What are you up to this weekend (August 24, 25 and 26, 2018) in Paris and in Île de France? Without further ado, check the unmissable events happening this new weekend in Paris!
Fairs and Festivals:
Nuit 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!
Rock en Seine 2018
Rock en Seine is back at Domaine National du Parc de Saint Cloud is back on Friday August 24, Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26, 2018 for the 16th edition of Rock en Seine. The lineup? Thirty Seconds to Mars, Anna Calvi, Justice, Macklemore, PNL and even Bonobo, Post Malone and Cigarettes After Sex.
Paris Summer Jam
Think a bit: Kendrick Lamar, N*E*R*D and IAM gathered on the same stage! This is what to expect on Friday August 24, 2018 at Paris Nanterre La Défense U Arena on the occasion of Paris Summer Jam!
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.
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:
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
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.
Climb 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.
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!
Gustav 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!
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.
In 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, 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.
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, 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.
Ganesh Chaturthi, the elephant-headed deity – Ganesha, celebrated every year in Paris 18th arrondissement is back this Sunday August 26, 2018 for its 23rd edition. On the menu: religious celebrations and very colorful parade.
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!
Magical 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.
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, 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!
In 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, 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.
The 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!
U.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
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.
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Beaupassage, the new spot devoted to gastronomy and wellness
From August 25, 2018, Beaupassage, an exceptional place combining gastronomy, vegetal art and wellness, opens in the heart of Paris 7th arrondissement. Restaurant and wine cellar by Yannick Alleno, Daily Pic by Anne-Sophie Pic, gourmet lounge by Pierre Hermé, bakery by Thierry Marx and even street seafood by Olivier Bellin and Fromagerie Barthélémy, we’ll love to wander around and spend time there!
The 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 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.
ABQ, 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 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!
Printemps 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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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!
Paris 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.
Vegan 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.
The 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!
The 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.
Sharing, friendliness and quality cuisine are the watchwords of Yansai: this new canteen promoting Asian street food and nestled in Les Batignolles, Paris.
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.
La 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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
Jean Imbert opens B.B.
Jeam Imbert is about to open his new restaurant – B.B. – in the Blanche neighborhood. This address, on the 1st floor of a sports club will offer a cuisine “without privation or constraint, but in pleasure and love of good food. A cuisine making us treat us well”. We can’t wait!
From June 7 to October 7, 2018, Shangri-La Hotel Paris and a famous Champagne brand join forces and expect you on a very prestigious open-air terrace on which you can sip a glass of champagne along with exclusive canapés. Here’s to bubble lovers!
The Liberation of Paris
This Saturday August 25, 2018, Paris will celebrate the 74th anniversary of its Liberation. On the occasion a “commemoration-concert” followed by a screening of the movie “Is Paris Burning?” is to be discovered for free in front of the City Hall.
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!
Paris 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
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…!
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 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…
Mysteries 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!
The Castle Series: Chantilly first half-marathon
On Sunday August 26, 2018, Domaine de Chantilly opens for the Castle Series, a half-marathon in an exceptional setting!
Have a nice weekend!
From 24 August 2018 to 26 August 2018