... more A two-to-three-day rock festival that takes place just outside of Paris every August, Rock en Seine has been an annual Paris event since 2003. Held at the Domaine National deDomaine National de Saint-Cloud
... more During the weekends for about two months every summer, the Festival Classique Au Vert in Paris features live classical arrangements, covering everything from pieces out of 17th centuryLe Parc Floral
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... more Festival Jazz Metis in Montreuil, FR, is an annual week-long concert series held at the end of the summer. The event aims to bring together classical jazz musicians and artists ofClub Ephémère Drillscan (Montreuil, FRA) 31 Rue Douy Delcupe
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... more Festival Silhouette in Paris is an annual open-air short film festival and competition taking place in the Parc de la Butte du Chapeau-Rouge. The event features nine nights of shortParc de la Butte du Chapeau-Rouge 11 Boulevard d'Algérie
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... more The Paris Autumn Festival is an international contemporary arts festival held annually in Paris, France. The festival, which first began in 1972, runs from September to DecemberThroughout the city
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... more The l’île des Impressionnistes à Chatou (Island of the Impressionists or Chatou Island) on the outskirts of West Paris was the inspiration for literary and artisticL’île des Impressionnistes à Chatou
... more World music lovers and classical fans enjoy over a month of great performances at the annual Le Festival d’Ile de France. Held from September to the middle of October, theThroughout the city
Arts Festival / Art Exhibit
... more First held in 2002, Parcours des Mondes in Paris is an open-door fair where visitors can mingle and wander through multiple galleries specializing in the arts of Africa, Asia, OceaniaThroughout the city
... more Fête de l'Humanité in La Courneuve, FR, is the “Festival of Humanity,” an event organized annually in September by French newspaper L'HumanitéParc Georges-Valbon (La Courneuve, FR)
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With so much to see and do in Paris, it would be easy to be overwhelmed by the wealth of options, and this certainly extends to the plethora of Paris festivals. From great music festivals to oh-so-French food festivals, jazz festivals, and festive parades, Parisians keep the streets humming with activity all year long.
Some great festivals in Paris include Rock en Seine, a three-day rock festival that attracts thousands of people to the outskirts of the city, and the Paris Jazz Festival at the Parc Floral, which brings together noteworthy jazz musicians from around the world for two bebop-filled weeks.
Open-Air Cinema at the Parc de la Villette draws big crowds to watch movies – usually free – in a picturesque outdoor setting, while Paris Plages is a free summer event that transforms three spots in Paris into full-fledged beaches.
The diversity of Paris’ denizens is reflected in the array of cultural festivals and parades that pop up all over town, including the Chinese New Year parade – celebrated primarily in the 13th arrondissement – while the city’s well-known love of wine gets due attention at festivals like the Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau and Foire de Paris.
The Festival du Film de Paris (Paris Film Festival) is always a big event along the Champs-Elysées in May, though even it can’t hold a candle to Le Tour de France, the grand finale of the world-famous bicycle race that finishes on the last Sunday in July.
Even without its stunning architecture and fascinating history, all the festivals in Paris promise a lifetime of fun.