What's Happening in Paris This Week

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May 24

Proustiana

Autograph letters and some manuscripts of Marcel Proust, from the collection of his great-niece, go on the auction block. Preview: May 18, 21, 22 and 23.

Sotheby’s, Paris

Through June 3

Directors’ Fortnight

The features and short subjects entered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs category at the Cannes Film Festival are shown in Paris.

Forum des Images, Paris

May 26

Literary evening

The Nuit de la Littérature, being held this year in the Latin Quarter, presents 20 foreign authors reading their work in French.

Various venues, Paris

Through May 30

Literary Latin Quarter

Readings, book signings, storytelling, concerts and more at the Quartier du Livre festival.

Various locations, Paris

May 25-28

Studio-hopping

Some 115 artists open their studios to the public for Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville, an occasion to discover not only artworks but also hidden gardens and courtyards in Belleville.

Various locations, Paris

May 26-27

Gallery-hopping

For Paris Gallery Weekend, some 40 modern and contemporary art galleries will hold vernissages, talks, performances, etc. Pictured above: “Colle Cieco” (1962), by Afro. Courtesy Fondazione Archivio Afro, being shown by Tornabuoni Art.

Various locations, Paris

May 26

Tropical forest in Paris

Seasons will transform the Grand Palais into a tropical forest with DJ sounds all night long.

Grand Palais

Through May 31-July 5

Classical music festival

The Festival de Saint Denis features both stars and young talents.

Various locations, Saint Denis

May 24-June 4

All that jazz…

Jazz acts ranging from amateurs to big names at the Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Various venues, Paris

Through May 30

Performances from all over Europe

The Chantiers d’Europe festival presents theatrical performances from Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Croatia and the United Kingdom.

Théâtre de la Ville–Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris

Through May 28

Great American director

William Wyler is the subject of a retrospective at the Cinémathèque. Think Funny Girl and Roman Holiday.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through May 25

The year that shook the world

The festival La Révolution n’Aura pas Lieu presents films about, influenced by or made in 1968. Above: a scene from Milos Forman’s 1979 film Hair.

Forum des Images, 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

May 25

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Luna, directed by Elsa Diringer.

Club de L’Étoile, Paris