Celebrations and festivals in Paris

Celebrations and festivals galore. The arts come together in some unexpected places in Paris

Festival Paris Quartier d'été © OTCP - Marc Bertrand

Throughout the year, there are numerous celebrations and festivals all over the city. In summer, the arts come together in some unexpected places: on the Seine riverbanks, in courtyards of mansion houses, on lawns, in woods, parks and gardens, and in museum galleries temporarily transformed for a concert or a performance ...

The Chinese New Year, the Carnaval de Paris and the Printemps du Cinéma at the beginning of the year, and the Fête de la Musique in June. The Festival de de l'Ourcq, the festivals Paris Quartier d'Eté and Paris Plages during the summer, the Journées du Patrimoine, the Techno parade and Nuit Blanche in autumn, and then at the end of the year a packed calendar of festive events for the Christmas season ...

Don’t forget to keep checking our calendar of celebrations and festivals in Paris to keep up to date with events that make the French capital a dynamic place buzzing with culture and energy in 2017!

The Big Wheel at Place de la Concorde

Celebration
from 11 November 2016 to 15 May 2017
Place de la Concorde - ., Paris

Each year, as Christmas approaches, the Big Wheel is set up on the Place de la Concorde.

Foire du Trône

Celebration
from 31 March 2017 to 28 May 2017
Pelouse de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

Some 350 attractions on more than 10 hectares of land at the Pelouse de Reuilly.

Villette Sonique

Festival | Music - miscellaneous
from 25 May 2017 to 31 May 2017
Plein Air Parc de La Villette - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The free, open-air music festival returns for a 12th edition.

We love green

Festival | Modern music
from 10 June 2017 to 11 June 2017
Bois de Vincennes - Bois de Vincennes, Paris

This eco-friendly music event has an exceptional line-up of international artists for festival goers!

Les Solistes à Bagatelle

Festival | Classical music
from 29 August 2015 to 13 September 2015
Parc de Bagatelle - Route de Sèvres à Neuilly, Paris

Ce festival de musique classique met en avant de jeunes virtuoses et une programmation autour du piano

Windows displays at Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Celebration
From November 2016
Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche - 24 rue de Sèvres, Paris

Christmas decorations, enchanting, poetic and utterly magical scenes in the windows of the Bon Marché Rive Gauche

Champs-Elysées Christmas Market

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
End of November 2015 - January 2016
Avenue des Champs-Élysées - ., Paris

Authentic chalets line the Champs-Elysées between the Rond-point and Place de la Concorde

Illuminations at the Viaduc des Arts

Celebration
End of November 2015 to 5 January 2016
Le Viaduc des Arts - 1-129 avenue Daumesnil, Paris

Illuminations of the Viaduc des arts take on a magical appearance

Italie 2 Christmas Market

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
November - December 2015
Italie 2 - 30 avenue d'Italie, Paris

The Italie 2 shopping centre is encircled by 20 or so chalets for Christmas.

Saint Germain des Prés Village of Father Christmas

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
December 2015
Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 3 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

Autour de l'église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, une trentaine de cabanes décorées accueillent le village du Père Noël