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?

Concerts at the Panthéon

Panthéon, Vue parties hautes, Paris © OTCP

14 July 2020

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. A classical music concert has been held here in previous years, but has yet to be confirmed this year due to the current health crisis. An announcement is expected shortly.

Panthéon - Paris 5th

More info : Panthéon

Musical fountains show at the Palace of Versailles

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

14 July 2020

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

 More info about the Musical fountains show

Bar à Bulles : free screening

Cinéma dur le toit x Sofilm - Séance en cours, Paris

15 July 2020

The Bar à Bulles will keep the festivities going with SO FILM, the third edition of its open-air film festival, on the rooftop of the Machine du Moulin Rouge. The film to be screened on 15 July evening is Barking Dogs Never Bite by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho, who also made the Oscar-winning masterpiece Parasite. Here’s your chance to sink into a deckchair in a terrific rooftop spot and watch a great film while enjoying a delicious Bar à Bulles cocktail. The screening is free; all you have to do is register beforehand. Tickets will be available starting one week before the screening.

Bar à Bulles

More info here

Yachts de Paris & Bateaux Parisiens : cruises

Bateaux Parisiens

Along the water, Yachts de Paris are putting on an evening celebration with a delicious menu for the occasion. Enjoy an enchanting evening aboard the Paquebot or the Don Juan II sampling the chef’s fine cuisine. Les Bateaux Parisiens are also organizing an idyllic evening, with a special menu of dishes to share on the Seine all through the night. For a leisurely journey along the water, try Box Promenade’s commentated cruise while dipping into your dinner tray.

More info about Yachts de Paris and Bateaux Parisiens

Port de la Bourdonnais, Paris - 7e and Port Henri VI Paris - 4e

Château Vaux-le-Vicomte : Fireworks

Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte soirée coucher de soleil

13 July 2020

The magnificent Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte is putting on a very special visit by candlelight on Monday 13 July, with the gardens and the chateau decked out in candles and illuminations in the colours of the French flag. The highlight of the evening will be a closing display of silver and gold fireworks.

More info here

Maincy - 77

Candlelight Evenings

July - october 2021
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 17 December 2020 to 31 December 2020
Théâtre des Nouveautés - 24 boulevard Poissonnière, Paris

Olivier Giraud offers a show in English on the attitudes and idiosyncrasies of Parisians: mannerisms and habits that have given th...

Fête des Tuileries

July - August 2021
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
August 2021
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
July - August 2021
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

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

Les Etés de la Danse (Summers of Dance)

Festival | Show - dance
from 02 July 2021 to 14 September 2021
Théâtre du Châtelet - 1 place du Châtelet, Paris

The festival welcomes outstanding ballet companies from all around the world.

Festival Paris l'Eté (Paris Summer Festival)

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
July - August 2021
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
July - August 2021
Hôtel national des Invalides - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris

The monumental sound and light show is back!

Bastille Day, 14th July

from 13 July 2021 to 14 July 2021
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

French National Day.

Firemen's ball

from 13 July 2021 to 14 July 2021
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

Thomas Houseago, Almost Human

from 15 March 2019 to 14 July 2019
Musée d'Art moderne de Paris - 11 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris

First retrospective in France of Thomas Houseago at the Musée d’Art Moderne

L'écran pop

from 19 July 2019 to 13 December 2019
Le Grand Rex - 1 boulevard Poissonnière, Paris

Cinema-karaoke at the Grand Rex !

The Advent of the Artist

Virtual during the closure of the museum
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

How an artist’s status has evolved through the centuries

Portes ouvertes d’Anvers aux Abbesses

from 15 November 2019 to 17 November 2019
Butte Montmartre - Parvis du Sacré-Coeur, Paris

Artists from the 9th and 18th arrondissements open the doors of their studios to the public

Printemps des Assoces

April 2020
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Every year for the last 20 years or so, some 100 LGBT + associations have been getting together to meet the public at the Printemp...