Paris Update Events 26.06.2023

Links to events happening this week in Paris

July 1

Balloons with gifts

For the Grand Jardin Culturel, 3,500 balloons take to the air, each containing a gift of a ticket to a museum, performance, etc., yours for the taking if you get there early enough. Starts at 2:30pm.

Collège des Bernardins, Paris

Through June 27

Classical music festival

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

Various locations, Saint-Denis

Through June 27

Contemporary film festival

The latest in French and American independent cinema will be on show at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival. 

Various locations, Paris

Through June 27

Jewish cultural festival

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

Various locations, Paris

June 29

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Hawaii, directed by Melissa Drigeard.

L’Arlequin, Paris

Through June 30

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 locations, France

June 30-July 1

Beyond kimchi

Discover real Korean food at the K-Food Festival. 

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

Through July 1

Computer science meets orchestra

ManiFeste 2023 a musical exploration of artificial intelligence in the Ircam concert hall.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

July 1-2

Electro by the Seine

The Macki Music Festival brings electronic music styles, from house to electro jazz to synthetic punk, to Seine-side venues not far from Paris.

Various locations, Carrière sur Seine

June 28-July 2

Getting fit for the Olympics

Le Carreau du Temple presents Festival Jogging, 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 29-July 2

Outdoor music

The festival Les Étoiles du Classique presents outdoor classical and jazz concerts, opera, dance performances and recitals.

Various locations, Saint-Germain-en-Laye

July 1–2

Board games festival

Fans of classic games and creators of modern ones come together for Paris est Ludique!

Pelouse de Reuilly, Paris

July 2-5

Cheap Cinema

See first-run films for €4 in participating cinemas during the Fête du Cinéma.

Various locations, Paris

June 29–July 8

Eclectic music festival

Days Off presents acts ranging from Ben Howard to Panda Bear & Sonic Boom.

Philharmonie de Paris

July 6-9

All things Indian

The Festival Namasté France celebrates relations between India and France with free concerts, dance performances, yoga sessions and even Bollywood dance workshops. Sign up online.

La Seine Musicale, Boulogne-Billancourt

July 6-9

Silver screen at the Louvre

The Cinéma Paradiso Louvre festival brings free films, concerts and DJ sets to the Carrée du Louvre. Sign up online.

Carrée du Louvre, Paris

Through July 9

Women composers

The Festival Un Temps pour Elles showcases works by women composers, performed in châteaux and other prestigious sites.

Various locations, France

Through July 14

Chopin a go-go

Every summer, the Festival Chopin fills the Bois de Boulogne with the master’s piano music.

Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne

Through July 14

Arts on the move

The Moviment festival offers free, rotating art shows, performances, films and more Galerie 3 of the Centre Pompidou.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

July 2-22

Young musical talents

The Festival Européen Jeunes Talents gives promising young classical, jazz and contemporary musicians from all over Europe a chance to perform in Paris.

Archives Nationales, Paris

July 21-23

Free outdoor films

This year’s Festival Paradiso includes outdoor concerts and screenings at La Seine Musicale. Reserve online.

La Seine Musicale, Paris

June 22-July 23

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

June 28-July 25


The official summer retail sales period in France.

Paris & most of France

June 27-July 29

Music festival

Popular La Villette venue Cabaret Sauvage presents its Festival d’Été, with concerts of world music fit for dancing.

Cabaret Sauvage, Paris

June 28–July 29

Classic Minnelli

A retrospective of the films of Vincente Minnelli, including such epics as An American in Paris. 

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

June 29–July 29

Fun in the Urban Jungle

Garden Parvis is a month-long series of events, from concerts to glitter parties, in Paris’s dedicated business district

La Défense, Paris

June 22–August 10

A night at the zoo

The baboons and jaguars stay up late for the Nocturnes du Parc Zoologique de Paris, on Thursday evenings through August 10. Events for the kiddies, a bar for the adults.

Parc Zoologique de Paris, Paris

July 8-August 13

Summer fun on the canal

The Été du Canal festival offers theme cruises (street food, music, art, etc.) and other activities like the construction of an ephemeral village, balls, restaurants and bars.

Canal de l’Ourcq

July 1–August 27

Old-school funfair

Bumper cars, ghost trains and more classics in the Tuileries Gardens for the Fête des Tuileries.

Tuileries Gardens, Paris

July 8-August 27

Paris beaches

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

Various locations,  Paris

July 8-August 27

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

June 29–August 31

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

July & August

Garden visits

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

Various locations, Île-de-France

July 2–September 3

Outdoor jazz

The Paris Jazz Festival offers free weekend concerts in the park (admission to park: €6).

Parc Floral, Paris

July 8–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

June 23–September 17

Shaping up for the Olympics

Sports meet the arts for Forme Olympique, an ongoing series of free Olympics-related events and performances sponsored by the City of Paris.

Various locations, Paris

Through September 30

Candlelit château

Every Saturday through September 30 and Friday in July and August, 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 December 31

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 1

Free outdoor art

Monumental works by eight international contemporary artists are on show during the Extatiques festival.

La Défense & La Seine Musicale,


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