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?

A T-Rex in Paris

Un T-rex à Paris © Marten van Dijl Naturalis

13, 14, 15 July 2018

This summer, the Natural History Museum’s Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology is, for the first time, welcoming Trix, a female Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in the United States in 2013. This is a unique opportunity to come face to face with a 67-million-year-old skeleton and discover her eating habits, anatomy, and struggles. With a complete interactive exhibition, this exhibit will enrapture adults and kids alike!

Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie - Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle - Paris 5th

More info : A T.Rex in Paris

Panthéon : Bastille Day in music

Panthéon, Vue parties hautes, Paris © OTCP

14 July 2018

Celebrate Bastille Day musically and pay tribute to some great French historical figures. And from 3pm, the quintet from the Armée de l’Air is putting on two free concerts. Programming includes French works from the end of the 19th century such as George Bizet’s Carmen, Gabriel Fauré’s Dolly, Hedwige Chrétien’s Quintette, and of course the Marseillaise.

Panthéon - Paris 5th

More info : Panthéon

Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich – The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk (1918-1922)

Marc Chagall Au-dessus de la ville, 1914 – 1918 Huile sur toile © Galerie nationale Trétiakov, Moscou © Adagp, Paris 2018

13, 14, 15 July 2018
For a weekend focused on art, the Pompidou Centre is offering an exhibition paying tribute to the 20th-century Russian avant-garde movement. Students or teachers at the famous Vitebsk Higher Institute of Art, Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky, and Kazimir Malevich are the main artists in this exhibition bringing together some 250 works, plus many archival documents.

Centre Pompidou - Paris 4th

More info : Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich – The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk (1918-1922)

Paris’s firefighters in the spotlight

Pompiers de Paris à l'honneur Cité des sciences et de l'industrie © DR

15 July 2018

On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Feu’ (Fire) , (from 10 April 2018 to 6 January  2019), the Paris fire brigade comes to the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie for the weekend of 14 and 15 July 2018. On the programme:  demonstrations, workshops and presentations, indoors and outdoors.

Cité des sciences et de l'industrie - 19th

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Paris Plages

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

13, 14, 15 July 2018

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

 More info about Paris Plages

Ohlala, Sexy – Crazy – Artistic

Ohlala 1 © Ohlala

13 July 2018
For an unforgettable experience, enjoy a night out at the Alhambra for the ‘Ohlala, Sexy – Crazy – Artistic’ show. Inspired by Black Swan, good and bad, light and dark, virtue and vice are all explored in these sensual performances and choreographies. A pleasure-filled spectacle that will stir the senses!

Alhambra - Paris 10th

More info : Ohlala

Musical fountains show at the Palace of Versailles

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

13, 14, 15 July 2018

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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Lido de Paris Member

Cabaret / Show
116 bis avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 75008

Experience an extraordinary evening at the Lido de Paris, a legendary cabaret situated on the most beautiful avenue in the world,......

Crazy Horse Paris Member

Cabaret / Show
12 avenue George V, Paris, 75008

Enjoy an exceptional moment of beauty and sensuality in this legendary Parisian nightspot. Located just a few steps from the......

Paradis Latin Member

Cabaret / Show
28 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, Paris, 75005

Built by Gustave Eiffel and listed as a historical heritage site, the oldest big cabaret in the world is situated a short walk......

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

Show - comedy, one-man show
from 19 January 2018 to 30 December 2018
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...

Open Air Cinema

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 18 July 2018 to 19 August 2018
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

A cultural highlight every summer, the festival welcomes thousands of film fans with a programme of French and international films

Les Etés de la Danse (Summers of Dance)

Festival | Show - dance
from 25 June 2018 to 07 July 2018
La Seine Musicale - Île Seguin, Boulogne-Billancourt

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

Night at Les Invalides

Show - miscellaneous | Celebration
from 27 June 2018 to 01 September 2018
Hôtel national des Invalides - Esplanade des Invalides, Paris

The monumental sound and light show is back!

Paris Plages

Celebration | Festival
from 07 July 2018 to 02 September 2018
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

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

Fountains Night Show at Versailles

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 16 June 2018 to 15 September 2018
Château de Versailles - Place d'Armes, Versailles

A magical memorable evening at the Palace of Versailles.

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 theatre, musical
from 28 September 2017 to 08 July 2018
Théâtre Mogador - 25 rue de Mogador, Paris

The musical Grease on stage at the Théâtre Mogador from 28 September 2017

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

Show - comedy, one-man show
from 19 January 2018 to 30 December 2018
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...

Margiela / Galliera, 1989 – 2009

from 03 March 2018 to 15 July 2018
Palais Galliera - Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris - 10 avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, Paris

The first retrospective dedicated to this major figure of fashion


from 27 March 2018 to 29 July 2018
Musée national Picasso-Paris - 5 rue de Thorigny, Paris

The Musée Picasso is celebrating the painting's 80th year

Neanderthal: the exhibition

from 28 March 2018 to 07 January 2019
Musée de l’Homme - Museum national d'Histoire naturelle - Palais de Chaillot - 17 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, Paris

A playful, immersive trail to meet one of our most illustrious cousins

Delacroix (1798-1863)

from 29 March 2018 to 23 July 2018
Musée du Louvre - Pyramide du Louvre, Paris

A monumental exhibition tracing the master’s career