Paris Events in May 2015

  1. Foire de Paris

  2. This is the biggest Paris Fair regarding Home, Leisure and World Culture. You will find the latest trends and be able to purchase everything you need at discounted price. There are numerous workshops as well as many musical performances to make your visit to the fair more enjoyable.

  3. 29th April until 10th May 2015

  4. Porte de Versailles Expo Paris  Website: Foire de Paris Website


  5. La Nuit des Musées

  6. The Nuit des Musées is an initiative launched by the French Department of Culture in 2005. It opens up some 1000 museums throughout France and Europe to the public, from dusk until 1am, all for no charge. This is your chance to visit Louvre and many other museums in Paris at no cost.

  7. May 2015

  8. All Information on Nuit des Musées Website

  9. French Open

  10. One of the four tennis Grand Slams, invites the best World players and is France's biggest sporting events. Watching matches live is the ultimate fashion statement!

  11. TIP: Book well in advance for a decent seat (buy your tickets from the French Open website). Leftover tickets can be bought at the stadium two weeks before the games start.

  12. Roland Garros Stadium, from 25 May- 8 June 2014

  13. Website :www.fft.fr


  14. Great Paris Steeplechase

  15. The Great Paris Steeplechase takes place at the Hippodrome d'Auteuil. This is the premier event took place in Auteuil on 25 May 1874, under the name of Grand National of France. The race itself is preceded by the Défilé des Drags, a parade of magnificent horse-drawn carriages from Foch Avenue right up to the Hippodrome d'Auteil.

  16. May 2015

  17. Website: Grand Steeple Website

  18. Website: French Horse Racing Website


  19. Cannes Best - Directors’ Fortnight

  20. La Quinzaine des Realisateurs features films shown at the Cannes Film Festival, screened for Parisians at the Forum des Images.

  21. May - Jun 2015

  22. Website: Directors' Fortnight Website


Les Puces du Design

Quai de la Loire, 19eme, May, 2015
The weekend-long fair specializes in modern and vintage furniture, and design classics. Website: www.pucesdudesign.com


Art St-Germain-des-Prés
Almost 50 galleries get together to showcase their top artists, with red carpets spread outside each gallery. The galleries are mostly concentrated on rue de Seine, rue des Beaux-Arts, rue Visconti, rue Guénégaud and rue Mazarine. May-June.

Website: www.artsaintgermaindespres.com


Dimanches au Galop


Free every Sunday - From April to May 


  1. Portes Ouvertes

  2. Des Ateliers d'Artistes de Belleville in May

  3. Some 130 galleries and artists across the 10th, 11th, 19th and 20th arrondissements, open their doors to the public for free.

  4. Visitors can wander Paris' streets, watching painters and sculptors at their craft, and possibly buying an original artwork to take home.

  5. May 2015, 14-21h

  6. Starting point, Galerie des AAB, 1 rue Francis Picabia, 20e, Métro Couronnes

  7. Website: Portes Ouvertes Website

Open Days at the artists’ studios of Père Lachaise


May 2015

Exhibitions / Art exhibit / artist's studio, Trade shows and fairs

District : La Villette / Belleville / Canal Saint-Martin

QUARTIER DU PERE LACHAISE

The Père Lachaise district is home to some fifty or so studios of painters, engravers, photographers, multidisciplinary artists, etc. These artists from all different backgrounds open their studios to the public twice a year, in autumn and in spring. It is the ideal opportunity for art lovers and the simply curious to discover their workplace, admire their techniques and art, and talk to established artists and upcoming new talents. Website: www.apla.fr


Designer's Days

May 2015

Lafayette Maison, 35, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

Métro Havre-Caumartin

Times: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00

www.designersdays.com

This event offers a journey of design in the City of Light. Its purpose is to present the latest creations in furniture, interior design, textiles, lighting or objects, and show Paris as the capital of design.

  1. Grand Marché d'Art Contemporain

  2. Over 500 exhibitors from all over France, gather on Place de La Bastille square for the La Bastille Modern Art Fair. You can purchase excellent paintings, ceramics and sculptures.

  3. Place de la Bastille, Paris - 30th April to 4th May 2015

  4. Web: Event Organiser Website

  5. Jazz festival in St Germain

  6. Excellent Jazz performances held around the Left Bank of Paris

  7. From May to June

  8. www.festivaljazzsaintgermainparis.com

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