Paris Update Events 22.08.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through August 27


Documentaries on the theme of climate action take center stage for Gare aux Docs.

La REcyclerie, Paris

August 22-23 & 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

August 25-28

Open air cinema

Films under the stars at the Château de Vincennes. Photo: Tourisme Val de Marne.

Château de Vincennes, Paris

Through August 28

Tuileries Secrets

Secret d’Arcadie returns for its second year with a puzzle trail around the iconic Tuileries Gardens.

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

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

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 August 28

Garden visits

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

Various locations, Île-de-France

Through August 28

Rosa Happiness Castle

The Festival Rosa Bonheur offers a summer program of concerts, theater, readings and more at the château of the celebrated French artist.

Château de Rosa Thomery

August 25-30

International rock festival

Huge artists, including Stromae, Kraftwerk and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, headline Rock en Seine 2022.

Domaine de Saint Cloud, Paris

Through September 3

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 3

Short-film festival

Short films and concerts for Festival Silhouette.

Parc de la Butte du Chapeau Rouge

Through September 4

Paris beaches

For the summer months, the banks of the river and canals are transformed into miniature beaches for Paris Plages. 

Various locations,  Paris

August 24-September 4

Bargain houseplants

For the Marché aux Plantes Vertes, the chain of florists Monceau Fleurs is putting houseplants on sale (from €1.95) in all its stores.

Monceau Fleurs stores, France

September 2-4

Solidarity with Ukraine

Ukrainian cinema, from fiction to documentary, is spotlighted for Slava Ukraïni!

La Cinémathèque Française, Paris

September 2-4

Free amusements in historic Marais sites

The Festival Les Traversées du Marais brings everything from art installations to cooking classes, readings and dance performances to the monuments, courtyards and gardens of the Marais.

Various locations, Paris

September 3-4

Urban Farm Festival

The eco-conscious Ici C’est Prairie festival includes concerts, DJ sets, a “hip-hop village” and food trucks on an experimental farm in the city.

La Prairie du Canal, Bobigny

Through September 7

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

Through September 7

Outdoor classical concerts

Concerts in the park at Festival Classique au Vert every weekend.

Parc Floral

Through September 7

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

September 9-10

Feminist family festival

The WeToo Festival is a “festive, familial and political experience” with performances and talks for children, teenagers and adults.

Cité Fertile, Pantin

September 6-11

Tribal art walk

Dozens of galleries put on special shows of world art for Parcours des Mondes.

Saint Germain des Prés, Paris

Through September 11

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

September 14

Art fair

Some 60 galleries representing a huge range of artistic styles take part in Nocturne Rive Droite.

Various locations, Paris

September 14-18

Fun in the urban jungle

The Festival Street Culture features art installations, concerts and sports demonstrations.

Parvis de La Défense, Paris

September 16-18

Meet the press

During the Festival du Monde, the prestigious daily newspaper Le Monde opens its doors to the public to meet its journalists, visit its facilities and attend workshops and debates. Dance performances and DJ sets will be held on the building’s parvis.

Le Monde headquarters & MK2 Bibliothèque, Paris

September 16-18

Paradise in Paris

The newspaper Le Parisien sponsors the Paris Paradis festival with free concerts, performances, stand-up comedy, workshops, talks and more. Reserve on the website.

Parc de la Villette, Paris

September 17-18

Heritage days

The doors to normally closed monuments and other buildings open to the public for the Journées Européennes du Patrimoine. 

Various locations, Paris

Through September 22

Aqua Mater

Sebastião Salgado‘s stunning black-and-white nature photos on the theme of water are exhibited in a bamboo structure designed by architect Simón Vélez. Above: Hartmann’s mountain zebras in the Hoanib Valley, Damaraland, Namibia (2005). © Sebastião Salgado

Parvis de la Défense, Courbevoie

Through September 23

River art

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

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

September 3-October 22

Orlando revisited

Joseph Nechvatal, creator of virus-modeled artificial life computer-assisted paintings and animations, presents the exhibition “Turning the Viral Tempest,” based on Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando.

Saint Germain des Prés, 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


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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