Paris Update This Week’s Events
For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).
Carré Rive Gauche
> Left Bank gallery crawl, with 120 participating galleries. Various locations, Paris, June 3-17.
> Giant bike rally with riders from all over the Ile de France converging near the Louvre and parading to Invalides for a picnic. See website for routes. June 7.
> A design festival with special events, open house at design studios and talks. Various locations, Paris and Pantin, through June 7.
Festival Ciné Palestine
> Festival of Palestinan feature and short films. Various locations, Paris, through June 7.
Festival de Saint Denis
> Music festival featuring both stars and young talents. Various locations, Saint Denis, through July 2.
Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France
> Chinese cinema comes to Paris and other French cities. Various locations, through June 30.
Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> “Extraordinary Gardens, Collectors’ Gardens” is the theme of this year’s popular garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 1.
Festival l’Afrique dans Tous les Sens
> A celebration of African music, film, art, fashion, dance, cuisine and more. Various locations, Paris, through June 7.
> All about gardens, with 12 designed by well-known landscape architects, an urban farm and more. Tuileries Garden, Paris, June 4-7.
Le Court en Dit Long
> Festival of short films. Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, through June 6.
Monuments en Mouvement
> Free dance performances choreographed for national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and various châteaux. Various locations, through Sept. 15.
Nocturne Rive Droite
> Seventy Right Bank galleries hold special openings. Various venues, Paris, June 3.
> A “cross-disciplinary” festival — art, performances, theater, cinema, etc. Centre Pompidou, Paris, through July 20.
Paris Jazz Festival
> Free outdoor weekend jazz concerts, with an expanded program this year. Parc Floral (admission: €6), Paris, June 27-July 26.
Paris se Livre
> Book fair with readings, talks, signings. Douglas Kennedy is this year’s sponsor. Tour Montparnasse, Paris, June 4-6.
Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
> The features and short subjects entered in this category at the Cannes Film Festival are shown in Paris. Forum des Images, Paris, through June 7.
Rendez-vous aux Jardins
> Public and private gardens all over France open their gates and offer educational tours, concerts, tastings and more. Various locations, Paris, June 5-7.
Singapour en France
> Singapore comes to France with exhibitions and events in the areas of architecture and design, the visual arts, film, dance, theater and music. Various locations, Paris and other French cities, through June 30.
> Book now for this three-day AIDS benefit with 80 rock concerts. Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris, June 26-28.
> Electronic music festival. Various location, Paris and suburbs, through June 7.