Paris Update Events 03.06.2024

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through June 5

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.

Various locations, Paris

June 6

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents La Grande Vadrouille, directed by Gérard Oury.

L’Arlequin, Paris

June 2-7

Literary lessons

This year’s weeklong Paris Writers Workshop will feature small-group masterclasses, agent consultations, panel discussions, and more. The Fiction/Novel and Creative Nonfiction masterclasses are full, but there are still a few spaces in Screen and TV Writing (Diane Lake), Short Fiction (Kevin Brockmeier), Travel Writing (Don George), and Poetry (Heather Hartley). Open to writers of all levels.

Reid Hall, Paris

June 5-7

Being Beckett

The Irish Cultural Center in Paris celebrates the Irish literary giant Samuel Beckett with the Beckett Unbound Festival, a program of theater, dance, music, film and discussions. Photo by John Minihan

Various venues, Paris

Through June 8


Mises en Capsules presents the best in short performance pieces.

Théâtre Lepic, Paris

June 4-8

Left Bank gallery walk

The Carré Rive Gauche, an association of Left Bank art and antique galleries, celebrates “extraordinary objects.”

Various locations, Paris

June 7–9

Off the beaten track

Tired of the usual vacation destinations? The Salon du Voyage Insolite offers plenty of ideas for weird and wonderful trips. Free admission, but online reservation required.

Réfectoire des Cordeliers, Paris

June 8-9

River world

La Fête de l’Aquarium explores the rivers of the world for this family-oriented festival.

L’Aquarium Tropical, Paris

Through June 9

Cello festival

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

Beauvais, France

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

June 5-15

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

June 5-16

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

June 7-16

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

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

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