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The Grand Palais is transformed into a temple of great cuisine on the occasion of the 3rd edition of the festival Taste of Paris.

These 4 festive days include: the tasting of signature dishes and specialities from the best restaurants in the city, a peek at the latest trends in Parisian gastronomy, encounters with top chefs (cooking demonstrations) and the chance to snap up upscale products from the best French artisans and producers.

 The European Night of Museums




The European Night of Museums, which has been organized since 2005 by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, offers the opportunity to discover museums at night.

Children and grown-ups all have the privilege of admiring  the abundance of cultural wealth and unsuspected facets of museums of art, history, popular traditions, science ... in a festive and friendly atmosphere.

This 12th edition, which will take place on 21 May 2016 in France and in 30 other European countries, invites the public to visit the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions but also to discover museums in another way via numerous special events and activities: guided tours, workshops, concerts, films, readings, sound or visual installations, etc.

French Tennis Open at Roland Garros


Tennis then takes centre stage avec Roland Garros featuring the world’s top tennis players at Porte d’Auteuil. Last year, Serbian player Novak Djokovic finally won his first French Open title.

Fête des Tuileries


During the summer holidays the Jardin des Tuileries hosts a traditional funfair. Children and adults, Parisians and visitors, all come together to enjoy the traditional rides during this two month period. There will be some 60 attractions and rides, including bumper cars, ghost trains, shooting gallery, hall of mirrors, 1900 wooden carrousel horses. A few skill games are also on offer such as duck fishing games, a family favourite and ring throwing.

Entry to the funfair is free of charge but the rides and attractions charge a fee. For the enjoyment of all, the funfair in the Jardin des Tuileries has no background music. 

Champs-Elysées Film Festival


An established event that has been attracting cinema-goers for four years now, the cinemas on the Avenue des Champs Elysées invite you to experience their annual film festival. The Champs-Elysées Film Festival was founded by producer Sophie Dulac. It aims to present independent French and American films to a wider audience.

The programme will include screenings for children, premiers, and a short film competition featuring over 35 French and American films. A feature film competition is also organised. Audiences can also watch some of the great classics of French cinema history, and meet some of the great figures from the film world.

Evening events are organised, to the delight of film buffs. Every year, the festival features a guest of honour from the film world.

Open Air Cinema


Relax on the green lawns of the Parc de la Villette, in the 19th district in the north east of Paris; as dusk falls the screenings begin at the Open Air Cinema Festival (Cinéma en plein air). A cultural highlight every summer with a different theme each time, the festival welcomes thousands of film fans with a programme of French and international films, both new releases and cult films of the past.

Bastille Day


The highlight of the summer is Bastille Day on 14 July. The programme for the national holiday, which falls on a Thursday in 2016, is packed with events. In the morning the military parade on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées takes place, heading down the ‘most beautiful avenue in the world’ all the way to Place de la Concorde. Cast your eyes skyward for the military flypast, always a thrilling spectacle. In the evening, it’s party time with the firemen’s balls held in a number of fire stations all over Paris Region. Some of the balls are held on the previous night, the 13th, so do check before going. The celebrations wind down with a bang between 11pm and 11.30pm, with a spectacular fireworks display set off from the Eiffel Tower

Paris Jazz festival


Founded by two jazz fans founded 1994, the Paris Jazz Festival (formerly "A fleurs de Jazz") artfully blends jazz melodies and the harmony of nature. Since its debut, the festival has been supported by the Parc Floral in Paris which lends its blossoming, verdant backdrop to jazz -lovers.

With over 120,000 spectators last year, this jazz festival has clearly established itself as one of the great events in the genre in Paris and across the Ile-de-France region. With a daring and eclectic line-up each year, the festival is a symbol of the vitality of the French and Parisian jazz scene. However the festival also invites major international jazz players and singers to perform on stage at the Espace Delta where music and nature come together as one.


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