Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

The heavens smiled on France last Sunday during the World Cup finals. Photo © Paris Update

What's Happening in Paris This Week

For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

July 18-August 19

Open-air cinema

Cinema en Plein Air is back with the theme “Let’s Sing,” featuring such films as La La Land, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Yellow Submarine, Jules and Jim and Sugar Man. Free admission. Above: from Godard’s Pierrot le Fou.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

Friday evenings, July 20-August 10

More free outdoor films

Ciné Quartier 13 shows movies in the parks of the 13th arrondissement on Friday evenings.

Various locations, Paris

July 7-September 2

Paris is a beach

Paris Plages offers fun in the sun on the banks of the Seine and the Bassin de la Villette: sandy beach, pool, dance lessons, restaurants, volleyball, free concerts, boating and more.

Quais de la Seine, Bassin de la Villette, Paris

Through September 9

Swimming in the canal

The water in the Bassin de la Villette has been declared clean enough to swim in, and a free swimming area has been set up.

Bassin de la Villette

Through September 29

Clubbing on the “beach”

Outdoor concerts and DJs nightly at the La Plage de Glaz’Art.

Glaz’Art, Paris

July 22

On the road in a time warp

The Traversée de Paris, a parade of 700 antique cars will wend its way past many of Paris’s historic monuments, followed by a picnic on the Terrasse de l’Observatoire de Meudon. The public is welcome to join the picnic and admire the cars. Sign up on the website to ride along in an antique bus.

Esplanade du Château de Vincennes, Paris

Summer arts festival

Paris Festival d’Eté is an annual festival of music, dance, theater and more from around the world.

Various locations, Paris

Weekends in July and August

Summer fun on the canal

The Été du Canal festival offers theme cruises (street food, music, art, etc.) and other activities like the construction of an ephemeral village, balls, restaurants and bars.

Canal de l’Ourcq

Through August 31

Summer garden

For its Jardin d’Été festival, the Musée du Quai Branly stages a variety of free events in its garden.

Musée du Quai Branly

Through July 22

Outdoor jazz

The Paris Jazz Festival offers free weekend concerts in the park (admission to park: €6).

Parc Floral, Paris

Through September 1

Son et lumière

A sound and light show, La Nuit aux Invalides, commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I.

Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris

Through August 7

Bargains galore

The official biannual six-week sales period.

Retailers all over France

Summer 2018

Summer Party

The Mona Bismarck American Center opens up its townhouse and garden for a series of summer parties called Mona Darlin’ featuring electronic music.

Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris

Through Oct. 6

Dance in historic sites

Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.

Various locations

July 20

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presentsVolontaire (Raising Colors), directed by Hélène Fillières.

Club de l’Étoile, Paris