Events

 January

New Year’s Day: 1 Jan

Prix d’Amerique: Europe’s most famous trotting race. Hippodrom de Vincennes.

Fashion Shows: Summer collections, most shows held in the Carrousel du Louvre.

February

Carnaval: Quartier de St-Fargeau, held in second half of the month.

Jeune Creation: Exhibition of work by young artists, Parc de la Villette.

Floraisons: Displays of crocuses and snowdrops, Parc Floral de Paris, Bois de Vincennes, Parc da Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne.

March

Foire du Trone: Large funfair, Bois de Vincennes.

Banlieues Bleues Festival: International show jumping, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy.

Spring Flower Shows: Parc Floral and Bagatelle Gardens.

Chemin de la Croix: Good Friday, Beautiful Stations of the Cross processions, from Montmartre to Sacre Coeur.

April

Six Nations Rugby: International rugby at the Stade de France.

Salon de la Musique a la Villette: International music extravaganza.

Shakespeare Garden Festival: Classic plays preformed outdoors, Bois de Boulogne.

Paris International Marathon: Takes place from Place de la Concorde to Avenue Foch.

Foire de Paris: Paris expo at Paris de Versailles. Showcasing food, wine, homes and gardens as well as a tourism show.

May

Football Cup Final: Stade de France.

French Tennis Open: Tennis Grand Slam, Stade Roland Garros.

Le Printemps des Rues: Concerts and free street theatre in Bastille/Republique area.

Labour Day: 1 May

VE Day: 8 May

June

Fete du Cinema: Films shown all over Paris for a nominal fee.

Flower Show: Rose season in the Bagatelle gardens.

Gay Pride: Parade around the Bastille.

Paris Jazz Festival: Parc Floral de Paris.

Paris Air and Space Technology Show: Le Bourget Airport.

July

Tour de France: Worlds largest cycle race end in the Champs-Elysees.

Paris Quartier d`Ete: Dance, music, theatre and ballet.

Paris-Plage: Sand and palm trees are deposited on the Seine rivers right bank, creting a temporary beach.

Bastille Day: 14 July

August

Assumption: 15 August.

Open-Air Cinema Festival: 36 movies are shown for no charge on a giant outdoor screen, Parc de la Villette

September

La Villette Jazz Festival: Jazz artists perform, Cite de la Musique.

October

Foire Internationale d`Art Contemporain: Paris’ largest international contemporary and modern art fair, Porte de Versailles.

Prix de l`Arch de Triomphe: European horse racings’ biggest race, Longchamp.

Journees du Partimoine: 300 historic buildings, monuments, museums and ministries are free to the public for two days. An all night party proceeds.

November

Mois de la Photo: Photography shows.

Beaujoais Nouveau: The 3rd Thursday in November, complete in the crowded bars and cafes to taste the new vintage.

All Saint’s Day: 1 November

Remembrance Day: 11 November

December

Christmas Illuminations: Around the city.

Horse and Pony Show: Porte de Versailles.

Paris International Boat Show: Porte de Versailles.

Christmas: 25 December

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