Music, art, films, some more music, some more art, it’s summer in Paris and the culture keeps rolling in. And voila, here are our picks for ten events in Paris this musical month that you should check out:

  1. Paris Jazz Festival – the name speaks for itself, as the Paris Jazz Festival running from June 17th through July 30th at the Parc Floral de Paris, Route de la Pyramide. There’s really no excuse for you not to go considering that the admission fee is a whopping 2.50 euros.
  2. Derain, Balthus and Giacometti meet again at the modern art museum from June 2nd on for a new exhibition about these 20th century art titans and their connections.
  3. Fete de la Musique – On June 21st, which is the day of the summer solstice (read: it’s officially summer now) and thus the city of Paris decides to celebrate with a night full of music tout la journee in every arrondissement (and has been doing so since 1982). Most events are free until a certain time, so be sure to take a look online before heading out.
  4. Flights to Los Angeles all sold out? Yearning to see a lineup of movies and new cinema but can’t cross the Atlantic? The 6th edition of the Champs-Elysées music festival is on the way to alleviate your anxieties and maybe get you to encounter an auteur along the way.
  5. Flights to Barcelona all sold out? Madrid too? Damn, your luck is keeping you in Paris this summer, perhaps in order to encourage you to head out to the exhibition titled ‘Clothes in Spanish tones’ at Maison de Victor Hugo from running from June 21st through the end of September. As a bonus, you’ll get to see the only house Victor Hugo was able to buy with his writer fame and wages.
  6. More of a portraits person? Like taking selfies? Then head off to the new exhibition following the heels of the natural landscape exhibition at the Orsay. ‘Portraits of Cezanne’ runs from June 13th until the end of September.
  7. La Foire Saint-Germain – head on over to the 6th arrondissement for a veritable bazaar of art, photography, and books from the end of May throughout the summer.
  8. Dance films are inspirational and show dreams coming true, if one can find themselves with the right dance crew. In France, dreams do come true and one can find the right dance crew. On Saturday June 3rd at the Dome de Paris is the 2017 edition of Hip Hop International France.
  9. If hip hop dance isn’t enough and you also want to salsa, go to the 12th on Sunday June 11th for La Fête de la Danse
  10. June jazz, jazz June, the month has not one but two major jazz festivals going on – the La Defense Jazz Festival (running from June 12–28) in the westside of town will feature shows outdoors and for free. Go, go, go.

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