Cultural, artistic and sportive events

With over 200 museums and historical sites, Paris is with no doubt the leading capital of art and culture. Rich and varied, the Parisian cultural offer is a major asset of this city thanks to organizations of temporary exhibitions and massive public events (fête de la musique, Nuits Blanches, etc). Here is a selection of exhibitions and shows not to miss. It's on now and it's on ParisFlatRent !

Roland Garros

Dates : 25th May till 7th June 2015
Address : 2 avenue Gordon-Bennett - Paris 16th district
Metro : Porte d'Auteuil

Every year, at the end of May, the best tennis players of the world meet up in Paris for the French Open. During two weeks, they will compete on the legendary clay courts of Roland Garros, in front of half a million spectators. Come and support your favorite players at Roland Garros and participate to the grand feast of tennis at Porte d'Auteuil !
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Roland Garros

World Music Day

Dates : 21st June 2015

Created in 1982 by the Minister of Culture, the Fête de la Musique is organized every year on the 21st of June, day of the summer solstice. On this day, professional musicians and amateurs are put forward and crowd the streets and bars, giving hundreds of free concerts around the town. A popular and really nice feast for all the fans of rock, jazz, etc.
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World Music Day

Final stage of the Tour de France

Dates : 26th July 2015

Each year in summertime, the best cyclists in the world compete with one another. The victor wins the honor of wearing the Maillot Jaune (yellow jersey). Covering miles and miles of French country roads, (3,344 kilometers in 2015), climbing tens and tens of steep hills, exerting tremendous efforts throughout the “Tour de France”, the group of riders follow a circuit through the streets of Paris at the end of the race which takes them past the Louvre and down the Champs Elysées for all to see. It is to the greatest pleasure of amateur cyclists. So, watch multiple champions right up close, and what’s more, for free!
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Final stage of the Tour de France

Paris Plages

Dates : 20th July till 18th August 2015
Location : Voie Georges Pompidou | Bassin de la Villette

Sand, lounge chairs, palm trees and even swimming, no, you’re not on the Mediterranean seashore – you’re right here in the middle of Paris. Ever since 2002, the Paris Town Hall organizes “Paris Plages” (Paris Beach) transforming the embankments of the Seine River into a veritable bathing station; it’s free and open to all. On the program are activities for children (giant puzzles, merry-go-rounds, sand castles), sporty things like botchy ball (pétanque), racket games, pedal-boats, but also, culturally oriented things such as book lending and exhibits – and there are free concerts every evening…
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Paris Plages