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What's On This Month Paris | June 2016

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Updated: 12 October 2016
Want to know what’s getting us so excited about June 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!


DANCE | Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

June 1st

The daring Belgian choreographer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, returns to Paris with two of his newest works, Noetic and Fractus V, exploring versatility and enchantment…

*FESTIVAL | Chantiers d’Europe at the Théâtre de la Ville

Ends 4th June

Final days of the 7th. edition of this remarkable selection. Vibrant creativity from 5 European countries, including Teatro Praga of Lisbon.

*THEATRE | Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina at the Théâtre de la Tempête

June 3rd

Gorgeous Iranian movie actress, Golshifteh Farahani makes her debut on stage in this delicate adaptation of the Russian classic.

FESTIVAL | Weather Festival

June 3-5

The best of electro, techno, house, and acid will rain on Paris at this immense three-day gathering.


June 4-5

Get green! The sustainable eco-festival is back, this time with headliners LCD Soundsystem, Air, and James Blake.

CULTURE | Carnaval Tropical de Paris

June 4

Soak up the hot sun with this vibrant Afro-Caribbean Festival, as it shakes and stomps its way through the streets of Paris!

MUSIC | Afropunk Festival

June 4-5

Drop everything and get down to the funkiest jams in Paris, as this wild festival returns to the Trianon for its second year.


*THEATRE | Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Théâtre de l’Odéon

Ends 25th. June
Acclaimed Berlin-based director Thomas Ostermeier stages a powerful, contemporary adaptation that further reveals Chekhov’s genius.

ART | Persona At Musée du Quai Branly

June 6th

Delve into the mysterious connection between humans and the objects they worship at this unique exhibition.

FOOD | Animal Kitchen At Point Ephémère

June 7th

This nomadic street food purveyor has ditched their music festival haunts in favor of residency at Canal Saint Martin’s coolest bar!

THEATRE | Traviata At Opéra Bastille

June 8th

Sit back and let your heart break into a million exquisite pieces at Verdi’s tragic opera. Adapted from Alexandre Dumas’ La Dame Aux Camélias, this opera promises all the drama and heartache of the Italian genre.

OUTDOORS | Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes du Château de Versailles

June 9th

Witness the gardens of Versailles in all their spectacular grandeur as the sun sets and the fireworks are ignited.

*ART | Ceramix at the Maison Rouge and the Cité de la Céramique de Sèvres

End respectively 5th. and 12th. June
From Rodin to Ai Weiwei, ceramics have fascinated artists and given them a unique way of expression. Last days of this excellent exhibition.

*OPERA | Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

June 8th and 10th

Only 2 performances for this exquisite opera composed by a young Rossini. Celebrated conductor Jean-Claude Malgoire partners with stage director Christian Schiaretti for a delightful, exotic musical entertainment.

THEATER | Roméo et Juliette At Bois de Boulogne

June 12th

The most universal love story of star-crossed lovers who die for love will take place in the open-air Théâtre de Verdure, in the Bois de Boulogne.


MUSICAL | At Théâtre du Châtelet

Tuesday, June 14th

Inspired by the adventures of Alice In Wonderland, British composer Damon Albarn creates an entirely different atmosphere by combining digital effects, pop-rock and a touch of eccentricity.

DANCE | Snow White By Preljocaj

Wednesday, June 15th

Snow White is a great romantic contemporary ballet based on the Grimm Brothers’ version of the fairytale.

EXHIBITION | Monumenta At Grand Palais

Thursday, June 16th

This year, Huang Yong Ping, the true founder of contemporary art in China, takes up the challenge to revisit and monumentally decorate the great Nave of the Grand Palais.

*THEATRE | Monsieur de Pourceaugnac at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

From June 14th to July 14th

William Christie’s Arts Florissants brings Lully’s music to the Molière hilarious classic in an unbridled production by Clément Hervieu-Léger of the Comédie Française.

FESTIVAL | Paris Jazz Festival – Grand Pianoramax

Saturday, June 18th

Grand Pianoramax’s brand of jazz is both wild and resourceful by balancing their mastery of keyboards and drums with poetry.

DINNER | Ober Mamma

Sunday, May 22nd

An authentic trattoria popolare, like the ones you would find in the small towns of Italy: the ingredients come directly from Italia, the pasta is homemade, and the dishes are absolutely squisitos!


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MUSIC | Fête de la Musique

Tuesday, June 21st

Welcome the summer with open arms at Fête de la Musique, a one-day festival with free concerts across the country.

*MUSIC | Jonas Kaufmann, Daniele Gatti and the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Théâtre des Camps-Elysées

June 23rd

Beg for tickets for this vastly sold-out concert bringing together Europe’s classical dream team…

BRUNCH | La REcyclerie

Try one of the city’s most unique brunch offerings in the former train station now occupied by La REcyclerie.

SPORT | Euro 2016

Friday, June 10th – Sunday, July 10th

The European Championship is taking over the entire country this summer. Join the legions of patriotic football fans at a live match, official viewing party, or crowded sports bar.

FESTIVAL | The Masquerade Ball At Versailles

Saturday, June 25th

Baroque costumes, wigs and champagne… A true masquerade ball like the ones that took place in Versailles in the 17th century… don’t forget your costume!

PHOTOGRAPHY | Festival de la Jeune Photographie Européenne

through Sunday, June 26th

Discover the next big names in European photography at the annual Festival de la Jeune Photographie Européenne.


ART | Beat Generation At The Centre Pompidou

Wednesday, June 22nd – Monday, October 3rd

Dive into the thrilling world of the 1940s Beat Generation at the Pompidou’s multimedia exhibit and event series.

OUTDOORS | Rouen’s Medieval City

Travel out of the city and into the past to the medieval city of Rouen, a short train trip from Paris.

DANCE | New York City Ballet

Tuesday, June, 28th – Saturday, July 16th

Don’t miss the New York City Ballet’s three-week residency in Paris, their first visit to the French capital in nearly a decade!

DRINKS | Le Perchoir Marais

Toast the arrival of the warm weather with a cocktail while taking in the stunning views of the celebrated Parisian rooftops from Le Perchoir Marais.