Paris in June – what’s on?
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.
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.
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!
1 Avenue du colonel Roi-Tanguy, 14th arrondissement
For unseasonably rainy days…
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!
1. © Hannah Duke
2. Parc de Bagatelle, from Wikipedia.
3. La Fête de la Musique, from Wikipedia.
4. Paris Catacombs, from Flickr.