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!

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

Christmas market at Notre Dame Cathedral

Celebration | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 12 December 2015 to 23 December 2015
Square René Viviani - 2 rue du Fouarre, Paris

A Christmas market with more than forty craftsmen, makers of clothes and accessories, sculptors...

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

Christmas masses at the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church

Celebration
from 24 December 2015 to 25 December 2015
Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 3 place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

The Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church celebrates Christmas with religious services on 24 and 25 December.

Musique côté jardins

Festival | Classical music | Jazz music | Show - miscellaneous
From May to October 2016
Tout Paris - ., Paris

From May to October, the city of Paris organises numerous festivals in its parks and gardens : theatre, concerts, shows

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.

Festival Musique en l'Ile

Festival | Classical music
from 05 June 2016 to 28 August 2016
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...

Fountains Night Show at Versailles

Celebration | Show - miscellaneous
from 18 June 2016 to 17 September 2016
Château de Versailles Spectacles - Grille du Dragon - Pavillon des Roulettes, Versailles

A magical, memorable evening at the Château de Versailles.