This week, hit the beach, dance to hip hop, try gourmet street food and discover the fashion and music talent of tomorrow.
Life’s a Beach
In Paris, when you can’t get to the beach, the beach comes to you! The latest edition of Paris Plages opens July 8 with a more contemporary look (no sand this time, but environmentally friendly grass, stone and wood), and extends all the way to the Bassin de la Villette. Besides offering places to relax and have a drink, this year’s edition features water misters, volleyball, pétanque and a 1600m swimming area. So grab your shades and head to the banks of the Seine to relax, play and enjoy the sun!
When: July 8 – Sept 3, 2017, 9am-12am
Where: Parc Rives de Seine – Bassin de la Villette. see WEBSITE for details
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Dance to the Beat
The Paris Hip Hop Festival once again rocks the region by featuring the most talented French and international Hip Hop artists. Created to support the growing network of professionals and artists within the French Hip Hop community, the festival’s reputation today extends far beyond its borders. Concerts, dance performances and street art are all part of a program that highlights the richness and diversity of international rap and hip hop music.
When: June 24 – July 9, 2017
Where: See WEBSITE for details
Experience the fashion of the future at the Look Forward FashionTech Festival. Created by Showroomprivé, the event highlights initiatives at the crossroads of fashion and digital: clothes, accessories, jewelry, videos and more. Free and open to all (no reservation needed), the festival is the meeting point between the public, professionals and artists, with a diverse program of exhibits and talks. So, whether you’re a geek or a fashionista – or both – don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover what the fashion future has in store.
When : June 28 – July 2, See WEBSITE for details
Where : La Gaîté Lyrique, 3 bis rue Papin, 75003 Paris
Gourmet Meals on Wheels
The food truck craze has invaded Paris. The only problem – how to decide between a burger, taco, grilled cheese or dim sum? Luckily, during Food Trucks Fest, 30 of the best gourmet food trucks will be present at the Quai Branly so you can try them all! Enjoy a reasonably-priced open-air meal with a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower – perfect for every taste.
When: June 27 – July 12, 2017, Mon-Sun, 11am-10pm
Where: Quai Branly, 75015 Paris
Young Talent of Tomorrow
Classical music fans, don’t miss this chance to hear the musical stars of the future at the Festival of Young Talents. More than 90 musicians have been invited to perform, representing the best of their generation. There are concerts for all budgets, with many entirely free, and the Concert Poussettes are the perfect opportunity to introduce the littlest ones to the strains of classical music. Discover the talent of tomorrow today!
When: July 2 -22, 2017, see WEBSITE for details
Where: Cour de Guise Archives Nationales, 60, rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75004 Paris