Major events

An exciting programme of artistic and cultural events is organised in Greater Paris throughout the year.

Nota Bene - Covid

European Heritage Days

Palais Bourbon, Paris © OTCP - Assemblée Nationale

Since 1984, every third weekend of September, the European Heritage Days have provided a behind-the-scenes look at heritage sites across France, some of which are normally closed to the public. They include châteaux, townhouses, museums and political and government buildings, such as the Élysée presidential palace and some ministries. It’s a rare opportunity to discover unusual heritage sites like public housing estates, former industrial complexes and cinemas. During the European Heritage Days, guided tours and itineraries are organized across Greater Paris exploring the most remarkable 20th and 21st century sites.

 More info on the European Heritage Days

Nuit Blanche

Every year on the first Saturday of October, public spaces are turned into outdoor art galleries for one night only. Launched in 2002, Nuit Blanche is one of the most popular and relaxed cultural events in Greater Paris. Temporary works by visual artists, videographers and actors transform the Parisian metropolis from nightfall.

 More info on the Nuit Blanche

European Museum Night

Musée de l'Homme - Nuit des Musées © MNHN - JC Domenech

Launched in 2005, European Museums Night is organised once a year on the third Saturday in May. A chance to explore museums up to midnight and sometimes beyond, the programme includes late openings for exhibitions, unusual events and surprising visits open to all. It’s an original way to discover the city’s rich heritage.

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La Fête de la musique

Since its launch in 1982, the Fête de la musique has become a popular public event and a highlight on the city’s entertainment calendar. Every 21 June, generally free concerts are held in streets, gardens, squares and train stations across France, celebrating every kind of music, from classical to jazz, rock, rap, electro and world music, French songs and reggae - there’s something for everyone!

 More info on the Fête de la musique

Among the events not to be missed: the Festival Paris l'été in the capital and several cities in the Ile-de-France region, the Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art all over France, the Salon de Montrouge in the city of the same name, the Rendez-vous aux jardins all over the Ile-de-France region, Printemps des cités-jardins d' Ile-de-France, Festival Sur Les Pointes in Vitry-sur-Seine, Parade (s) in Nanterre, Artcité in Fontenay-sous-Bois, Arts en Cœur de Ville in Champigny-sur-Marne, Soukmachines in Seine-Saint-Denis, Urban Focus and Kalypso in Créteil, and the H2O Festival in Aulnay-sous-Bois...

European Heritage Days

Exhibition | Celebration
from 17 September 2022 to 18 September 2022
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Discover or rediscover Parisian museums and monuments over one exclusive weekend

Nuit Blanche in Paris

from 01 October 2022 to 01 October 2022
Tout Paris - Paris, Paris

Installations, exhibitions, concerts ... explore Paris in a new way, at night

Museums at Night

Celebration | Exhibition
from 13 May 2023 to 13 May 2023
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

The Night of the Museums is back for its 18th edition

Festival Paris l'Eté (Paris Summer Festival)

Festival | Music - miscellaneous | Show - miscellaneous
July - August 2022
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.

European Artistic Crafts Days

Trade fair, trade show, exhibition | Exhibition | exposition virtuelle
Spring 2023
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

Spotlight on professionals working in the arts & crafts

Salon de Montrouge

Exhibition | Trade fair, trade show, exhibition
from 13 October 2022 to 01 November 2022
Le Beffroi de Montrouge - 2 Place Emile Cresp, Montrouge

A look at the contemporary art scene of the future.

Rendez-vous aux jardins

from 04 June 2023 to 06 June 2023
Paris et Ile-de-France - Paris et Île-de-France, Paris

More than 2,300 gardens (historic, contemporary, exotic, urban and vegetable...) are open to the public.