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There is always something on in Paris. The Nuit Blanche (a night-time contemporary-art experience), Paris Plages (Seine-side beaches) and Paris Cinma are only three examples.

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Nuit Blanche 2011 : Le Yéti de Fred Sapey-Triomphe

The first night-time trail through the streets of Paris and its contemporary-art scene took place on 5 October 2002, and the opportunity for anyone to explore artistic creation for a night has come back every year since (usually in October). Discover Nuit Blanche (Sleepness night)... Free entrance. 

2016 : Nuit Blanche is scheduled for the night of Saturday 1th to Sunday 2nd October 

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This cultural-year highlight brings an opportunity to spend a weekend in September visiting an endless variety of well-known (but usually off-bounds) and outright unusual historical monuments.


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Paris Plages, la piscine

The summer transforms Paris. The cityscape dons greenery and the riverside thoroughfares become car-free resorts. The Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) operation kicks off on or around 20 July and lasts four weeks. Free.



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Fête de la musique

On 21 June, enjoy free concerts in all public places, streets, gardens, squares, etc. It is a musical start to summer in Paris and throughout France. But how can you play without breaking the law?

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Paris Cinéma

Paris Cinéma festival  is one of the Parisian Summer highlights – and a City of Paris initiative to promote what we call the septième art in the city of light. The feature-packed programme includes literally hundreds of screenings, French and international film stars, and a different country as the event’s guest of honour every year. And discover the Mission Cinéma of the City of Paris (Paris Film) and the Paris Film Trails.

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Nuit des musées

Parisian museums also come to life one night a year, and night-time revellers flock to them. This  version of a Night at the Museum takes place every May. 


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Poet Spring

There is something poetic about Paris every day of the year – but poetry takes over for a few weeks in March.

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