feed-image Feed Entries

Photo of the Week

ParisUpdate-ParisPlagePrep300

The beach arrives in Paris for Paris Plages (now open; see Events below for details).  Photo: David Jaggard

 

C’est Ironique Sign of the Weeque

ParisUpdate-Selfor300

What’s that, Selfor?

Yes.

No, I mean what’s that sell for? ... Read more...

Paris Update

Paris Update This Week’s Events

For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

Black Summer Festival
> Funk, soul, reggae, afrobeat, jazz, hip-hop, blues and salsa at this summer music festival. Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, through July 26.

Cinéma au Clair de Lune
> Free outdoor films in various unusual locations around Paris. July 24-Aug. 9.

Cinéma en Plein Air
> Theme for this year’s free outdoor film festival: “Home Cinema.” La Villette, Paris, through Aug. 23.

Ciné Quartier 13
> Free outdoor films in the parks of the 13th arrondissement on Friday evenings. Various locations, Paris, through Aug. 7.

Festival Européen Jeunes Talents
> Classical and contemporary music by talents from all over Europe. Various locations, Paris, through July 25.

Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> “Extraordinary Gardens, Collectors’ Gardens” is the theme of this year's popular garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 1.

Festival les Pestacles
> Concerts and other activities for kiddies age five and up. Parc Floral, Paris, through Sept. 23.

Le Jardin à l’Heure d’Eté
> The garden of the Institut Suédois open to the public for the summer. Library, pop-up café and deck chairs for reading. Entrance at 10 rue Elzévir, Paris, through Aug. 30.

La Plage
> Sandy beach and nightly concerts or DJs. Glaz'Art, Paris, through Oct. 3.

Les Etés de la Danse
> International dance festival featuring the Aivin Ailey Dance Theater. Théâtre du Châtelet, through July 26.

L'Été Defacto
> Free activities and events on the Place de La Défense, Paris, through Aug. 23.

L'Eté du Canal, l'Ourcq en Fêtes.
> Boat rides, canal tours, dance performance, concerts, street art, outdoor films, balls and more around the Canal de l'Ourcq.Various locations, Paris & Seine Saint Denis, hrough Aug. 23.

Monuments en Mouvement
> Free dance performances choreographed for national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and various châteaux. Various locations, through Sept. 15.

Nouveau Festival
> A “cross-disciplinary” festival — art, performances, theater, cinema, etc. Centre Pompidou, Paris, through July 20.

Paris Plages
> Fun in the sun on the banks of the Seine (July 20-Aug. 16) and the Bassin de la Villette (July 20-Aug. 23): sandy beach, pool, dance lessons, restaurants, volleyball, free concerts (in front of the Hôtel de Ville) and more, Paris.

Paris Jazz Festival
> Free outdoor weekend jazz concerts, with an expanded program this year. Parc Floral (admission: €6), Paris, through July 26.

Paris Quartier d’Eté
> Annual festival of music, dance, theater and more from around the world. Various locations, Paris, through Aug. 8.

Scènes d'Eté
> Free outdoor concerts on the weekends of world music: tango, Cuban, Senegalese, Breton, Irish and more. La Villette, Paris, through July 26.

Siestes Electroniques
> Free outdoor concerts of electronic music on Sundays. Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, July 19, 26 & Aug. 2.

Soldes
> Retail sales in Paris through Aug. 4.

 

This Week

 

Paris Update The Lowdown

Paris Update, founded in 2005, is a free weekly Web newsletter designed to provide the latest information about what’s happening right now in the City of Light to everyone who loves Paris, whether tourist, frequent visitor or resident. It provides an unbiased insider’s guide to museum and gallery exhibitions (art, photography, architecture and design), monuments, shopping, restaurants, hotels and bed & breakfasts, tourism, music, nightlife, entertainment, hidden treasures and French films, plus the latest info on what Parisians are talking about and ideas for out-of-town excursions.

On the home page, you’ll find a selection of Paris news items and reviews for the current week, beginning on Wednesday, as well as a list of events. To read articles on Paris from past newsletters, click on the section titles at the top of the page.

Click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to send us your comments.

Click here for a complete list of Paris museums with links to their Web sites.

Click here to see all of Paris Update's One-Minute Paris videos.

Paris Update