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The Tour Saint Jacques at sunset. Photo: Eric Tenin of Paris Daily Photo.

 

Paris Update This Week’s Events

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Black Summer Festival
> Funk, soul, reggae, afrobeat, jazz, hip-hop, blues and salsa at this summer music festival. Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, through Aug. 2.

Festival Européen Jeunes Talents
> Classical and contemporary music by talents from all over Europe. Various locations, Paris, through July 26.

Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> “Seven deadly sins” is the theme of this year's garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Oct. 21.

Festival les Pestacles
> Concerts and other activities for kiddies age five and up. Parc Floral, Paris, through Sept. 24.

Fête de Montmartre
> Belle Epoque-style entertainment in the Renoir Garden of the Musée de Montmartre. First weekend of every month through September.

Food Trucks Tour
> Food trucks gather at four train stations: Gare de l'Est and Gare de Lyon in Paris, May 12-July 12. Gare de Saint-Lazare in Paris, June 2-July 12. Gare Saint-Charles in Marseille, July 15-Aug. 12.

In Situ Art Festival
> Forty street artists take over a wasteland in a Paris suburb. 174 avenue Jean Jaurès, Fort d'Aubervilliers, Through July 27.

Kiosques en Musique
> Over 400 free concerts in parks and gardens. Various locations, Paris, through October 31.

La Plage
> Sandy beach and nightly concerts or DJs. Glaz'Art, Paris, through Sept. 20.

Les Bals Barges
> Free outdoor dances every weekend along the Canal de l'Ourcq. Seine Saint Denis, through Aug. 24.

Les Etés de la Danse
> International dance festival featuring the San Francisco Ballet. Théâtre du Châtelet, through July 26.

L'Eté du Canal, l'Ourcq en Fêtes.
> Boat rides, canal tours, dance performance, concerts, street art, outdoor films, balls and more around the Canal de l'Ourcq.Various locations, Paris & Seine Saint Denis, through Aug. 24.

Opéra en Plein Air
> Outdoor performances of Don Giovanni in gorgeous locations around France, including the Châteaux de Vincennes, Chantilly and Fontainebleau, and the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris. Through September 20.

Paris Jazz Festival
> Free outdoor weekend jazz concerts. Parc Floral (admission: €5.50), Paris, through July 27.

Paris Plages

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Photo: Jean-Louis Zimmermann

> Fun in the sun on the banks of the Seine and the Bassin de la Villette: sandy beach, pool, dance lessons, restaurants, volleyball, free concerts (in front of the Hôtel de Ville) and more, Paris, July 19-Aug. 17.

Paris Quartier d’Eté
> Annual festival of music, dance, theater and more from around the world. Various locations, Paris, through Aug. 11.

Scènes d'Eté
> Free outdoor concerts on the weekends of world music: tango, Cuban, Senegalese, Breton, Irish and more. La Villette, Paris, through Aug. 24.

Siestes Electroniques
> Free outdoor concerts of electronic music on Sundays. Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, July 20, 27.

Soldes
> Retail sales in Paris stores: through July 29.

Utopia in Progress
> An exhibition of the work of 50 artists in different disciplines organized by the association Le Génie de la Bastille. Free admission. Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, through July 26.

 

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