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Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche

For one night a year in Paris the idea is to stay awake and partake in the observance of night. Many public services, entertainment facilities and tourist attractions, cafes, bars and restaurants stay open throughout the night to help keep people awake. The White...  see full details



Bastille Day Celebrations

Bastille Day Celebrations

France's most important national holiday, Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with ceremonies, dancing, parties and balls all over the city. In the morning there is a grand military parade along the Champs Elysees - the oldest and largest regular military...  see full details



Paris Plages

Paris Plages (Beaches)

Two thousand tons of sand and some palm trees is all that is needed to annually transform the right bank of the Seine into a manmade beach worthy of the French capital. The Paris Plages (Paris Beaches) is a highly popular, free 'event'...  see full details



Roland-Garros stadium

French Open

Together with Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the US Open, the French Open is one of the four events that together are known as the tennis 'Grand Slam'. The tournament has become the most highly prized clay court title in the world and...  see full details



Tour de France

Tour de France

What started off as a far-fetched, unimaginable idea dreamed up by two gentlemen in a Parisian brasserie in 1902, has a century later grown into the world's greatest bicycle race, indeed considered by many to be the greatest annual sporting event on earth. The...  see full details



Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe, often referred to as just the 'Arc', is France's premier horse race and attracts thoroughbreds and racing enthusiasts from all over the world. Since its inaugural race in 1920, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe has become established as...  see full details



A chocolate model of the Eiffel Tower

Le Salon du Chocolat

An annual festival in celebration of chocolate is a dream come true for chocoholics, and the large convention centre beneath the Louvre hosts just that. There are tastings and chef's demonstrations at a huge variety of international chocolatier stands; opportunities to sample and buy...  see full details



Autumn Festival

Autumn Festival

Held every autumn and continuing for months, this arts festival is a showcase for contemporary art in all forms from around the world, including theatre, film, music, dance, sculpture and literature. It is said to be the largest festival of its kind in the...  see full details



Fete de la Musique

Fete de la Musique

Every year on the summer solstice, Paris hosts amateur and professional musicians who perform in a variety of venues around the city, from public squares, streets and parks to opera houses and castles. The festival aims to celebrate music in all forms and is...  see full details