Celebrations and festivals in Paris

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

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
November 2017 - May 2018
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
April - May 2018
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
May 2018
Parc de La Villette - Plein Air - 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

The free, open-air music festival returns for a 13th edition.

We love green

Festival | Modern music
June 2018
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

Christmas turns red at the Manoir de Paris

Celebration
December 2015
Le Manoir de Paris - 18 rue de Paradis, Paris

Father Christmas and Father Fouettard, Grinch and Scrooge, Yeti await you to share infamous legends with the family

Christmas at the Château de Breteuil

Celebration
from 19 December 2015 to 03 January 2016
Château de Breteuil - Allée du Château, Choisel

The Château de Breteuil has just been trimmed up with festive decorations, lights and lots of Christmas activities

Candlelight Evenings

Celebration
from 07 May 2016 to 01 October 2016
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

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

The Week of Tastes

Celebration
from 10 October 2016 to 16 October 2016
Paris et Ile-de-France - ., Paris

A celebration of tastes!

Mon Premier Festival - 12th edition

Festival | Show - miscellaneous
from 25 October 2017 to 31 October 2017
Tout Paris - ., Paris

Mon Premier Festival gives children – from 2 years – the opportunity to discover cinema and the diversity of films for young audie...

Designer Christmas trees

Celebration | Exhibition
from 18 November 2016 to 21 November 2016
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées - 15 avenue Montaigne, Paris

Top couturiers, designers create unique works to the association ‘Les Sapins de Noël des créateurs’

Vaux le Vicomte celebrates Christmas

Celebration
from 26 November 2016 to 31 December 2016
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

The Château de Vaux le Vicomte is decked out in an enchanting decor for the festive season

Haut-Montmartre Christmas Market

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
December 2016
Quartier Montmartre - ., Paris

Some 70 chalets, at the heart of Montmartre, offer arts and crafts, food products and typical Christmas decorations.