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What To Do in Paris in June

Your Guide to What’s Happening in Paris this Month
Masked Ball at the Château of Versailles
Château of Versailles © Agathe Poupeney
July 20, 2023
In June, Paris comes alive with summertime charm. Whether you want to join in the festivities of the Paris Gay Pride Parade or simply spend all day soaking up sun in one of the city’s pretty gardens, Paris in June blends culture, art, and joie de vivre that will leave you spellbound. Here are our top picks for what to do in the city this month.

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Summer is arriving in Paris meaning music festivals, sporting events, and family-friendly fairs are happening all over the city. Here are our picks for the best of what’s happening in Paris in June.

Happening Every June in Paris

Things To Do in Paris, June 2023

Happening Every June in Paris

Roland-Garros, The French Open | May 22 – June 11, 2023

The French Open continues into June, with the championship matches played on June 11th this year.

For nearly 100 years now, Paris’s Roland-Garros stadium has been hosting the French Open here, welcoming the biggest names in tennis to compete on its clay courts.

Tennis court of the French Open at Roland Garros.
© Yann Caradec [CC BY-SA 2.0]

A few public tickets still remain, and last-minute tickets go on sale starting May 10. You can purchase tickets through the Official Roland-Garros Website.

Learn more about the French Open in Paris.

Details:
May 22 – June 11, 2023
Roland-Garros, 2 Avenue Gordon Bennett, 75016 Paris
Metro Michel-Ange Auteuil, Porte d’Auteuil, or Boulogne Jean-Jaurès
Tickets: Starting at 20€ for “outside courts”

Nuit Blanche | June 3, 2023

Literally translating to “White Night,” Nuit Blanche also means “an all-nighter,” and that’s just what this party is.

Every year since 2002, this all-night-long contemporary art celebration lights up Paris on the first Saturday in October. The 2023 edition is the first to take place in June.

Think parades and performances along with bright lights and big crowds. The metro runs all night to let you explore the art installations and exhibitions around the city until the wee hours of the morning. Parisians look forward to it every year, and over the past 20 years, the hugely successful event has expanded to several other European capitals and North American cities too.

Check out the complete 2023 Paris Nuit Blanche program (in French).

Nuit Blanche Paris 2023 poster
Nuit Blanche 2023 © Ville de Paris

The Grand Masked Ball at Versailles | June 17, 2023

The Grand Bal Masqué at the Château of Versailles is an period costume party held every year at the Orangery of the Palace of Versailles.

For 2023, the ball’s theme is “Space Versailles.” Et oui, it should really be something! You can count on a whimsical and extraordinary evening with dancers, performers, and artists creating a unique atmosphere.

Guests have to wear high-quality baroque costumes and masks throughout the event. The ball offers a fantastic opportunity to dance and enjoy an unforgettable after-party in the Grove of the Ballroom. It’s an enchanting event that transports attendees through time and space for a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Learn more about the Masked Ball of Versailles.

Details:
June 17, 2023 | 11:30pm till dawn
Château de Versailles, Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles
RER Versailles Château Rive Gauche
Tickets start at 115€, available on the official Château de Versailles website

 
Masked Ball at the Château of Versailles
Château of Versailles © Agathe Poupeney

Fête de la Musique | June 21, 2023

Every year on June 21, all of France celebrates La Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day. Paris does it up big and music fills the streets and parks of the capital city, with DJ’s blasting beats from bar terraces, amateur musicians giving concerts on every corner, and stages where professional performers play (for free) all around town. If you’re lucky enough to be in Paris at this time, you’ll witness locals really letting their hair down — smiling, laughing, and dancing in the streets.

Events take place in every Arrondissement, generally starting in the early evening. Many metro and bus lines run all night long, and a special 3.50€ pass good for unlimited public transportation from 5am – 7am lets you take full advantage of the festival while exploring other parts of the Paris region!

See a map of all the activites on the Event’s Official Website.

Details:
June 21, 2023 
Throughout Paris and all of France

Street musicians in Paris during the Fête de la Musique.

Paris Gay Pride | June 24, 2023

Saturday, June 24th, marchers, music, and bien sûr, bunches of rainbow flags will fill the streets for Paris for the annual Gay Pride Parade, also known as the Marche des Fiertés LGBT+.

Following the parade, a lively and free fête will take place at the Place de la République, featuring performances, DJ sets, stand-up comedy, and more.

Learn more about Paris Pride.

Details:
June 24, 2023 | 1:30pm-10pm
Parade starts at metro Michel Bizot and ends at the Place de la République

Gay Pride Parade in the streets of Paris

Fête des Tuileries | June 25 – August 28, 2023

Paris’s iconic Jardin des Tuileries becomes a fairground during the summer. Beginning on June 25 and ending on August 28, 2023, more than 60 different rides and attractions will spring up in the garden. Come for carnival classics like bumper cars, carousels, slides, and cotton candy all in an exceptional Parisian setting. Entrance is free, but you have to pay to ride.

Details:
June 25 – August 28, 2023 
Jardin des Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris
Metro Tuileries, Concorde, or Carrousel du Louvre

Swings at the Tuileries fair
Fête Des Tuileries, 2015 – Steven Depolo [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Start of Paris Summer Sales Season | June 28, 2023

The summer sales season in France runs from the end of June until the end of July. During this four week-period, stores all around Paris offer discounts on everything from clothing to home décor. This year, les soldes d’été (as they’re called) start on Wednesday, June 28 and run through July 25.

See our recommendations for where to shop the sales in Paris.

Details:
June 28 – July 25, 2023
Throughout Paris

Shopping the sales in Paris

June Music Festivals in Paris | All Month Long

From the beginning of June until the end of September, dozens of music festivals take place each year in French capital. Here’s a quick look at the Paris music festivals happening in June:

We Love Green | June 2 – 4, 2023

We Love Green is like Paris’s very own Coachella, offering an incredible two-day musical extravaganza.

The eco-conscious festival isn’t nearly as big (or as expensive) massive as its American counterpart, but it has become a favorite among influencers and the trendy 20-30s crowd.

Prepare to immerse yourself in the electrifying sounds of electro-pop, rap, and enjoy performances by renowned artists like Björk, Bon Iver, Orelsan, and Phoenix.

Nestled in the lush Bois de Vincennes, this green oasis just outside Paris sets the perfect stage for unforgettable memories.

Details:
June 2 – 4, 2023 
Bois de Vincennes, 1 Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris
Tickets from 49€ for a 1-day pass

Visit the Official Website for more information.

Stage at the Paris music festival We Love Green
Photo via Facebook, @welovegreenfestival

Solidays | June 23 – 25, 2023

Support the fight against AIDS at Solidays. This three-day festival at Longchamp Racecourse features 150 artists including -M-, Orelsan, Justice, BigFlo & Oli, and David Guetta. Dance to pop, rock, electro, and more.

Details:
June 23 – 25, 2023
Hippodrome Longchamp, 2 Route des Tribunes, 75016 Paris
Tickets from 31€ for an evening pass

Visit the Official Website for more information.

Stage of the Solidays music festival in Paris.
Solidays 2016 ©Pete Beng

La Défense Jazz Festival | June 26 – July 2, 2023

Enjoy a week of jazz in Paris at La Défense Jazz Festival. The stunning Grande Arche de la Défense hosts renowned jazz musicians from around the world. Don’t miss the free concerts and the national jazz competition.

Details:
June 26 — July 2, 2023
Parvis de la Défense, 92400 Paris La Défense
Free entry

Visit the Official Website for more information.

View of the Grande Arche de la Défense

Fnac Live | June 28 – 30, 2023

Held just in front of Paris’s magnificent Hôtel de Ville, the Fnac Live music festival is right in the heart of the French capital. This free festival features over 30 artists spanning genres from pop and rock to rap, R’n’B, and electro. Concerts start at 5pm each day.

Details:
June 28 – 30, 2023
Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris
Free entry

Free music festival in Paris in front of town hall
Fnac Live Paris Hôtel de Ville – ErasmusOfParis [CC 2.0]

Things To Do in Paris, June 2023:

Longines Global Champions Tour Paris Eiffel Jumping

June 23 – 25, 2023, the Champs de Mars becomes a horse lover’s heaven while it welcomes the Longines Global Champions Tour, Paris Eiffel Jumping.

Held at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the three-day event includes a horse jumping competition and other equestrian activities as well as an ephemeral restaurant. The temporary Paris Eiffel Jumping village is open from 10:00-18:00 and offers plenty of fun horse-centered activities for children and adults alike.

Details:
June 23 – 25, 2023
Champ de Mars, 75007 Paris
Metro École Militaire or La Motte-Picquet Grenelle

Horse jumping in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Paris Eiffel Jumping

Basquiat X Warhol “A Quatre Mains” | Through August 28, 2023

Opened in April, the “Basquiat X Warhol: Painting Four Hands” exhibition continues at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris this June in Paris.  

This exhibition showcases the collaboration between two of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. You’ll get to see more than 150 works, including paintings, drawings, photographs, and archives.

Art exhibition "Basquiat x Warhol, Painting Four Hands", at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris May 2023
Exhibition View of “Basquiat x Warhol, Painting Four Hands”, Fondation Louis Vuitton © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Licensed by Artestar, New York, 2023 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by ADAGP, Paris © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

It’s an incredible opportunity to witness how the artists’ friendship and creative process influenced each other’s work. Plus, the exhibition is in a stunning location, with a beautiful view of Paris.

Details:
April 5 – August 28, 2023
Fondation Louis Vuitton, 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116 Paris
Metro Les Sablons
Tickets: 16€, available on the Fondation Louis Vuitton website 

French Movie Nights with Lost in Frenchlation | June 4 – 29, 2023

Even if you don’t speak French, you can still enjoy the best of current French cinema while in the City of Light thanks to our friends over at Lost in Frenchlation. This June, they’re hosting five film screenings — all with English subtitles — at movie theaters across town. Perfect for English speakers in Paris after a fun, French-infused night out.

  • Sunday, June 4, 2023: Une Histoire d’Amour + Ciné-Balade tour at Club de l’Étoile
  • Thursday, June 8, 2023: Quand tu seras Grand + Q&A with the director at Luminor
  • Friday, June 16, 2023: Disco Boy + Introduction by the film crew at L’Éntrepôt
  • Friday, June 23, 2023: Champs Élysées Film Festival + Rooftop Cocktail Hour at Publicis Cinéma
  • Thursday, June 29, 2023: Hawaii + Standup comedy show at Arlequin

French movie nights in Paris in June 2023

You can find a full description of each movie on the Lost in Frenchlation website.

Details: 
June 4 – 29, 2023
Throughout Paris
Tickets: From 10€
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