Fête de la Musique, We Love Green and Villette Sonique festivals, Pride… it’s a festive month in Eastern Paris! Visual artists are also in the spotlight this season, as you can see with our June 2019 selection of art exhibits:
Starting September 2019, some of the lines of the Paris metro will offer all-night service one Saturday a month as an experimentation. Many suggest increasing the scope of this initiative, deemed praiseworthy yet still unsufficient.
Artists will be in the spotlight this month in Eastern Paris, including major events such as the Belleville Open Studios, the Young European Photography Festival at the Centquatre, and other ambitious retrospectives. Culture enthusiasts are spoilt for choice in May 2019!
In just a month, the Villette Sonique festival will have everyone dancing under the pavilions of the Parc de la Villette. Paris Lights Up is happy to be partnering with this staple of Eastern Paris’ musical scene, and we’re offering you an opportunity to win two tickets for the June 7th concert!
“Notre-Dame is burning!”
Anyone in Paris on the evening of April 15th must have heard this incredulous statement. In the sky, a thickening plume of smoke made sure there was no mistaking. Its changing colors were odd, so was its origin, seemingly soaring from the very center of the city.
Spring has finally come, flowers are blossoming in Parisian squares and gardens, and it’s the perfect season to take an art walk! Here’s our April selection of free exhibits in the capital’s Eastern neighborhoods, from the banks of Canal Saint-Martin to the hills of Belleville and Ménilmontant:
The noble covered passages of the Grands Boulevards and the stairs of Montmartre are well-known features of the Parisian landscape. Further off the beaten track, the arrondissements of Eastern Paris are just as full of urban surprises.