Paris Update Events 25.05.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

June 3-4

Josephine Baker celebrated

As part of the Festival Quartier Livre, the iconic American performer will be celebrated on her 116th birthday with a giant street art piece at the Panthéon by Gwendoline Finaz de Villaine. It will be put up on June 3, and on June 4, the artist will cut it up and give the signed, numbered pieces to passersby.

Place des Grands Hommes, Paris

June 3-5

Open gardens

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

Various locations, Europe

May 30-June 12

Neorealism retrospective

The influential Italian film movement takes center stage at the Cinémathèque Française.

Cinémathèque Française, 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

June 8-12

Digital world

The New Images Festival presents cutting-edge digital creations.

Forum des Images, Paris

June 9

EDM at a monument

DJ sets in the iconic Monnaie de Paris for FIP 360.

Monnaie de Paris, Paris

June 21-28

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

May 28-29

Sustainable family fun

The innovative urban ecology project La Cité Fertile hosts a family fun day with sports, a flea market, a plant sale, children’s entertainment and more. Above: the creative project is greening a former industrial site. Photo: Adrien R.

La Cité Fertile, Pantin

June 3-5

Art history in Fontainebleau

Art history specialists from across the globe gather at the Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art for a weekend of free conferences, debates and guided visits celebrating art new and old.

Château de Fontainebleau

Through June 11


Mises en Capsules presents the best in short performance pieces.

Théâtre Lepic, Paris

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

Through May 26

Made in France

Intarsia: contemporary art by Eva Nielson, inspired by her time spent with renowned French manufacturers.

Espace Forma, Paris

Through May 31

Celebrating cycling

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


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 June 18

Plays from all over Europe

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

Théâtre de la Ville–Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris

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

Through June 1

Butterfly trees

The trees in the Bercy Village shopping area have been decorated with butterflies made of biodegradable materials.

Bercy Village, Paris

June 3-5

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

Through June 5

Irish artists in Paris

The Irish Cultural Centre is featuring exhibitions of the work of Siobhán McDonald and George Bolster

Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

June 1-8

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 writing about Europe.

Various locations, fifth arrondissement, Paris

June 9-12

Cutting-edge creators

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

Grand Palais, Paris

Through June 4

Ukrainian cooks

Three refugees from Ukraine serve up their country’s traditional dishes at Daniel Rose’s restaurant La Bourse et la Vie, renamed La Borscht et La Vie for the occasion, with a portion of proceeds going to charities supporting victims of the conflict.

La Bourse et la Vie, Paris


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

Through May 29

Young European photographers

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

Centquatre, Paris

Through June 16

All things Ulysses

To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of the publication of James Joyce‘s novel, Shakespeare and Company is holding a series of online readings.

Shakespeare and Company, Paris

May 27

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Petite Leçon d’amour, followed by a Q&A with director Ève Deboise.

L’Arlequin, 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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