Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture | July 3 – 7
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!


Days Off | Now – July 10
Philarmonie de Paris 
Cité, 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Metro : Porte de Pantin (5)

Price : Vary depending on concert – see link above for full pricing
The Days Off festival, organised by the Philarmonie 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.


UEFA Euro Cup 2016 | Now – July 10
Every 4 years the Euro Cup takes place in different European countries. Luckily for us, this years host is France. A full month dedicated to celebrating football, and watching teams compete for the cup to determine who is the best team in Europe. We can expect a HUGE influx of tourists and people from all over the world to come and watch the matches taking place all over France. Throughout Paris you can expect to see fan parks, screens playing matches for those who don’t have tickets, and a lively, buzzing atmosphere throughout the whole month. Fingers crossed that France go far!


Japan Expo | July 7 – 10
Paris Nord Villepinte 
ZAC Paris Nord 2, 93420 Villepinte
Metro : Parc des Expositions (RER B)
Price : Single day ticket – 12 – 22 euro, 4 day ticket – 56 euro
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.


Play Me, I’m Yours | Now – July 13
Price: Free
When the suns out and everyone is that much happier, why not place 30 or more pianos in public areas around the city? The 4th international event, Play Me, I’m Yours, enables passers-by to express their musical potential and play the piano freely all over the city. Look and listen out for the beautiful sounds being played over the 3 week festival in Paris!


The Peacock Society | July 13, 15 & 16
Parc Floral de Paris
1 Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris
Metro : Château de Vincennes (1)

Price : 3 day pass – 99 euro, 1 day pass – 44 euro
The electro festival is returning to Paris this July for 3 days only. Enjoy and discover the different electro and techno artists who will be taking to the stage in the Parc Floral de Paris. During the festival, talks, short films, visual arts and of course music will be taking place and open to all. Order your tickets online now by clicking on the link above.


Cinéma en Plein Air 2016 | July 13 – August 21
Parc de la Villette
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
Metro: Porte de Pantin (5), Porte de la Villette (7)
Price: Single ticket price is 7€, or you can buy 5 seats for 20 €
This open air cinema shows a movie every night, Wednesday to Sunday, from July 13th until August 21st. 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 Interstellar, Casino Royale and Drive, to name a few. Our advice is to get there early for a good spot, set up your picnic and enjoy the movie!


14 Juillet – Bastille Day | July 14
14th July, 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, starting with the Parade down the Champs-Élysées and finishing with an amazing display of fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. Make sure you get a spot with a good view!


Paris Jazz Festival | Now – July 31
Parc Floral de Paris, Route de la Pyramide
Metro: Chateau de Vincennes (1) 
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!

Les Soldes d’été| Now – August 2

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!


Paris Quartier d’Éte Festival | July 14 – August 7
Price : Varies depending on what you see. Check website for prices.
For the 26th 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 keep Paris’s great role as the center of arts during the summer, when many theaters and concert halls would be closed. Over 100 different performances have been organised for your entertainment this summer, so be sure to check some of them out!


Paris Plages | July 18 – August 21
Voie Georges Pompidou and the Bassin de la Villette
Metro: Main beach along the Seine: Pont Neuf (7), Cité (4), Hôtel de Ville (1, 11), Sully-Morland (7). Metro: Bassin de la Villette beach: Stalingrad (2, 5, 7)
It’s that time of year again for the return of the Paris Plages. An artificial beach like resort will be set up along the Seine with deckchairs, sandboxes, live music and sporting events happening through the summer months. If you don’t have the chance to make it down south to the real beaches, worry not, Paris Plages has everything you need to get your beach fix!


La Fête des Tuileries | Now – August 22
Jardin des Tuileries
113 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Metro : 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 – October 1
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.





William Forsythe | July 4 – 16
Palais Garnier
8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris
Metro : Opéra (3, 7, 8)

Price : 50 – 110 euro
William Forsythe returns to the stage at Palais Garnier with three ballets. With his return and quest for innovation, he has created a new work especially for the Paris Opera Ballet, aiming to transcend the language of dance and offer a completely modern vision. On top of that, he has a new music collaboration with James Blake. Be sure to book your tickets in advance so that you don’t miss this wonderful and unique performance.


Aïda | Now – July 16
Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75012
Metro : Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price : 70 – 215 euro
Olivier Py, author, stage director and director of the Avignon Festival, brings back on stage the love story between a slave and an Egyptian officer. Aïda is an Ethiopian slave girl who lives in Ramsès III’s court and works as his daughter’s maid. The two young girls are in love with the same Egyptian general,Rhadamès,who loves only Aïda. Love, marriage, betrayal, see how the story unwinds and book your tickets now clicking on the link above.


Festival Chopin de Paris | Now – July 14
Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle 
Route de Sèvres À Neuilly, 75016
Metro : Porte Maillot (1, RER C), Pont de Neuilly (1)
Price : Varies depending on concert (see program for full price listing)
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 to discover original works by contemporary composers, inspired by Chopin.


Musical Fountains Show | Now – October 30
Château de Versailles 
Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles
Metro : Versailles-Chantiers (RER C)
Price: Weekend – 25 euro, Weekday – 18 euro
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.


Concerts at La Sainte Chapelle | July 2016
La Sainte-Chapelle
8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris
Metro : Saint Michel, Notre-Dame (4, RER B & C)
Price : Varies depending on concert. See link above for reservations and 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.


The New York Comedy Night | Every Friday at 9:30pm
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.





L’Art et L’Enfant | Now – July 3
Musée Marmottan Monet 
2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris
Metro : La Muette (9)
Price : 11 euro, Reduced – 6,50 euro
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.


Founding Myths : From Hercules to Darth Vader | Now – July 4
Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris
Métro : Louvre – Rivoli (1)
Price : 15 euro
The exhibition “Founding Myths” tells how illustrators, sculptors, painters, puppeteers, filmmakers, and musicians around the world have drawn inspiration from myths, given them form, and brought them to life. The exhibition displays over 70 different art works, all grouped into 4 sections which take you on a journey through the mythologies. 


Seydou Keïta | Now – July 7
Grand Palais 
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro : Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau (1, 13)
Price : 11 euro, Reduced – 8 euro
Seydou Keïta (1921-2001) is now considered one of the greatest photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. Showing off his subjects to best advantage, his mastery of framing and light and the modernity and inventiveness of his compositions all earned him a huge success. He retired in 1977 after having been the official photographer of a Mali that had become independent. His work constitutes an exceptional testimony to the Malian society of his time. 


Entre Sculpture et Photographie | Now – July 17
Musée Rodin
79 Rue de Varenne, 75007
Metro : Varenne (13)
Price : 11,30 euro, Reduced – 8,30 euro
The Musée Rodin continues to explore the fruitful relationship between sculpture and photography. This exhibition is an invitation to look at eight artists from the second half of the 20th century who work directly with sculpture and photography.


Le Douanier Rousseau. L’innocence archaïque | Now – July 17
Musée d’Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007
Metro : Solférino (12) Musée d’Orsay (RER C)
Price : 12 euro, Reduced – 9 euro
The exhibition has travelled from Palazzo Ducale de Venise and made it’s way to Paris. A major representative of naïve art, Henri Rousseau was, in particular, known by the nickname Douanier Rousseau. Some of his masterpieces, which belong to the collections of the Orsay and Orangerie Museums, can be found at the exhibition, alongside others of his paintings on loan from the greatest international establishments.


Miquel Barceló. Sol y Sombra | Now – July 31
Musée Picasso 
5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
Metro : Saint-Sébastian – Froissart (8)
Price : 12,50 euro
The Bibliothèque nationale de Paris and the Musée Picasso have joined together to organise an exhibition dedicated to Miquel Barceló, the famous Majorcan artist. Numerous paintings and ceramics, some of which have never been show before, are on display for one more month at the Musée Picasso. The engraved works will be shown at the library and the two will compliment each other to allow you to discover Barceló’s universe.


Darwin l’Original | Now – August 1
Cite des Sciences et de l’industrie
30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019
Metro: Porte de la Villette (7), Corentin Cariou (7)

Price : 12 euro, Reduced – 10 euro
The Science museum of Paris is dedicating an exhibition to the work of Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution. The colourful and poetic exhibition will follow the train of thought of the naturalist, via his work on living species.


Paul Klee | Now – August 1
Le Centre Pompidou 
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004
Metro : Rambuteau (11)
Price: 14 euro, Reduced – 11 euro
The Centre Pompidou offers a new survey of the work of Paul Klee, bringing together approximately 250 works from major museums around the world, the Zentrum Paul Klee and private collections. This themed retrospective offers a new look at this pioneer of modernism, one of the great figures of 20th-century art.


Fashion Forward : 3 Siècles de Mode (1715 – 2016) | Now – August 14
Musée des Arts Décoratifs 
107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Metro : Palais Royale – Musée du Louvre
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its fashion collection from April 7 to August 14, 2016. The exhibition will bring together 300 items of men’s, women’s and children’s fashion from the 18thcentury to today, selected from the museum’s collections to provide a novel chronological overview.


Picasso Sculptures | Now – August 28
Musée Picasso
5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
Metro : Saint-Sébastian – Froissart (8)
Price : 11 euro
The upcoming exhibition of Picasso’s sculptures aims to examine an understudied aspect of Picasso’s sculptural works. This aspect is the diversity of dimensions of the artist’s sculptural work constructed through his series and variations, cast iron creations, prints, and photographic enlargements, realised in a selection of his original sculptures. The exhibition will provide a new look at these cast iron creations by systematically presenting them with their “double” or “variants.” Buy your tickets now in advance from going to the link above.


James Bond 007 L’exposition | Now – September 4
Grande Halle de la Villette 
211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 
Metro : Porte de Pantin (5)
Price : 21,99 euro, Under 12 – 16,99 euro
The Grande Halle de la Villette welcomes the James Bond exposition starting April 16th, featuring more than 500 original objects, including aston martin, gadgets, costumes, photo shoots, exclusive pieces and more! This is the exposition of the month and one not to be missed, we can’t ignore the Bond fans inside of us!


Barbie | Now – September 18
Musée des Arts Décoratifs 
107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Metro : Palais Royale – Musée du Louvre

Price : 13 euro
This is the first time that Barbie has received an invitation by a French museum. Known for its design, fashion, toy and advertising collections, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the ideal venue to pay tribute to this iconic doll, whose story has many dimensions and has made an indelible mark on the socio-cultural history of toys in the 20th and 21st centuries. 700 Barbie dolls will be on display, next to works from the collections of the Museum (dolls, gowns), but also works by contemporary artists, documents (newspapers, photos, video) that contextualize the Barbie’s lives.


Artistes à Montmartre : 1870 -1910 | Now – September 30
Musée de Montmartre
12-14 Rue Cortot, 75018
Metro : Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)

Price : 9,50 euro, Reduced – 7,50 euro
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.


Anatomie d’une Collection | Now – October 23
Palais Galliera – Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Rue de Galliera, 75016
Metro : Alma Marceau (9)

Price : 9 euro, Reduced – 6 euro
If you are into fashion then this a great exhibition for you to check out. Palais Galliera is exhibiting a collection of their own, to show the changing fashion trends from the 18th century to the present day. Over 100 different garments and accessories of the Galliera collection will be displayed, each, with an historical association.


PERSONA : Strangely Human | Now – November 13
Musée de Quai Branly
37 Quai Branly, 75007
Metro : Alma-Marceau (9), Pont de l’Alma (RER C)
Price : 11 euro, Reduced – 9 euro
Many objects have a status more similar to that of a person or a creature than that of a simple object. This exhibition focuses on the connection between the human and non human art works, the role of anthropomorphism in diverse artefacts, and what unfolds when a robot with a human appearance  comes under our gaze, unsettling the beholder.



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