Paris Update Events 08.07.2020

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through July 14

Free garden entry

The spectacular Jardin d’Albert-Khan, just outside Paris, is offering free entry to its six theme gardens Tuesday-Sunday through July 14 only. Online reservations required.


Through August 31

Summer garden

For its Jardin d’Été festival, the Musée du Quai Branly stages a variety of free events in its garden.

Musée du Quai Branly

Throughout the summer

Family fun

The Domaine Saint-Cloud presents a summer of outdoor events designed to be safe and enjoyable in this unusual summer.

Parc de Saint Cloud

Through August 2

Huge art factory

For Plaine d’Artistes, La Villette gives over all of its indoor and outdoor spaces to artists of all kinds, for the public to watch and participate in their artistic processes. Free entry. Above: an artist at work © Christophe Raynaud de Lage.

La Villette, Paris

July 5-10

Unique art show

The all-blue art collection and other belongings of Paris nightlife legend Michou are being exhibited prior to their auction on July 10.

Artcurial, Paris

July 9

Cinematic celebration

To celebrate the reopening of the Forum des Images, classic short films by directors including Renoir will be screened, followed by the presentation of the Forum’s summer program.

Forum des Images, Paris

July 8-11

Cutting-edge music festival

The Wallonie-Bruxelles Cultural Centre presents Festival (((Interférences))), exploring the relations between a range of contemporary sound art forms, from podcasts to radiophonic fictions.

Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris

July 11-October 11

Flowers in Bercy Village

Bercy Village presents a summer Sky of Flowers, with 2,600 blossoms, painted in a classic style by Audray Roy-Camille, suspended above the village’s central street.

Bercy Village, Paris

July 13-August 2

Summer arts festival

Dance, music, theater and many other art forms come together for the Festival Paris l’Été 2020.

Various locations, Paris

July 18

Sail-in cinema

Drive-ins are out – this Saturday, Paris Plages presents Le Cinéma sur l’Eau. Spectators can watch Gilles Lellouche’s 2018 film Le Grand Bain from the comfort of a boat on the Seine. Reserve online to avoid missing out. Deck chairs are also available.

Bassin de la Villette, Paris

July 18-August 23

Art in real-time

Each weekend throughout the summer, French visual artist Franck Scurti’s artistic process will be open to the public as he makes the Grand Palais his studio during Au Jour le Jour.

Grand Palais, Paris

Through July 25

Young Musical Talents

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

Throughout the summer

Summer fun on the canal

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 15-August 30

Classic films in 35mm

The Cinémathèque Français reopens at last with Révisions Nos Classiques, a retrospective of classic films in 35mm.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

July 18-August 29

Son et lumière

A sound and light show, La Nuit aux Invalides, brings together 3,000 years of French history.

Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris

July 18-September 1

Paris beaches

For the summer months, the banks of the river and canals are transformed into miniature beaches for Paris Plages.

Various locations,  Paris

Through July 26

Young European photographers

The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers. Visit the website to book a slot to attend the exhibition.

Centquatre, Paris

July 15-August 11

Retail sales

The official biannual six-week sales period.

Retailers all over France

Through September 14

Designer photography

An exhibition of photos by a man better known as a fashion designer, “Manfred Thierry Mugler Photographe,” is being held in the covered passageways Bercy Village.

Bercy Village, Paris

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