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The Japanese Garden at the Albert Kahn Museum in Boulogne-Billancourt. © 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 2-13

Eclectic music festival

Days Off presents acts ranging from Jarvis Cocker to St. Vincent.

Philharmonie de Paris

Through July 11

Free concerts

Up-and-comers and well-known artists alike take to the stage for Bercy Village’s summer celebration, Musiques en Terrasse, on Thursday evenings.

Bercy Village, Paris

Through August 28

Old-school funfair

Bumper cars, ghost trains and more classics in the Tuileries Gardens for the Fête des Tuileries.

Tuileries Gardens, Paris

July 9-August 21

Paris beaches

For the summer months, the banks of the river and canals are transformed into miniature beaches for Paris Plages. Above: swimming pools in the Bassin de La Villette.

Various locations,  Paris

Through July 14

Chopin a go-go

Every summer, the Festival Chopin fills the Bois de Boulogne with the master’s piano music.

Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne

Throughout the summer

Free stargazing

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

Throughout Paris

July 3-23

Young musical talents

The Festival Européen Jeunes Talents gives promising young classical, jazz and contemporary musicians from all over Europe a chance to perform in Paris.

Archives Nationales, Paris

July 9-August 14

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

July 3-August 28

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 7

Outdoor jazz

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

Parc Floral, Paris

July 8-10

Free outdoor films

This year’s Festival Paradiso includes outdoor screenings at La Seine Musicale.

La Seine Musicale, Paris

July 2-3

Music in nature

If Trees Could Talk is a music festival with an environmental twist and a focus on wellbeing.

Meudon, Île-de-France

July 2-3

Board games festival

Fans of classic games as well as creators of modern ones come together for Paris est Ludique!

Pelouse de Reuilly, Paris

Throughout the summer

Garden visits

Green spaces throughout the region hold cultural events for Jardins Ouverts en Île-de-France.

Various locations, Île-de-France

July 1-August 6

Music festival

Popular La Villette venue Cabaret Sauvage presents a month-long summer festival of DJ sets and club nights.

Cabaret Sauvage, Paris

Throughout the summer

Stranger Things in Paris

Stranger Things Store: Fans of the Netflix series are queuing up for an immersive experience based on it.

44, avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris

Through July 24

Summer reading

Author readings, workshops and more: Partir en Livre is bringing back reading as a top summer activity for young people.

Various locations, France

From July 1

The Louvre by night

Paris’s most iconic museum will open Friday nights until 9:45 from July.

Musée de Louvre, Paris

Through July 19

Soldes

The official summer retail sales period.

Paris & most of France

June 29-July 3

Getting fit for the Olympics

Le Carreau du Temple presents Festival Jogging 2021, which will host sports festivals each July to prepare Parisians for the 2024 Olympics. This year’s edition includes sessions on inclusive sports, demonstrations of unique sports from around the world and a roller-dance party.

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

Through July 2

Computer science meets music

ManiFeste 2022: a musical exploration of artificial intelligence in the newly reopened Ircam concert hall, among other locations.

Various venues, Paris

Through July 11

On the dark side

The Cinémathèque spotlights British Noir Film.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Throughout the summer

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris

Through July 3

Classical music festival

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

Various locations, Saint-Denis

Through October 1

Candlelit château

Every Saturday, the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and its grounds will be lit by 2,000 candles for the Soirées aux Chandelles.

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Île-de-France

Through July 13

The urban future

Architecture and urban design take center stage at the second Biennale d’Architecture et de Paysage.

Various venues, Versailles

Through July 1

Culture for all

Mouvement E. Leclerc presents the latest edition of Festival Culturissimo, a collection of over 50 cultural events, including theatre and cinema.

Various venues, France

Ongoing

Notre Dame in AR

The history of the iconic Parisian landmark, from its construction in the Middle Ages to the 2019 fire, is chronicled in augmented reality. Reservation required.

Collège des Bernardins, Paris

Through August 21

Inflatable art

For Pop Air, the artworks of 15 international artists are blown up and made inflatable for visitors young and old to enjoy. In collaboration with the Balloon Museum in Rome.

La Villette, Paris

July 8

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Les Goûts et les Couleurs, followed by a Q&A with director Michel Leclerc.

Club de L’Étoile, Paris

Ongoing

Save the Musée de l’Éventail

A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.

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