What's Happening in Paris This Week

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August 10-September 1

Outdoor classical concerts

Concerts in the park at Festival Classique au Vert every weekend.

Parc Floral de Paris

Through August 18

Open-air cinema

Cinema en Plein Air is back with the theme of the future, featuring such films as Blade Runner 2049, Her, Modern Times and Wall-E. Free admission.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

Friday evenings, through August 9

More free outdoor films

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

Various locations, Paris

Through September 1

Paris beaches

For the summer months, the banks of the river and canals are transformed into miniature beaches for Paris Plages.

Various locations, Paris

Through September 1

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

September 6-9

Free amusements in historic Marais sites

The Festival Les Traversées du Marais brings everything from art installations to cooking classes, readings and dance performances to the monuments, courtyards and gardens of the Marais.

Various locations

Through September 16

The Paris of yesterday

For the 80th anniversary of renowned Paris photography collection Roger-Viollet, Bercy Village is decorated with thirty black-and-white photos showing the architecture, history and daily life of 20th-century Paris.

Bercy Village, Paris

Throughout the summer

Clubbing on the “beach”

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

Glaz’Art, Paris

Throughout the summer

Musical migrations

Take a holiday without ever leaving Paris as bands play music from across the world at Poisson Lune.

Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris

Through August 30

Son et lumière

A sound and light show, La Nuit aux Invalides, brings together 3000 years of French history.

Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris

Through August 31

Free stargazing

Experts with the Astronomy Association of Paris freely offer their skill and kit to show us the stars for Paris Sous les Étoiles.

Throughout Paris

Through August 25

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

September 5-14

Design mania

One hundred design-related events happen all over the city during Paris Design Week.

Various locations, Paris

September 10-15

Tribal art walk

Some sixty galleries put on special shows of world art for Parcours des Mondes.

Saint Germain des Prés, Paris

September 13-17

Top-of-the-line art and antiques

The Biennale Paris (formerly the Biennale des Antiquaires) is now an annual event, with 95 exhibitors.

Grand Palais, Paris

Through August 3

Summer arts festival

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

Various locations, Paris

Through September 4

Entertainment for kids

The Festival les Pestacles presents concerts and other entertainment for children age five and up.

Parc Floral, Paris

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 September 22

Focus on graphic design

The Biennale International de Design Graphique Chaumont is a four-month festival of workshops, group discussions, concerts and conferences on the subject of graphics creation.

Various locations, Paris

Through August 6

Retail sales

The official biannual six-week sales period.

Retailers all over France

Through August 31

Balloons in Bercy Village

After her colorful umbrella installation was well-received last year, Portuguese artist returns to decorate Bercy Village with colored balloons. Other decorations and a bubble pool will provide summer entertainment.

Bercy Village, Paris

Through October 15

More than a food market

Experience a new 5,000-square-meter food market with a focus on healthy eating, featuring art and performance, at Le Marché Pop.

77 avenue du Docteur Arnold Netter, Paris

August 30

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Parasite, directed by Bong Joon Ho.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris