(Paris UT+2)

Open-Air Cinema

Paris, Parc de la Villette, Festival de cinéma en plein air © William Beaucardet

from Wednesday 24 July 2013 to Sunday 25 August 2013

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

211 avenue Jean Jaurès

75019 Paris

La Villette

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Fêtes et festivals

Open-Air Cinema

from Wednesday 24 July 2013 to Sunday 25 August 2013

To make the most of summertime in Paris, there’s nothing like going to see a film … outdoors! Surrounded by themed gardens and sculptures at the Parc de la Villette, a giant screen is set up on the grass and awaits the many spectators who come to spend a relaxing, convivial and cultural evening there.

Generally on a particular theme, the screenings are free and those in the know will have made the wise decision to hire a deckchair! For convivial moments which are second to none, the open air film festival offers you the opportunity to see foreign, old, art-house and popular films (again).
And in order to make the most of the evening, you can have a picnic before the film starts, as the sun goes down.

Theme for 2013: ‘Tous en scène’

Among the films on offer:

- "Polisse", by Maïwenn
- "Where the Wild Things Are", by Spike Jonze
- "Be Kind Rewind", by Michel Gondry
- "Tanzträume" (Dancing Dreams), by Anne Linsel and Rainer Hoffmann
- "Tous au Larzac", by Christian Rouaud
- "The social network", by David Fincher
- "Kauas pilvet karkaavat" (Drifting Clouds), by Aki Kaurismäki
- "Ocean's eleven", by Steven Soderbergh
- "The Killing", by Stanley Kubrick
- "Habemus Papum" (We Have a Pope), by Nanni Moretti

The films are shown at nightfall.

The films shown are in the original language with French subtitles.

Deckchair hire: €7

Paris, Parc de la Villette, Festival de cinéma en plein air © William Beaucardet

Festival du cinéma en plein air

© William Beaucardet

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 and the Musée de la Musique. Every year, exceptional events are organized here, like the open-air film festival, which is held from mid-July to mid-August.

Festival du cinéma en plein air de La Villette

from Wednesday 22 July 2015 to Sunday 23 August 2015

Organisé chaque été, le site accueille des milliers de spectateurs venus découvrir ou redécouvrir des classiques du cinéma.

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


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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