The luckiest of Parisians are returning from the summer holidays whereas local galleries are slowly emerging from the seasonal drowsiness. Here’s our monthly art selection with 10 exhibits to see across Eastern Paris, from République to la Villette and Belleville.
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!
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 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?
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: