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Paris Events - July 2016

What to do in Paris in July 2016 ?

Music, sports, arts, July is traditionally an eventful time of year. Amongst the Bastille day celebrations and the arrival of the Tour de France, Paris will also host the final of the soccer European cup. 

Le Tour de France

Running from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th 2016, the 103th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,519 kilometres. See the full route

Le Tour will finish in Paris with its arrival on the Champs Elysées on the Sunday 24th of July. It is always a very popular event.

Bastille day

The "14 Juillet" in french, the celebration of the French revolution of 1789. Want to know more about Bastille day click here.

It is the occasion of the traditional 'Bal des Pompiers", where exceptionally fire brigades open their door on the evening of  the 13th of July to organize a ball. Fire works are also fired in the evening of the 13th usually from the Eiffel Tower.

The French forces are also celebrated with a public demonstration along the Champs Elysees on the morning of the 14th of July. The 14th is a public holiday and most shops such as supermarkets will be closed. However it is a lively day where most Parisians will be out taking advantage of parks and museums.

EURO 2016

For the soccer fans this is one of the most important tournaments after the world cup. Numerous games will be taking place all over France leading to the final in Paris on the 10th of July at the Stade de France. More about the euro 2016

Paris plage

An amusing and different way to approach a usual beach day. Every year, the right bank of the Seine river is cleared from the usual traffic and turned into a beach with 5000 tonnes of sand and a number of activities to entertain all ages.

From the 18th of July to the 21st of August. More about Paris plage

 

Music

"Siestes électroniques" - Electronic siestas are organised at the Quai de Branly museum. Listen to electronic music while lying down! Sundays 3, 10 & 17 of July More information

Festival FNAC  - Free music festival in the heart of Paris infront of the Hotel de Ville. From the 20th to the 23rd of July More information

Paris Jazz Festival

Enjoy Jazz in the Parc Floral from 11th of June to the 31st of July. See the program here

Santana  -  5th of July at the AccorHotels Arena

Celine Dion  -  June 24,25,28,29 & July 2 & 3 at the AccorHotels Arena

The Gipsy Kings  -  July the 8th at the Olympia

Cyndi Lauper  -  11th of July atthe Grand Rex

Bruce Springsteen - July 11 & 13th at the AccorHotels Arena

Rihanna - 30th of July at the Stade de France

Beyonce  -  21st of July at the Stade de France

Cats - the musical until the 5th of July at the Theatre Mogador

Exhibitions

Le Douanier Rousseau until the 17th of July at the Orsay Museum

Paul Klee until the 1st of August at the Pompidou Centre

Masterpieces from Budapest until the 10th of July at the Luxembourg Museum