Profits from the Solidart art fair will go to Secours Populaire to fund holidays for families living in poverty.
Le Carreau du Temple, Paris
Photo Doc: an exhibition of documentary photos, plus round-table discussions. Free admission.
Halle des Blancs Manteaux, Paris
Through May 11
A retrospective featuring 20 definitive noir films, collected by the Cinémathèque Française.
La Cinémathèque Française, Paris
Concerts, conferences and master classes abound at Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Various locations in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris
Internationally renowned jazz artists gather for the fourth edition of Festival de Jazz de Longjumeau.
Théâtre de Longjumeau, Longjumeau
Concerts, dance and more at the Beauvais International Cello Festival.
Some 115 artists open their studios to the public for Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville, an occasion to discover not only artworks but also hidden gardens and courtyards in Belleville. Above: participating studio Atelier de Marie Fanget. Photo: Loïs Pommier.
Various locations, Paris
Paris’s best chefs offer bitesized samples of their fare for Taste of Paris 2022.
Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris
Every genre of music is celebrated during one weekend at Paris Music Festival.
Entrepreneurs, activists and policy-makers working for the future of the planet come together for Change Now 2022.
Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris
May 7-June 18
The Chantiers d’Europe festival presents theatrical performances from across Europe.
Théâtre de la Ville–Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris
Through July 1
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 May 15
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
The trees in the Bercy Village shopping area have been decorated with butterflies made of biodegradable materials.
Bercy Village, Paris
Through May 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.
Online and various venues, Paris
NollywoodWeek Paris promotes cinema from Nigeria and the wider African diaspora.
Opera houses across France open their doors to visitors and put on performances and workshops for Tous à l’Opéra!
Various locations, France
Paris’s bustling coffee scene is celebrated at Paris Café Festival.
Museums stay open into the night for free and hold special events for the Nuit Européenne des Musées.
Various locations. Paris
Artists open their studios to the public for Les Portes Ouvertes des Ateliers du Père Lachaise Associés.
Various locations in the 20th arrondissement, Paris
Music in a magical setting as Musique de Fontainebleau welcomes Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann choir.
Château de Fontainebleau, Île-de-France
Over 40 street art companies, including circus performers, dancers and puppeteers gather in the centre of Nanterre for the three-day Parade(s) festival.
Through June 5
The Irish Cultural Centre is featuring exhibitions of the work of Siobhán McDonald and George Bolster.
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
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
The biggest and best in contemporary creation gather for the international art festival Revelations.
Grand Palais, Paris
Through June 4
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
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
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
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
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 22
The first Festival Jeu de Paume is a multidisciplinary exhibition with photography, video installations, sculpture and performances.
Jeu de Paume, Paris
Through May 29
The Festival Circulation(s) features the work of emerging photographers.
Through June 16
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
Lost in Frenchlation presents La Revanche des Crevettes Pailletées, directed by Cédric Le Gallo and Maxime Govare.
A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.