Paris Update Events 06.07.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

July 9-August 21

Paris beaches

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

Various locations,  Paris

Through July 13

Eclectic music festival

Days Off presents acts ranging from Jarvis Cocker to St. Vincent.

Philharmonie de Paris

July 9-August 28

Tuileries Secrets

Secret d’Arcadie returns for its second year with a puzzle trail around the iconic Tuileries Gardens. Above: The gardens in all their glory. Photo: Paris Tourist Office.

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

Through July 31

Stanley Donen retrospective

The celebrated American director of Hollywood’s Golden Age is spotlighted at the Cinémathèque.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

July 10

Contemporary art festival

Festival 193 Beach combines cutting-edge art with beach culture: think volleyball and DJ sets at Paris’s indoor beach.

Sand Fabrik, Pantin

July 11-31

Summer arts festival

Paris Festival d’Eté is an annual festival of music, dance, theater and more from around the world.

Various locations, Paris

July 16-September 1

Son et lumière

A sound and light show, La Nuit aux Invalides, this year focuses on the story and legacy of Napoleon.

Hôtel National des Invalides, Paris

July 16-17

Contemporary music festival

Chicago’s well-known Lollapalooza Festival comes to France for its Paris edition. The international lineup includes Imagine Dragons and Phoebe Bridgers.

Hippodrome Longchamp, Paris

Through July 11

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 31

Vintage vehicles

Retro cars and motorbikes take to the streets of Paris for the 15th annual Traversée de Paris, beginning at the National Vintage Cars conservatory.

Vincennes, Paris, Meudon

Through August 28

Old-school funfair

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

Tuileries Gardens, Paris

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

Throughout the summer

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

Through July 23

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 9-August 14

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

Through August 28

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

Through September 7

Outdoor jazz

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

Parc Floral, Paris

July 8-10

Free outdoor films

This year’s Festival Paradiso includes outdoor screenings at La Seine Musicale.

La Seine Musicale, Paris

Throughout the summer

Garden visits

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

Various locations, Île-de-France

Through August 6

Music festival

Popular La Villette venue Cabaret Sauvage presents a month-long summer festival of DJ sets and club nights.

Cabaret Sauvage, Paris

Throughout the summer

Stranger Things in Paris

Stranger Things Store: Fans of the Netflix series are queuing up for an immersive experience based on it.

44, avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris

Through July 24

Summer reading

Author readings, workshops and more: Partir en Livre is bringing back reading as a top summer activity for young people.

Various locations, France


The Louvre by night

Paris’s most iconic museum will open Friday nights until 9:45 from July.

Musée de Louvre, Paris

Through July 19


The official summer retail sales period.

Paris & most of France

Through July 11

On the dark side

The Cinémathèque spotlights British Noir Film.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

Throughout the summer

Free outdoor concerts

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

Various locations, Paris

Through October 1

Candlelit château

Every Saturday, 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 July 13

The urban future

Architecture and urban design take center stage at the second Biennale d’Architecture et de Paysage.

Various venues, Versailles


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 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.

La Villette, Paris

July 8

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Les Goûts et les Couleurs, followed by a Q&A with director Michel Leclerc.

Club de L’Étoile, 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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