Paris in June – what’s on?

IMG_5383 (1)What’s better than a visit to Paris, you ask? A visit to Paris in sunny weather, of course!

The skies are clearing and our hearts are growing a little fonder. Nothing can wipe the smile off our faces when we are in Francophile heaven in the French capital.

This month we explore just exactly what Paris can offer at this time of year…

For the flower fanatics

It’s time to stop and smell some flowers, nos amis, and we mean literally.

Do you fancy a sniff of a rose? How about 9000 of them? At Parc de Bagatelle (formerly Château de Bagatelle), you can escape in the aroma of a thousand varieties of the timeless blossoms.

Feast your senses on the exquisite International Rose Competition, which takes place each summer in the most ravishing of venues.

MyFrenchLife™ - Paris in June - Parc de Bagatelle

18 June 2015
Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne, 16th arrondissement

For the thrifty thrivers

Vintage and fashion conscious Francophiles behold: the annual vintage and second-hand fair, Le Salon Emmaüs, is making waves yet again for another year of style bliss. Allons-y !

14 June 2015 at 9.30am
Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, 15th arrondissement

For the music marvels

You can’t do Paris in June without the Fête de la Musique – the iconic critics’ choice for all tastes in music. The worldwide celebration joins together a wonderful range of performances that are free – yes, for free – and showcased everywhere from public parks to theatre stages. Don’t forget to check out the schedule at Petit Palais, 21st June for what’s happening where.

My French Life™ - Paris in June - Fête de la Musique

21 June 2015
8th Arrondissement

For the cinema savvy

It’s time to take advantage of that fresh summer air with your travelling comrades and enjoy a film under the stars. The open-air festival, Films Sous les Etoiles (Films under the Stars), runs in Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, for three evenings in June. Don’t forget to pack an apéro!

25 – 27 June 2015 at 10.15pm
Domaine National de Saint-Cloud

For the history hungry

We know that our favourite city has so much more to it than what meets the eye, so we won’t be missing La Mer à Paris (The Sea in Paris), an unforgettable venture down into the famous Paris catacombs. Unlock 45 million years of history sous terre and keep your thirst for curiosity satisfied with our top pick exhibition!

My French Life™ - Paris in June - Catacombs

Tuesdays – Sundays between 10am – 5pm
1 Avenue du colonel Roi-Tanguy, 14th arrondissement

For unseasonably rainy days…

We recommend taking a look at’s list of exhibitions for 2015 – from Jeanne Lavin to Corbusier, Velázquez and Anish Kapoor, there’s a lot to love about Paris museums! See the list here.

So, our dear Paris lovers, what do you make of our list? Where will you be in Paris this June? Share your adventures with us in the box below!

Image credits:
1. © Hannah Duke
2. Parc de Bagatelle, from
3. La Fête de la Musique, from Wikipedia.
4. Paris Catacombs, from Flickr.

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Judy MacMahon

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One Comment

  1. Alex Mealey Jun 7, 2015 at 7:13 PM - Reply

    I’ve found that the queue for the catacombs is shortest at about 3pm or later. At 11am we cued for almost 2 hours! Just a little tip 😉

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