This weekend in Paris, August 17, 18 and 19, 2018

Whether it’s a sunny weekend or not, you’ll find something to do in Paris and in Île de France. A lovely restaurant, a show or enjoying yourselves in museums, there's something for everyone this weekend (August 17 to 19, 2018).

What are you up to this weekend (August 17, 18 and 19, 2018in Paris and in Île de France? Without further ado, check the unmissable events happening this new weekend in Paris!

Fairs and Festivals:

La Nuit aux Invalides 2018, Le spectacle du CentenaireNuit aux Invalides 2018
Nuit aux Invalides, or Night at the Invalides, is THE wonderful light and sound show in Paris this summer. From June 27 to September 1, 2018, the indoor façade of the Invalides tale us the story of the First World War: “1918, the birth of a new world”. A fascinating show you don’t want to miss!

Spectacle I Love Piaf
Musical “I Love Piaf” stops by Paris Lucernaire for the summer. Come and live a journey at the heart of Edith Piaf’s life.

Hélène Arden dans Montand le French Lover
Musical recounting the love life Of Yves Montand, “Montand, Edith, Marylin et Simone” is back in Paris, at Lucernaire under the titled “Montand le French Lover”, an anglicized title for an international audience.

Olivier Giraud au Théâtre des Nouveautés avec How to become a Parisian in one hour?
All summer long and even after, Olivier Giraud will perform his show, “How to become a Parisian in one hour?”, that is now a classic of Parisian humor in English at Théâtre des Nouveautés.

La compagnie de cirque The Rat Pack présente Speakeasy circus
The Rat Pack company will perform its circus show “Speakeasy” from June 1 to September 1 at Paris Palais des Glaces. The show takes us to the 30’s in the United-States at the time of Prohibition…

Art and Cultural Exhibitions:

Un T-Rex à Paris : les photosT-Rex
This summer 2018, the Museum’s Mineralogy gallery welcomes Trix’s incredible skeleton, a 67-million-year old female Tyrannosaurus Rex. Around the skeleton, complete at 70%, we’ll learn more about Trix’s way of life, her diet, her anatomy and her moves. An incredible encounter!

Game of Thrones : The Touring Exhibition, l’exposition à la Porte de VersaillesGame of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition
From June 1 to September 2, 2018, Paris Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles invites J.R.R. Martin’s universe fans to discover the new exhibition devoted to Game of Thrones, entitled The Touring Exhibition. A way to rediscover the series by HBO after the exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre.

Tour Saint JacquesClimb up the Tour Saint-Jacques
From June 1 to November 4, 2018, the mystic Tour Saint-Jacques, set within walking distance from Paris Hôtel de Ville, opens its doors to unveil its secrets. Last year guided tours welcomed over 5,000 visitors to discover this 54-m high tower of a medieval church featuring 300 steps.

Teamlab : au delà des limites à la Villette, les photosTeamLab
Here’s the new digital experience you don’t want to miss! From May 15 to September 9, 2018, the TeamLab group turns the Grande Halle de la Villette into a unique visual lab. In a huge 2000-sqm room, we’re carried away in varied enchanting universes created by the talented TeamLab. More than an immersive exhibition, it’s a breathtaking visual experience!

Les Super-héros en LEGO®, la belle expo de Nathan Sawaya à la VilletteThe Art of the Brick Lego, DC Super Heroes
DC Super Heroes and LEGO® fans, from April 29 to August 19, 2018, you have to go to La Villette for the extraordinary LEGO® exhibition with DC Super Heroes by Nathan Sawaya. This incredible exhibition displays DC Comics super heroes in 100% unique sculptures, LEGO® sculpture made by Nathan Sawaya: we already love it!

Klimt à l’Atelier des LumièresGustav Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières
Gustav Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières is the beautiful and unique experience to live out from April 13 to November 11, 2018. In a huge 2000-sqm room, we wander around the Austrian painter’s most beautiful paintings (and yes, within the paintings) listening to Viennese waltz. Make your own opinion with our pictures and videos, we loved it!

Jurassic World, l'exposition à la cité du cinémaJurassic World
From April 14 to September 2, 2018, Paris Cité du Cinéma dedicates an exhibition around the movie Jurassic World and its extended universe. A visit into the bowels of the park, discovering the greatest moments of the movie and of course, dinosaurs.

Au diapason du Monde, la nouvelle expo de la Fondation Louis VuittonIn tune with the world, the new exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
Here’s one of our favorites! In tune with the world, the upcoming exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton is about a current theme: Men’s place in the universe. To bring answers, 200 works from the LVMH Art Foundation collection displayed along a wonderful tour. To be visited from April 11 to August 27, 2018.

Subodh Gupta, exposition à la Monnaie de ParisSubodh Gupta, metal life at the Monnaie de Paris
Brace yourself because you’ll be surprised! For its great contemporary exhibition 2018, the Monnaie de Paris leaves carte blanche to contemporary Indian artist Subodh Gupta who loves working metal. An artistic UFO to visit from April 13 to August 26, 2018.

Néandertal, la grande expo au Musée de l'HommeNeandertal
Discover the Neanderthal Man at Paris Musée de l’Homme. For this second major exhibition, the museum focuses on another human species that disappeared over 35,000 years ago, after living on the Earth for over 350,000 years.

Margiela, les années Hermès au Musée des Arts DécoMargiela, the Hermès Years
From March 22 to September 2, 2018, Paris Musée des Arts Déco will make you relive Hermès Margiela’s year (1997-2003) thanks to a wonderful exhibition! On the occasion, Martin Margiela, who ensures the exhibition artistic direction of the exhibition, selected 120 styles staged by Bob Verhelst.

Exposition Foodographie by Martin Parr à BeaugrenelleFoodographie
From June 30 to September 3, 2018, let’s run to Beaugrenelle in Paris 15th arrondissement, to discover the Foodographie exhibition by British photographer Martin Parr. A very gourmet exhibition, that doesn’t make us gain weight at all!

Magiques Licornes, l'exposition au musée de ClunyMagical Unicorns, the exhibition at Paris Musée de Cluny
For its partial reopening, the Musée de Cluny dedicates an exhibition to the mythic and mystic animal using its famous collection of tapestries of The Lady and the Unicorn as a starting point. Entitled Magical Unicorns which will run from July 14, 2018 to February 25, 2019.

Enfance, nos photos de la nouvelle Saison du Palais de TokyoChildhood
Palais de Tokyo dedicates its new Season, entitled Childhood, to several artists that remind us of our childhood memories and games, while thinking about the past that has an influence on “the building of our identities and their representations”. A recollection to enjoy from June 22 to September 9, 2018.

Yves Saint-Laurent, les dessins de jeunesse au Musée Yves Saint-LaurentYves Saint-Laurent, drawings from his young days exhibited at Musée YSL Paris
From May 29 to September 9, 2018, discover 60 drawings from Yves Saint-Laurent’s youth from Musée YSL Paris storage. During his teenage years, he is very interested in literature, theater, ballet and fashion and translates the feelings he has!

En Société, l'exposition de pastels au musée du LouvreIn Society, the exhibition at the Louvre
From June 7 to September 10, 2018, the Louvre displays an exhibition focused on the museum’s pastels collection. A way to discover a material different from painting, so often used and exhibited.

Zao Wou-Ki, l'exposition au musée d'Art moderne de la ville de ParisZao Wou-Ki, the exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne
Paris Musée d’Art Moderne (MAMVP) set in the 16th arrondissement, welcomes a beautiful retrospective of French naturalized Chinese artist Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013). To be discovered from June 1, 2018 to January 6, 2019.

Le Magasin des petits explorateurs au Musée du Quai Branly : les photosThe Little Explorer’s Box Of Delights at the Musée du Quai Branly
From May 23 to October 7, 2018, the Musée du Quai Branly opens The Little Explorer’s Box of Delights. Through this lovely exhibition, the museum returns on the representation of the foreign and unknown from youth literature, with colonial heroes and stereotyped characters from Cook’s and Bougainville’s novels!

FUKAMI, l'exposition à l'hôtel Salomon de RothschieldFUKAMI, the exhibition Hotel Salomon de Rothschild
From July 14 to August 18, 2018 Hotel Salomon de Rothschild dedicates an exhibition to the Japanese aesthetic in the art and its representation in nature. An exhibition taking part in Japonismes 2018 celebrating the 160th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between France and Japan.

Exposition des créations de Maurizio Galante au Musée de l'Institut du Monde ArabeMaurizio Galante at the Arab World Institute
Maurizio Galante displays its 18 latest creations from this fall/winter 2018 collection. To be discovered from July 10 to September 30, 2018 at the Arab World Institute.

U.A.M, une Aventure Moderne, l'exposition au Centre PompidouU.A.M, a modern adventure, the exhibition at Centre Pompidou
From May 30 to August 27, 2018, Centre Pompidou dedicates a retrospective to the Union des Artistes Modernes [the French Union of Modern Artists], the biggest movement in the art history of the 20th century. Let’s dive into this main movement of the European modernism.

Terres de riz, l'exposition au musée GuimetTerres de riz
The National museum of Asian arts – or Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guime – dedicates an exhibition to rice cultivation, called “Terres de Riz”, displayed from June 6 to October 8, 2018. The opportunity to know more, through photography, about a produce “at the heart of a multitude of human activities”, from its cultivation to consumption.

Don't hesitate to have a look at the best exhibitions in Paris this August 2018.

Discover the top 10 best exhibitions in Paris this summer 2018.


Ouverture du Jardin Suspendu : immense rooftop végétal sur le toit de Paris Expo Porte de versaillesThe Jardin Suspendu
A new rooftop is coming to Paris this summer… The Jardin Suspendu is said to open from June 14, 2018 on the rooftop of a parking lot of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris 15th arrondissement. Thought up by Passage Piéton and Viparis, the Jardin Suspendu will be the biggest green rooftop in the capital with, obviously, a breathtaking panoramic view!

Le Petit PréLe Petit Pré
If you love food and especially grilled food, cocktails and bucolic places, head to the west of Paris to discover, from May 17 to July 12, 2018, from Thursday to Sunday, Le Petit Pré.

Bar Breaking Bad à Paris, édition 2018ABQ, the pop-up bar inspired by Breaking Bad
If you’re part of the many fans of Breaking Bad, don’t miss the return of the pop-up bar inspired by the famous American series. After London, Manchester and New-York, the Breaking Bad cocktail lab is back in Paris for a new unique experience to live until December 2018.

Ground Control ouvre les portes de la Halle Charolais à ParisGround Control at Paris Halle Charolais
Did you miss it? It’s coming back! Ground Control announced to be back in the 12th arrondissement in Paris from February 9, 2018… We imagine that the many lovers of this underground and temporary place – Ground Control – will be in!

Le Printemps du GoûtPrintemps du Goût: the gourmet shopping mall in Paris
From January 10, 2018, Printemps Haussman reveals a new gourmet address: Printemps du Goût. Christophe Michalak, Akrame Benallal and even Gontran Cherrier, this new one and thousand-flavor spot takes over the two last floors of Printemps de l’Homme.

Le Pachamama remplace le Barrio LatinoPachamama
Forget about Barrio Latino and discover Pachamama! Located within walking distance from Place de la Bastille, this Parisian dinner-club hopes to blow you away by offering a very beautiful immersion into the heart of South America.

Le top 10 des nouvelles terrasses Top new terraces 2018
In Paris, terraces are busy all summer long! Between hanging terraces, floating terraces and trendy terraces… The choice is yours if you want to relax while enjoying the sun. But, if some are very well-known by sunbathing-enthusiasts, others have just opened bringing a new breath of freshness and novelties in the French capital. Sortiraparis invites you to discover the top new terraces 2018 in Paris.

Les meilleures glaces de l'été 2017 à ParisThe best ice creams in Paris
Summer is here and so is the heat the ice cream craving. In Paris, several ice cream makers offer uncommon and surprising ice creams: magnum, frozen desserts, ice creams on order, milkshakes, summer has never felt so cool.

Fuumi, où quand le sushi et le burrito se rencontrentQuirky restaurants
Looking for a quirky and unusual restaurant in Paris? You want something new, spectacular, and something awe-inspiring in your plate? Enjoying a meal in a unique setting or context? For uncommon culinary experiences, keep reading!

Les meilleurs bars speakeasy de ParisParis best Speakeasies
You love speakeasies, these hidden bars that take you back in the prohibition area? Yet, a hidden bar means… it’s hidden! Here’s how you can find the best secret bars in Paris.

Laelo, restaurant Vegan à ParisVegan restaurants in Paris
Paris is full of vegan addresses that make vegans happy and the trend is not likely to stop here. So, to help you out, here are the best spots where you can confidently enjoy delicious meals.

Les meilleurs salons de thé à ParisThe best tea salons in Paris
Feel like gathering your friends around a lovely cup of tea (or a tasty coffee) and a delicious pastry? Head to one of our favorite tea salons in Paris to excite your taste buds and spend a delightful moment in the French capital!

Mon Coco, le Coffee Shop RépubliqueThe best Coffee Shops in Paris
Coffee lovers unite! Because a coffee break is a ritual shared by many people worldwide, we decided to make you discover the best coffee shops in Paris.

Yansai : la cantine street food asiatique des Batignolles à ParisYansai
Sharing, friendliness and quality cuisine are the watchwords of Yansai: this new canteen promoting Asian street food and nestled in Les Batignolles, Paris.

Teppan, restaurant de Thierry Marx - tarte abricot pistacheTeppan
Two Michelin-star Thierry Marx has just opened a new restaurant, Teppan, in Charles de Gaulle airport terminal 1 public area. A restaurant where he adds Asian twists to French local produces.

Maison Plisson 2, inaugurationLa Maison Plisson
Three years after opening the first store in Paris, La Maison Plisson opens a second address right in the center of the French capital. A giant space covering 1,200 sqm bringing together a restaurant, a delicatessen and a cellar. This new place devoted to well-eating is likely to seduce you.

Uma Nota à Paris : cuisine nippo-brésilienne et cocktails exotiquesUma Nota
Later this summer 2018, a new culinary establishment likely to make you travel will officially open. Uma Nota, a replica of the first restaurant in Hong-Kong, gives pride of place to Japanese-Brazilian food, the whole in a colorful and resolutely modern décor.

Restaurant PanSoul ParisPanSoul
Agence Surprize is in every mouth but this time, with a restaurant! Entitled PanSoul, this new gourmet address is to be discovered on the famous boat of the Concrète moored at Quai de la Râpée in Paris.

Les Belles Plantes restaurant-caféLes Belles Plantes
Les Belles Plantes, here’s the name of the brand-new café-brasserie of the Jardin des Plantes. Two charming green terraces with a chic and bucolic décor, boards to share and a fresh and delicious cuisine, it’s the best at any time of the day.

Felicità, le restaurant XXL de Station F by Big Mamma, les photosLa Felicità
Big Mamma keeps on increasing with a new address that is even bigger, more beautiful and impressive than the previous ones! Entitled La Felicità, this huge Italian restaurant x food-market has opened on May 25, 2018 within Station F in Paris 13th arrondissement. 4,5000-sqm including 1000s-qm of sunny terrace, 3 bars, 5 kitchens, a cafeteria open 24h a day… talk about crazy!

Le BeslayLe Beslay
If you want to taste delicious dishes made with tasty produces and in a lovely setting, head to Le Beslay. This new and small restaurant in Paris 11th arrondissement will answer all your needs and expectations.

Le Jardin de Joy à l'Hôtel Barrière Fouquet's ParisLe Jardin de Joy
Until September 16, 2018, Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris offers you to experience a very bucolic and luxuriant summer thanks to Le Jardin de Joy where signature cocktails and picnic baskets expect you.

Rosa à l'Ouest : Rosa Bonheur sur les Quais d'Asnières-sur-SeineRosa Bonheur
There were Rosa Buttes at the Buttes Chaumont and Rosa Seine, close to Pont Alexandre III. From April 27 2018, Rosa Ouest - a guinguette by Rosa Bonheur is back for a new summer season in Asnières-sur-Seine.

La Javelle : la Guinguette terrasse de l’Ouest ParisienLa Javelle
La Javelle is one of the the hottest summer spots on the west side of Paris, near the Port Javelle Bas. Between its relaxation areas, evening drinks, food trucks, dance classes and open-air concert, this terrace space has anything and everything you could want in a summertime hangout spot!

Bar du Kinugawa Vendôme à ParisKinugawa Bar
Here’s for all lovers and passionate fans of Japanese gastronomy. Kunigawa Bar Vendôme offers a very beautiful break to the Land of the Rising Sun between cocktails and finger foods directly inspired by Japan.

Palazzo - Saison 2018Palazzo
Concerts, cooking classes, a bar, DJ sets, a petanque ground and even dance lessons: here’s the beautiful program that awaits you from May 17 to October 5, 2018 at Palazzo, the 1000-sqm summer terrace set in front of Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée.

Daytime outing:

Paris Plages 2018Paris-Plages 2018
When will Paris-Plages open? Each year, when the sand arrives in Paris, Parisians and tourists suddenly feel like they are living in the tropics. In 2018, the artificial beaches will be open from July 7 to September 2 with many animations on the Voie Georges Pompidou, the Hôtel de Ville and the Bassin de la Villette, where a huge swimming-pool awaits us!

Le Jardin d'Acclimatation dévoile son nouveau visage et ses attractions, les photosParis Jardin d'Acclimatation new theme park
Paris Jardin d’Acclimatation is getting a makeover and opens from June 1, 2018, a new park featuring 40 attractions including 17 unique rides. The whole in a SteamPunk atmosphere like old-fashioned Paris. Rides for teens too, a park with preserved nature with animals and a sporting tour, as many arguments to renew this theme park, the leisure spot you can’t miss in Paris.

Festival du cinéma en plein air de La Villette 2013Festival du cinéma en plein air de La Villette
The Festival du cinéma en plein air de La Villette is back for its 27th edition from July 20 to August 20, 2017. On the menu: one month of free screenings on the lawn of La Villette focused on a very contemporary them: in the kitchen…!

La Fête des Loges 2017The Fête des Loges 2018
For four centuries, the Fête des Loges has been pleasing many children and adults throughout summer! This festive encounter is back from Friday June 29 to Sunday August 19 (included) to make you enjoy over 200 attractions scattered across the wonderful setting of the Saint-Germain-en-Laye forest.

La baignade Bassin de la VilletteSwimming in Paris Bassin de la Villette
It's official, Bassin de la Villette is back for Paris Plages 2018! We will enjoy summer with 3 basins of different depths will be set within the Bassin de la Villette by the Quai de la Loire. Swim to relax or to work out, in a summery atmosphere. The pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for free… The basins opening is scheduled on June 16, 2018!

La Fête des Tuileries de retourTuileries Funfair
From Saturday June 23 to Sunday August 26, 2018, the Tuileries funfair will be back. Do not miss this incredible human-size family funfair in full heart of Paris.

Paris sous les étoiles : observer les étoiles depuis les parcs parisiensParis sous les Etoiles
From July 6 to September 1, 7 Parisian parks and gardens welcome you for free evenings looking at the stars. Equipped with telescopes put at your disposal, lost yourself in the vastness of the starry sky…

Mystère aux Tuileries : le jeu d'aventure 100% gratuit au coeur du LouvreMysteries at the Tuileries
This summer meet at the Tuileries garden for a big adventure game following the footsteps of gardener Le Nôtre: “Mystères aux Tuileries” [Mysteries at the Tuileries] is a free activity to do with your family of friends!

Have a nice weekend!

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Caroline J.
Last updated on 13 August 2018

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    Traxx Traxx le 09/12/16 à 18h55 Warn

    Merci pour cette superbe liste de sorties !

    Vous pourriez ajouter le : un excellent festival fantastique qui a lieu en ce moment à Paris ;)

    alixe alixe le 23/06/16 à 10h00 Warn

    Dommage de ne pas avoir précisé que le festival Django Reinhardt a été "délocalisé" pour cause d'inondations de l'ile de Samois où il a lieu d'habitude : cela se passe cette année au Château de Fontainebleau ... Bons concerts !

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