Paris Update Events 23.06.2021

Links to events happening this week in Paris

July & August

Free outdoor films and concerts

This year’s Festival Paradiso will take place in the Louvre’s Cour Carrée, at La Seine Musicale and at the Hôtel Paradiso.

Various venues, Paris

June 29-July 6

LGBTQ+ film

Chéries Chéris, Paris’s international LGBTQ+ film festival, returns. Above: Francis Lee’s 2020 film Ammonite will be one of the films screened. Photo: Neon.

MK2, Paris

June 25-26

Midsummer arts

During the first weekend after Midsummer, The Community Centre presents various art and cultural events during Midsummer à Pantin et ses Voisins.

Various locations, Seine-Saint-Denis

June 25

Dancing in the streets

Compagnie Dyptik presents Mirage (Un Jour de Fête), a public dance performance piece exploring life in the West Bank’s Balata refugee camp.

Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, Paris

June 26-27

More street performance

From the Rouge Nord collective comes Cirque Pardi !, an immersive performance piece including cinema, circus and music.

Pelouse de Reuilly, Paris

Through October 3

Street art

Portuguese street artist Vhils presents Trace, a new retrospective exhibition including art from throughout his career.

Fluctuart, Paris

Through June 30

From Bangui to Paris

In partnership with the Espace Linga Téré in Bangui, Central African Republic, the Theatre de la Ville will celebrate the African diaspora for QG Paris Champs-Elysées’s Saison Africa 2020. Two outdoor stages will showcase cabaret, theater and concerts.

Theatre de la Ville, Paris

Through November 7

New views of Paris

The Saint-Jacques Tower in Paris’s 4th arrondissement has recently reopened. Climb the tower to see panoramic views of the city.

Square de la Tour Saint-Jacques, Paris

Through August 1

Louis de Funès retrospective

An exhibition and retrospective of the work of renowned French comedian and actor Louis de Funès.

La Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through July 17

Olympic Preparation

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 for Bastille Day.

Le Carreau du Temple, Paris

Through August 20

Focus on Simone Veil

The life and work of French politician Simone Veil are explored in a new exhibition, Nous Vous Aimons, Madame.

Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Through October 13

Natural history

Artists’ covers for an imagined Paris magazine modeled on The New Yorker chart the history of Paris’s Jardin des Plantes museum for the exhibition The Parisianer, Chroniques du Muséum.

Jardin des Plantes, Paris

Through July 10

Napoleon’s Paris

Métamorphoses d’une Ville is an exhibition on the fence around the Madeleine Church on the transformations the city underwent under Napoleon’s reign, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his death.

Madeleine, Paris

Through July 26

Iranian film

Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami is celebrated in a retrospective of his work.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

June 25

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Playlist, directed by graphic novel artist Nine Antico.

Club de L’Étoile, Paris


A poet’s life

The Musée Paul Valéry presents a series of 15 videos, posting daily, celebrating the life of the poet, author and writer Paul Valéry.


Through June 27

Online exhibition

Les Beaux-Arts de Paris presents Le Dessin Romantiquea selection of drawings from the collection of Jean Bonna. Free to view online.



Stroll through Baudelaire’s Paris

Follow this guided walk through the Paris locations that shaped the life of famed poet and Parisian Charles Baudelaire on the occasion of his 200th birthday.

Various locations, Paris


Napoleon takes center stage

Exhibitions, reenactments, academic conferences, art – there’s something for everyone in the Chateau de Fontainebleau’s rich program of events commemorating the death of Napoleon on the island of Saint Helena 200 years ago.

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Île-de-France

Through September 2021

Lockdown life

Artist Jeanne Susplugas presents work reflecting on how our relationships with our homes have changed in the past year for Where My House Lives. The viewer is invited to peer through 12 windows, each showing an illustrated and narrated piece about a different person’s life and space.



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.



Live performance

The Théatre de la Ville presents a series of dance, theater and music shows, broadcast live on YouTube.



Art of Migration

Streaming of works by migrant artists in France from the postponed Festival Visions d’Exil.



Women migrants’ history in pictures

The National Museum of Immigration presents online images of women migrants from the exhibition “Les Femmes en Mouvements.”



Free classes on French topics

Pandemonium U presents free Zoom classes in English on such topics as the role of small French villages in helping refugees and the death of Resistance hero Jean Moulin.


Through June 2021

Discovering art history

Learn how to appreciate and analyze art in its historical context in a range of masterclasses offered by Les Paris de l’Art 2020/21.

Various locations, Paris & Online

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