Jun 19–23, 2013 Le Bourget Every year in June, masters of the skies head to France for the expansive Salon du Bourget International Paris Air Show. The 2013 Salon du Bourget International Paris Air Show attracts more than 3,000 journalists from around the globe to ... more93350 Paris, France
Party Earth Review A few blocks west of the plethora of monuments and museums that make up Les Invalides and a few blocks east of the Eiffel Tower, the small pedestrian stretch of Rue Cler offers visitors a quintessentially French shopping experience. And might just be the chicest place in town to buy a potato. This 300-year-old ... more
Rue Cler (between Avenue de La Motte-Picquet and Rue de Grenelle)
Jun 19–Oct 20, 2013 Green thumbs and nature lovers of all sorts gather for the annual Festival International des Jardins, or the International Festival of Gardens. Held from April through October, the Festival International des Jardins takes place at the historic ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review The broad, tree-lined sidewalks, bustling outdoor cafés, glittering architecture, and important historical sites have earned the Avenue des Champs-Élysées the distinction of “most beautiful avenue in the world.” Named for the Elysian Fields in Greek Mythology – where the chosen would live a blessed and rich afterlife ... more
Avenue des Champs-Élysées
Arts Festival / Music Festival
Jun 19–29, 2013 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’Imaginaire to share their work with contemporaries and the general ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review After a day of shopping on Rue de Rivoli or a cultural dip into the Louvre, nothing beats a refreshing reprieve in the serene and slightly surreal gardens behind the Palais-Royal, the former childhood home of Louis XIV. The crème de la crème of French society used to hang here in Louis’ time, and while the palace itself ... more
Place du Palais-Royal
Rue de Rivoli
Art Exhibit / Fashion Event
Jun 19–Nov 30, 2013 Les Arts Décoratifs In the Musée des Arts Décoratifs’ Study Gallery the public can discover the wealth of its collections via selections of rarely or never previously shown works from its storerooms, shown for an 18-month period. Trompe-l ... more
107 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris, France
Party Earth Review On Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings, the square located above the Place Monge metro becomes the open-air Marché Monge market, where vendors manage to pack a lot into a relatively small space. Fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, fish, meats, and cheeses are the stars of the show, but there’s also clothing, furniture ... more
Party Earth Review Anyone looking for the best in French accessories, shoes, and lingerie should head to Rue de Rennes, which is the place to go to find something for every budget. With glittering shops rivaling those on the Rue de Rivoli and in the Champs-Élysées area, Rue de Rennes, located in the heart of chic Saint Germain, has the advantage ... more
Rue de Rennes
Music Festival / Arts Festival
Jun 19–29, 2013 First held in 2011, 15 Cents Coups is a multicultural festival in Paris that highlights the work of hundreds of artists. The event takes place at venues all over the City of Light for two weeks every June and is open to all ages. The ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Ah, Paris! The center of the fashion world would not be complete without Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, a street comprised of some of the most spectacular shops on the planet. Global fashion houses like Hermès, Chloé, Lanvin, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, and Dior rub shoulders with uber-exclusive designers ... more
Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Although the endless nightlife options in the City of Light are enough to fill a thousand night-lifetimes, the same could arguably be said about all the other things to do in Paris during the day.
Long days can be passed wandering through the winding streets, sighing over masterpieces in the museums, or oohing and aahing the boundlessly beautiful historic buildings, plazas, and other landmarks (that little tower by some dude named Eiffel comes to mind).
The city’s reputation as the fashion capital of the world also deserves a nod, and those interested in designer duds will find a veritable shopping Shangri-la at the houses of Dior, Hermès, and Givenchy.
Paris might not have beaches, but strolling down the river Seine with a baguette is just as satisfying – minus the annoying sand. Beautiful parks and gardens also abound, and the city’s grassy outdoor expanses can be enjoyed year-round, perfect for lazing about before venturing into the ever-vibrant Parisian night and enjoying all the other things to do in the city.