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What to Do in Paris: July 2019

  • Paris Eiffel Jumping


Paris is always a good idea, and this July it's especially true for horse lovers, classic car enthusiasts, music fans, fashion fiends, and vegetarians looking for a view. Here are our picks for what not to miss this month.

We’ve made it through the first heatwave of the summer and July is looking good here in the city. As always, there are tons of interesting events and activities taking place this month in Paris, but here are the highlights.

Longines Global Champions Tour Paris Eiffel Jumping

July 3-7, the Champs de Mars becomes a horse lover’s heaven. Held at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the 5-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. On July 5th and 6th from 21:45 – 22:15, Clémence Faivre and her stallion Lusitanien Gotan will also perform a special dressage show, accompanied by a cellist from the French Republican Guard Orchestra.

July 3 – 7, 2019
Champs de Mars, 75007 Paris
Metro École Militaire or La Motte-Picquet Grenelle

Paris Eiffel Jumping

La Fabrique – Made in France Summer Pop-Up Shop

From the end of June to the end of July, La Fabrique in Le Marais hosts weekly Apéros Créateurs with beer, bubbles, and local designers. La Fabrique – Summer Edition lets you mingle with the young creators and shop their latest fashions, all with a drink in hand. The pop-up shop, backed by La Fine Équipe, welcomes 65 new brands this summer and a fun, festive atmosphere is guaranteed. If you’re looking for a unique experience as well as items that no one else has yet, don’t miss Thursday nights at La Fabrique.

June 20 – July 31, 2019
La Fabrique, 59 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75004 Paris
Metro Rambuteau or Hôtel de Ville
Thursdays 18:00 – 20:00

La Fabrique – Summer Edition, Credit Facebook La Fine Équipe

Traversée de Paris en Anciennes

If you love classic cars, be sure to be in Paris on Sunday, July 21 to watch the parade of vintage vehicles passing through the city streets. Organized by the auto club Vincennes en Anciennes, the procession of more than 600 antique automobiles makes its way from the National Conservatory of Antique Vehicles in Antony, through Paris, and ending at the Terrasse de l’Observatoire in Meudon. The route generally passes through the Place de la Bastille, around the Place des Vosges, up to Montmartre and just in front of Sacré Coeur before cruising through the Place de la Concorde, past Invalides, and then around the Arc de Triomphe.

July 21, 2019 | 07:30 – 16:00
Throughout Paris

Traversée de Paris – Instagram @paris_by_tuula

Créatures – Temporary Rooftop Restaurant

This is without a doubt the place to be this summer. The temporary rooftop restaurant sitting atop the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann is the end-all-be-all of trendy spots in Paris, an elegant, ephemeral vegetarian paradise perched just behind the Opéra Garnier. You’ve surely already seen this hip new spot all over Instagram, but come experience the stunning views and delicious 100% vegetarian cuisine expertly prepared by Chef Julien Sebbag for yourself before it’s gone!

June 20 – October 31, 2019
Créatures, 25 Rue de la Chaussée d’Antin, 75009 Paris
Metro Chaussée d’Antin, Havre – Caumartin, or Opéra
Every day 10:00 – 01:00


Paris Summer Music Festivals

The outdoor music festival fun continues in Paris this month, with the free Fnac Live at the Hôtel de Ville July 3-5, the Paris Jazz Festival in the Parc Floral July 6-26, Lollapalooza Paris July 20-21, and plenty more. Concerts for kids are also on the agenda, with the ongoing Pestacles Festival. Learn more about all of the outdoor music festivals in Paris this summer.

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