Paris Update Events 8.06.2022

Links to events happening this week in Paris

Through June 17

Japanese cinema retrospective

A celebration of Japanese director Mikio Naruse, including some films which have up to now been unreleased in France. Above: When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1980), one of the films being screened.

Louxor Palais du Cinéma, Paris

Through July 2

Computer science meets orchestra

ManiFeste 2022: a musical exploration of artificial intelligence in the newly reopened Ircam concert hall.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

June 10-26

International Film Festival

The renowned Berlinale film festival visits Paris with previews, new releases and award-winning films from the main festival.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

June 18-19

All things bread

Samples, stalls and more from Pantin’s bakers at La Fête du Pain.

Cité Fertile, Paris

June 17-19

Festival of augmented reality

Palais Augmenté: showcasing technological innovations in culture.

Grand Palais, Paris

June 21-24

Idyllic classical music

Idéal au Potager du Roi: 32 concerts by famous names in contemporary classical music, in the beautiful setting of the Château de Versailles.

Château de Versailles, Versailles

Throughout the summer

Free outdoor concerts

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

Various locations, Paris

June 11-12

Street food specials

The Big Mamma chain of excellent pizzerias is hosting a street-food festival, Le Big Fest, featuring a dozen chefs cooking up specialties from around the world

La Felicità, Pantin

June 11-12

Outdoor films

The Palais Galliera, home to top-flight fashion exhibitions, will host a mini-film festival in its courtyard, with Jacques Becker’s Falbalas, Billy Wilder’s Ariane (starring Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper) and Julie Taymor’s Frida.

Palais Galliera, Pantin

June 12

Balloon garden with gifts

For the Grande Cueillette de la Culture, the Buren columns in the Palais Royal will be surrounded by 3,000 balloons, each containing a gift of a ticket to a museum, performance, etc., yours for the taking if you get there early enough. Starts at 2:30pm.

Palais Royal, Paris

June 9-18

Short films

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

Ciné 104, Pantin

June 11-12

Preserving the planet

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

L’Aquarium Tropical, Paris

June 16-26

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

Through July 3

Classical music festival

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

Various locations, Saint-Denis

Through June 12

Neorealism retrospective

The influential Italian film movement takes center stage at the Cinémathèque Française.

Cinémathèque Française, 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

June 8-12

Digital world

The New Images Festival presents cutting-edge digital creations.

Forum des Images, Paris

June 9

EDM at a monument

DJ sets in the iconic Monnaie de Paris for FIP 360.

Monnaie de Paris, Paris

June 21-28

Contemporary film festival

The latest in French and American cinema will be on show at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival. Tickets are available now.

60 rue Pierre Charron, Paris

Through June 11


Mises en Capsules presents the best in short performance pieces.

Théâtre Lepic, 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 July 13

The urban future

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

Various venues, Versailles

Through June 18

Plays from all over Europe

The Chantiers d’Europe festival presents theatrical performances from across Europe.

Théâtre de la Ville–Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris

Through July 1

Culture for all

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

Various venues, France

June 9-12

Cutting-edge creators

The biggest and best in contemporary creation gather for the international art festival Revelations.

Grand Palais, 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 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

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

June 9

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Inexorable, followed by a Q&A with director Fabrice du Welz.

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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