Paris Update This Week’s Events
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> Military parade on the Champs-Elysées, Paris, July 14, 10am. Fireworks, Eiffel Tower/Champ de Mars, Paris, July 14, 11pm (preceded by classical music on the Champ de Mars at 9:30pm). Firemen’s balls, most fire stations (click here for list), Paris, July 13 and 14, 9pm-4am.
Champs en Musique
> Classical concerts on Sunday afternoons at the Château de Champs-sur-Marne, through July 12.
Festival Chopin à Paris
> The summer Chopin festival in the park. Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne, through July 14.
Festival Européen Jeunes Talents
> Classical and contemporary music by talents from all over Europe. Various locations, Paris, through July 25.
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.
Fête de Montmartre
> Belle Epoque-style entertainment in the Renoir Garden of the Musée de Montmartre. Every Sunday through July 12.
Les Etés de la Danse
> International dance festival featuring the Aivin Ailey Dance Theater. Théâtre du Châtelet, July 10-26.
L’Eté du Canal, l’Ourcq en Fêtes.
Boat rides, canal tours, dance performance, concerts, street art, outdoor films, balls and more around the Canal de l’Ourcq.Various locations, Paris & Seine Saint Denis, hrough Aug. 23.
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.
> 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, through July 26.
Paris Quartier d’Eté
> Annual festival of music, dance, theater and more from around the world. Various locations, Paris, July 14-Aug. 8.
> Free outdoor concerts on the weekends of world music: tango, Cuban, Senegalese, Breton, Irish and more. La Villette, Paris, through July 26.
> Free outdoor concerts of electronic music on Sundays. Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, July 5, 12, 19, 26 & Aug. 2.
> Retail sales in Paris through Aug. 4.