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Paris Update This Week’s Events

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Cinéma au Clair de Lune
> Free outdoor films in various unusual locations around Paris. July 31-Aug. 10.

Cinéma en Plein Air
> Theme for this year’s free outdoor film festival: “Adolescence,” La Villette, Paris, through Aug. 24.

Ciné Quartier 13
> Free outdoor films in the parks of the 13th arrondissement: An American in Paris (Aug. 2), Confidences pour Confidences (Aug. 7). Various locations, Paris.

Deauville American Film Festival
> Films by up-and-coming directors in competition, premiers, tributes and more. Deauville, Aug. 30-Sept. 8

Festival Classique au Vert
> Classical concerts in the Parc Floral, Paris, Aug. 2-Sept. 14.

Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux
> Classical concerts, Parc de Sceaux, Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 15-Sept. 14.

Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> “Seven deadly sins” is the theme of this year's garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Oct. 21.

Festival les Pestacles
> Concerts and other activities for kiddies age five and up. Parc Floral, Paris, through Sept. 24.

Fête de Montmartre
> Belle Epoque-style entertainment in the Renoir Garden of the Musée de Montmartre. First weekend of every month through September.

Jazz à la Villette
> Maceo Parker, Laura Mvula, Archie Shapp, Henri Texier, Joshua Redman and more at this annual jazz festival. La Villette, Paris, Sept. 3-14.

Kiosques en Musique
> Over 400 free concerts in parks and gardens. Various locations, Paris, through October 31.

La Plage
> A sandy beach, free concerts, clubbing and deck chairs. Glaz'Art, Paris, through Sept. 20.

Le Jardin à l’Heure d’Eté
> The garden of the Institut Suédois open to the public for the summer. Artworks by Anne Thulin, ice cream for sale and deck chairs for reading. Entrance at 10 rue Elzévir, Paris, through Aug. 31.

Les Bals Barges
> Free outdoor dances every weekend along the Canal de l'Ourcq. Seine Saint Denis, through Aug. 24.

L'Été Defacto
> Free activities and events on the Place de La Défense, Paris, through Aug. 24.

L'Eté du Canal, l'Ourcq en Fêtes.
> Boat rides, canal tours, dance performances, concerts, street art, outdoor films, balls and more around the Canal de l'Ourcq. Various locations, Paris & Seine Saint Denis, through Aug. 24.

Musiques en Terrasse
> Free outdoor concerts on Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm. Bercy Village, Paris, through Aug. 28.

Opéra en Plein Air
> Outdoor performances of Don Giovanni in gorgeous locations around France, including the Châteaux de Vincennes, Chantilly and Fontainebleau, and the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris. Through September 20.

Paris Plages
> Fun in the sun on the banks of the Seine and the Bassin de la Villette: sandy beach, pool, dance lessons, restaurants, volleyball, free concerts (in front of the Hôtel de Ville) and more, Paris, through Aug. 17.

Paris Quartier d’Eté
> Annual festival of music, dance, theater and more from around the world. Various locations, Paris, through Aug. 11.

> The film Ratatouille will be shown on the Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville at 8pm on Aug. 16.

Rock en Seine
> Three-day rock festival, featuring Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy, Portishead, Queens of the Stone Age and many other groups. Domaine de Saint-Cloud, Aug. 22-24.

Scènes d'Eté
> Free outdoor concerts on the weekends of world music: tango, Cuban, Senegalese, Breton, Irish and more. La Villette, Paris, through Aug. 24.

> Free yoga classes on the roof of BHV department store, 5:40pm on Wednesdays. BHV, Paris, through Aug. 27.


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Paris Update is taking its annual summer vacation. The next new issue will appear on September 10, 2014. In the meantime, you'll find many things to do in Paris in August on the Events listing on the home page, as well as numerous exhibition reviews and other entertaining articles on the site, among them David Jaggard’s popular humor columns. If you are looking for a restaurant, check out our listing of favorite restaurants by arrondissement. Bonnes vacances !

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