The stony, overcrowded Place de la République will be transformed by the street artist Gad Weil into a garden oasis for a few days. If only it could last!
Place de la République, Paris
Through June 4
The festival Onze Bouge presents free concerts, theater, dance performances and street art.
11th arrondissement, Paris
Through June 3
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
Thirty-one Belgian and French-Belgian short films will be shown in the festival Le Court en Dit Long.
Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris
Côté Court, another festival of short subjects, has a literary bent this year.
Various locations, Paris and suburbs
Through July 10
The Festival du Cinéma Chinois en France brings films and stars to cities in France, including Paris.
Beginning June 2
The Mona Bismarck American Center opens up its townhouse and garden for a series of summer parties called Mona Darlin’ featuring electronic music.
Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris
For Nocturne Rive Droite, 40 galleries around the Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Avenue Matignon, some 50 galleries, antique shops, bookstores, auction houses, framers and more will open their doors from 6pm to 11pm to show off their latest acquisitions.
Various locations, Paris
Eiffel Tower, Paris
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.
The Festival de l’Histoire de l’Art spotlights Greece this year, with conferences, debates, roundtables, tours, lectures, concerts, projections, film screeenings, performances and more on the theme of the dream.
Various locations, Fontainebleau, Avon and Milly-la-Forêt
May 31-June 3
Jardins, Jardin includes gardens designed by well-known landscape architects, an urban farm and more.
Tuileries Garden, Paris
We Love Green, an outdoor festival with concerts by Beck, Charlotte Gainsbourg and many more.
Bois de Vincennes, Paris
Through May 31-July 5
The Festival de Saint Denis features both stars and young talents.
Various locations, Saint Denis
Through June 4
Jazz acts ranging from amateurs to big names at the Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Various venues, Paris
Street performances by 40 companies during the Parade(s) festival.
Various locations, Nanterre
Through Oct. 6
Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.
Lost in Frenchlation presents Place Publique, directed by Agnès Jaoui.