Through April 22
Banlieues Bleues brings major jazz acts to the northern suburbs of Paris. Above: Angolan-Congolese blues musician Sam Mangwana.
Various venues, Seine-Saint-Denis
Through April 23
The libraries and cultural institutions of Seine-Saint-Denis present Hors Limites, a festival of the department’s literature.
Various locations, Seine-Saint-Denis
Restored movies in concert
Retour de Flamme will present previously unseen movies by the earliest female filmmakers, with piano accompaniment.
Carreau du Temple, Paris
Rescheduled: Over 700 retro cars and motorbikes take to the streets of Paris for the 22nd annual Traversée de Paris, beginning at the Château de Vincennes.
Through April 30
Festival 100% spotlights up-and-coming artists across a range of disciplines.
La Villette, Paris
Through June 4
Three refugees from Ukraine serve up their country’s traditional dishes at Daniel Rose’s restaurant La Bourse et la Vie, renamed La Borscht et La Vie for the occasion, with a portion of proceeds going to charities supporting victims of the conflict.
La Bourse et la Vie, Paris
The return of a monthly street-food pop-up, Le Food Market, where entry is free and dishes cost a maximum of €10.
23 Rue Boyer, Paris
Notre Dame in AR
The history of the iconic Parisian landmark, from its construction in the Middle Ages to the 2019 fire, is chronicled in augmented reality. Reservation required.
Collège des Bernardins, Paris
Through May 19
The thinktank Forum Vie Mobile presents The Lives We Lead, a photography collection documenting the changing, in-motion lives of a diverse range of people living across France.
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
Through April 16
Novel dance festival
Corcondan(s)e puts together choreographers with writers to produce original performance pieces from scratch.
Various locations, France
Through June 21
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
April 14-August 21
For Pop Air, the artworks of 15 international artists are blown up and made inflatable for visitors young and old to enjoy. In collaboration with the Balloon Museum in Rome. Above: An inflatable work of art, © Cupid’s Koi Garden by ENESS.
La Villette, Paris
Through May 22
Contemporary art festival
The first Festival Jeu de Paume is a multidisciplinary exhibition with photography, video installations, sculpture and performances.
Jeu de Paume, Paris
Massive book fair
The Festival du Livre brings together publishers, authors and book lovers.
Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris
Through May 29
Young European photographers
The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.
Through June 16
All things Ulysses
To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the publication of James Joyce‘s novel, Shakespeare and Company is holding a series of online readings.
Shakespeare and Company, Paris
French movies with English subtitles
Lost in Frenchlation presents Entre les Vagues, followed by a Q&A with director Anaïs Volpé.
Save the Musée de l’Éventail
A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.