métro : 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 Paris
Métro : 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 Paris
Métro : Champs-Élysées-Clémenceau (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.

 

Auguste Rodin au Grand Palais | Now – July 31
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du General Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Métro : Champs-Élysées-Clémenceau (1, 13)
Price: 14 euros, Reduced: 10 euros

The Grand Palais is celebrating 100 years since the passing of the famous sculptor, Rodin, with an all encompassing collection of his work borrowed from numerous sources around the world. This is a must see for those who were planning on visiting Rodin’s old place of residence as the collection at the Grand Palais extends far past their basic collection.

 

Dalida: Une Garde-robe de la Ville à la Scène | Now – August 13
Palais Galliera
10 Avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, 75116 Paris
Métro: Jena Or Alma-Marceau (9), Boissière (6), RER C (Pont de l’Alma)
Prices: 12 euros; Reduced: 9 euros; 18 years and under: free
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 Paris
Métro: Concorde (1,8,12)
Price : 9 euros, Reduced: 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
Métro : Saint-Sébastien – Froissart (8)
Price : 12,50 euros
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 Paris
Métro : Gare d’Austerlitz (5, 10)
Price : 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.

 

Derain, Balthus, Giacometti | Now – October 2017
Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Métro: Alma-Marceau or Jena (9)
RER: line C – stop Alma
Full price: 12 euros, Reduced: 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.

 

L’Afrique des Routes | Now – November 17
Musée du Quai Branly
37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris
Métro : 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 Paris
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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