Calendar events Paris
2014

Discover our calendar events Paris 2014, best festivals dates, parades, sporting occasions, funfairs, fireworks... Whenever you are visiting Paris, there is always something for you. 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. Some dates are still unconfirmed.

Special Days in Paris

Labour Day lily of the Valley day, May 1

Europe Day
May 9

Family day
May 15

Museums Night
May 17

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.

March

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.

Art Paris Art Fair in March 27 to 30, 2014. Grand Palais.

More events in March?

Paris in April 2014

Paris classical concerts in April at the Sainte-Chapelle. Vivaldi's Four Seasons, La Madeleine church. Notre-Dame Cathedral, Salle Pleyel, Paris Opera...

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

BergeStreet now to April 21. Animations near the Seine River: coaching street workout, hip-hop dance... Different locations in Paris: Port de Solferino, Port des Invalides, Port du Gros Caillou.

Sugar Paris cake design baking fair at the Esplanade du Chateau de Vincennes. Dates from April 4 to 6.

Foire du Trone Where? Pelouse de Reuilly Bois de Vincennes. When? France biggest funfair, amusement rides, carousels...and fun! Metro: Porte Doree. When? Between April 4 and June 9, 2014.

Paris Breakfast Run on April 5. At 9 am on Avenue Foch.

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).

Notre-Dame Cathedral concerts on April 8, 2014. Bruckner, Gesualdo, Messiaen: Notre-Dame de Paris. O Crux Ave: Notre-Dame de Paris concert on April 15. Music from the Era of Saint Louis: Medieval Music at Notre-Dame de Paris on April 29.

Versailles Jazz Festival April 11 to 18, 2014.

Easter in Paris on April 20, 2014.

Paris Easter concerts different venues in Paris. The Sainte-Chapelle, the St-Ephrem church, the Madeleine Church.

La Nuit aux Invalides show in Paris on April 24 to May 24, 2014. Location: Les Invalides Paris 7th arrondissement.

Tickets to Justin Timberlake in Paris on April 26, 2014. Concert in Paris. Justin Timberlake is a famous American singer.

Xtreme Gravity Europe 2014 on April 27, 2014. La Villette. Free event in Paris. From 2 pm.

Foire of Paris April 30 to May 11, 2014. Huge exhibition. Includes many booths: home interiors, model of gardens, camping and outdoor activities, wine and gastronomy... at the Porte de Versailles. Metro Porte de Versailles.

May

Fete du Travail May 1, 2014 Day Labor Day , no work, people sell the lily of the Valley (Muguet). The French tradition is to offer this delicate flower to give luck to the people we love.

Free concerts at the Jardin du Luxembourg from May 1 to October 31.

Eurovision Song Contest May 6, 2014.

Arc de Triomphe Ceremony of May 8th in Paris. Victory Day.

Nuit des Musees May 17, 2014. Some museums will be open during the night in May.

Versailles Festival near Paris from May 23 to July 12. Castle of Versailles.

French Open Tennis Championship Roland Garros from May 25 to June 8, 2014. Metro Porte d'Auteuil.

Villette Street festival on May 30 to June 1, 2014. La villette in Paris.

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

More events in May?

June

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

Bicycle Festival in June 2014. Location: Luxembourg Garden.

Villette Sonique Festival on June 2 to 8, 2014. Electronic music.

Paris Jazz Festival June 7 to July 27, 2014. Why not to enjoy free concerts at the Parc Floral... Metro: Chateau de Vincennes.

We Own the Night 10k run (for woman) in Paris on June 8. The race starts at 10 am. Metro: Bibliotheque Francois-Mitterrand

Night Fountains Show in Versailles from June to September 2014.

2014 Champs-Elysees Film Festival in June 11 to 17.

The Chopin Festival in Paris June 14 to July 13, 2014. Where? Bagatelle Garden.

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

Paris One Direction concert on June 20, 21. Venue: La Plaine St Denis.

Fete de la Musique on Tuesday June 21, 2014. The Capital is full of music, in parks, streets...

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

Summer sales - Les Soldes d'ete June 25 to July 29, 2014.

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

Fete des Loges June to August 2014. Saint-Germain-en-Laye funfair.

Festival du cinema June to July 2014. Paris Film festival.

More events in June?

July

The Calendar events Paris offers many exciting open-air events.

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

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

Bastille Day 2014 on July 14. Music, dance, fireworks...most important national holiday and also my favorite of the Calendar events Paris. Metro: Trocadero, Eiffel Tower.

Tour de France

Bastille Day Fireworks on July 14. Trocadero

Paris Quartier d'ete Festival Mid-July to Mid-August, . 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

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'eteCinema au Clair de Lune.

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

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

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.

Fete a Neu-Neu in August, September 2014. Paris fair in the Bois de Boulogne.

September

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:

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

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

We love green Festival at the Bagatelle Park.

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

Techno Parade September 2014.

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

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

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

October 

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, November 2014. Metro: Porte de Versailles. 

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

More events in October?

November

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?

December 

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. 

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


Return from Calendar events Paris to Paris Vacations


Shows in Paris

La Nuit aux Invalides  
Night show on April 24 to May 24

Festivals, parades

European Night of Museums
May 17 

Designer's Days
May 19 to 25


Sporting events

Roland Garros French Open

May 26 to June 9

Opera

La Boheme
Opera Bastille

L'italiana in Algeri
Palais Garnier

Tristan und Isolde
Opera Bastille

La Traviata
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

Champs-Elysees
Hotel Montaigne, Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg, Lord Byron

Paris Opera House
InterContinental Paris Le Grand

Montmartre
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

Angelina
rue de Rivoli

Laduree Champs Elysees
avenue des Champs Elysees


Concerts in Paris

Justin Timberlake
Arcade Fire 
Rolling Stones
One Direction
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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