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    Follow our cityguide throughout the year.
    Exhibitions, sports events, highlights…


    • Lollapalooza Paris

    From 21 to 23 July 2023
    Join the supercharged crowd at Lollapalooza Paris and catch some of the world’s most famous artists on the stage over two days of epic performances. Immerse yourself the electrifying atmosphere of this unmissable festival and make some unforgettable memories.

    • La Nuit aux Invalides

    From 16 July to 07 September 2023
    Experience this astounding visual and audio event that brings the façades of the famous Hôtel des Invalides building to life. A captivating immersive trip through the history of Paris with monumental projections accompanied by mesmerising music and narration.

    • Paris Plages

    From 8 July to 3 September 2023
    Let yourself be carried away by the summery atmosphere in the heart of Paris thanks to the flagship event of the summer. Relax on the beaches along the banks of the River Seine, enjoy some water sports, lay back in the relaxation areas and take part in a range of activities that both young and old will love. A unique experience that makes Paris feel just like a seaside town, even if only for a few months.

    • Paris Jazz Festival

    From 28 June to 6 September 2023
    Experience the bewitching universe of jazz against the backdrop of the lush Parc Floral de Paris. Check out some of the big names and emerging talents in jazz and let yourself be carried away by the enchanting melodies that fill the summer air.

    • The Tour de France

    23 July 2023
    After the Grand Départ from the Spanish city of Bilbao, join the peloton as they race up the Champs-Élysées on Sunday 23 July.


    • Open-air cinema in La Villette

    From 19 July to 20 August
    Settle down under the stars in the Parc de la Villette and enjoy a film. Discover classic films, contemporary works of art and some jewels of international cinema in a magical and friendly setting.

    • Rock en Seine Festival

    From 23 to 27 August 2023
    Check out one of the biggest music festivals in France which is held each year in the picturesque Domaine National de Saint-Cloud park. With an eclectic programme featuring artists from the worlds of rock, electro and hip-hop, the festive and energetic atmosphere at Rock en Seine will leave you with some unforgettable memories.

    • Starry Night at Parc de la Villette

    11, 12 and 13 August 2023
    Join groups of amateur and professional astronomers for a special evening observing the stars. In the immense Parc de la Villette, far away from the bright lights of the city, discover the wonders of the starry skies through telescopes and participate in fascinating workshops and conferences. A unique experience for astronomy lovers and anyone interested in learning more about the nights skies, no matter their age.

    • Fête des Loges

    From 30 July to 20 August
    The Fête des Loges dates back over 350 years and is thought to be one of the oldest funfairs in Europe. It takes its name from the Forest of Saint-German-En-Laye, which is also known as the “Forêt des Loges”.


    • European Heritage Days

    From 16 to 17 September
    The European Heritage Days offers visitors a rare opportunity to visit the architectural and cultural treasures of Paris. Explore historical sites that are usually inaccessible to the general public, like châteaux, museums and iconic monuments, while learning more about the fascinating history of the city. Travel back in time and marvel at the rich heritage of Paris.

    • Paris Garden Festival

    From 20 to 24 September
    The Tuileries Garden, Parc de la Villette and the Luxembourg Garden, discover the famous green spaces of the city transformed into floral paradises. Enjoy the fun and educational activities on offer for the whole family, including gardening workshops, guided tours and conferences on horticulture.

    • Jazz à la Villette Festival

    From 30 August to 10 September
    With over 250 artists and 40 concerts, this event brings together iconic jazz artists and new stars and offers an array of new and original creations for visitors to enjoy.

    • La Parisienne Race

    10 September 2023
    La Parisienne is a women-only race that covers 6.7 km. It’s the second largest race in France and the biggest women-only race in Europe. Around 30,000 women take part each year.

    • Fête de l’Humanité

    From 15 to 17 September
    Also known as the Fête de l’Huma, this festival is the largest popular gathering in France, attracting over 500,000 visitors each year, and is organised by L’Humanité newspaper. This event offers attendees unforgettable moments where the values of solidarity, fraternity, freedom, equality, social justice and peace take on their full meaning.


    • Sports events

    08/10 : 20km de Paris
    Running race through the streets of Paris. Finish line beneath the Eiffel Tower.

    du 28/10 au 05/11 : Rolex Paris Masters
    The biggest tennis tournament in France after Roland Garros.

    • Festivals diary

    From 11 to 15/10 : Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre
    Come and celebrate the arrival of the Montmartre Vineyard’s latest vintage

    From 28/10 to 01/11 : The Salon du Chocolat
    Tastings and workshops for chocolate lovers.

    From 26 to 29/10 : Kidexpo
    An event 100% dedicated to families with more than one hundred activities.

    • Artistic discoveries

    03/06 : La Nuit Blanche
    As soon as the sun sets, follow a night-time trail to the four corners of the French capital, with surprises galore in store, including sensory experiences, contemporary works and monuments.


    • Artistic discoveries

    From 9 to 12 Nov: The 25th edition of Paris Photo
    An international art fair dedicated to historical and contemporary photography

    Exhibition: The World of Banksy
    Musée Banksy

    • Festivals diary

    16/11 : Beaujolais Nouveau
    The arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau is celebrated in bistros and cafés all over Paris

    From mid-November: Christmas markets
    Christmas markets are held in all of Paris’ neighbourhoods


    • Artistic discoveries

    Until 23/01/2023: The Friends Experience
    An immersive experience in the TV series’ most iconic sets, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

    In december: Department store window displays
    Each year, these are true works of art, full of inventiveness and surprises

    • Festivals diary

    Until the beginning of January 2023: Ice rink
    Several open-air ice rinks are set up around the French capital.

    Until 08/01/2023: Disneyland Paris
    The 30th anniversary celebration: a magical Christmas experience.

    • Our favourite pick

    Admire the most beautiful Christmas lights aboard a panoramic bus. A tour with commentary and traditional carols. A blanket, hot drink and Christmas lollipops are handed out to children before the departure.


    • Tintin, the unforgettable family exhibition

    Until 22 January
    At the Atelier des Lumières art studio, meet the intrepid reporter Tintin for an immersive experience.

    • Chinese New Year 2023

    22 January
    Family festival celebrated in several Paris districts, involving parades, dancing and concerts.

    • Maison et Objet exhibition

    From 19 to 23 January
    The must for professionals in interior decor.

    • Final of the ice hockey world championships

    29 January
    At the Accor Arena in Paris.

    • The Friends Experience

    Until 23 January
    An immersive experience in the TV series’ most iconic sets, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.


    • Paris Face Cachée or the hidden side of Paris

    From 3 to 5 February
    Visit locations usually closed to the public. An invitation to discover the unseen side of Paris for 48 hours.

    • Valentine’s day

    14 February
    Paris is THE city of love. The ideal opportunity to take a dinner cruise on the Seine with your loved one.

    •  Agriculture show

    From 25 February to 5 March 2023
    The agricultural world is on show.


    •  Paris Semi-Marathon by Harmonie Mutuelle

    5 March
    A 21 km race through the French capital to (re)discover the best known monuments.

    • Frida Kahlo exhibition

    Until 5 March
    At the Palais Galliera in the 16th district. Exhibition dedicated to one of the most emblematic artists of the 20th century.

    •  European Artistic Crafts Days

    From 27 March to 2 April
    Unique event honouring the artistic crafts sector.


    • Ramses and the Pharaohs’ Gold

    Starting 7 April
    At the Grande Halle of the Villette exhibition centre, brows over 180 original works, a history-infused treasure that will take your breath away.

    • Foire de Paris

    From 27 April to 8 May
    At Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, the unmissable event to view new ideas, products and innovations for your home.

    • Schneider Electric Paris Marathon

    2 April
    Starting on the Champs Elysées to cover 42.195 km around the most beautiful boulevards of the French capital.

    • Paris book festival

    From 21 to 23 April
    At the temporary Grand Palais Éphémère, authors, editors, and readers meet in a friendly and festive atmosphere.


    • The night of museums

    13 May
    Across Europe, museums will remain open late into the night, free of charge: Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Invalides, and more.

    • Roland-Garros

    From 28 May to 11 June
    Porte d’Auteuil, the unmissable event for lovers of tennis.

    • Grand Steeple Chase

    At the Auteuil Hippodrome, one of the most legendary horse races. Many different family activities are proposed over two days.


    •  Paris Airshow (SIAE)

    From 19 to 25 June
    The International Aviation and Aerospace show exhibits the latest innovations in the industry at the Le Bourget airport.

    • Festival of Music

    21 June
    Hundreds of free open air concerts all around Paris.

    • Solidays festival

    From 23 to 25 June
    At the Paris Longchamp hippodrome, music festival organized by the AIDS charity Solidarité Sida. Many artists on stage such as: Bigflo and Oli, David Guetta, Angèle, IAM, Macklemore, and more.