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.

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.

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

Exhibition
from 18 June 2019 to 22 September 2019
Jeu de Paume Paris - 1 place de la Concorde, Paris

The first major retrospective on the experimental photographs of Sally Mann in Paris

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

Films under the Stars

Show - miscellaneous
from 27 June 2019 to 29 June 2019
Domaine national de Saint-Cloud - Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud

Cinema comes to the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud

Legacy by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Exhibition
from 28 June 2019 to 01 December 2019
Le Toit de la Grande Arche - 1 parvis de la Défense - En haut des marches de la Grande Arche, Puteaux

A retrospective of the works of Yann Arthus-Bertrand on the roof of the Grand Arche

Festival Musique en l'Ile

Festival | Classical music
from 30 June 2019 to 01 September 2019
Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île - 19 bis rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Île, Paris

Musique en l'Ile offers a rich and varied programme including Corsican polyphony, Russian popular songs, secular music...

Back Side/Dos à la mode

Exhibition
from 05 July 2019 to 17 November 2019
Musée Bourdelle - 18 rue Antoine Bourdelle, Paris

An exhibition that breaks the mould and shines a spotlight on the back

Festival Jazz Vocal

Festival
from 05 July 2019 to 13 August 2019
Sunset-Sunside - 60 rue des Lombards, Paris

Festival Jazz Vocal unveils the best jazz voices at Sunside Sunset

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.

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