What are you up to this weekend (July 13, 14 and 15 2018) in Paris and in Île de France? Without further ado, check the unmissable events happening this new weekend in Paris!
Fairs and Festivals:
The most beautiful Bastille Day fireworks
Discover now the most beautiful Bastille Day fireworks 2018 in Paris and its region. This year again, wonderful pyrotechnics shows are being performed along with the very French firemen’s balls and other animations. Whether you are more into a classic show at the Trocadéro, a royal show in Versailles or a magical show at Disneyland, discover our selection for exceptional fireworks in Paris.
Bastille Day concert on the Champs-de-Mars
To end Bastille Day 2018 on a high note, the Orchestre national de France and the Chœur and the Maîtrise de Radio France awaits you on the Champ de Mars for a free and fine symphonic concert at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in presence of the greatest international artists.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé live at Paris Stade de France
After setting the Stade de France in fire on September 2014 on the occasion of their “On The Run Tour”, Jay-Z and Beyoncé decided to repeat the experience by taking over the Stade de France again. The two artists are now expected on Saturday July 14, and Sunday July 15, 2018 for two shows in Paris as part of their new tour called “On The Run Tour II”.
Paris Jazz Festival
Paris Jazz Festival is about to come back at the Parc Floral from Saturday June 30 to Sunday July 22, 2018 always featuring so many musical talents gathered around one music: jazz.
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!
Where to watch Bastille Day fireworks in Paris
Each Bastille Day, a strange thing happens as soon as the night falls… Parisians and tourists go to the Eiffel Tower to watch a wonderful event pleasing children and adults. Can you guess what I am talking about? Yes, I am talking about Bastille Day fireworks! Monuments, restaurants, bars, pitches, public gardens, terraces…. What will be the best spot, the most beautiful view to be mesmerized? Sortiraparis gives you a few tips and pieces of advice so you can make the most of the evening with your friends and family!
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.
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!
Reopening of Paris Musée de la Vie Romantique
Romantic souls, from this upcoming June 22, you can once again roam the Musée de la Vie Romantique and enjoy its magnificent setting. Following renovation works, it finally reopens and welcomes Madame Air, a new installation set in the permanent collections.
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!
The 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!
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.
Rodin and Dance, the exhibition at Paris Musée Rodin
From April 7, to July 22, 2018, Paris Musée Rodin dedicates an exhibition to the relationship between Rodin and dance. By gathering over 50 works around the series of the movements in dance, the exhibition gives us a nice interpretation of the artistic body frozen in time.
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.
Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevitch, the Russian Avant-Garde displayed at Paris Centre Pompidou
From March 28 to July 16, 2018, the Centre Pompidou offers an exhibition devoted to Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevitch and El Lissitzsky, the Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde from the Vitebsk Art School.
Delacroix exhibition at the Louvre
From March 28 to July 23, 2018, the Louvre Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York join forces to offer, within the Parisian museum, an exhibition focused on Eugène Delacroix’s work.
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.
Kupka, pioneer of abstraction
From March 21 to July 30, 2018, Grand Palais devotes a retrospective to Czech artist František Kupka in partnership with Centre Pompidou, Prague Národní Galerie and Helsinki Ateneum Art Museum.
Mary Cassatt, an American Impressionist in Paris
From March 9 to July 23, 2018, the Musée Jacquemart-André dedicates a great retrospective to Mary Cassatt. Alive, she was considered as the greatest American female artist, Mary Cassatt lived for over sixty years in France, often exhibition at the Salon des Impressionnistes… Unfortunately forgotten in France, Mary Cassatt is still considered as a modern artist back in the United States. Here’s a wonderful occasion to rediscover her work!
Musée Maillol returns with Foujita’s production in the roaring twenties for an exhibition running from March 7 to July 15, 2018. For this delightful exhibition, over 100 paintings and watercolor-paintings reveal Foujita’s art in the twenties, his Parisian years!
Bastille Day Parade
On Saturday July 14, 2018, the traditional parade will start at 10 a.m. on the Champs Elysées. This historical event is the occasion to celebrate French nation and the different protective armies protecting it.
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, 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 Magiques Licornes [Magic 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.
L’Envol, the last exhibition at the Maison Rouge
The Maison Rouge is shutting down. And for its last exhibition, the Maison Rouge will be about flying, this human dream, an exhibition running from June 16 to October 28, 2018. Every angle of flying will be shown: fantastic, imaginary, extraordinary, fictional, mystical and the exhibition is wonderfully displayed, as usual.
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!
Pastels, 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!
Street-artist VHILS exhibited at Paris Centquatre
East Parisian cultural center 104 welcomes the work of famous Portuguese street-artist Vhils as part of a compelling exhibition running from May 19 to July 27, 2018, at the same time as a presentation at Galerie Danysz in Paris 11th arrondissement.
Asian Ghosts and Hells, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Quai Branly
From April 10 to July 15, 2018, find Asian Ghosts and Hells through an exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly. These characters – very present in the Asian culture – are found in Buddhist paintings and performing arts for thousands years through engravings: let’s have an overview!
Wild Souls, Symbolism in the Baltic States at the Musée d’Orsay
It’s been 100 years since the Baltic States became independent. To celebrate this anniversary, from April 10 to July 15, 2018, the Musée d’Orsay devotes an exhibition to art in the Baltic countries, from 1890 to 1930. Speaking about the folklore and local legends first, the Baltic art will then move to symbolism at the time of the independence. Don’t miss it!
Don't hesitate to have a look at the best exhibitions in Paris this July 2018.
Discover the museums and monuments open on July 14.
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.
La Villa Extraordinaire
From June 28 to July 29, 2018, Montmartre welcomes a new living place: La Villa Extraordinaire [The Extraordinary Villa]. A playful and art place featuring a large garden offering an immersive exhibition with music by Polo & Pan and Agar Agar.
Pre-opening of Philippe Conticini's new pastry store
On September 4, 2018, Philippe Conticini will open his pastry store in rue de Varenne, Paris 7th arrondissement. Named “Philippe Conticini – Gâteaux d’émotions”, this patisserie-tea lounge expects to delight your heart and your taste buds. But, if you’re impatient, please note that the chef has decided to make you taste his cakes before anyone else, 5 pastries available, from June 19 to July 20, make sure you’re there!
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.
La Poule au Pot
June 15, 2018 marks the beginning of a new life for La Poule au Pot, an institution in the Halles neighborhood. We owe this transformation to Jean-François Piège since the chef has decided to take over the famous La Poule au Pot in order to present tasty dishes coming straight from the French culinary heritage and twisted by his care.
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!
Meat lovers will be over the moon: a French grill restaurant opens in Boulevard du Montparnasse. At Bleu, meats and fish follow one another on the grill and are enjoyed with homemade sauces and sides, inside the brasserie or on the terrace.
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!
This summer, from June 13 to July 12, 2018, you’ll love to chill along the Seine river at the foot of the beautiful Eiffel Tower. Sohso opens a temporary open-air café where music, animations, cocktails and a menu by Jean Imbert are to be expected.
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.
Firemen's balls 2018 for Bastille Day
Bastille Day is just around the corner and as it happens each year for many of you, you are expected to come to fire stations to dance all night long, like in the good old days!
Public Dance for Bastille Day
Are you looking for somewhere to dance on Friday July 13 and Saturday July 14, 2018 in Paris? And you don't want to break the bank? Well, public dance are all rage before Bastille Day firework!
Garden Party at Hippodrome de ParisLongchamp
The famous Garden Party is back. Head to Hippodrome de ParisLongchamp on Saturday July 14, 2018 for a special day: horse race during the day, and exclusive DJ set by Etienne de Crécy to dance until dawn!
Bastille Day firework in Paris
On July 14, Bastille Day highlight is the famous fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. This pyrotechnics show, both spectacular and magical, brings delight and pride to Parisians. Discover now the musical programming!
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.
2018 FIFA World Cup
Soccer lovers and enthusiasts will meet from June 14 to July 15 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup happening in Russia. To make sure you don't miss the summer sport event, discover the championship calendar.
2018 FIFA World Cup: where to watch the World Cup in Paris
From June 14 to July 15, round ball lovers will be over the moon thanks to the 2018 FIFA World Cup that takes over Russian stadiums this year. If you couldn’t make it to Russia, here are bars, pubs and restaurants in Paris broadcasting the 2018 FIFA World Cup!
The 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.
Swimming 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!
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…
Shopping malls open
Did you really think that shopping malls would be closed on Saturday July 14, 2018? Well, they are not and you can enjoy them and what about a shopping spree as summer sales are currently happening! Good deals ahead!
What to do on July 14 in Paris?
On July 14, 2018 in Paris, we celebrate Bastille Day. The day sounds already busy: between official commemorations and local festivities, it will make your head spin. If you do not know where to start, you should follow the guide!
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 Dark Night on Friday July 13 at Le Manoir de Paris
How about a frightening experience on Friday July 13, 2018? The Manoir de Paris, the most terrifying place in Paris, gives you the opportunity to swap your scary movies for a good rush of adrenaline and fear whilst walking around the streets of Paris.
Have a nice weekend!
From 13 July 2018 to 15 July 2018