Paris Update Events 01.07.2024

Links to events happening this week in Paris

July 3

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents L’Esprit Coubertin, directed by Jérémie Sein.

Le Balzac, Paris

June 30–July 3

Cheap Cinema

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

Various locations, Paris

July 5-7

Outdoor cinema takes off

Every evening at 10:45, a film with a flying theme will be projected on the fuselage of a Boeing 747 during the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace’s Cinétarmac festival.

Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, Le Bourget

Through July 7

Chopin a go-go

Every summer, the Festival Chopin fills the Bois de Boulogne with the master’s piano music.

Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne

July 11

Choral concert

The award-winning Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, voted the fifth-best in the world, will give a free concert in Paris. Reserve a seat here.

Église Notre-Dame d’Auteuil, Paris

July 8–11

Free outdoor films

This year’s Festival Paradiso includes outdoor concerts and screenings at La Seine Musicale. Reserve online.

La Seine Musicale, Paris

June 22-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

July 14–15

Symbolic fire

The Olympic flame will visit every Paris arrondissement for two days before continuing its tour of France and returning to the capital on July 26 for the opening ceremony of the Games. Festivities are planned at each stop in Paris, including concerts, picnics and performances.

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 21

Young musical talents

The Festival Européen Jeunes Talents gives promising young classical, jazz and contemporary musicians from all over Europe a chance to perform in Paris.

Archives Nationales, Paris

June 26-July 23


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 26

Fun in the Urban Jungle

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

La Défense, Paris
June 27–August 8

Free concerts

Up-and-comers and well-known artists alike take to the stage for Bercy Village’s summer celebration, Musiques en Terrasse, on Thursday evenings.

Bercy Village, Paris

July 6–August 11

Summer fun on the canal

The Été du Canal festival offers theme cruises (street food, music, art, etc.) and other activities like balls, restaurants and bars.

Canal de l’Ourcq

July 22–August 11

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation will screen a different film every evening during the Olympic Games, including such favorites as Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie and Éric Rohmer’s Claire’s Knee.

Various locations, Paris

June 19–August 25

Garden visits

Green spaces throughout the region hold cultural events for Jardins Ouverts en Île-de-France.

Various locations, Île-de-France

August 21-25

International rock festival

Huge artists, including Lana Del Rey and PJ Harvey, headline at Rock en Seine.  

Domaine de Saint Cloud, Paris

Through August 25

Old-school carnival

The Fête des Tuileries moves to the Bois du Boulogne to make way for the Olympics and is now called the Fête de l’Été à Paris.

Bois du Boulogne, Porte de la Muette, Paris

July 6–August 31

Open-air dance hall

African and Antillean music and food every summer weekend at the Guinguette Africaine de Suresnes.

Surennes, Île-de-France


Summer garden

For its Jardin d’Été festival, the Musée du Quai Branly stages a variety of free events in its garden.

Musée du Quai Branly

July 5–September 7

Free stargazing

Experts with the Astronomy Association of Paris freely offer their skills and equipment to show us the stars for Paris Sous les Étoiles.

Throughout Paris

June 30–September 8

Outdoor jazz

The Paris Jazz Festival offers free weekend concerts in the park (admission to park: €6).

Parc Floral, 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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