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What's On This Month In Paris

What's On This Month In Paris

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Updated: 1 July 2016
Want to know what’s getting us so excited about July in Paris? Read on, and tap in to the most exciting events, exhibits, and foods that are bringing life back to the City of Lights!


Courtesy of Hamac Festival | Courtesy of Les Heures Heureuses | Courtesy of L’Été du Canal | Days Off Festival

Courtesy of Hamac Festival | Les Heures Heureuses | L’Été du Canal | Days Off Festival

FESTIVAL  |  Hamac Festival

30 June- 3 July 2016

Rendez-vous for a day filled with humor, music, food trucks and sun!

FOOD  |  Les Heures Heureuses (Food Happy Hour)

Wednesday July 6th – Friday July 8th

Can you imagine having a passport that allows you to explore Paris’ culinary scene for only 2 euros? Les Heures Heureuses allows you to tour the city and hop from restaurant to restaurant, tasting their specialties for the small price of 2 euros!

FESTIVAL  |  Summer At The Canal Festival

Saturday July 2nd- Sunday August 21st 

All aboard The Summer At The Canal festival! This is your perfect opportunity to party, have fun, relax and discover all sort of creative outdoor activities right next to the Canals!


 ART  |  Earth Crisis Exhibit by Obey Giant

Friday June 24th- Saturday July 30th

Famous street artist, Shepard Fairey, aka Obey Giant, comes to Paris with his Earth Crisis exhibition at the Itinerrance Gallery from June 24 to July 30.


OUTDOORS  |  Jardin d’été at the Quai Branly

Sunday June 26th- Wednesday August 31st

Give yourself a break from the boisterous city and dive into a green paradise! 


MUSIC  |  Days Off Festival

Thursday June 30th – Sunday July 10th

This is the seventh edition of the Days Off Festival, organized by the Paris Philharmonic. This wonderful event showcases the best of today’s music scene!


ART   |   Arte Povera at Pompidou Center

Wednesday June 8th- Monday August 29th 2016 

The Pompidou traces and explores the infinity of artworks created under the Arte Povera movement; an avant-garde movement where artistic creation was taken to its simplest form. 


PHOTOGRAPHY   |   Around France By Sebastiao Salgado

Saturday July 2nd – Saturday July 30th 2016 

We’re always captivated by the striving cyclists who dare compete in one France’s most famous sport events, the Tour de France; but what about the people, the supporters who make up a big part of the landscape as well? 



DANCE   |  Peck/Balanchine by Paris Opera Ballet

Monday July 11th

A truly unique combination of two of world’s greatest choreographers: Balanchine and Peck. In this performance the Paris Opera, showcases two contrasting yet extremely well-suited dance performances.


DRINKS   |    Barbouquin

Tuesday July 12th

Coffee shop, library or street art gallery? Why have to choose when you can have them all in one place: Barbouquin!

OUTDOORS  |  The Military Parade

Thursday July 14th

The traditional military parade spotlights the French soldiers who took part in the First World War – this year we celebrate the 100th anniversary!

PERFORMING ARTS  |  Paris Quartier d’Été

Thursday July 14th -Thursday August 7th

Because summer in Paris couldn’t get any better, here is your dose of the best cultural events and performances all in one amazing city!

FOOD   |   Daroco Italian Restaurant

Sunday July 17th

Hip, new Italian restaurant, Daroco has everything one could wish for in one unique place: from exquisite food and perfect decor, to friendly atmosphere! Welcome to Italy!


MUSIC   |   Peacock Society Festival

Sunday, July 17th

Get ready all you dreamers, clubbers and lovers: the Peacock Society Festival is bringing electro back to the Parc Floral de Paris! 


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Courtesy of Palais de Tokyo | © Unsplash | © Sharat Ganapati/Flickr | © WikiCommons

ART   |   Michel Houellebeqc – Rester Vivant

Through 11th September

Explore the greatest obsessions of the French poet, essayist, and novelist at the Palais de Tokyo’s latest exhibition


FOOD   |   L’Avant Comptoir de la Mer

Tuesday, July 19th

Dive into plates of fresh seafood at this standing-room-only tapas bar in the heart of Saint Germain. 


OUTDOORS   |   Paris Plages

Wednesday, July 20th

Hit the beach without leaving Paris, as deck chairs, palm trees, and 5000 tons of sand are spread out along the banks of the river Seine. 


DRINKS   |   ABQ’s Breaking Bad Van

Thursday, July 21st

Concoct your own chemical cocktails in this traveling Breaking Bad-themed mixology lab!


FESTIVAL   |   Fete Foraine du Jardin des Tuileries

Friday, July 22nd – Monday, August 22nd

Relive your childhood with cotton candy, fun games, and dizzying rides as Paris’ best funfair lights up the Tuileries!

EVENT   |   Tour de France Finish

Sunday, June 24th

Spandex, sweat, and tears tear through the Champs Elysées as the world’s most famous cycling race sprints to the finish line. 



Courtesy of La Villette | © Pexels | © Pixabay | © Pexels

Courtesy of La Villette | © Pexels | © Pixabay | © Pexels

FILM   |   Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo & Juliet – Cinéma Plein Air Paris

Tuesday, July 26th

Watch classic films under the stars at La Villette’s enchanting open air film festival

FOOD   |   James Bún

Wednesday, July 27th

Satisfy your street food craving at this popular Franco-Vietnamese canteen.

ART   |   Les Jardins de l’Orient

Thursday, July 28th

From the hanging gardens of Babylon to the calm pools of the Alhambra, take a look back in time and explore the origins and evolution of Oriental gardens.

DRINKS   |   Brasserie Barbès

Friday, July 29th

Dip in for drinks in one of Paris’ most vibrant neighborhoods, at the controversial but beautiful Brasserie Barbès.

THEATER   |   The British American Comedy Night

Saturday, July 30th

Paris’ best British, American, and Canadian comedians bring the laughs at the city’s funniest stand up night

OUTDOORS   |   Pick Your Own Food At The Cueillette de Viltain

Sunday, July 31st

Discover the joy of picking your own food, fresh from the earth, at this farm near Versailles