Paris Update Events 29.05.2019

Links to events happening this week in Paris

June 1


The Foire du Trône in the Bois de Vincennes will put on a free fireworks display at 10:30 pm.

Bois de Vincennes, Paris

Through September 16

The Paris of yesterday

For the 80th anniversary of renowned Paris photography collection Roger-Viollet, Bercy Village is decorated with thirty black-and-white photos showing the architecture, history and daily life of 20th-century Paris.

Bercy Village, Paris

Through June 2

Flower Power

The iconic Hôtel Louisiane in Saint-Germain-des-Prés plays host to a unique exhibition of contemporary artists’ work on Paris in the 60s and 70s.

Hôtel Louisiane, Paris

Through June 1

Plays from all over Europe

The Chantiers d’Europe festival presents theatrical performances from across Europe, this year keeping in mind the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Théâtre de la Ville–Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris

June 1-2

Green music festival

We Love Green, an outdoor festival with concerts by Tame Impala, Christine and the Queens and many more.

Bois de Vincennes, Paris

Through June 2

Contemporary art festival

Contemporary artworks are exhibited in Saint Germain boutiques, cafés and hotels for Parcours Saint-Germain.

Various locations, Paris

Through June 2

Unique photography exhibition

Objectif Photo returns for the second year running, exhibiting photos taken by nearly 800 elementary schoolchildren on the theme of fraternity.

Centquatre, Paris

June 3

Giant bike rally

The Convergence Francilienne brings together riders from all over the Ile de France, who converge at Bastille and parade to Invalides for a picnic. See website for routes.

Bastille, Paris

May 30-June 3

Free performances indoors and out

The festival Onze Bouge presents free concerts, theater, dance performances and street art.

11th arrondissement, Paris

June 4-9

Shakespeare in Paris

The Tower Theatre returns to Paris for its 28th season to present The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Théâtre de Verdure, Bois de Boulogne, Paris

June 5-15

More short films

Côté Court presents all kinds of short form art: videos, films, essays and fiction.

Various locations, Paris and suburbs

June 6-9

Preserving the planet

La Fête de l’Océan presents three days of events focussed on protecting the planet.

L’Aquarium tropical, Paris

June 5

Art festival by night

Over 50 galleries and collectors present works on the theme of nature at this year’s Nocturne Rive Droite.

Various locations, 8th arrondissement, Paris

Through June 5


For Sustainable Development Week, Boulanger asks clients to donate unused items to be repaired and recycled.

Boulanger stores, France

Through June 6

Festival of innovation

The 100% festival showcases cutting edge theatre, dance, and art over several months.

La Villette, Paris

June 7-9

Street art festival

Over 40 street art companies, including circus performers, dancers and puppeteers gather in the center of Nanterre for the three-day Parade(s) festival.

Nanterre Centre-Ville

June 18 and 25

Free concerts

Talented violinists perform at 12:30 each day in the Marais. No reservation necessary.

Eglise des Blancs manteaux, Paris

June 14

Celebrating the independent bookshop

The fifth annual Pari des libraires will see Parisians celebrate their local independent bookshops.

Various bookshops, Paris

June 7-9

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

June 11-16

Festival of audiobooks

Actors, authors and musicians come together to celebrate audiobooks for Vos’x Salon du Livre Audio.

Mairie de Montreuil, Montreuil

Through June 26

Culture for all

Mouvement E. Leclerc presents the sixth edition of Festival Culturissimo, a collection of over 50 cultural events including theatre and cinema.

Various locations, France

Through June 30

Young European photographers

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

Centquatre, Paris

Through 28 July

Art meets cinema

An imagined path is drawn between the lives of Pablo Picasso and his admirer, renowned Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini in the exhibition “Quand Fellini Rêvait de Picasso.”

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Through 22 September

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 graphics creation.

Various locations, Paris

May 30-June 9

Directors’ Fortnight

The features and short subjects entered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs category at the Cannes Film Festival are shown in Paris.

Forum des Images, Paris

June 3-July 3

Classical music festival

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

Various locations, Saint Denis

June 8-August 31

Balloons in Bercy Village

After her colorful umbrella installation was well-received last year, Portuguese artist returns to decorate Bercy Village with colored balloons. Other decorations and a bubble pool will provide summer entertainment.

Bercy Village, Paris

Through May 30

Naples on film

In Napoli!, 30 films showcase the clichés and the realities of life in Italy’s most-filmed city after Rome.

Forum des Images, Paris

May 30

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Le Joli Mai (The Lovely Month of May), directed by Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme.

Club de L’Étoile, Paris

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