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).

June 23

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Il Etait une Fois Michel Legrand, by David Hertzog.

Publicis Cinéma, Paris

June 21

Dancing in the street

The Summer Solstice festival, the Fête de la Musique, brings free music, good and bad, into the streets of Paris and now the world.

Various locations, Paris

June 15-21

Yoga fest

The exhibition Maître Yoga will include free yoga classes (sign up in advance here) and a concert on June 21, International Yoga Day.

Unesco, Paris

Through June 21

Drawing season

Le Printemps du Dessin presents exhibitions and workshops highlighting this accessible art form across the country.

Various locations, France

June 22

Free stuff exchange

Help save the environment by recycling stuff at the Giant Free Troc Party swap event. Online registration (required) opens on June 22 at noon.

Académie du Climat, Paris

June 20-22

Multidisciplinary art fair

Galleries, publishers, fashion collectives, art publishers and experimental music labels will take over Paris’s Communist Party Headquarters, an architectural gem designed by Oscar Niemeyer, for the  Manifesto art fair. Sign up for events online

Espace Niemeyer, Paris

Through June 22

Computer science meets orchestra

ManiFeste 2024, a musical exploration of artificial intelligence in the Ircam concert hall.

Centre Pompidou, Paries

June 22-23

Beyond kimchi

Discover real Korean food at the K-Food Festival. 

Parc André Citroën, Paris

June 17–23

Classical kids

Fifteen orchestras of young people from all over France, trained by the organization Démos, will present their end-of-season concerts.

Cité de la Musique, Paris

Through June 23

Women composers

The Festival Un Temps pour Elles showcases works by women composers, performed in châteaux and other prestigious sites.

Various locations, France

June 18-25

Contemporary film festival

The latest in French and American independent cinema will be on show at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival. 

Various locations, Paris

Through June 27

Jewish cultural festival

The Festival des Cultures Juives presents films, theater, concerts, exhibitions and conferences.

Various locations, Paris

June 27

A Knockout of a festival

The unusual Belle Équipe Festival alternates Thai boxing bouts with DJ sets for three hours of excitement.

La Cigale, Paris

Through June 27

Classical music festival

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

Various locations, Saint-Denis

June 29

Pride

LGBTQI+ in the streets. The parade starts at 2pm at Place de la Nation and ends at Place de la République, where a concert will be held.

Paris

June 24-30

Free jazz

The La Défense Jazz Festival presents free outdoor concerts by well-known names in jazz.

L’Esplanade de la Défense, Paris

June 26-30

Outdoor music

The festival Les Étoiles du Classique presents outdoor classical and jazz concerts, opera, dance performances and recitals.

Various locations, Saint-Germain-en-Laye

June 26-30

Getting fit for the Olympics

Le Carreau du Temple presents Festival Jogging, to prepare Parisians for the 2024 Olympics. This year’s edition focuses on links between art and sports.

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

June 27-30

Jazz festival

International jazz acts gather for the Festival Django Reinhardt.

Parc du Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau

June 28-30

Rock for AIDS

The AIDS-benefit rock festival Solidays has a great lineup this year of concerts, talks and exhibitions.

Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris

June 29-30

Electro by the Seine

The Macki Music Festival brings electronic music styles, from house to electro jazz to synthetic punk, to Seine-side venues not far from Paris.

Various locations, Carrière sur Seine

June 30–July 3

Cheap Cinema

See first-run films for €5 in participating cinemas during the Fête du Cinéma.

Various locations, Paris

June 22-July 6

Local Olympics

Paris offers ordinary citizens the chance to participate in its Olympiades des Arrondissements and win tickets to the real thing. Sign up online to participate or to reserve free tickets for the events.

Various locations, Paris

June 19-July 21

Summer of books

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

Various locations, France

June 29-July 13

Local Olympics

Paris offers ordinary citizens the chance to participate in its Olympiades des Arrondissements and win tickets to the real thing. Sign up online to participate or to reserve free tickets for the events.

Various locations, Paris
July 11–14

All about Japan 

Along with exhibitors hawking their wares, Japan Expo will feature concerts, readings, sports demonstrations, and more.

Parc des Expositions Paris-Nord Villepinte

June 26-July 23

Soldes

The official summer retail sales period in France.

Paris & most of France

June 27–July 25

A night at the zoo

The baboons and jaguars stay up late for the Nocturnes du Parc Zoologique de Paris, on Thursday evenings through August 10. Events for the kiddies, a bar for the adults.

Parc Zoologique de Paris, Paris

June 27–July 25

Fun in the Urban Jungle

Garden Parvis is a month-long series of events, from concerts to glitter parties, in Paris’s dedicated business district

La Défense, Paris

Through September 28

Candlelit château

Every Saturday through September 28, 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
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