Lost in Frenchlation presents Jane par Charlotte, directed by Charlotte Gainsbourg.
L’Entrepôt Cinéma, Paris
Live Nation’s Comedy Stop Festival, with a lineup of stand-up comedians including the popular British comedian Paul Taylor.
Apollo Theater, Paris
The Fête de l’Humanité, the Communist Party newspaper’s annual festival, will feature concerts (Mass Hysteria, Robespierre, Les Vulves Assassines and many, many more), debates, exhibitions, etc.
Base 217, Plessis-Pâté/Brétigny-sur-Orge
During the Festival du Monde, the prestigious daily newspaper Le Monde opens its doors to the public to meet its journalists, visit its facilities and attend workshops and debates. Dance performances and DJ sets will be held on the building’s forecourt.
Le Monde headquarters & MK2 Bibliothèque, Paris
The doors to normally closed monuments and other buildings open to the public for the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine.
Various locations, Paris
On the Journée Paris Respire, motor traffic (with the exception of buses, taxis and emergency vehicles) will be banned in parts of Paris, notably the Champs-Élysées and the 1st through 4th arrondissements from 11am to 6pm.
City of Paris
Through September 17
Sports meet the arts for Festival Forme Olympique, an ongoing series of free Olympics-related events and performances sponsored by the City of Paris.
Various locations, Paris
This edition of the street-food pop-up Le Food Market, will feature a Biergarten.
1-34, boulevard de Belleville, Paris
Au Caveau Montpensier, Paris
August 31–September 22
The retrospective Cinema and Fashion in 20 Indispensable Films includes everything from Fellini’s Roma to Phantom Thread.
Cinémathèque Française, Paris
The annual Techno Parade starts at noon, with after parties to keep on moving.
Paris (see website for route details)
The pop-up Village du Cirque festival features all types of performances, even a queer act called “Dicklove.”
Pelouse de Reuilly, Paris
Vegetable dishes will take pride at the Food Temple Végétal.
Carreau du Temple, Paris
A series of concerts of two-handed piano pieces at the Rungis Piano-Piano Festival.
Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés presents Galerie d’Artistes Ouverte: artists from Paris’s 2oth arrondissement will exhibit their work on a charming square.
Place de la Réunion, Paris
The eco-conscious Ici C’est Prairie festival includes concerts, DJ sets, a “hip-hop village” and food trucks on an experimental farm in the city.
La Prairie du Canal, Bobigny
Through September 30
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
September 22–October 1
A visit to the Foire de Chatou antique market and regional products fair just outside Paris on the Impressionists Island makes a great weekend outing.
Through October 1
Monumental works by eight international contemporary artists are on show during the Extatiques festival.
La Défense & La Seine Musicale, Paris
Weekends through October 8
Paris’s Place du Châtelet is no more. Vive la Place des Théâtres, the square’s new name, in celebration of the reopening of the Théâtre de la Ville, now the Théâtre Sarah Bernhardt (its original name, changed by the Nazi occupiers because she was Jewish). On weekends during the month of September, a series of free events will be held there and in its companion theater, the Théâtre du Châtelet.
Place des Théâtres, Paris
Tickets for the 2024 Paralympic Games go on sale online.
September 28-October 28
An exhibition of the work of eight laureates of the Rencontres Photographiques du 10e, who trained their cameras on residents of the 10th arrondissement.
Mairie du 10ème Arrondissement, Paris 10
Through December 21, 2023
The Festival d’Automne presents leading international talents in art, dance, film, theater and more.
Various venues, Paris & Île de France
Through December 31
Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.