Paris Update Events 01.06.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

June 6

All about bread

Have fun with bread – eat it, learn about it, make it, trade starters with others, etc. – at the La Fête du Pain.

La Cité Fertile, Pantin

June 2-4

Dress well for a good cause

The Grande Braderie de la Mode 2022 is a clearance sale of clothing by major brands for the benefit of AIDES. Reserve online

Les Magasins généraux, Pantin

June 11-12

Street food specials

The Big Mamma chain of excellent pizzerias is hosting a street-food festival, Le Big Fest, featuring a dozen chefs cooking up specialties from around the world

La Felicità, Pantin

June 11-12

Outdoor films

The Palais Galliera, home to top-flight fashion exhibitions, will host a mini-film festival in its courtyard, with Jacques Becker’s Falbalas, Billy Wilder’s Ariane (starring Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper) and Julie Taymor’s Frida.

Palais Galliera, Pantin

June 2-5

Green music festival

We Love Green, an eco-friendly outdoor festival with concerts, DJ sets and more.

Bois de Vincennes, Paris

June 5

Giant bike rally

The Convergence Francilienne brings together riders from all over the Ile de France, who converge at Bastille and parade to Invalides for a picnic. See website for routes.

 Île de France and Paris

June 12

Balloon garden with gifts

For the Grande Cueillette de la Culture, the Buren columns in the Palais Royal will be surrounded by 3,000 balloons, each containing a gift of a ticket to a museum, performance, etc., yours for the taking if you get there early enough. Starts at 2:30pm.

Palais Royal, Paris

June 9-18

Short films

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

Ciné 104, Pantin

June 11-12

Preserving the planet

La Fête de l’Océan presents three days of events focused on protecting the planet.

L’Aquarium Tropical, Paris

June 3-5

Street art festival

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

Nanterre Centre-Ville

June 16-26

Directors’ Fortnight

The features and short subjects entered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs category at the Cannes Film Festival are shown in Paris. Above: the festival’s poster.

Forum des Images, Paris

Through July 3

Classical music festival

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

Various locations, Saint-Denis

June 3-4

Josephine Baker celebrated

As part of the Festival Quartier Livre, the iconic American performer will be celebrated on her 116th birthday with a giant street art piece at the Panthéon by Gwendoline Finaz de Villaine. It will be put up on June 3, and on June 4, the artist will cut it up and give the signed, numbered pieces to passersby.

Place des Grands Hommes, Paris

June 3-5

Open gardens

Over 2,000 gardens across Europe will open to the public for a special weekend.

Various locations, Europe

Through June 12

Neorealism retrospective

The influential Italian film movement takes center stage at the Cinémathèque Française.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

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

June 8-12

Digital world

The New Images Festival presents cutting-edge digital creations.

Forum des Images, Paris

June 9

EDM at a monument

DJ sets in the iconic Monnaie de Paris for FIP 360.

Monnaie de Paris, Paris

June 21-28

Contemporary film festival

The latest in French and American cinema will be on show at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival. Tickets are available now.

60 rue Pierre Charron, Paris

June 3-5

Art history in Fontainebleau

Art history specialists from across the globe gather at the Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art for a weekend of free conferences, debates and guided visits celebrating art new and old.

Château de Fontainebleau

Through June 11


Mises en Capsules presents the best in short performance pieces.

Théâtre Lepic, 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

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 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

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


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

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

June 3

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Babysitter, directed by Monia Chokri.

Club de l’Étoile, 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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