Paris Update Events 05.06.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through June 7

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, this year on the theme of travel.

Various locations, Paris

June 8

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Quand Tu Seras Grand, directed by Andrea Bescond and Eric Metayer.

Luminor, Paris

June 8-9

Outdoor films

The Palais Galliera, home to top-flight fashion exhibitions, will host a mini-film festival in its courtyard.

Palais Galliera, Paris

Through June 10


Mises en Capsules presents the best in short performance pieces.

Théâtre Lepic, Paris

Through June 10

Performance art

The Chantiers d’Europe festival presents theatrical performances from across Europe and Africa.

Espace Pierre Cardin & Les Abbesses, Paris

June 11

Giant bike rally

The Convergence Francilienne brings together riders from all over the IIle de France, who converge at Bastille and parade to Invalides for a picnic. See website for routes.

 Île de France and Paris

June 7-11

Cutting-edge creators

The biggest and best in contemporary creation gather for the international art festival Révélations.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

June 7-11

Left Bank gallery walk

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

Various locations, Paris

June 8-11

Dress well for a good cause

The Grande Braderie de la Mode 2023 is a clearance sale of clothing by major brands for the benefit of AIDES. Reserve online

Les Magasins généraux, Pantin

June 9-11

By and for hospitalized young artists 

The association NOC! Nous On Crée!, provides free art classes for children with serious illnesses. Over 100 students will exhibit and sell the works they have produced in hospitals.

Halle des Blancs Manteaux, Pantin

June 9-11

Alternative publishing

Fanzines, art books, magazines and other publications will be presented by a hundred exhibitors at the Paris Ass Book Fair.

Palais de Tokyo, Paris

June 10-11

More creators

Decorative arts, éco, illustrations, tattoos, nail art and more at the Gros Marché.

La Cité Fertile, Pantin

June 7-17

Short films

Côté Court presents all kinds of short-form art: videos, films, essays and fiction.

Ciné 104, Pantin

June 7-18

Directors’ Fortnight

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

June 9-18

Cello festival

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

Beauvais, France

Through June 21

Drawing season

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

June 23–25

Festival of augmented reality

Palais Augmenté showcases technological innovations in the realm of culture.

Grand Palais, Paris

Through June 27

Classical music festival

The Festival de Saint Denis features both stars and young talents.

Various locations, Saint-Denis

June 20-27

Contemporary film festival

The latest in French and American independent cinema will be on show at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival. 

Various locations, Paris

Through June 30

Culture for all

Mouvement E. Leclerc presents the latest edition of Festival Culturissimo, a collection of over 50 cultural events, including theatre and cinema.

Various locations, France

Through July 1

Computer science meets orchestra

ManiFeste 2023 a musical exploration of artificial intelligence in the Ircam concert hall.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Through July 14

Arts on the move

The Moviment festival offers free, rotating art shows, performances, films and more Galerie 3 of the Centre Pompidou.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Through September 30

Candlelit château

Every Saturday through September 30 and Friday in July and August, 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

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris














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