The City of Light, or Paris, is one of the most vibrant cultural hubs in the world. Known colloquially as the fashion and food capital, the events in Paris are unrivalled by any other country. From wine and cheese festivals by the tranquil Seine River to live music in grand palaces, there’s so much to do and see, you’ll wish your vacation would never end. In case you’re wondering when to plan your trip, read this guide of all Paris festivals and choose the one you can’t miss.
There are hundreds of festivals to experience in Paris. From marathons to parades, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Confused about where to go? SOTC can help you plan your trip better with great deals and steals on Paris tour packages.
This Paris Festival, usually held in February, is the highlight of the global fashion industry. This premium festival attracts some of the most elite designers from across the world. Find out what next season’s “look” is at one of the main events, or shop from one of the many stalls set up by smaller labels. Either way, it’ll be worth your time.
Every 14th of July, the entire city of Paris celebrates the historic storming of Bastille, with a number of grand festivities. The event starts the night before the 14th, with several dances and balls, featuring some of the best DJs in the country. The day itself starts with a military parade at the Champs Elysees and wraps up with a spectacular fireworks display. This is one Paris Festival you’re not going to want to miss.
Sports fans will know all about this Paris festival. Every July, the longest and premiere cycle race, the Tour de France, is held over the country. After a staggering 3,500 kilometres, the race ends in the heart of Paris. Expect to see huge crowds at the Place de la Concorde to get a glimpse of the winner race past the Champs Elysees.
The Paris Street Music Festival is one of the most famous events in the world. Any fan of music is aware of this Paris festival. Usually held on the longest day in the year (June 21) the event gets all local Parisians out on the streets in celebration. With hundreds of bars, cafes, and live music, the event has now become an international affair. It is a must-see for anyone looking to travel to the French capital in the summer.