Celebrations and festivals in Paris

Celebrations and festivals galore. The arts come together in some unexpected places in Paris

Festival Paris Quartier d'été © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Throughout the year, there are numerous celebrations and festivals all over the city. In summer, the arts come together in some unexpected places: on the Seine riverbanks, in courtyards of mansion houses, on lawns, in woods, parks and gardens, and in museum galleries temporarily transformed for a concert or a performance ...

The Chinese New Year, the Carnaval de Paris and the Printemps du Cinéma at the beginning of the year, and the Fête de la Musique in June. The Festival de de l'Ourcq, the festivals Paris Quartier d'Eté and Paris Plages during the summer, the Journées du Patrimoine, the Techno parade and Nuit Blanche in autumn, and then at the end of the year a packed calendar of festive events for the Christmas season ...

Don’t forget to keep checking our calendar of celebrations and festivals in Paris to keep up to date with events that make the French capital a dynamic place buzzing with culture and energy in 2017!

The Big Wheel at Place de la Concorde

from 11 November 2016 to 15 May 2017
Place de la Concorde - ., Paris

Each year, as Christmas approaches, the Big Wheel is set up on the Place de la Concorde.

Foire du Trône

from 31 March 2017 to 28 May 2017
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

Some 350 attractions on more than 10 hectares of land at the Pelouse de Reuilly.

Villette Sonique

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 25 May 2017 to 31 May 2017
Plein Air Parc de La Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The free, open-air music festival returns for an 12nd edition.

We love green

Festival | Modern music
from 10 June 2017 to 11 June 2017
Bois de Vincennes - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

This eco-friendly music event has an exceptional line-up of international artists for festival goers!

Festival Européen Jeunes Talents

Festival | Classical music
from 05 July 2015 to 25 July 2015
Centre historique des Archives Nationales - Musée des Archives Nationales - Hôtels de Soubise et de Rohan - 60 rue des Francs Bourgeois, Paris

This festival, which is a true artistic stepping stone, presents young musicians, emerging on the classical music scene

Festival of Chamber Music in the Orangery at Bagatelle

Festival | Classical music
from 16 July 2015 to 15 August 2015
Parc de Bagatelle - Route de Sèvres à Neuilly, Paris

L'Octuor de France propose le festival de musique de chambre dans le cadre exceptionnel de l'Orangerie de Bagatelle

Les Solistes à Bagatelle

Festival | Classical music
from 29 August 2015 to 13 September 2015
Parc de Bagatelle - Route de Sèvres à Neuilly, Paris

Ce festival de musique classique met en avant de jeunes virtuoses et une programmation autour du piano

Windows displays at Bon Marché Rive Gauche

From November 2016
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche - 24 rue de Sèvres, Paris

Christmas decorations, enchanting, poetic and utterly magical scenes in the windows of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Disney’s enchanted Christmas

from 07 November 2015 to 07 January 2016
Disneyland Paris® - Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée

The magic of Christmas will delight visitors to Disneyland®. This year’s programme : Christmas procession, Christmas tree, Interac...

Champs-Elysées Christmas Market

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
End of November 2015 - January 2016
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

Authentic chalets line the Champs-Elysées between the Rond-point and Place de la Concorde