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August Events in Paris: Rosa Bonheur’s Birthday, Music Festivals, Urban Culture & More

August 2016 Events in Paris, Rosa Bonheur's Birthday

Rosa Bonheur, Phil Beard

August is known as a quiet vacation month in Paris, but there’s no shortage of fun events to pencil in. Take in that exhibition you’ve been meaning to visit, catch an outdoor concert… this month is all about relaxed enjoyment. Hey, you can even indulge in Barack Obama’s favorite burger thanks to this week’s much-anticipated Five Guys opening.

August 2016 Events in Paris, Godspeed You! Black Emperor at Le Trianon

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, close to 94 blog

Beloved Buttes Chaumont watering hole, Rosa Bonheur, is celebrating its birthday today, so head to the park this evening and liven up your Wednesday. It is August, after all.

90s Canadian post-rock group Godspeed You! Black Emperor is coming to Le Trianon on the 16th. The instrument-heavy, progressive musical style mixes with powerful imagery to create a concert experience unlike any other.

August 2016 Events in Paris, Rock en Seine

Rock en Seine, A ADAM

One of Paris’ most anticipated summer festivals, Rock en Seine, is back in action this month. From August 26 – 28, head out to the eastern suburb of Saint-Cloud, where big-name acts like Foals, Sigur Rós, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre will be performing over the course of the weekend.

August 2016 Events in Paris, Hypefest

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Les Docks at the Cité de la Mode et du Design is no secret to the summer address circuit, but the weekend of August 27 – 28 is especially enticing. Enter Hypefest: a coming-together of fresh fashion, art, and music talent that has been deemed “[t]he first Parisian salon dedicated to avant-garde urban culture.” Tickets can be purchased here.

La Villette closes out the month with its annual jazz series, running from August 30 – September 11. Concerts will take place in the Grande Halle at La Villette, as well as a few other select locations around the city, and kick off with performances by Nas on the 30th and Ernest Ranglin & Friends on the 31st.

August 2016 Events in Paris, Black Movie Summer

Black Movie Summer, La Grrrrrande Prairie de La Bellevilloise

The seventh annual Black Movie Summer will be calling La Grrrrande Prairie at La Bellevilloise home each Sunday until August 21. The afro-culture film festival will feature an eclectic mix of 20 short film screenings, as well as DIY workshops, lectures, and concerts.

Paris By Mouth has released their annual “What’s Open in August?” restaurant list, a big help to foodies in Paris this month.

Written by Erin Dahl for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.

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Written by Erin Dahl

Erin DahlErin's had a whimsical affair with Paris since her first trip as a wide-eyed teenager. She finally made the big move and is currently Editor for HiP Paris as well as Co-founder of Content Coopérative, Paris's first English-native content agency.

Website: Content Coopérative

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