10 Things to do in Paris – August 2017 by Hanna Gressler

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Open-Air Cinema
Photograph by Marc Bertrand for the Paris Office of Tourism

Open-Air Cinema Festival
Until August 20th
Parc de la Villette
211, avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
Website: www.lavillette.com/en/evenement/open-air-cinema
Price: Free

This summer, as dusk falls, relax on the bright green lawns of the Parc de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement and enjoy the Open-Air Cinema Festival, where you can watch new releases, cult films from the past, and independent films, all on a giant outdoor screen.
Exhibition: Jamaica Jamaica!
At la Philharmonie de Paris
Until August 24th
Webiste: www.philharmoniedeparis.fr
Price: 5€ – 10€

This temporary exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris presents the political and musical history of Jamaica. Pictures, paintings, rare films, and music are all on display to document the island’s extraordinary place in the history of music.
Tréteaux Nomades
August 21st to September 3rd
Website: www.treteauxnomades.com
Price: 9€ – 16€

Organized by the Compagnie du Mystère Bouffe, Tréteaux Nomades is a travelling festival that visits Paris’s most unusual venues, such as the Arènes de Montmartre, in order to give a series of shows including a variety of performing arts, burlesque theatre, music, poetry, and more. Check out their website to learn where to find them.
Exhibition: Olga Picasso
Until September 3rd
Musée Picasso
5, rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris
Website: www.museepicassoparis.fr
Price: 12.50€

Located in the heart of Paris, the Musée Picasso’s new exhibition draws focus on Picasso’s relationship with his first wife, the dancer Olga Khokhlova, and highlights the romantic perspective of his masterpieces.
Paris Plages – Pop-Up Beach on the Seine River
July 20th to September 3rd
Price: Free
Website: en.parisinfo.com/discovering-paris/major-events/paris-plages
Enjoy the beach in the middle of the city at Paris Plages, a full-fledged beach along the Seine with sand, games, cafes, and perfect tanning spots.
Festival Jazz à la Villette
August 31st to September 13th
Parc de la Villette
211, avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
Website: www.jazzalavillette.com
Price: 8€ – 40€

With a range of artists from jazz and blues to hip-hop and funk, the Jazz Festival at la Villette is providing all the good beats for those who can’t get enough of good music. This year’s edition of the festival presents up-and-coming artists, as well as swing bands and free jazz quartets.
Festival Classique au Vert
August 5th to September 17th
Bois de Vincennes
Route de la Pyramide
75012 Paris
Website: www.classiqueauvert.paris.fr
Price: 1.50€ – 2.50€

For its 19th edition, the Festical Classique au Vert is back at the Parc Floral in the 12th arrondissement, with the theme of Unexpected Journeys (“Voyages Inattendus”). Here, you can experience classical music in the sun and in all its forms, from symphonies to chamber music, and even some choir.
Portraits by Cézanne
Until September 24th
Musée d’Orsay
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur
75007 Paris
Webiste: www.musee-orsay.fr
Price: 9€ – 12€
Although this impressionist artist is most known for his still lifes, Cézanne was also a gifted portraitist. All summer long at the Musée d’Orsay, the temporary exhibit of Cézanne’s portraits will allow you to discover the talents of the artist.
Summer House
Mona Bismarck American Center
34, avenue de New York
75116 Paris
Until September 30th
Website: www.summerhouse.fr
Price: Free

Welcome to the incredible hôtel particulier in the 16th arrondissment that unites Paris and the U.S. by dedicating itself to American Pop culture in all its forms: music, art, cinema, and the American way of life. Check out their website for the full list of open air concerts.
La Nuit aux Invalides
Hôtel National des Invalides
Place des Invalides
75007 Paris
Website: www.lanuitauxinvalides.fr
Price: 16€ – 19€

La Nuit aux Invalides presents an immersive and sensational 3D show that is projected along the façade of the grandiose Hôtel des Invalides. This sound and light show will take you through the history of Paris through the most lavish way possible, while you stand in the historic and monumental site of the Invalides courtyards.
About the author: Hanna Gressler is a Wells International Foundation summer intern.

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