Calendar events Paris

Paris calendar events Paris 2014, dates of festivals, parades, sporting occasions, funfairs, fireworks... Whenever you are in Paris, there is plenty things to do. In Paris, there are events all year round. Spring is nice for shows, sporting occasions. Summer is great for funfairs, fireworks, open-air attractions... Autumn for trade shows, exhibitions and Winter for shopping and concerts. 

January February

New Year's Day Parade on January 1 in Montmartre. Huge procession with jugglers, clowns and lots of music.

Winter sales in Paris in January until February.

Valentine's Day on February 14.

Paris Chinese New Year 2015: February 19. Paris' Chinatown, in the Southeast of Paris celebrates Chinese New Year with a parade, paper lanterns,  dragon dance down the street. That's a really colourful event. Metro: Porte d'Ivry, Porte de Choisy. 

Salon de l'Agriculture an agricultural fair in Paris at the Porte de Versailles February 21 to March 1, 2015. It includes a Parisian favorite contest of the French finest breeding animals. A must see! Metro: Porte de Versailles.


Carnaval de Paris in March 2, 2014. Paris Carnival.

Fashion Show Ready to Wear now to March 5, 2014.

Printemps du cinema festival in Paris, March 16 to 18, 2014.

The International Tourism Show or Salon Mondial du Tourisme
March 20 to 23, 2014. Location: Porte de Versailles.

Salon du Livre fantastic international book fair will be held March 21 to 24, 2014. Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre. Metro: Porte de Versailles.

More events in March?


April Fool's day on April 1, 2014 includes jokes, paper fish to someone's back. We named it in French Poisson d'Avril.

Marathon of Paris Sunday April 6, 2014 starts on the Champs-Elysees and end at the Avenue Foch. Jog or walk approximately 42km (26 miles).

Versailles Jazz Festival April 11 to 18, 2014.

Easter in Paris on April 20, 2014.


Foire of Paris is a fair in May. A big exhibition of decor of home interiors, model of gardens, camping and outdoor activities, wine and gastronomy... at the Porte de Versailles. Metro Porte de Versailles.

Fete du Travail is Labor Day in Paris also, no work! 

Victory Day in Paris on May 8. There is a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe.

Fête du Pain is a feast in Paris, a bread fair in May 8 to 18 on the Parvis of Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Nuit des Musees is the museums night in Paris on May 17, 2014. Free entrance to the Paris Museums. They stay open late at night. 

French Open Tennis Championship is a famous tennis tournament in   Roland Garros in Paris, May 25 to June 8, 2014. Metro Porte d'Auteuil.

Bike Feast in Paris on May 31 to June 1, 2014. Fete du Velo in Luxembourg Garden.

More events in May?


Look at the new dates in the Summer calendar events Paris 2014. June seems to be the best month to be in Paris. Also the busiest month for tourists.

International Paris Air Show Le Bourget or Salon International de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace June 15 to 21, 2015. Le Bourget.

Fete de la Musique is a music festival in Paris, June 21, 2014. Music, concerts in parks, streets...

Fashion Shows Men's Fashion June 25 to 29, 2014

Solidays Festival on June 27 to 29, 2014. Hippodrome de Longchamp.

Festival du cinema is a film festival in Paris in June to July 2014.

More events in June?


Summer sales in Paris - Les Soldes d'ete ends on July 29, 2014.

Video Games exhibition in Paris, Science and Industry Centre, La Villette in July (to August 24).

Videogame Story is a great expo for kids and grown-up starts in July to September 7. Location: Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

Versailles Festival, shows, concerts, exhibitions, events at the Palace of Versailles near Paris in July to July 12.

Paris Jazz Festival July to July 27, 2014. Why not to enjoy free concerts at the Parc Floral... Metro: Chateau de Vincennes.

Fete des Loges is a funfair in July to August 17, 2014. Saint-Germain-en-Laye funfair.

Paris Funfair at the Tuileries July to August 24, 2014. 

Free concerts in July in Paris to October 31 at the Jardin du Luxembourg.

Paris Japan Expo on July 2 to 6, 2014. Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

Carnival Tropical de Paris on July 5, 2014. Paris carnival on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees.

Fashion Show Haute Couture July 7 to 10, 2014.

The Chopin Festival in Paris in July, until July 13, 2014. Where is the festival? In the Bagatelle Garden.

Paris Plages 2014 on July, August. Summer Paris beach. Free concerts, fun activities.

Dance in Paris, Fireman's ball July 13, 2014.

Bastille Day 2014 on July 14. Music, dance, fireworks...favorite holiday  in the French Calendar events Paris. 

The Military parade in Paris on July 14, 2014. Starts around 10 am but arrive early on the Champs-Elysees, it's crowded!

Tour de France

Paris fireworks on Bastille DayJuly 14 starts around 11 pm. Location to see the fireworks, the Champs-de-Mars, the Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower.

Paris Quartier d'ete Festival July 14 to August 15. Location: Luxembourg Garden, Park de la Villette, Andre Citroen Park... Music, theater, circus.

2014 Tour de France famous bike race finishing on the Champs-Elysees on July 27.

More events in July?

August events in Paris

Calendar events Paris: the month of August can be very slow in Paris. Parisians take their holidays during this month. August calendar events Paris still have very good festivals Quartier d'ete, Cinema au Clair de Lune.

Paris Quartier d'ete festival until August 15. Location: Place du Palais Royal. Dance, music, theatre...

Cinema au Clair de la Lune to August to 10. Outdoor cinema differents locations, Sacre-Coeur, place des Vosges...

Women's Rugby World Cup 2014 in August 1st to 10th.

Rock en Seine from August 22 to 24, 2014. Paris rock festival in August. Metro Boulogne - Pont de St-Cloud.

La Villette Open-Air Cinema Festival until end of August. Location: Parc de la Villette.

The Fountains Night Show all August. Palace of Versailles. Fireworks display.

Free concerts in the Luxembourg Garden in August.

Fete a Neu-Neu August 29 to October 12, 2014. Paris fair in the Bois de Boulogne.

The Royal Serenade & Fountains Night Show in Versailles in August, September.

September in Paris

Calendar events Paris: this month, kids are back to school and Parisian back to work. September is an excellent month for visiting Paris. The weather is not so hot and humid. Let's see what's happening in Paris during this month. Calendar events Paris big events:

Classical concerts in Paris in September... at the Sainte-Chapelle, St-Ephrem church, Madeleine Church...

Notre-Dame Cathedral concerts Mozart Requiem on September 23...

Jazz de la Villette in September 3 to 14, 2014. Music soul, funk, rock at the Parc de la Villette 211, avenue Jean Jaures. Metro : Porte de Pantin.

Johnny Halliday concert on September 11, 2014.

The Great Fireworks Display of Saint-Cloud on September 13, 2014. Saint-Cloud Park.

Fete de l'Humanite September, 2014. Parc de la Courneuve.

Techno Parade September 13, 2014.

European Heritage Days September 20, 21, 2014. Famous sites and monuments can be visited for free like the Senate, Elysee Palace...

Kazakhstan Astana Ballet Gala on September 20, Palais des Congres, Paris.

Fashion Show Ready to Wear September 23, 2014 to October 1, 2014

Autumn Festival Ballets, Drama...Theatre du Chatelet.


Mondial de l'Automobile is an auto show in Paris in October at the Porte de Versailles. Dates: October 2 to 19, 2014.

Paris Sleepless Night iOctober 2014. Paris doesn't sleep. Incredible night: Performances and best music concerts.

Halloween Festival 2014 in Disneyland Paris.

Fete des Vendanges de Montmartre in October 2014. Second week-end of October is the Celebration of the harvest in Montmartre's vineyards.

Paris Chocolat Festival Salon Europeen du chocolate in October 29 to November 2, 2014. Metro: Porte de Versailles. 

Fete d'Art Sacre a Festival of Sacred Art. Concerts and exhibitions held in churches in Paris.

Foire d'Automne is the Autumn Fair in Paris in October. Deco, construction. tasting, wellness...In Paris Porte de Versailles, October 24 to November 2.

Paris Games Week in October 29 to November 2. Paris Porte de Versailles.

Pitchfork Music Festival in Paris, October 30 to November 1. La Villette, Paris.

More events in October?


Calendar events Paris winter 2014:

Paris Chocolate Festival in November 2014. Metro: Porte de Versailles. A favorite event in our Calendar Events Paris.

World Video Game Day in November 2014.

Le Mois de la Photo, photo month in Paris, Maison Europeenne de la Photographie.

Africolor Music Festival in November. Location: Saint-Denis City Centre.

Armistice Day Military parade from the Arch of Triumph down the Champs-Elysees in November 11, 2014. 

Elton John concert in Paris November 19, 2014. Bercy.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day in November 2014. The new wine Beaujolais Nouveau will be served for the first time in restaurants and cafes.

More events in November?


Notre-Dame Cathedral in December

December calendar events Paris:

Christmas window displays at the Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, Bon Marche Rive-Gauche department stores in December 2014.

Illuminations of Paris on the Champs-Elysees. 100 streets in Paris will be decorated with lights: boulevard Saint-Germain, avenue Montaigne...

Christmas Markets in Paris, Champs-Elysees, Eiffel Tower...

France Telethon in December. An annual fundraising event in France for the myopathy.

Horse Exhibition Salon du Cheval de Paris in December. Beginning of December at Paris Nord Villepinte. Jumping Competition, World Arabian Horse Championships, breeding and driving presentations. 

Salon Nautique de Paris nice boats show! International show held in December. Metro: Porte de Versailles.

Christmas Corrida Race in December 2014. La Corrida de Noel, Issy-Les-Moulineaux.

Midnight Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in December 24.

Christmas Mass at the Cathedral Notre-Dame on December 25. 

Casse-Noisette in Paris at the Palais des Congres, December 30, 31.

New Year's Eve celebrations, December 31 on the Champs-Elysees avenue.

Return from Calendar events Paris to Paris Vacations

Paris Jazz La Villette

Versailles Festival 
August, September

La Plage, Porte de la Villette, Glazart beach, music, concerts
July to September 20

Sporting events

La Parisienne 
September 12 to 14


La Traviata
Opera Bastille

Tanztheater Wuppertal
Palais Garnier

The Barber of Seville
Opera Bastille

Museums to visit

Louvre Museum is opened every day except Tuesdays. See the Mona Lisa painting,  Venus de Milo 

Musee d'Orsay is closed on Mondays. Impressionist paintings, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin

Museum Rodin open daily except Mondays. See The Kiss, The Thinker

- Louvre Museum
- Notre-Dame Cathedral
- Paris Opera
- Arc de Triomphe
- Paris Bus Tour
- The Orsay Museum
- River Cruise...

Monuments to see

Eiffel Tower is the most visited attraction in Paris. Also has the best views of the French Capital

Arc de Triomphe is worth a visit. Excellent view of the Champs-Elysees

Notre-Dame Cathedral beautiful interior. Breathtaking views from the top of the tower 

Cathedral Notre-Dame concerts

La Sainte Chapelle concerts
Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Churches to visit

Notre-Dame Cathedral was built over 200 years. See the South Rose window, the Treasury

La Sainte-Chapelle Church walking distance to the Cathedral. Most beautiful church in Paris with stained glass

Eglise Saint-Eustache is splendid with paintings and the great organ

Hotels in Paris best locations

Eiffel Tower
Hotel Pullman, Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel 

Louvre Museum
Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, Hotel Lotti, Hotel de Crillon

Hotel Montaigne, Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg, Lord Byron

Paris Opera House
InterContinental Paris Le Grand

Adagio Paris Montmartre

Shopping in Paris

Le Marais district is famous for its small boutiques

Galeries Lafayette major department store in Paris. Beautiful stained glass dome

Avenue Montaigne where to find most luxurious boutiques

Fashion shows in Paris

Paris tearoom

Laduree Royale
rue Royale

rue de Rivoli

Laduree Champs Elysees
avenue des Champs Elysees

Concerts in Paris

Johnny Hallyday 

Jay-Z & Beyonce

Elton John

Nice, French Rivieria, discover the tops events in South of France, Nice carnival in February

Strasbourg in Alsace, jazz festival, Comics Festival

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