Paris Update Events 27.04.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

April 30-May 15

Contemporary art

The 72nd edition of Jeune Creation’s Festival d’Art Contemporain will showcase some of today’s up-and-coming artists.

La Chaufferie/Fondation Fiminco, Romainville

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

May 2-8


The festival Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin celebrates the latest developments in moving images, with a wide range of films and events, live and online, all of them free. Above: a still from special guest Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s 2012 movie Mekong Hotel.

Online and various venues, Paris

May 5-8

African cinema

NollywoodWeek Paris promotes cinema from Nigeria and the wider African diaspora.


May 6-8

All things opera

Opera houses across France open their doors to visitors and put on performances and workshops for Tous à l’Opéra!

Various locations, France

May 14-16

Specialty coffee festival

Paris’s bustling coffee scene is celebrated at Paris Café Festival.

Centquatre, Paris

May 14

Late-night art

Museums stay open into the night for free and hold special events for the Nuit Européenne des Musées. Above: The iconic Musée d’Orsay will participate.

Various locations. Paris

May 13-16

Open Studios in the 20th arrondissement

Artists open their studios to the public for Les Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés.

Various locations in the 20th arrondissement, Paris

May 13-15

Château concert

Music in a magical setting as Musique de Fontainebleau welcomes Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann choir.

Château de Fontainebleau, Île-de-France

Through April 30

Jonas Mekas retrospective

A retrospective of films by the experimental film director on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through April 29/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

April 29-May 1


Les Toqués de l’Agriculture introduces young French farmers noted for their innovations to the Paris public in the company of famous chefs, including Sylvestre Wahid, Blanche Loiseau, Tom Meyer and Rebecca Lockwood.

Esplanade of the Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Through April 30

Cutting-edge creativity

Festival 100% spotlights up-and-coming artists across a range of disciplines.

La Villette, 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 May 19

Un-still life

The thinktank Forum Vie Mobile presents The Lives We Lead, a photography collection documenting the changing, in-motion lives of a diverse range of people living across France.

Cité Internationale des Arts, 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 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. Above: An inflatable work of art, © Cupid’s Koi Garden by ENESS.

La Villette, Paris

Through May 22

Contemporary art festival

The first Festival Jeu de Paume is a multidisciplinary exhibition with photography, video installations, sculpture and performances.

Jeu de Paume, 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

April 29

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents En Corps, directed by Cedric Klapisch.

L’Entrepôt, 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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