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La Nuit des Musées

Museums in Paris stay open all night on 14 May. You can visit almost all the city's museums for free until 1 a.m! Museum night was introduced by the French department of culture in 2005 in collaboration with various other European countries. The orig...

Bastille Day

Bastille Day is a public holiday in France which commemorates the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, an event which sparked off the beginning of the French Revolution. The celebrations are not confined to Paris. Bastille Day is celebrated thro...

Paris Beach

Each summer sees the right bank of the Seine transformed into a beach! It's a veritable paradise which comes complete with sand, palm trees, sun loungers and parasols. You can lounge or, if you're feeling energetic, you can join in various sports act...

Salon du Livre Paris

Paris's Salon du Livre is a leading French book festival. And we're talking about books in the broadest sense of the word! Apart from reading books, you'll also find manga strip comics and comic strip books. The event lasts six days and various activ...

La Nuit Blanche

For one entire night in early October, Paris gives itself over to modern art. Sculptures, literature and music ensure that you stay awake all night. Different coloured lights bathe beautifully lit buildings, creating a particularly lovely effect. Cul...

Jazz à la Villette

It's a very nice festival for jazz-enthusiasts. In late summer, when most tourists already returned home, Paris turns into a jazz festival. Jazz à la Villette is a yearly event in Parc de la Villette. This jazz- and blues event lasts a week, and is o...

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