What’s IN: Things to Do in Paris This Week

What’s IN: Things to Do in Paris This Week

(July 6- July 12, 2017)

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This week, experience a dream fashion exhibit, enjoy music for all ages and tastes, and indulge in a gourmet Happy Hour à la française!

The Magic of Dior

Fashionistas flock to Paris this time of year, vying for spots at the coveted couture shows of Fashion Week. But even if you don’t have front row seats, you can still experience a spectacular fashion event at the opening of “Christian Dior, Dream Couturier”, the largest exhibit of its kind ever at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The exhibit traces 70 years of the fashion house’s achievements, honoring the life and art Monsieur Dior himself as well as the designers who succeeded him, including: Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano and the current Artistic Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri. 300 of Dior’s most famous gowns, worn by his most renowned clients, will be on display alongside a replica of a real couture atelier. This is a must-see opportunity to be transported by the beauty and fantasy of Dior’s work through the decades.

When : July 5, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018. See WEBSITE for details.
Where : Musée des Arts décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris


Cie Tourtan © Elodie Gerard

Music for all

Get ready to groove! The summer music festival season is fully under way! This weekend, catch some of the hottest names in rock, like Julien Doré and Fishbach, at the totally free FNAC Live festival in front of the Hôtel de Ville.

If you prefer something more intimate, check out the Siestes Electroniques, a paean to cultural diversity, nomadism and slowness at the Musée de Quai Branly. A dozen musicians with access to the museum’s audio collection (including everything from Yiddish songs to Inuit vocalizing) invite you to share in their personalized soundscapes.

Kids have a music festival all to themselves, with the Pestacles at the Parc Floral. Over a dozen children’s performers will delight youngsters with everything from Mozart to reggae, pop to hip hop. There’s even a special concert for bilingual children on July 12 with Dana & the Petits Punks. Workshops in the park every Wednesday allow budding fans to meet the musicians up close and personal. That’s music to everyone’s ears!

FNAC Live
When: July 6 – 8, 2017, see WEBSITE for details
Where: Parvis de l’Hotel de Ville, 75004 Paris

Les Siestes Electroniques
When: July 8 – 9, 201, See WEBSITE for details
Where: Musee du Quai Branly, 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris

Les Pestacles
When: Through Sept 27, Park open 9:30am-8pm, concerts at 2:30pm, see WEBSITE for details
Where: Parc Floral de Vincennes, Espace Delta, 75012 Paris

ALSO READ: 13 Fabulous Music Festivals in Paris This Summer


Photo courtesy of DICOM Paris

Happy happy hour!

At the end of the day, what’s better than a drink with friends? How about a drink and a bite to eat for the small price of €2? This week, Les Heures Heureuses invites you to the hippest spots in town for the ideal Parisian summer apéro featuring creative local cuisine. To get the low-down on times and locations, make sure to connect with Les Heures Heureuses on Facebook and Instagram to snag their handy happy hour “passport” with all the participating bars and restaurants. Santé!

When: July 5 – 7, 2017, 6-9pm
Where: Various locations in Paris

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