What are you up to this weekend (June 15, 16 and 17, 2018) in Paris and in Île de France? Without further ado, check the unmissable events happening this new weekend in Paris!
Fairs and Festivals:
Download Festival 2018
Good news for rock, metal, heavy or hard music lovers since the Download Festival will be back in Paris in 2018. The festival will take over the Base Aérienne 217 in Brétigny-sur-Orge / Le Plessis-Pâté on Friday June 15, Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17, 2018 for three exceptional days. Come along and listen to Ozzy Osbourne, the Foo Fighthers, Marilyn Manson, Guns N'Roses as well as Ghost, The Offspring, The Hives and even Ultra Vomit.
Lenny Kravitz is back in France in the summer 2018 on the occasion of his "Raise Vibration Tour". In Paris, listen to the singer and multi-instrument player live at the AccorHotels Arena for one night only on Saturday June 16, 2018.
LaPlage de Glazart
Meet from Thursday June 7 to Saturday September 29, to discover the edition 2018 of LaPlage. For four months, the event takes over the Porte de la Villette and Glazart with its deck chairs, its fine sand and of course its numerous open-air concerts!
Joan Baez will say her goodbye with his "Fare Thee Well" tour planning to stop by Paris legendary venue the Olympia for 10 nights, from June 4 to 17, 2018.
Sound and light show of Provins 2018
On June Friday 8, Saturday 9, Friday 15 and Saturday 16, Provins medieval city, Unesco’s World Heritage List for 10 years, expects you to attend its sound and light show.
Anna Calvi is back with a new album the British artist will present on Friday June 15, 2018 in Paris, for a unique concert at Gaîté Lyrique.
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!
The Grand Palais Nave is Yours
On June 9, 10, 16 and 17, 2018, the Grand Palais offers an exceptional visit of the Nave entitled “La Nef est à vous” [The Nave if Yours]. This is the occasion to admire the masterpiece of French architecture designed by Henri Deglane.
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.
Artists and Robots, the compelling exhibition at Paris Grand Palais
Here is THE exhibition 2018 at Paris Grand Palais. Artistes et Robots [Artists and Robots] presents the works by 20 creative/artist robots that drive men into a corner. Could a robot stand in for a painter or a sculptor? Meet from April 5 to July 9, 2018 to discover paintings, sculptures, immersive installations and music produced by software and robots designed and programmed to be artists.
Located in an aisle at the Invalides, Paris Musée de l’Armée houses a wide exhibition devoted to Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and his famous battles. The exhibition runs from April 6 to July 22, 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.
Guernica, the exhibition at Paris Musée Picasso
Located in the Marais area, the Musée national Picasso-Paris dedicates an exhibition to the story of the famous “Guernica” painting, created 81 years ago. To visit from March 27 to July 29, 2018.
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!
Bijoux d’artistes at Les Arts Décoratifs
This is an event at Paris Les Arts Décoratifs museum. Come and admire the most beautiful jewels of the 20th century through a very beautiful exhibition running from March 7 to July 1, 2018. All in all, the exhibition gathers about 250 jewels coming straight from Diane Venet’s collection who is a great artist jewels collector considering them like mini works of art!
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!
Tintoretto, birth of a Genius
From March 7 to July 1, 2018, Paris Musée du Luxembourg returns on the birth of a genius, Tintoretto. Through 100 works, step by step, the exhibition reveals the first 15 years of the Venetian painter’s career: flying the nest, catching the attention, observing sculpture, painting women, adorning rooms and sharing a studio!
Corot, the painter and his model at the Musée Marmottan
From February 8 to July 8, 2018, the Musée Marmottan reveals a hidden facet of Corot’s art, his figures. Exceptionally brought together, over 60 paintings mostly depicting women, a production the painter kept secret comes to tell us more about the impressionist artist’s career.
1, 2, 3 Data at the EDF Foundation
From May 4 to October 6, 2018, 1, 2, 3 Data comes to the EDF Foundation. Don’t miss the occasion to discover this new original and free exhibition in which about forty data designers will present artworks which raw material is data.
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.
Families and War, the exhibition at the Musée de la Grande Guerre
On the occasion of the centenary of the armistice, Meaux Musée de la Grande Guerre reveals an exhibition called “Familles à l’épreuve de la Guerre”, an exhibition about families during WWI, to be discovered from June 2 to December 2, 2018. How did children experience the separation with their father? How to manage the stress of losing their father or husband? How did soldiers communicate with their families for the long months of separation? Over 300 archives will present you the intimacy of a family in 1914-1918. Disturbing!
The Little Explorer’s Box Of Delights at the Musée du Quai Branly
From May 23 to October7, 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.
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!
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!
Don't hesitate to have a look at the best exhibitions in Paris this June 2018.
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!
The biggest pastry show in Paris
The biggest Pastry Show comes from June 15 to 17, 2018 to Porte de Versailles in Paris. A first edition that sounds huge with 5 universes, 200 exhibitors and covering 6,000 sqm. Save the date! Elected “World’s best pastry chef” by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2016 and nicknamed the “Picasso of Pastry” by Vogue USA, Pierre Hermé will preside the world’s greatest pastry show.
Cédric Grolet's pastries to take away
If you love pastry, I’m sure you’ve heard about Le Meurice pastry chef, Cédric Grolet, famous for his fascinating cakes and his fruit sculptures! While his cakes were only served in Le Meurice restaurants, soon, you’ll be able to amaze your family and friends with his pastries, available to take away. Brace yourself, because you’re going to be mesmerized!
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 this spring 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.
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.
Leave to Provence without leaving Paris thanks to Provençal restaurant A l’Ombre in Paris 11th arrondissement. Regional products, atypical cocktails, starters to share with your friends and a delicatessen full of delicious treats… I’m telling you, you’re about to be hooked!
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!
Japanese cuisine lovers have their new gourmet and trendy address in Paris. Its name? Ramen Bowl. At the helm of this street canteen, there’s the talented Tokyo chef Hiroki Masaki.
Perched on the heights of Paris 18th arrondissement, Le Caulaincourt expects to shake up the Lamarck Caulaincourt neighborhood with a surprising concept. A delicious restaurant and a music bar too, Le Caulaincourt has everything to delight us. On the menu: fresh, seasonal and quality products. And the lineup: DJ sets two Thursdays a month. A successful bet.
Jacopo is THE new trendy restaurant in the Champs-Elysées. It’ simple, it has become the local canteen! Neo-industrial décor, bistro meals without fuss, affordable price and even speakeasy cocktail bar, Jacompo gets it all…
After making a splash at Petite Amour bar, Tresor Food duo offers a new tailor-made culinary program to be discovered all day long thanks to the opening – on March 9, 2018 – of Takaramono by Tresor Food.
After Ma Biche, here’s Mon Loup! The two friends and associates, Serge and Pascal, gave birth to their second gourmet address in Paris this past February 2018. On the menu? Quality and local ingredients, lovingly cooked for a guaranteed gustative and without fuss pleasure!
Dalloyau and its spring-summer 2018 novelties
Dalloyau presents us its new pastries for the summer 2018 period. Temporary creations, freshness, sweetness and originality await you for beautiful discoveries.
Le Bar Botaniste
20 wonderful and delicious unique cocktails are to be discovered at Le Bar Botaniste, Shangri-La Hotel Paris bar. Thought up by talented barman chef Clément Emery, these clever beverages give pride of place to plants surprising flavors.
La Défense Grande Arche Rooftop
Perched 110 meters above the ground, La Défense Grande Arche rooftop features a unique and breathtaking show for those daring the climb. At the top, a 360° panoramic view over Paris, a promenade deck, a hanging garden, an exhibition area and a bistronomic restaurant fulfill curious and bold ones.
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.
Special Effects at the Eiffel Tower
From April 17 to July 1, 2018, the event “Effets spéciaux: ça tourne à la Tour!” storms the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Related to the exhibition “Special effects, steal the scene!” of the Cité des Sciences, this animation takes us to the heart of a movie set and invites you to become an actor through 3 participate workshops.
Prix de Diane
Prix de Diane Longines, a famous event for horse race lovers and elegant outfits enthusiasts, is back for its 169th edition on Sunday June 17, 2018 at the Hippodrome de Chantilly. An irresistible event to show off your most beautiful hat, attend a Naive New Beaters concert or enjoy a chic picnic!
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!
Have a nice weekend!
From 15 June 2018 to 17 June 2018