Summer is arriving in Paris – would someone please tell the weather? – meaning music festivals, sporting events, and family-friendly fairs are happening all over the city. Here are our picks for events not to miss in Paris this June.
For what’s sure to be one of the coolest music events of the summer, legendary French electronic music label Ed Banger Records is throwing a huge party at the Château de Versailles. That’s right, a soirée éléctro at a château! Saturday, June 8, four of the label’s top DJ’s will be performing one-of-a-kind sets on the palace terraces. Think French Touch meets French history.
This exclusive event is limited to just 300 tickets. The final 100 tickets go on sale June 5 at noon on the event’s official website.
June 5, 2019 | 20:30 – 00:00
Château de Versailles, Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles
RER Versailles Château Rive Gauche
Tickets: Gold: 160€, VIP: 60€, General Admission: 22-30€
France is hosting the 2019 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with cities all throughout the country participating. The international soccer tournament kicks off in Paris at the Parc des Princes on June 7, with six more matches to be played in the capital city’s stadium over the course of the championship.
Although the opening match between France and Korea is sold out, tickets are still available for the following games. See the Women’s World Cup Official Ticketing Website to reserve your seats or read Our Recommendations for Where to Watch the Women’s World Cup.
June 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 24
Parc des Princes, 24 Rue du Commandant Guilbaud, 75016 Paris
Metro Porte de Saint-Cloud
Tickets: 13€ – 57€
Paris’s iconic Jardins des Tuileries becomes a fairground during the summer. Beginning on June 21 and ending on August 25, 2019, 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 must pay to ride.
June 21 – August 25, 2019
Jardin des Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, 75001 Paris
Metro Tuileries, Concorde, or Carrousel du Louvre
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.
The Philharmonie de Paris, the Louvre, and other prestigious Parisian venues also offer evenings of classical music in calmer settings, should you prefer.
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 17:00 – 07:00 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.
June 21, 2019
Throughout Paris and all of France
Parisians know that June marks the beginning of the summer music festival season in Paris, with some 15 different festivals taking place in the region between June and September. From internationally recognized festivals like Lollapalooza Paris to local favorites Villette Sonique or the free Fnac Live in front of the magnificent Hôtel de Ville, music lovers of all sorts are sure to find a festival to attend.
Read all about the different Summer Music Festivals in Paris.
This weekend is a particularly good time to be in Paris. Saturday and Sunday, September 21 - 22, 2019, mark the 36th edition of the Journées du patrimoine, also called the European Heritage Days.
If you’ll be in Paris this Friday, September 13th, large strikes will be affecting most public transportation. Transport unions have called for a grève in protest against pension reforms and the RATP (the Parisian transport operator) foresees 'heavily disrupted' traffic conditions.