This week in Paris, August 13 to 19, 2018

What's the outing of this week in Paris? An open-air film festival, merry-go-rounds, exhibitions and terraces are to be expected this summer in Paris. We give you the keys so that you won't miss a thing from August 13 to 19, 2018.

Tell me, what have you planned for this week (August 13 to 19, 2018) in Paris and Ile de France? At Sortiraparis we’ve got lots of outing ideas, so don’t waste time and discover now the major events for this new week in Paris!

Daytime Outings:

Cinéma en plein air de la Villette 2018 : le programmeOpen-air film festivals 2018
This summer 2018, open-air film festivals are setting up throughout Paris. Between short-movies and masterpieces of film history, let’s settle comfortably on the grass or sit on a deckchair to enjoy movie screenings under a starry sky. Here is our guide!

Les plages et baignades à Paris et en Ile de FranceSwimming and beach areas in Paris and the Ile de France region
When Paris gets hit with another heatwave, you might want to know where to find beaches and swimming areas in Paris and the region! That’s why Sortiraparis has done the work for you, putting together this list of beaches along lakes, rivers, pools or any other body of water of water where you can cool off and relax in the sun. Bet you didn’t know that Paris could also be your next beach resort destination!

Réouverture du toit de la Grande Arche de La DéfenseLa 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.

Les Grandes Eaux Musicales 2018 au Château de VersaillesFountains Shows of Versailles
For over 350 years, the Palace of Versailles and its royal gardens have been delighting visitors’ eyes. From March 27 to October 30, 2018, come and discover a new season of strolls around the estate thickets and fountains. The Musical Fountains shows, the Musical Gardens, the Night Fountains Show and the Royal Serenade expect you. In the weekend, at the pace of music, 55 fountains scattered across the 850-acre Versailles gardens offer an incredible show inherited from the Sun King!

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.

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 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.

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!

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…

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!

plaine forme, accrobrancheTree-climbing sites
The Ile-de-France is full of dense forests with numerous tree climbing adventures' facilities. Just like a true adventurer, you can go prove just how smooth and agile you are (worthy of a true monkey, I bet). Here is a list of the best tree-climbing adventures' facilities (aka "accrobranche") in the Ile-de-France region. Whether you have children or you be a true athlete, you are in for some fun!

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!

Art and Cultural Exhibitions:

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 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!

L'Envol, dernière exposition à la Maison Rouge avant sa fermetureL’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.

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.

Peintures des Lointains, l'exposition au musée du Quai BranlyPaintings from afar
For the first time since its creation, the Musée du Quai Branly presents its painting collection, 200 unique paintings that shows the look occidental artists had at the societies and peoples from afar. Matisse, Gauguin, Emile Bernard, the exhibition returns to the trips and meetings with European painters from the 18th century to the 20th century. To visit from January 30, 2018 to January 9, 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.

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.

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!

Jurassic World, nos photos de 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.

TeamLab, l'exposition numérique immersive à la VilletteTeamLab
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!

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.

Un T-Rex à Paris : les photosT-Rex, the compelling exhibition 2018 at Paris Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
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!

Exposition Jardin de mémoires au domaine de Saint-Germain-en-LayeJardin de Mémoires
From July 1 to October , the Domaine de Saint-Germain-en-Laye welcomes the “Jardin de Mémoires, l’art du partage” exhibition, a beautiful gathering of creations in situ and works dialoging in the estate fantastic gardens.

Jean Cotelle, l'exposition au Grand Trianon de VersaillesJean Cotelle
From June 12 to September 16, 2018, the Palace of the Versailles dedicates an exhibition to Jean Cotelle, King Louis XIV’s painter. Displayed at the Grand Trianon, it’s the beautiful opportunity to discover the work in situ of the one who has been entrusted with the decoration of the Grand Trianon by the king, as well as to enjoy the Grand Trianon flowery gardens.

L'Atelier des Lumières, premier Centre d'Art Numérique à ParisThe Atelier des Lumières
A new place to be discovered, the Atelier des Lumières is about to rock Paris 11th arrondissement with a Digital art center set in a former smelting plant from the 19th century. For its opening, Atelier des Lumières will offer a 30-minute immersion into Gustave Klimt’s work thanks to over 120 video-projectors! Meet on April 13, 2018…

Shows, Concerts and Evenings:

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.

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.

Les Aigles des Remparts de Provins, les photosEagles of the Remparts 2018 in Provins
The show “Eagles of the Remparts” in Provins is back from March 31 to November 4, 2018 in a wonderful green theater, at the heart of Provins ramparts. Come along and discover splendid birds of prey in harmony with horses, wolves and camels…

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…

Olivier Giraud au Théâtre des Nouveautés avec How to be come 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.

Restaurants and Bars:

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.

Palazzo, les photos de la terrasse éphémère du palais de la Porte DoréePalazzo
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.

Fête de la musique 2018 : Ellen Allien au Jardin Suspendu !Le 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 Rooftop du Marta de l'Hôtel Barrière Fouquet's ParisThis summer's best rooftops in Paris
In Paris, rooftops are now a must. These spots set high allow you to sip a good drink or enjoy tasty dishes while enjoying a view on the roofs of the French capital! To discover them, keep reading!

Les Rendez-Vous Gourmand, nos produits régionaux à l’honneur à Disneyland Paris European Food festival at Disneyland Paris
Regional foods are highlighted at Disneyland Paris! From July 27 to September 30, 2018, the famous theme park organizes the first edition of Le Rendez-Vous Gourmand, a gastronomical event during which visitors can discover products and specialties from all around Europe.

Lily WoodLily Wood
On the Champs-Elysées, the brand-new restaurant, Lily Wood, offers a fresh, healthy and tasty cuisine at very small prices! A beautiful discovery in this area normally reserved for wealthy wallets!

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.

Ouverture d'Anne, premier restaurant gastronomique du Pavillon de la ReineAnne
Discreet 5-star hotel set at Place des Vosges, Pavillon de la Reine, opens its first gastronomic restaurant: Anna. On the menu, classics of the French gastronomy but revisited and a room service menu with tantalizing comfy food.

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.

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!

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.

Friterie Pont-NeufPont-Neuf
If you feel like tasting a true, good and authentic French fry (I’m not speaking about the soggy fries you can get on your drunk-night cravings), go to the first French fry store in Paris: Pont-Neuf – La Frite Française in Paris 10th arrondissement. On the menu, fries cooked in accordance with standard practice, served with artisanal sauces and natural and very delicious sides.

La Pâtisserie de Cédric Grolet au MeuriceThe best patisseries 2018 in Paris
French pastry is riding high and we love it. Between newly awarded chefs, beloved chefs and young talents, we spanned the best patisseries in the French capital this year 2018 to list our top 10. If you have a sweet-tooth, it’s time to close your eyes so that you don’t succumb.

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.

Des milkshakes à savourer dans les jardins bucoliques du Musée de MontmartreDelicious milkshakes in the Musée de Montmartre bucolic gardens
This summer, the Café Renoir, nestled in the heart of the Jardins Renoir of the Musée de Montmartre, reveals a range of tasty milkshakes to be enjoyed before or after visiting the permanent display and the temporary exhibition dedicated to Van Dongen!

Have a great week in Paris!

Elodie D.
Last updated on 10 August 2018

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