Paris Update Events 17.07.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

July 18

Visiting American dance companies

The FUSA Fringe Festival presents the Althea Dance Company & Ariel Rivka Dance.

Fondation des Etats-Unis, Paris

July 20

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Betty Blue, directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix.

Luminor, Paris

Through July 22

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

July 23

Tour de France

The iconic cycling race finishes on the Champs-Elysées in Paris.

Champs-Elysées, Paris

July 21-23

Free outdoor films

This year’s Festival Paradiso includes outdoor concerts and screenings at La Seine Musicale. Reserve online.

La Seine Musicale, Paris

July 21-23

Contemporary music festival

Chicago’s well-known Lollapalooza Festival comes to France for its Paris edition.

Hippodrome Longchamp, Paris

June 22-July 23

Summer of books

Author readings, workshops and more: Partir en Livre is bringing back reading as a top summer activity for young people.

Various locations, France

Through July 30

Summer arts festival

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

Various locations, Paris

Through August 1


The official summer retail sales period in France.

Paris & most of France

Through July 29

Music festival

Popular La Villette venue Cabaret Sauvage presents its Festival d’Été, with concerts of world music fit for dancing.

Cabaret Sauvage, Paris

Through July 29

Classic Minnelli

A retrospective of the films of Vincente Minnelli, including such epics as An American in Paris. 

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through July 29

Fun in the Urban Jungle

Garden Parvis is a month-long series of events, from concerts to glitter parties, in Paris’s dedicated business district

La Défense, Paris

Through August 10

A night at the zoo

The baboons and jaguars stay up late for the Nocturnes du Parc Zoologique de Paris, on Thursday evenings through August 10. Events for the kiddies, a bar for the adults.

Parc Zoologique de Paris, Paris

Through August 13

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 19-August 20

Open-air cinema

Cinema en Plein Air is back with a series of films dealing with families, clans, gangs and other groups, from Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

Through August 27

Old-school funfair

Bumper cars, ghost trains and more classics in the Tuileries Gardens for the Fête des Tuileries.

Tuileries Gardens, Paris

Through August 27

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 August 27

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

Through August 31

Free concerts

Up-and-comers and well-known artists alike take to the stage for Bercy Village’s summer celebration, Musiques en Terrasse, on Thursday evenings.

Bercy Village, Paris

July & August

Garden visits

Green spaces throughout the region hold cultural events for Jardins Ouverts en Île-de-France.

Various locations, Île-de-France

Through September 3

Outdoor jazz

The Paris Jazz Festival offers free weekend concerts in the park (admission to park: €6).

Parc Floral, Paris

Through September 9

Free stargazing

Experts with the Astronomy Association of Paris freely offer their skills and equipment to show us the stars for Paris Sous les Étoiles.

Throughout Paris

Through September 17

Shaping up for the Olympics

Sports meet the arts for Forme Olympique, an ongoing series of free Olympics-related events and performances sponsored by the City of Paris.

Various locations, Paris

Through September 30

Candlelit château

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

Through October 1

Free outdoor art

Monumental works by eight international contemporary artists are on show during the Extatiques festival.

La Défense & La Seine Musicale, Paris

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris

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