Paris Update Events 20.07.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

July 24

Tour de France

The iconic cycling race finishes on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. Photo: Sophie Robichon/Mairie de Paris.

Champs-Elysées, Paris

Through July 31

Summer arts festival

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

Various locations, Paris

July 22-23 & August 26-27

Outdoor films

Ciné Tarmac returns with four nights of film screenings on the runway of the Paris Air and Space Museum.

Musée Air et Espace, Bourget

Through August 21

Open-air cinema

Cinema en Plein Air is back with a series of films featuring the world of dance.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

July 30-31

Immersive Northern Lights

See the Northern Lights in central Paris at Dan Acher’s Borealis installation.

Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Through September 23

River art

Sens Dessus Dessous: art honoring the upcoming Paris Paralympic Games adorns several Paris bridges.

Various locations, Paris

Through August 21

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 28

Tuileries Secrets

Secret d’Arcadie returns for its second year with a puzzle trail around the iconic Tuileries Gardens. Above: The gardens in all their glory.

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

Through July 31

Stanley Donen retrospective

The celebrated American director of Hollywood’s Golden Age is spotlighted at the Cinémathèque.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through July 31

Summer arts festival

Paris Festival d’Eté is an annual festival of music, dance, theater and more from around the world.

Various locations, Paris

Through September 1

Son et lumière

A sound and light show, La Nuit aux Invalides, this year focuses on the story and legacy of Napoleon.

Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris

July 31

Vintage vehicles

Retro cars and motorbikes take to the streets of Paris for the 15th annual Traversée de Paris, beginning at the National Vintage Cars conservatory.

Vincennes, Paris, Meudon

Through August 28

Old-school funfair

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

Tuileries Gardens, Paris

Throughout the summer

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 July 23

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

Through August 14

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

Through August 28

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 September 7

Outdoor jazz

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

Parc Floral, Paris

Throughout the summer

Garden visits

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

Various locations, Île-de-France

Through August 6

Music festival

Popular La Villette venue Cabaret Sauvage presents a month-long summer festival of DJ sets and club nights.

Cabaret Sauvage, Paris

Throughout the summer

Stranger Things in Paris

Stranger Things Store: Fans of the Netflix series are queuing up for an immersive experience based on it.

44, avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris

Through July 24

Summer reading

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

Various locations, France


The Louvre by night

Paris’s most iconic museum will open Friday nights until 9:45 from July.

Musée de Louvre, Paris

Throughout the summer

Free outdoor concerts

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

Various locations, Paris

Through October 1

Candlelit château

Every Saturday, 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


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 August 21

Inflatable art

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.

La Villette, Paris

July 15

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Irréductible (Employee of the Month), directed by Jérôme Commandeur.

Arlequin Cinema, Paris


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.


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