Paris Update Events 22.05.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

May 25

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents La Vie pour de Vrai, directed by Dany Boon.

L’Arlequin, Paris

May 25-27

Climate change summit

Entrepreneurs, activists and policy-makers working for the future of the planet come together for Change Now.

Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris

May 23-28


Internationally renowned jazz artists gather for the fourth edition of Festival de Jazz de Longjumeau.

Théâtre de Longjumeau, Longjumeau

May 26-28

Gallery walks

Explore dozens of galleries during Paris Gallery Weekend. 

Various locations, Paris

May 27-28

For budding Ru Pauls

Fifty-five exhibitors celebrate the art of drag, with shows, music, talks and more at the Marché Drag & Queer.

La Cité Fertile, Pantin

Through May 31

Celebrating cycling

Mai à Vélo celebrates and promotes all things cycling. Events in Paris include tours and cycling challenges.


June 1-4


Some 115 artists open their studios to the public for Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville, an occasion to discover not only artworks but also hidden gardens and courtyards in this lively quarter of Paris.

Various locations, Paris

June 2-4

Open gardens

Over 2,000 gardens across Europe will open to the public for a special weekend.

Various locations, Europe

June 2-4

Street art festival

Over 40 street art companies, including circus performers, dancers and puppeteers gather in the centre of Nanterre for the three-day Parade(s) festival.

Nanterre Centre-Ville

June 2-4

Art & history in Fontainebleau

This year’s guest country is Belgium and the subject is the climate at this year’s Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art, a weekend of free conferences, debates and guided tours celebrating art new and old.

Château de Fontainebleau

Through June 4

Young European photographers

The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.

Centquatre, Paris

May 31-June 7

Local literature festival

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 travel.

Various locations, Paris

Through June 10


Mises en Capsules presents the best in short performance pieces.

Théâtre Lepic, Paris

Through June 10

Performance art

The Chantiers d’Europe festival presents theatrical performances from across Europe and Africa.

Espace Pierre Cardin & Les Abbesses, Paris

June 7-11

Cutting-edge creators

The biggest and best in contemporary creation gather for the international art festival Révélations.

Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris

June 10-11

More creators

Decorative arts, éco, illustrations, tattoos, nail art and more at the Gros Marché.

La Cité Fertile, Pantin

June 9-18

Cello festival

Concerts, dance and more at the Beauvais International Cello Festival.

Beauvais, France

Through June 21

Drawing season

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

June 20-27

Contemporary film festival

The latest in French and American independent cinema will be on show at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival. 

Various locations, Paris

Through June 30

Culture for all

Mouvement E. Leclerc presents the latest edition of Festival Culturissimo, a collection of over 50 cultural events, including theatre and cinema.

Various locations, France

Through July 14

Arts on the move

The Moviment festival offers free, rotating art shows, performances, films and more Galerie 3 of the Centre Pompidou.

Centre Pompidou, 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


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