Festivals  Paris

Festivals Paris

Together with New York, London and Tokyo, Paris belongs to the four most important world cities. So it is not surprising that in Paris every year you can experience the best events like the Paris Fashion Week, the Paris International Marathon, the Bastille Day and of course the Tour de France! But there are much more great festivals in Paris who can give your citybreak an extra dimension. Here we selected the best festivals in Paris!

Paris Fashion Week

Would you like to catch a glimpse of world’s best fashion designers and top models? Make sure you visit Paris during the Paris Fashion Week, one of the most important fashion events in the world. The Paris Fashion Week takes place in the Carrousel du Louvre in the beginning of March and in mid-October.
Address: 1er Arrondissement,

International Women Film Festival

This very special film festival focuses on films produced by women from all over the world. You can watch the selected films at the Maison des Artes, Cinema La Lucarne and Cinémas du Palais. Most of the filmmakers will be present at the screenings of their film and are available to answer all your questions about their work. The International Women Film Festival normally takes place in mid-March.
Address: Maison Des Arts, Place Salvador-allende, Créteil

Tour de France

One of the biggest events in Paris is the Tour de France. Traditionally the finish of the final stage of this very important cycling event is on the Champs-Élysées. It is an extraordinary experience to witness this race during your citybreak Paris.
Address: Champs-Élysées

Paris International Marathon

The Paris International Marathon is held every year in April. It belongs to the most popular sports events in Europe. The marathon starts at the Champs-Élysées and ends on the Avenue Foch. Every year this big event attracts a lot of athletes from all over the world. But also a lot of supporters travel to Paris just to witness the event.
Address: Champs-Élysées – Avenue Foch

Bastille Day

Bastille Day is without a doubt the most important national holiday in France. On the 14th of July France commemorates the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, which marked the beginning of the French Revolution. Especially around the Place de la Bastille and at the Champs-Élysées you will find all kinds of festivities like concerts, ceremonies and military parades.
Address: Place de la Bastille, Champs-Élysées

Rock en Seine

Since 2003 Paris hosts every year in august this great rock festival. The event takes place at the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud. Among the famous rock bands who already performed at this festival are Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, R.E.M., Keane and The Prodigy.
Address: Château de Saint-Cloud\\\\\\\'s Park

Festival Classique au Vert

The Festival Classique au Vert is held every year during the weekends in August and September. You can enjoy the most wonderful classical music recitals performed by the best musicians of the moment in the beautiful setting of the Parc Floral de Paris in the Bois de Vincennes. What makes this event even more attractive, is that you can attend the performances for free.
Address: Parc Floral de Paris in the Bois de Vincennes

Nuit Blanche

Are you planning your citybreak Paris in early October, than you will have the great opportunity to experience the Nuit Blanche. During this special night in Paris most of the galleries and museums are open and will organize a special ´after dark exhibition´, which you can visit for free. You will find a lot of special festivities through the entire city.

Autumn Festival

This cultural event was founded in 1972. It has grown into one of the biggest cultural events in France according to contemporary arts, featuring theatre shows, concerts, dance performances, visual arts and film. The festival takes place from September till December at different theatres and museums, including the Centre Pompidou, the Louvre and the Opéra Bastille.

Le Salon du Chocolat

Real chocolate lovers definitely shouldn’t miss the Salon du Chocolat in Paris. At this event you feel like being in heaven. Almost everything is made of chocolate. There are even fashion shows with models wearing clothes made of chocolate. Also don’t miss the demonstrations of the best chocolate masters in the world. Or maybe you can try to make chocolate yourself by participating in one of the workshops.
Address: Paris expo, Porte de Versailles, Halls 5/2 & 5/3

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