Places to go on July 13th, 14th and 15th

Make the most of the French National Holiday and discover the cultural and festive events taking place in Paris.

And why not take advantage of the French National Holiday to discover shows, exhibitions and other cultural and festival events taking place in the capital?

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14 July 2019

What better way to celebrate Bastille Day than with music in a bucolic setting. Head to the Hippodrome d’Auteuil where Gaël Faye, Fakear, Hippocampe Fou, FLAVIA COELHO and many others will be performing on the 3 stages of the event Excuse my French! DJ sets, restaurant and jam sessions will keep you entertained. Then, round off your day by watching the fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower from the stands of the Hippodrome.

Hippodrome d'Auteuil

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14 July on the roof of the Grande Arche

Bob Sinclar Grande Arche 14 juillet

14 July 2019

From 9am in the morning, festivities kick off at the roof of the Grande Arche – an ideal place from which to admire the Patrouille de France flypast during the 14 July parade. And for good reason, the planes pass just above the building. Entertainment includes a brass band, cocktails, music ... everything to enjoy Bastille Day to the full. And from 8pm, the roof turns into an open-air dancefloor with Bob Sinclar on the turntables. And to end the evening, all eyes turn to the Eiffel Tower to marvel at a breathtaking fireworks display. A unique viewpoint!

Roof of la Grande Arche - La Défense

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Free concert at the Musee du Quai-Branly – Jacques Chirac

14 July 2019

For a musical Bastille Day, go to the luxuriant garden of the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac for a free concert by the Gangbé Brass Band, a Beninese musical ensemble. A line-up of jazzy atmosphere, afrobeat and Nigerian music!

Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 7th

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Concerts at the Panthéon

Panthéon, Vue parties hautes, Paris © OTCP

14 July 2019

Bastille Day celebrations here combine music with a tribute to the great men and women who have marked the History of France. On 14 July, the Panthéon throws open its doors fro free to visitors. And from 3.30pm, the musical formation of the Armée de l'Air gives a 1-hour concert. On the programme: French works from the late 19th century.

Panthéon - Paris 5th

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Paris Plages

Paris Plages 2017 - Bassins canal de l'Ourcq © Mairie de Paris

13, 14, 15 July 2019

There are plenty of activities for adults and children: swimming and water sports, but also workshops for children, games, books, exhibitions ...

The Parc Rives de Seine and Bassin de la Villette

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Musical fountains show at the Palace of Versailles

Les Grandes Eaux Musicales à Versailles, Bassin du Char d'Apollon © JdeGivry

13, 14, 15 July 2019

The garden of the Palace of Versailles becomes the setting for an enchanting display. Ornamental water ponds and water features create a majestic spectacle in which fountains play and jets of water intertwine. The Musical Fountains Show ends at 6pm on 14 July.

Château de Versailles

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Tutankhamun, the Treasure of the Pharaoh

Exhibition
from 23 March 2019 to 22 September 2019
Grande Halle de La Villette - Parc de la Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris
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Save the date! The fascinating collection from the museum of Cairo on show in Paris.

Candlelight Evenings

Celebration
from 04 May 2019 to 05 October 2019
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

2,000 candles are lit within the chateau and garden.

"How to become a Parisian in one hour" by Olivier Giraud

Show - comedy, one-man show
from 29 May 2019 to 14 September 2019
Théâtre des Nouveautés - 24 boulevard Poissonnière, Paris
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Olivier Giraud offers a show in English on the attitudes and idiosyncrasies of Parisians: mannerisms and habits that have given th...

Berthe Morisot: Female Impressionist

Exhibition
from 18 June 2019 to 22 September 2019
Musée d'Orsay - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris
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The Musée d’Orsay is displaying the talent of an exceptional painter.

Fête des Tuileries

Celebration
from 21 June 2019 to 25 August 2019
Jardin des Tuileries - Place de la Concorde, Paris

For 2 months, children and adults, tourists and Parisians all enjoy the 60 or so attractions at this two-month-long funfair

Paris Jazz festival

Festival | Jazz music
from 06 July 2019 to 28 July 2019
Parc Floral de Paris - Jardin botanique de Paris - Esplanade du château de Vincennes, Paris

Paris Jazz Festival artfully blends jazz melodies and the harmony of nature

Paris Plages

Celebration | Festival
from 06 July 2019 to 01 September 2019
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Over the summer, Paris becomes a seaside resort with the Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) event.

Festival Paris l'Eté (Paris Summer Festival)

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
from 12 July 2019 to 03 August 2019
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Some fifteen shows in Paris and the Paris region with dance, theatre and music.

Night at Les Invalides

Show - miscellaneous | Celebration
from 12 July 2019 to 30 August 2019
Hôtel national des Invalides - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris

The monumental sound and light show is back!

Bastille Day, 14th July

Celebration
from 13 July 2020 to 14 July 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

French National Day.

Firemen's ball

Celebration
from 13 July 2020 to 14 July 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

On danse pour pour la Fête Nationale dans les casernes de pompiers.

Cirque Bormann Moreno

Show - circus
from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2016
Cirque Bormann - 5 rue Lucien Bossoutrot, Paris

Every year this traditional and family circus, the Cirque Bormann Moreno, is popular with the public

Musical Sundays at the Madeleine

Festival | Classical music
All year
Église de la Madeleine - Place de la Madeleine, Paris

Classical concerts, with voluntary contribution to costs, all year long.

Oh My God She’s Parisian!

Show - comedy, one-man show
From 9 Septembre 2017
Théâtre BO Saint-Martin - 19 boulevard Saint-Martin, Paris
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A crazy day in the life of a Parisian working mum portrayed in a comedy show entirely in English.

Inside Opéra

Show - miscellaneous
from 08 June 2018 to 25 September 2019
Opéra national de Paris - Palais Garnier - Place de l'Opéra, Paris
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An immersive experience in the heart of the Palais Garnier

Cirque Bouglione

Show - circus
https://www.cirquedhiver.com/spectacles/extra/
Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione - 110 rue Amelot, Paris

The new show from the Cirque Bouglione, packed with magic, laughter and surprises

Les samedis de la VR

Show - miscellaneous
from 06 October 2018 to 13 July 2019
Forum des images - Forum des Halles - 2 rue du Cinéma, Paris

Discover virtual reality at the Forum of Images every Saturday until 13 July 2019

Poison

Exhibition
from 10 October 2018 to 11 August 2019
Palais de la découverte - Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, Paris

The world of poisons at the Palais de la Découverte

Romanès Cirque tzigane

Show - circus
from 13 October 2018 to 30 May 2019
Cirque Romanès - Square Parodi - Boulevard de l'Amiral Bruix, Paris

Authentic tzigane circus, Romanès invites us into a festive and colourful world

Corps & Sport (Sports & the body)

Exhibition
from 16 October 2018 to 05 January 2020
Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris

Immersive exhibition showing how playing sport affects the body

Illusions

Exhibition
from 06 November 2018 to 25 August 2019
Palais de la découverte - Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, Paris

An interactive exhibition of 40 amazing experiences about illusions at the Palais de la Découverte

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