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.
The sparse streets of the capital mark the arrival of summer, and yet the city’s largest museums seem more crowded than ever. What about leaving the tourist hotspots behind to explore Eastern Paris’ artsy neighborhoods, from Bastille to La Villette after a stroll around République?
Fifty years after the Stonewall Riots, tens of thousands marched in the streets of Paris to show support for the LGBTQ+ community and denounce the violence and discrimination its members still face to this day.
Paris’ hilly 20th arrondissement is a mosaic of former villages, and has managed to keep a very distinctive flair to this day. Rich with charming small squares and lively streets lined with terrasses, its neighborhoods have proven to be enduring and celebrated hotspots of the city’s nightlife.
On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, Paris officials and LGBTQ+ rights activists unveiled a series of square and street name signs honoring historical figures such as Ovida Delect, Harvey Milk, and Pierre Seel.
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.