Paris Update Events 25.08.2021

Links to events happening this week in Paris

September 4

Twenty-four-hour Picassofest

The Picasso Museum stays open for 24 hours and presents concerts, DJ sets, readings, talks, performances, a film and a dawn meditation session in honor of the artist. Reserve on the website.

September 4

Covid-inspired creative cooking

A conference and a food festival celebrate the creativity of Parisian chefs who kept their knives sharp during lockdown for La Table Fronde.

September 9

Electronic music/cocktails/Asian art

The Musée Guimet presents a concert and a cocktail workshop amid stunning works of Asian art for its Guimet [Mix] event.

Through September 8

Outdoor classical concerts

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

Parc Floral

Through September 8

Entertainment for kids

The Festival les Pestacles presents concerts and other entertainment for children age five and up.

Parc Floral, Paris

Weekends throughout the summer

Candlelit outdoor concerts

Homages to some of our greatest composers throughout the summer.

Musée de Montmartre gardens, Paris

Through August 26

Son et lumière

A sound and light show, La Nuit aux Invalides, recounts the life of Napoleon.

Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris

Throughout the summer

Summer stargazing

Experts from the Astronomy Association of Paris freely share their skills and equipment to show us the stars during Paris Sous les Étoiles.

Throughout Paris

Through August 29

Summer garden

For its Jardin d’Été festival, the Musée du Quai Branly stages a variety of free events in its garden. Above: the museum’s Japanese forest. Photo: Musée du Quai Branly.

Musée du Quai Branly

Through August 29

Countryside onscreen

Paysages de Cinéma explores the relationship between cinema and the countryside, in the beautiful setting of the Domaine de Sainte-Cloud.

Parc de Saint Cloud

Through August 29

Garden visits

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

Various locations, Île-de-France

Through November 21

Focus on graphic design

The Biennale International de Design Graphique Chaumont is a four-month festival of workshops, group discussions, concerts and conferences on the subject of graphic design.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 10

Candlelit Chateau

Every Saturday, the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is lit by 2,000 candles for the Soirées aux Chandelles.

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Île-de-France

Through August 29

Close-up at the Louvre

The Mini Découvertes return for a second year, with 20-minute guided tours of emblematic parts of the museum.

Musée de Louvre, Paris

Through September 8

Outdoor jazz

The Paris Jazz Festival offers free weekend concerts in the park (admission to park: €2.50).

Parc Floral, 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

Through October 3

Street art

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

Fluctuart, 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 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 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.


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