Sports in Paris

Tour de France

The last of 21 stages of this prestigious, 3500km-long cycling event finishes with a race up the av des Champs-Élysées on the third or fourth Sunday of July – as it has done since 1975.
Sports in Eiffel Tower & Western 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.
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…
Cultural in Bastille & Eastern Paris

Le Festival du Merveilleux

The magical private museum Musée des Arts Forains, filled with fairground attractions of yesteryear, opens from late December to early January, with enchanting rides, attractions and festive shows.
Food & Drink in Paris

Paris Cocktail Week

Participating cocktail bars all over the city create signature cocktails for late January's Paris Cocktail Week. There are also workshops, guest bartenders, masterclasses and food pairings.
Music in Paris

Fête de la Musique

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

Paris Beer Week

Craft beer's popularity in Paris peaks during Paris Beer Week, held over 10 days. Events take place across the city's bars, pubs, breweries, specialist beer shops and other venues.
Cultural in Paris

Nuit Blanche

From sundown until sunrise on the first Saturday and Sunday of October, museums stay open, along with bars and clubs, for one ‘White Night’ (ie ‘All Nighter’).
Beach in Paris

Paris Plages

‘Paris Beaches’ set up along Paris' riverbanks in two main zones, the Parc Rives de Seine and the Bassin de la Villette (with swimming pools in the canal).
Wine in Paris

Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre

This five-day festival taking in the second weekend in October celebrates Montmartre’s grape harvest with costumes, concerts, food events and a parade.