Art#Connexion: virtual and augmented reality experiences produced by French cultural institutions, on show for free.
Grand Palais, Paris
Weekends in July and August
The Été du Canal festival offers theme cruises (street food, music, art, etc.) and other activities like the construction of an ephemeral village, balls, restaurants and bars.
Canal de l’Ourcq
July 7-August 31
For its Jardin d’Été festival, the Musée du Quai Branly stages a variety of free events in its garden.
Musée du Quai Branly
Through July 21
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
Through July 6
Ciné! Pop! Wizz!: a film festival featuring pop music, from Barry Lyndon to Showgirls.
Forum des Images, Paris
Through July 8
The first Festival des Cinémas Arabes presents shorts, feature films and documentaries from all Arab-speaking countries.
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
Through July 22
The Paris Jazz Festival offers free weekend concerts in the park (admission to park: €6).
Parc Floral, Paris
Through September 1
A sound and light show, La Nuit aux Invalides, commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I.
Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris
Concerts des Midi-Trente des Blancs-Manteaux is a series designed to give young musicians a chance to perform in public. Cellist Guillaume Wang will play Bach suites. Free admission; donations accepted.
Église des Blancs Manteaux, Paris
Through July 14
Every summer, the Festival Chopin fills the Bois de Boulogne with master’s piano music.
Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne
Through August 7
The official biannual six-week sales period.
Retailers all over France
The Mona Bismarck American Center opens up its townhouse and garden for a series of summer parties called Mona Darlin’ featuring electronic music.
Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris
Through July 8
Days Off presents acts ranging from David Byrne to Etienne Daho.
Philharmonie de Paris
Through Oct. 6
Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.
Lost in Frenchlation presents Et Mon Coeur Transparent (And My See-Through Heart), directed by David and Raphaël Vital-Durand.