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 14

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Marcello Mio, directed by Christophe Honoré.

L’Entrepôt, Paris

June 15

Food for body & mind

In addition to food stands run by Paris’s top Vietnamese chefs, the festival Ici Viêtnam will also spotlight literature by Vietnamese authors.

Place Monge, Paris

Through June 15

Short films

Côté Court presents all kinds of short-form art: videos, films, essays and fiction.

Ciné 104, Pantin

June 13-15

Outdoor films

The Palais Galliera, home to top-flight fashion exhibitions, will host a mini-film festival in its courtyard.

Palais Galliera, Paris

Through June 16

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

Through June 16

Meet the trees

The festival Les Nuits des Forêts will draw visitors into French forests with exhibitions, shows and immersive events, by day and by night.

Domaine départemental, Sceaux

June 13-16

Jazz in the park

Food trucks and a bar will be onsite at the outdoor Sceaux Jazz Festival, 

Domaine départemental, Sceaux

June 15-16

Arty fun for kids

The Family Festival turns the Fondation Louis Vuitton and the adjacent Jardin d’Acclimatation into a huge playground for children up to 12 years old and their families.

Fondation Louis Vuitton & Jardin d’Acclimatation, 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

Through June 22

Computer science meets orchestra

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

Centre Pompidou, Paries

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

May 29-June 27

Classical music festival

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

Various locations, Saint-Denis

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

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 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
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