Paris in June – what’s on?
The sun is shining and Paris in June is heating up with many great events on offer. Summer has arrived, so why not get outside this month and enjoy the beautiful weather.
June is the month of festivals and fêtes in Paris. We’ve selected some of the most exciting festivals taking place in Paris this month, as well as some other great events to get you outside and enjoying the sunshine in Paris in June.
Get your dancing shoes on
La fête de la Musique is a dynamic street music festival and one of the most popular yearly events in Paris. This festival brings hundreds of musicians to the streets, cafes, and bars of Paris.
Get out and enjoy the free performances; dance along to the wonderful music of many different genres. This festival is relaxed with a great ambiance for all to enjoy!When: 21 June
Where: to find out where performances are scheduled see the official website.
Allez les bleus!
If you’re a football fan, catch a game in Paris in June during the 15th UEFA European Championship. The Stade de France will erupt as the competition kicks-off with a match between France and Romania on Friday 10 June 2016.
More matches will be played at various locations around Paris, keep an eye out for available tickets here.When: 10 June
Where: Stade de France 93216 St-Denis
Metro : Saint-Denis – Porte de Paris
Experience the tropics in Paris
Paris in June is getting tropical! Come and see spectacular costumes and decorations as the streets of Paris come to life this June for the 15th Carnaval Tropical de Paris. Thousands of dancers, singers and musicians will parade the streets of Paris – by foot and on floats. This year’s theme is ‘Sports and Cultures of the world.’
Locals and visitors from around the world will be out in the streets enjoying the party. Join them to experience this celebration of cultural diversity and freedom in Paris in June.When: 4 June
Where: Place de la Nation (Square of the Nation)
Looking for something a bit different to eat in Paris this June?
Craving something sweet? Try cendol, a traditional dessert made with coconut milk and rice flour jelly noodles. There is also a photo exposition on the Singaporean flavours to enrich your knowledge of this cuisine.When: 18–21 June
Where: Les Berges de Seine, Quai d’Orsay 7500 Paris
Metro: Assemblée Nationale
Time to play
Paris est Ludique is a festival of board games. There are stands with hundreds of games for the whole family to enjoy. Come down to this open air festival with a group of family or friends to enjoy a game or two on the lawns – it’s a bit of fun for everyone.When: 25–26 June
Where: Pelouse de Reuilly, 75012 Paris
Metro: Porte Dorée
Pianists in the Park
The Chopin Festival takes place this June in Parc de Bagatelle. The event consists of various concerts and conferences paying tribute to the Polish composer and pianist of the romantic era. Young pianists and winners of international competitions are also invited to come down on the ‘piano open doors’ days to play their interpretations of Chopin’s music. You can also discover original compositions by modern composers inspired by Chopin.
This event is open to the public so come along, relax in the botanical gardens, and discover the music of Chopin as well as many contemporary works.When: 18 June–14 July
Where: Parc de Bagatelle, Route de Sèvres à Neuilly 75016 Paris
Metro: Porte Maillot
Do you have any other suggestions for great ways to get the summer started in Paris in June? Share your ideas with us in the comments.
1. 2014 Tropical Carnival of Paris, by Myrabella via wikipedia
2. Paris, fête de la Musique via flickr
3. UEFA Opening Ceremony via wikimedia
4. Carnaval tropical Paris 2014 via wikimedia
5. ‘Mee Goreng’ by goodiesfirst via flickr
6. Paris est Ludique via the official site
7. Roseraie de Bagatelle via wikimedia