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Paris Update This Week’s Events

For full details about an event, click on its name to visit the official Web site (in English when available).

Champs en Musique
> Classical concerts on Sunday afternoons at the Château de Champs-sur-Marne, through July 12.

Didier Ludot Collection
> Auction of vintage couture by the likes of Poiret, Yamamoto, Grès, Dior, Balenciaga, Alaïa, Galliano and Comme des Garçons. Sotheby's, Paris, July 8 (exhibition July 4-8).

Days Off
> Eclectic music festival with acts like Hindi Zahra, Matthew E. White and Ibeyi. Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, through July 8.

Festival Chopin à Paris
> The summer Chopin festival in the park. Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle, Bois de Boulogne, through July 14.

Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire
> “Extraordinary Gardens, Collectors’ Gardens” is the theme of this year's popular garden festival in the park of the Château de Chaumont. Chaumont-sur-Loire, through Nov. 1.

Fête de Montmartre
> Belle Epoque-style entertainment in the Renoir Garden of the Musée de Montmartre. Every Sunday  through July 12.

Monuments en Mouvement
> Free dance performances choreographed for national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and various châteaux. Various locations, through Sept. 15.

Nouveau Festival
> A “cross-disciplinary” festival — art, performances, theater, cinema, etc. Centre Pompidou, Paris, through July 20.

Opéra Côté Cour
> Free outdoor performances at various times on Sundays. Bercy Village, Paris, through July 5.

Paris Hip-Hop Festival
> Hip-hop music, dance and art festival. Various locations, Paris, through July 6.

Paris Jazz Festival
> Free outdoor weekend jazz concerts, with an expanded program this year. Parc Floral (admission: €6), Paris, through July 26.

Scènes d'Eté
> Free outdoor concerts on the weekends of world music: tango, Cuban, Senegalese, Breton, Irish and more. La Villette, Paris, through July 26.

Siestes Electroniques
> Free outdoor concerts of electronic music on Sundays. Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, July 5, 12, 19, 26 & Aug. 2.

Soldes
> Retail sales in Paris through Aug. 4.

 

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Paris Update The Lowdown

Paris Update, founded in 2005, is a free weekly Web newsletter designed to provide the latest information about what’s happening right now in the City of Light to everyone who loves Paris, whether tourist, frequent visitor or resident. It provides an unbiased insider’s guide to museum and gallery exhibitions (art, photography, architecture and design), monuments, shopping, restaurants, hotels and bed & breakfasts, tourism, music, nightlife, entertainment, hidden treasures and French films, plus the latest info on what Parisians are talking about and ideas for out-of-town excursions.

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