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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Candlelight Evenings

Celebration
from 04 July 2020 to 03 October 2020
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

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

Fête des Tuileries

Celebration
from 04 July 2020 to 30 August 2020
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 16 August 2020 to 20 September 2020
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 18 July 2020 to 30 August 2020
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

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

Night at Les Invalides

Show - miscellaneous | Celebration
from 18 July 2020 to 29 August 2020
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 (Cancelled)

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.

Hearts. Romanticism in contemporary art

Exhibition
from 14 February 2020 to 13 September 2020
Musée de la Vie romantique - Hôtel Scheffer-Renan - 16 rue Chaptal, Paris

Contemporary artworks on the theme of the heart at the Musée de la Vie Romantique

The Exodus of the Parisians in 1940

Exhibition
from 27 February 2020 to 13 December 2020
Musée de la Libération de Paris - Musée du général Leclerc - Musée Jean Moulin - 4 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, Paris

Personal histories and the history of a nation are intertwined in photos, film archives and personal testimony

Harper’s Bazaar: First in Fashion

Exhibition
from 28 February 2020 to 04 January 2021
MAD - Musée des Arts Décoratifs - 107 rue de Rivoli, Paris

The making of an iconic American fashion magazine

Sonic Protest (Cancelled)

Festival | Modern music
from 06 March 2020 to 22 March 2020
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

The meeting place for lovers of experimental sound and music.

Paris manga & sci-fi show

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 07 March 2020 to 08 March 2020
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

The not-to-miss event for manga and science fiction fans.

Raphael. The Teacher and his Pupils.

from 07 March 2020 to 30 August 2020
Domaine de Chantilly - 7 rue du Connétable, Chantilly

The Musée Condé is paying tribute to the master of the Italian Renaissance

Salon Destinations Nature (Cancelled)

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 12 March 2020 to 15 March 2020
Paris expo Porte de Versailles - VIPARIS - 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris

Nature is taking over the Porte de Versailles Parc des Expositions