Paris Update Events 22.06.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

June 24-26

Rock for AIDS

The AIDS-benefit rock festival Solidays has a great lineup this year of concerts, talks and exhibitions.

Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris

June 27-July 11

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

June 27

Free stuff exchange

Help save the environment by recycling stuff at the Giant Free Troc Party swap event. Online registration (required) is now open.

L’Académie du Climat, Paris

Through June 26

Free jazz

The La Défense Jazz Festival presents free outdoor concerts by well-known names in jazz.

L’Esplanade de la Défense

Through July 24

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 June 27

Jewish cultural festival

The Festival des Cultures Juives presents films, theater, concerts, exhibitions and conferences.

Various locations, Paris

June 24


A selection of Kurt Weill songs will be performed by singer Lucy Dixon, accordionist Hubert de Leusse and guitarist Perry Leopard.

Cinemorphe, Paris

June 25

Open-air art

Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés presents Galerie Ouverte: artists from Paris’s 2oth arrondissement will exhibit their work on a charming square.

Place de la Réunion, Paris

From July 1

The Louvre by night

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

Musée de Louvre, Paris

June 22-July 19


The official summer retail sales period.

Paris & most of France

June 23-26

Jazz festival

International jazz acts gather for the Festival Django Reinhart.

Parc du Château de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau

June 27-28

Not just Picasso’s muse

Hundreds of previously unpublished photographs by Dora Maar will be on show before being auctioned off.

Artcurial, Paris

June 29-July 3

Getting fit for the Olympics

Le Carreau du Temple presents Festival Jogging 2021, which will host sports festivals each July to prepare Parisians for the 2024 Olympics. This year’s edition includes sessions on inclusive sports, demonstrations of unique sports from around the world and a roller-dance party.

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

June 25

LGBT+ Pride

LGBT in the streets. The parade starts at Avenue Michel Bizot and ends at Place de la République, where a concert will be held.


Through July 2

Computer science meets musis

ManiFeste 2022: a musical exploration of artificial intelligence in the newly reopened Ircam concert hall, among other locations.

Various venues, Paris

Through June 26

International Film Festival

The renowned Berlinale film festival visits Paris with previews, new releases and award-winning films from the main festival.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Through June 24

Idyllic classical music

Idéal au Potager du Roi: 32 concerts by famous names in contemporary classical music, in the beautiful setting of the Château de Versailles.

Château de Versailles, Versailles

Through July 11

On the dark side

The Cinémathèque spotlights British Noir Film. Above: Val Guest’s 1962 film Jigsaw is one of the films being screened.

Cinémathèque Française, 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 June 26

Directors’ Fortnight

The features and short subjects entered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs category at the Cannes Film Festival are shown in Paris.

Forum des Images, Paris

Through July 3

Classical music festival

The Festival de Saint-Denis features both stars and young talents.

Various locations, Saint-Denis

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

Through June 28

Contemporary film festival

The latest in French and American cinema will be on show at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival. Tickets are available now.

60 rue Pierre Charron, Paris

Through July 13

The urban future

Architecture and urban design take center stage at the second Biennale d’Architecture et de Paysage.

Various venues, Versailles

Through July 1

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 venues, 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

June 27

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Frère et Sœur, followed by a Q&A with director Arnaud Desplechin.

Cinéma du Panthéon, 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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