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Things to Do in Paris in June 2018

June 02, 2018

Paris is spectacular in June! Although Paris blooms all year round, many Parisians consider the weather to be perfect around this time until August. Everybody seems to be looking forward to the summer and the general atmosphere seems to be a little bit lighter. It’s a great time to have a walk by the river Seine or enjoy a garden party in one of the city’s lively districts. Whether you are a musical enthusiast or a sports fan, there are amazinag things to look forward to in June in the City of Lights. Here is our detailed list of the top things to do in Paris in June 2018.



A Musical Month

There’s no better way to welcome the summer than a vibrant and celebratory music fest. In June, Paris becomes the hosting ground for some of the most spectacular musical shows that run for days, featuring a varied display of musical instruments, theatrical performances, & local and international artists.

Don’t know where to go? Don’t worry, we got you covered!

Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés festival on the Left Bank
Jazz fest. Take part in the masterclasses, discover photo exhibitions, and attend conferences and talks.
24 May to 04 June
Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 75006 Paris
Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 6e Arrondissementt
http://festivaljazzsaintgermainparis.com/
 
Musicora 2018
France’s biggest display of musical instruments
June 1 to 3
La Grande Halle de La Villette
http://www.musicora.com/

Naturally Fair
Browse and purchase ethically-produced products
June 1 to 4 (10.30am until 7pm)
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
http://www.vivez-nature.com/naturally-infos-pratiques.html

Onze Bouge
Free theater shows
June 1 to 6
Mona Bismarck American Center 34, avenue de New York , Paris, 75116 France
https://www.festivalonze.org/

We love Green Festival
A festival that advocates for music and Eco-responsibility
- look out for Björk!
June 2, 3
Bois de Vincennes
http://www.welovegreen.fr/

LaPlage de Glazart
Party nights under the night sky - with music!
June 7 to September 29
7-15 avenue de la Porte de la Villette - 75019 Paris, La Villette - 19e Arrondissement
http://www.laplage2015.com/

Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’
National Opera of Paris
June 10
Palais Garnier
https://www.operadeparis.fr/en/season-18-19/opera/la-cenerentola

Opéra en plein air event
a great opera from the classical repertoire is staged in open-air settings
June 15 to September 8
Paris et Île-de-France - 75 Paris
http://www.operaenpleinair.com/

Download Festival
For rock, metal, heavy or hard music lovers
June 15 to 17
Brétigny-sur-Orge
https://www.downloadfestival.fr/en

Fountains Night Show and the Royal Serenade in the Hall of Mirrors
One of the best things to do in Paris in June 2018 is this truly eye-candy display of music and lights
Every saturday from june 16th to September 15th. Royal Serenade at 6:30pm or 7:50pm. Night Fountains show at 8:30 p.m. End of the Show at 11:05 p.m.
At the court of the Sun King at the Palace of Versailles
http://www.francetourisme.fr/versailles-palace/royal-serenade-night-fountains-show-versailles.html

Fete de la Musique
Music takes over Paris! Established since 1982
June 21
Paris et Île-de-France - 75 Paris
http://fetedelamusique.culture.fr/

Solidays Festival
Solidarity fest against AIDS that welcomes around 200,000 event goers
June 22 to 24
Bois de Boulogne - 75016 Paris
Bois de Boulogne - 16e Arrondissement
http://www.solidays.org/

La Défense Jazz festival
A 40-year long annual jazz celebration
June 25 to July 1
Parvis de la Défense - 92400 Paris La Défense
La Défense, 92 - Hauts-de-Seine
http://ladefensejazzfestival.hauts-de-seine.net/

The Chopin Festival
Tribute to the Polish composer, Frederic Chopin
June 23 to July 4
Bois de Boulogne - Route de Sèvres à Neuilly - 75016 Paris
Bois de Boulogne - 16e Arrondissement
http://www.frederic-chopin.com/

Nuit Aux Invalides
Breathtaking sound and light show
June 27 to September 1
Esplanade des Invalides - 75007 Paris
Tour Eiffel - Invalides - 7e Arrondissement
http://lanuitauxinvalides.fr/en

Paris Jazz Festival
Formerly known as A fleurs de Jazz and invites many local and international jazz performers
June 30 to July 22
Esplanade du Château de Vincennes - 75012 Paris
Bois de Vincennes - 12e Arrondissement
http://www.parisjazzfestival.fr/


Celebrate La Vie Through Art

Art is central to Parisian culture. It’s no wonder why every month, the city always has something to offer for those who come to witness its superior artistic splendor. In June, Paris prepares many exciting exhibitions and activities that seeks to involve the audience in art other than being a passive viewer.

Teamlab: au-delà des limites (no boundaries)
The Grande Halle de La Villette is transforming into a ‘living digital organism.’ A poetic journey to bridge the boundary between art and digital tech
May 15 to September 9
Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès - 75019 Paris
La Villette - 19e Arrondissement
https://lavillette.com/evenement/teamlab/

French modernism exhibition
Union of Modern Artists Exhibit
May 30 to August 27
Centre Pompidou
https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en/lib/Exhibitions

Zao Wou-Ki: Space is Silence exhibition
Rediscover the work of this great painter and engraver of the 20th century
June 1
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris starts
http://www.mam.paris.fr/fr/expositions/exposition-zao-wou-ki

Pastels of the Musée du Louvre
Featuring the Golden age of pastel painting in Europe - 18th century works
June 7 to September 10
Musée du Louvre
https://www.louvre.fr/en/expositions

In Colour, polychrome sculpture in France 1850 to 1910 (En couleurs, la sculpture polychrome en France 1850-1910)
Exploration of Symbolism and Art Nouveau
June 12 to September 16
1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur - 75007 Paris
Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 7e Arrondissement
http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/events/exhibitions/in-the-museums.html

The question of applying colour to sculpture in the Second Empire and the influence of Art Nouveau
June 11 to September 23
1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur - 75007 Paris
Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 7e Arrondissement
http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/events/exhibitions/in-the-museums.html

Chris Market exhibition
Exploring the works of photographer and writer Chris Marker
May 2 to July 29
Cinematheque Francaise
51 Rue de Bercy 75012 Paris
http://www.cinematheque.fr/cycle/chris-marker-les-7-vies-d-un-cineaste-441.html

The Little Explorer’s Box of Delights
A reflection on education and otherness; open for children
May 22 to October 7
37 quai Branly - 75007 Paris
Tour Eiffel - Invalides - 7e Arrondissement
http://www.quaibranly.fr/fr/expositions-evenements/au-musee/expositions/details-de-levenement/e/le-magasin-des-petits-explorateurs-37728/

Impressionists in London
Exploring the works of French Impressionist painters who were forced to seek refuge in London
21 June to 14 October
Avenue Winston Churchill - 75008 Paris
Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement
http://www.petitpalais.paris.fr/expositions/les-impressionnistes-londres

Musée Yves Saint Laurent
Exploring Saint Laurent’s early drawings
May 229 to September 9
5 avenue Marceau - 75116 Paris
Champs-Élysées, Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement
https://museeyslparis.com/en/

Et 20 l’été
Free outdoor shows where artists use urban furniture as a tool of creation
June 21 to June 1
Paris et Île-de-France - 75 Paris
https://www.et20lete.com/


Spectacular Sports in Paris!

For many tourists, Paris is a haven of art and beauty and cultural finesse. But many fail to explore its more active side. Here are some great reasons that will tell you why this city is more than just a pretty face.

Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris
Watching a horse race event is perhaps one of the best things to do in Paris in June 2018. The most anticipated is the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, one of the most iconic races in the horse-racing calendar.
May 19 to 20
Auteuil racecourse
Route des Lacs - 75016 Paris
Bois de Boulogne - 16e Arrondissement
http://www.grandsteeple.com/

Roland Garros tennis tournament
The French Open!
You can get to the Roland Garros Stadium by line 9 and 10 of the Metro by getting off at Porte d’Auteuil or Michel Molitor stations.
May 21 to June 10
2 avenue Gordon Bennett - 75016 Paris
Porte d'Auteuil - Porte de Saint-Cloud - 16e Arrondissement
http://www.rolandgarros.com/

Rugby Top 14 Final
Rugby sports competition
June 2
Stade de France
https://www.stadefrance.com/en/ticket/finale-top-14-2018

Prix du Jockey Club
Horse-riding competition
June 3
Hippodrome de Chantilly Avenue de la Plaine des Aigles
https://www.ticketmaster.fr/en/manifestation/prix-du-jockey-club-ticket/idmanif/430850

Women’s French Cup Final
Women football
June 2 and 3
To be announced

Prix de Diane Longines
One of the most prestigious races on the flat racing calendar
June 17
Chantilly racecourse16 avenue du Général Leclerc - 209 BP 90 - 60631 Chantilly
http://www.prix-de-diane.com/

Open de France
Major European tour golf tournament
June 28 to July 1
2 avenue du Golf - 78280 Guyancourt Cedex
78 - Yvelines
www.opendefrance.fr/aodf_en


Everything Under the Sun

Of course, there is always something for everyone. If you’re done with touring museums or seeing the spectacular concerts and light shows, there are plenty of other ways to fill your June Paris nights!

Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti
Concert/Show
June 6 to July 12
Palais Garnier
https://www.operadeparis.fr/en/season-17-18/opera/don-pasquale

Heure espagnole by Maurice Ravel
Concert/Show
May 17 to June 17
Opéra Bastille
https://www.operadeparis.fr/saison-17-18/opera/lheure-espagnole

Fête des Tuileries
funfair
June 23 to August 26
Place de la Concorde - 75001 Paris
Louvre - 1er Arrondissement

Salon International de la Maison de Poupee
International dollhouse show
June 10, 10am to 5pm
Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre
7 boulevard Jourdan
75014 Paris
http://www.simp-paris.com/england-home-index.html

La Fête du Velo
Annual bike festival
May 28 to June 3
http://feteduvelo.fr/

Le Mondial de la Bière
Around 80 brewers showcase their craft along with the best street food in Paris
June 29 to July 1
La Maison de la Mutualité, 5th Arrondissement
https://www.mondialdelabiereparis.com/fr

Champs Elysees Film Festival
Annual film festival
June 12 to June 19
De l'Arc de Triomphe à la place de la Concorde - 75008 Paris
Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement
http://www.champselyseesfilmfestival.com/

Summer Sales
save 30% to as much as 70% and more
June 27 to August 7

Garden party
Thurs to Sun until July 12
Le Petit Pré

Parc Zoologique de Paris Biodiversity Trail
Experience nature barefoot
May 30 to November 1
Parc Zoologique de Paris
https://www.parczoologiquedeparis.fr/en

LGBT Pride March (‘Marche des fiertés lesbiennes, gaies, bi, trans et intersexes’)
Parade
June 30
leaves from Place de la Concorde at 2pm


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