... more Every March in France, up-and-comers and established veterans in the fields of music, dance, theater, and many other types of artistic performance head to Festival de L’ImaginaireThroughout the city
... more Jazz and blues lovers flock to the annual Jazz à Toute Heure. Held from March through April, Jazz à Toute Heure takes place at venues throughout the suburbs of ParisThroughout the city
... more Every March in Paris, eager crowds head to the Ici & Demain: festival artistique étudiant, where talented Parisian students from various levels of higher education performThroughout the city
Food & Drink Event
... more Tired of making home cooked meals? Is eating out getting too monotonous? Could you use a couple days of meals from some of the world’s finest culinary masters? Omnivore ParisMaison de la Mutualite
24 Rue Saint-Victor
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... more Once a year in March, film fans and professionals from around the globe trot to Paris to attend the Cinéma du Réel to discover fascinating flicks by both industry veteransThroughout the city
... more Paris is home to some of the finest works of art (go to The Louvre if you need proof) and best architecture (see the Eiffel Tower) the world has to offer. Once a year in March, thePorte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles
75015 Paris, France
Film Festival / Screening
... more The European Independent Film Festival is an annual film screening event and competition that takes place in Paris every March. Often considered the Sundance of Europe, the EuropeanLes 7 Parnassiens
98, Boulevard Montparnasse
75014 Paris, France
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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.