The entrance to the Louvre and the banks of the Seine may be a bit overcrowded for peak tourist season, but this is not necessarily the case across other faubourgs of the capital. Let’s explore some of Eastern Paris’ artsy neighborhoods, from Bastille to La Villette through the hills of Ménilmontant!
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?
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.
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:
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!
Away from the city’s most visited attractions, the neighborhoods of Eastern Paris are home to plenty of music and late night venues. Whether you want to dance all night on electronic music, attend a punk cabaret show or enjoy a great jazz gig, there’s something for everyone this side of the capital!