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
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
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
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
We Love Green, an eco-friendly outdoor festival with concerts, DJ sets and more.
Bois de Vincennes, Paris
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
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
Côté Court presents all kinds of short-form art: videos, films, essays and fiction.
Ciné 104, Pantin
La Fête de l’Océan presents three days of events focused on protecting the planet.
L’Aquarium Tropical, Paris
Over 40 street art companies, including circus performers, dancers and puppeteers gather in the center of Nanterre for the three-day Parade(s) festival.
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
The Festival de Saint Denis features both stars and young talents.
Various locations, Saint-Denis
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
Over 2,000 gardens across Europe will open to the public for a special weekend.
Various locations, Europe
Through June 12
The influential Italian film movement takes center stage at the Cinémathèque Française.
Cinémathèque Française, Paris
Through October 1
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
The New Images Festival presents cutting-edge digital creations.
Forum des Images, Paris
DJ sets in the iconic Monnaie de Paris for FIP 360.
Monnaie de Paris, Paris
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
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
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
Architecture and urban design take center stage at the second Biennale d’Architecture et de Paysage.
Various venues, Versailles
Through June 18
The Chantiers d’Europe festival presents theatrical performances from across Europe.
Théâtre de la Ville–Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris
Through July 1
Mouvement E. Leclerc presents the latest edition of Festival Culturissimo, a collection of over 50 cultural events, including theatre and cinema.
Various venues, France
Over 40 street art companies, including circus performers, dancers and puppeteers gather in the centre of Nanterre for the three-day Parade(s) festival.
Through June 5
The Irish Cultural Centre is featuring exhibitions of the work of Siobhán McDonald and George Bolster.
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
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
The biggest and best in contemporary creation gather for the international art festival Revelations.
Grand Palais, Paris
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
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
The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.
Through June 16
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
Lost in Frenchlation presents Babysitter, directed by Monia Chokri.
Club de l’Étoile, Paris
A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.