Museums stay open into the night for free and hold special events for the Nuit Européenne des Musées. Above: the Petit Palais is one of the museums taking part.
Various locations. Paris
For the Journées des Plantes de Chantilly, 200 nurseries from around Europe will present their favorite plants.
Château de Chantilly
Through May 19
What’s more French than a celebration of bread? At the Fête du Pain, bakers gather to present their craft.
Various locations, France
Through June 2
Objectif Photo returns for the second year running, exhibiting photos taken by nearly 800 elementary schoolchildren on the theme of fraternity.
Summer arrives at the Bois de Vincennes, bringing with it craft beer and good music for the third annual Mondial de la Bière.
Parc Floral de Paris
VeggieWorld is a trade fair for vegans.
Le Centquatre, Paris
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 writing about Europe.
Various locations, fifth arrondissement, Paris
Through May 22
Fifty-three contemporary artists from 11 countries exhibit their art at the 64th Salon de Montrouge. Unusually for the art world, 60 percent of this year’s artists are women.
Beffroi de Montrouge, Montrouge
The biggest and best in contemporary creation gather for the international art festival Révélations.
Grand Palais, Paris
Concerts, conferences and master classes abound at Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Various locations in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris
Through May 27
The iconic actress, whose career spanned silent cinema to the golden age of Hollywood, is celebrated in this retrospective.
Cinémathèque Française, Paria
Through May 30
In Napoli!, 30 films showcase the clichés and the realities of life in Italy’s most-filmed city after Rome.
Forum des Images, Paris
May 18-September 16
For the 80th anniversary of renowned Paris photography collection Roger-Viollet, Bercy Village is decorated with thirty black-and-white photos showing the architecture, history and daily life of 20th-century Paris.
Bercy Village, Paris
The French National Library opens its doors for La Bibliothèque Parlante, a weekend of readings and performances. A rarely-seen Victor Hugo manuscript will be on-show.
Bibliothèque Nationale de la France, Paris
Through June 1
The Chantiers d’Europe festival presents theatrical performances from across Europe, this year keeping in mind the upcoming European Parliament elections.
Théâtre de la Ville–Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris
Over 50 galleries and collectors present works on the theme of nature at this year’s Nocturne Rive Droite.
Various locations, 8th arrondissement, Paris
Through June 6
The 100% festival showcases cutting edge theatre, dance, and art over several months.
La Villette, Paris
Over 40 street art companies, including circus performers, dancers and puppeteers gather in the center of Nanterre for the three-day Parade(s) festival.
Art history specialists from across the globe gather at the Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art for a weekend of free conferences, debates and guided visits celebrating art new and old.
Château de Fontainebleau
Through June 26
Mouvement E. Leclerc presents the sixth edition of Festival Culturissimo, a collection of over 50 cultural events including theatre and cinema.
Various locations, France
Through June 30
The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.
Through 28 July
An imagined path is drawn between the lives of Pablo Picasso and his admirer, renowned Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini in the exhibition “Quand Fellini Rêvait de Picasso.”
Cinémathèque Française, Paris
May 23-22 September
The Biennale International de Design Graphique Chaumont is a four-month festival of workshops, group discussions, concerts and conferences on the subject of graphics creation.