(Paris UT+2)

Open Air Cinema

Festival - Show - miscellaneous

July and August 2016

Parc de la Villette
District : La Villette

  • Car park/Parking
  • Adapted to large family
  • Physical

Relax on the green lawns of the Parc de la Villette, in the 19th district in the north east of Paris; as dusk falls the screenings begin at the Open Air Cinema Festival (Cinéma en plein air). A cultural highlight every summer with a different theme each time, the festival welcomes thousands of film fans with a programme of French and international films, both new releases and cult films of the past. Last year, audiences enjoyed The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski), Beetlejuice (Tim Burton), Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese), La Cité interdite (Zhang Yimou), Mon oncle (Jacques Tati), Shining (Stanley Kubrick), Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann)... on a big screen in the park. Lesser known films and short films are also screened. Special events and activities are open to all. Entry to the screenings at the Open Air Film Festival is free of charge for all. You can hire deckchairs and blankets on site for a more comfortable screening, and audiences are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy it before the screening begins. All films are shown in their original language, foreign films are shown with French subtitles.

All public
Kérity la maison des contes © Haut et Court

Kérity la maison des contes

© Haut et Court

L'Apollonide © Haut et Court


© Haut et Court

La Cité Interdite © SND

La Cité Interdite


Festival de cinéma en plein air de La Villette - Shining © Warner Bros

Festival de cinéma en plein air de La Villette - Shining

© Warner Bros

Festival de cinéma en plein air de La Villette - The Ghost writer


Services and facilities of the establishment

Educational activities, Car park/Parking, Restaurant

Educational activities

There is a range of fun and educational workshops available for you to learn about calligraphy, cookery, the trees in the park, how to make bread, etc. Booking essential: +33 (0) 1 40 03 75 75.

Gift shop

There are several gift and book shops: the Boutique de la Cité, the park bookshop, Actes Sud, and the Harmonia Mundi (book)shop.


There are numerous places to eat in the Parc de la Villette: the 'Café des Concerts', 'Goûtu', 'Hippopotamus', 'My Boat' et 'La Petite Halle'.

Car park/Parking

Accessible car parks (paying) open 24/7 at the north and south entrances to the park.


Three toilet facilities. The following performance venues are situated in the Parc de la Villette: 'Cabaret sauvage', 'espace Chapiteaux', 'espace Périphérique', 'Géode', 'Grande Halle', 'Hall de la Chanson', 'Halle aux cuirs', the 'Philharmonie de Paris' (designed by Jean Nouvel) and the Paris-Villette theatre.

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Parc de la Villette

211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris

Built on the site of former abattoirs and designed by the architect Bernard Tschumi, the Parc de la Villette is the largest urban cultural park in the capital. 55 hectares of park, of which 35 are open-air, mix nature and modern architecture, playgrounds and activity areas for children and adults, cultural spaces and theatres. Open from 6am to 1am, the park is accessible by metro, bus, foot, bicycle and even boat. Visitors can stroll along the canal de l'Ourcq where there are a number of green spaces, ponds and fountains. There are also numerous cultural attractions such as the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, the Géode, the Zénith de Paris, the Musée de la Musique, the Philharmonie de Paris... Every year, exceptional events are organized here, like the open-air film festival, which is held from mid-July to mid-August.

Scènes d’été 2015

from Thursday 02 July 2015 to Sunday 26 July 2015

Free and outdoors, this multidisciplinary festival is back in 2015.

Address details
Parc de la Villette

211 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
GPS : 48.8903 / 2.3918866999999864

Telephone : +33 (0) 1 40 03 75 75 - Fax : +33 (0) 1 40 03 77 41


Event website : www.villette.com


District : La Villette

  • Subway Porte de Pantin
  • Bus 75, 151, PC2, PC3

Other modes of transport : Access via the canal with Canauxrama and Paris Canal. The jetty is located at the intersection of the Canal de l'Ourcq and the Galerie de la Villette. 8 Velib' stations serve the Parc de la Villette.

Car park/Parking

Car park/Parking : Accessible car parks (paying) open 24/7 at the north and south entrances to the park.

Adapted to disabled people
  • Adapted to visually impaired Physical
More information on accessibility

Street level access from the Porte de la Villette or by the Porte de Pantin. Accessible toilets (often without grab rail) in all areas of the park. The Parc de la Villette is completely accessible, but the aid of an extra person is needed in some spots. +33 (0) 1 40 03 75 75.
There is a car park reserved for visitors with reduced mobility.

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