Food in Paris

Salon International de l’Agriculture

At this appetising, nine-day international agricultural fair, produce and animals from all over France are turned into delectable fare. Held at the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles, 15e, from late Februar…
Fun Fair in Paris

Foire du Trône

Dating back some 1000(!) years, this huge fun fair is held on the Pelouse de Reuilly of the Bois de Vincennes from around Easter to early June.
Sports in Paris

Marathon International de Paris

On your marks… The Paris International Marathon, usually held on the second Sunday of April, starts on the av des Champs-Élysées, 8e, and finishes on av Foch, 16e, attracting more than 40,000 runners from over 100 c…
Tennis in Paris

French Open

The glitzy Grand Slam tournament Les Internationaux de France de Tennis hits up from late May to early June at Stade Roland Garros.
Music in Paris

Fête de la Musique

This national music festival welcomes in summer on the solstice with staged and impromptu live performances of jazz, reggae, classical and more. Held at venues all over the city.
LGBT in Paris

Marche des Fiertés

Late June’s colourful, Saturday-afternoon Marche des Fiertés through Le Marais to Bastille celebrates Gay Pride Day with over-the-top floats and outrageous costumes.
Music in Paris

Paris Jazz Festival

Free jazz concerts swing every Saturday and Sunday afternoon in June and July in the Parc Floral de Paris during the Paris Jazz Festival. There is a park entry fee for adults/under 25s of €6/3.
Cultural in Paris

Bastille Day

The capital celebrates France’s national day with a morning military parade along av des Champs-Élysées, accompanied by a fly-past of fighter aircraft and helicopters. Feux d’artifice (fireworks) light up the sky ab…
Beach in Paris

Paris Plages

From mid-July to early September, ‘Paris Beaches’ take over the Right Bank between the Louvre, 1er, and Pont de Sully, 4e; and the Rotonde de la Villette and rue de Crimée, 19e. All beaches are open from 8am to midn…
Sports in Paris

Tour de France

The last of 21 stages of this prestigious, 3500km-long cycling event finishes with a race up av des Champs-Élysées on the third or fourth Sunday of July – as it has done since 1975.