Paris Update 11.05.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

May 14

Late-night art

Museums stay open into the night for free and hold special events for the Nuit Européenne des Musées. 

Various locations. Paris

May 13-15

Urban art

Over 200 street artists from France and overseas exhibit at Paris’s Urban Art Fair 2022. 

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

May 19-22

Festival of drawing

Contemporary drawing on show at the 14th edition of the Drawing Now art fair.

Carreau du Temple, Paris

Through June 21

Drawing season

Le Mois du Dessin becomes Le Printemps du Dessin: exhibitions and workshops highlighting this simple and accessible art form will take place across the country.

Various venues, France

May 20-22

Documentary photos

Photo Doc: an exhibition of documentary photos, plus round-table discussions. Free admission.

Halle des Blancs Manteaux, Paris

May 14-July 13

The urban future

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

Various venues, Versailles

May 19-22

Gallery walks

Explore dozens of galleries during Paris Gallery Weekend. Above: “Ghosttrap (Someone from Another)” by German artist Nadia Lichtig, who will be interviewed during the weekend at the gallery Anne+.

Various venues, Paris

May 16-21

Jazz festival

Concerts, conferences and master classes abound at Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Various locations in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

Through May 15

More jazz

Internationally renowned jazz artists gather for the fourth edition of Festival de Jazz de Longjumeau.

Théâtre de Longjumeau, Longjumeau

May 13-22

Cello festival

Concerts, dance and more at the Beauvais International Cello Festival.

Beauvais, France

May 13-16

Open Studios in the 20th arrondissement

Artists open their studios to the public for Les Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés.

Various locations in the 20th arrondissement, Paris

May 20-23

More 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 12-15

Pop-up restaurants

Paris’s best chefs offer bite-sized samples of their fare for Taste of Paris 2022.

Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris

May 19-22

Music festival

Every genre of music is celebrated during one weekend at Paris Music Festival.


May 19-21

Climate change summit

Entrepreneurs, activists and policy-makers working for the future of the planet come together for Change Now 2022.

Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris

Through June 18

Plays from all over Europe

The Chantiers d’Europe festival presents theatrical performances from across Europe.

Théâtre de la Ville–Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris

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

Through May 15

Contemporary art

The 72nd edition of Jeune Creation’s Festival d’Art Contemporain will showcase some of today’s up-and-coming artists.

La Chaufferie/Fondation Fiminco, Romainville

Through June 1

Butterfly trees

The trees in the Bercy Village shopping area have been decorated with butterflies made of biodegradable materials.

Bercy Village, Paris

May 14-16

Specialty coffee festival

Paris’s bustling coffee scene is celebrated at Paris Café Festival.

Centquatre, Paris

May 13-15

Château concert

Music in a magical setting as Musique de Fontainebleau welcomes Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann choir.

Château de Fontainebleau, Île-de-France

June 3-5

Street art festival

Over 40 street art companies, including circus performers, dancers and puppeteers gather in the centre of Nanterre for the three-day Parade(s) festival.

Nanterre Centre-Ville

Through June 5

Irish artists in Paris

The Irish Cultural Centre is featuring exhibitions of the work of Siobhán McDonald and George Bolster

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

June 1-8

Local literature festival

The libraries, bookshops, museums and universities of Paris’s literary fifth arrondissement open their doors for Quartier du Livre, a week-long celebration of the written word, this year on the theme of writing about Europe.

Various locations, fifth arrondissement, Paris

June 9-12

Cutting edge creators

The biggest and best in contemporary creation gather for the international art festival Revelations.

Grand Palais, Paris

Through June 4

Ukrainian cooks

Three refugees from Ukraine serve up their country’s traditional dishes at Daniel Rose’s restaurant La Bourse et la Vie, renamed La Borscht et La Vie for the occasion, with a portion of proceeds going to charities supporting victims of the conflict.

La Bourse et la Vie, Paris


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 May 19

Un-still life

The thinktank Forum Vie Mobile presents The Lives We Lead, a photography collection documenting the changing, in-motion lives of a diverse range of people living across France.

Cité Internationale des Arts, 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

Through May 22

Contemporary art festival

The first Festival Jeu de Paume is a multidisciplinary exhibition with photography, video installations, sculpture and performances.

Jeu de Paume, Paris

Through May 29

Young European photographers

The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.

Centquatre, Paris

Through June 16

All things Ulysses

To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the publication of James Joyce‘s novel, Shakespeare and Company is holding a series of online readings.

Shakespeare and Company, Paris

May 12

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Goliath, directed by Frédéric Tellier

L’Entrepôt, Paris


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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