Paris Events In June 2018 – Festivals, Art, Music, Parades & More

The beginning of summer is such a lovely time to be in Paris. To help you plant your June visit we've collected a bevy of festivals and events that cover every facet of music from folk and pop, to classical and electronic; and every interest from craft beer to electronics to fairs to tennis… even doll houses.

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Versailles Fountains Night Show

Versailles Fountains Night Show

One of the best things about summer in Paris is the spectacular seasonal fountain show & fireworks display held on Saturdays starting in June.

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Fête de la Musique

Throughout Paris and in virtually every town and village in France free music concerts take to the streets, parks, and even Metro stations to celebrate the summer solstice. You won't have to look too hard to find concerts in Paris with events in Montmartre, the Marais, the Place de la Bastille, Place des Invalides and Champs-Elysées. All types of music are represented — from rock, rap & jazz to classical.

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Chopin Festival

Frederic Chopin, history's most romantic piano composer, is buried in Paris at the Pere Lachaise Cemetery. In 1983, the Chopin Society, in their wisdom, created the annual Chopin Festival to celebrate the music of this great man. Set in the orangerie in the Parc de Bagatelle, the festival features afternoon and evening concerts with pianists from around the globe. Chopin lovers, you won't want to miss this event.

  • Parc de Bagatelle, 16th Arrondissement
  • June 23 to August 14, 2018
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Fête des Tuileries – Paris Funfair

It's like the fairgrounds of your childhood, with trampolines, bumper cars & cotton candy. The petit fairground fills a corner of the Jardin des Tuileries, ending at the edge of Place de la Concorde. There are plenty of scary rides, fun games and lots of pop-up restaurants serving grilled fast French food. A great place to visit if you're traveling with small children, but you're likely to find us there as well.

  • Jardins des Tuileries, 1st Arrondissement
  • June 23 to August 25, 2018

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Paris Jazz Festival

Paris Jazz Festival

2018 marks the 25th edition of the Paris Jazz Festival. The international event is heralded as one of the best music festivals in the world and takes place over four jazzy weekends in the beautiful Parc Floral. The full line-up is released in the middle of May. One of the best parts about the festival is that the concerts are free with admission to the park.

  • Parc Floral de Vincennes, 12th Arrondissement
  • June 30 to July 22
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Champs-Elysées Film Festival

Roll out the red carpet — Paris, cinema, summertime. This fun film festival features 80 French and American independent films and is held at movie theaters that dot Avenue Champs Elysees — Le Balzac, Gaumont Marignan, Le Lincoln, Publicis Cinémas, UGC George V, and Club de l'Étoile. In addition to screenings, there are industry events with a round-table series and a competition to choose the best six films of the festival.

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The Most Popular Ways to Visit Versailles

Best of Versailles. Skip the Line, with Hotel Pick-up & Lunch
This day trip from Paris gets you inside the royal estate without waiting in the long lines. Included is a 3-course traditional lunch by the Grand Canal.
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VIP Versailles Tour with Private Viewing of the Royal Quarters
Skip-the-Line entrance to the chateau through a VIP entrance, plus a private tour of the royal chambers and opera house not open to tourists.
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We Love Green Festival

This year's headliners include Bjork and Beck. The popular festival introduces a new generation of talent with live & DJ sets. There's also a Think Tank, and an Ideas Lab to promote environmental innovation and to raise awareness of ecological issues. The festival also has green workshops, screenings, and a start-up incubator featuring green tech, ethical fashion and design.

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La Fête du Velo – The Bicycle Festival

Created 20 years ago, the annual Bike Festival's aim is to raise cycling awareness. Held the first weekend in June throughout France, the festival features bike races, biking events, and workshops. In Paris, rent a Velib bicycle and join the thousands of Parisians as they pedal throughout the city celebrating le velo!

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Le Mondial de la Bière — Paris Beer Festival

Craft beer lovers unite to raise a glass at the historic Maison de la Mutualité and discover a world of beer with tastings and masterclasses. Eighty brewers will be represented along with the best of Paris street food.

  • La Maison de la Mutualité, 5th Arrondissement
  • June 29 to July 1, 2018
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La Nuit aux Invalides

La Nuit aux Invalides

Witness the historic Les Invalides in a dazzling light and sound show. The 2018 Centenary show highlights the events of World War I, told through a child's eyes. The striking show is is lit with a 1,000 candles and features the latest laser technology. Don't speak French? No worries, the show is available in English. This year, there are limited seated spaces available as well. But, book now.

  • Cour d'Honneur, Hotel des Invalides, 7th Arrondissement
  • June 27 to September 1, Wednesdays to Saturdays
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Les Pestacles

It's a Paris event like no other with shows, music, plays, workshops, lectures, and get-togethers at the beautiful Parc Floral.

  • Parc Floral, 12th Arrondissement
  • June to September, 2018
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Marche des Fiertés – Paris Pride Parade

This year, the Paris Pride Parade (called March des Fiertes LGBT) is an entire celebration featuring free concerts, dancing, and of course a giant parade, which starts at 2 PM. The best way to keep up to date is to follow their Facebook page for all the latest news.

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The Best Ways to Visit the Champagne Region from Paris

A Day in the Champagne Region, with Hotel Pick-up & Lunch
A small-group tour led by an expert guide to the Land of Champagne for a day-long tasting of the bubbly. Inclues lunch & pick-up at your Paris hotel.
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Champagne Tour from Paris: Moet & Chandon, Hautvillers, and the House of Mumm
Taste champagne at three of the top producers on a day trip from Paris. The small-group tour also visits Reims, the capital of Champagne country.
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Makeup in Paris

In the country that practically invented the art of maquillage is a two-day celebration with a bevy of beauty suppliers, cosmetic manufacturers, workshops, special guest speakers, and make-up artists showcasing the latest trends with lots of demos. We'll be there — even though we don't really need makeup. Right?

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Salon International de la Maison de Poupée

That's right, it's the International Dollhouse Show, a world class event that features vintage dolls and houses from collectors around the globe. This year the exhibitors will travel from Belgium, Thailand, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and the UK to display their priceless collections.

  • Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
  • 7 Boulevard Jourdan, 14th Arrondissement
  • June 10, 2018
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French Open Tennis

Are you one of the lucky ones with tickets to the only red court Grand Slam tournament? This year 10-time French Open winner, Rafael Nadal, will defend his Men's Singles title. The action takes place at the Roland-Garros stadium, named for a French World War I aviator. This year the prize money is a staggering €39,197,000.

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