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August in Paris: What to do When the Parisians Disappear

HiP Paris Blog tells you what to do in Paris when the Parisians disappearNo Entry – Joann Pai

August is always a strange time in Paris. Streets which are usually buzzing with people suddenly take on the deserted appearance of a town in a Western movie; and the queues that normally snake from the most sought-after establishments completely dissipate. The desperate rush to squeeze inside my metro is usually an exercise which resembles the evacuation of the Titanic (except I’m pretty sure the first class passengers had the decency to wear deodorant – which is more than I can say for the armpits you get wedged under on the Line 13). But in August the metro is eerily empty (although while the armpits on the Line 13 are unfortunately remain as sweaty as ever).

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August Events in Paris: Cinema en Plein Air, Rollerdisco and Rock en Seine

HiP Paris Blog rounds up the top events this AugustAfterwork Food/La Villette

The Musée du Quai Branly has teamed up with the Refugee Food Festival for a garden dinner party on August 3. Chef Mohammad Elkhaldy will be sharing his French-inspired Syrian cuisine over three seatings, at 7pm, 7:45pm, and 8:30pm. Entry is free, but space is limited.

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Paris’ Summer Art Expos Not To Be Missed: Art/Afrique, Guy Bourdin and David Hockney

HiP Paris Blog rounds up this summer's artistic offerings© The Guy Bourdin Estate 2017 / Courtesy of Louise Alexander Gallery

It’s nearly August, and while most of the French are going on summer holidays, there’s still plenty to do in Paris. Cafés and shops may close, but many of the city’s art galleries and museums remain open. The mass exodus of Parisians during the summer holidays means there are often less crowds, making it the perfect time to take in some art. Enjoy the empty city – and air conditioning! – while exploring some of the artistic offerings this summer in Paris.

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Ground Control: A New Home Near Gare De Lyon, Great Eats, and a Community Garden

HiP Paris Blog reports on Ground Control's new address

Ground Control, the 18th arrondissement’s beloved ephemeral summer hangout spot, has changed its zip code. After two years in its original location at a former railway warehouse, the pop-up has moved into a former post office space in the 12th, near the Gare de Lyon.

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July Events in Paris: Afropunk, Mark Shaw, the Cuban National Ballet, and More

HiP Paris Blog lists what's on in Paris this JulyLes Heures Heureuses

We’re kicking off summer with the return of Les Heures Heureuses from July 5 – 7. The culinary concept remains the same – to offer Parisians gourmet apéro snacks for 2 euros at restaurants around the city but this year, for its 6th edition, the event has grown to 17 foodie walks with more than 300 addresses will partake. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about how to sign-up.

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June Events in Paris: Fresh Air Festival, Fête de la Récup’, & More

HiP Paris Blog: The Hood

The Hood

Favorite Coffee Bar x Coworking/Events Space, The Hood, is hosting a not-to-miss walk-in Korean brunch on June 3rd. Think bulgogi tacos and black sesame-matcha cheesecake.

HiP Paris Blog: Fresh Air Festival

Fresh Air Festival

From June 9 – 11, the first edition of the Fresh Air Festival will take place in the 10th arrondissement. Hosted by Les Others, a print and digital magazine for lovers of travel and photography, the weekend features the release of the 5th volume of the magazine, photography expositions and workshops, and plenty of tasty bites and beers.

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May Events in Paris: Le Fooding’s Veillées Foodstock, Les Puces du Design & More

Our favorite events in Paris this May

Le Chalet du Lac

Le Fooding returns with its 10th edition of Veillées Foodstock on May 12th. The event joins chefs (from the likes of Le Petit Keller, Gravity Bar, Le Grand Bain) and new-wave French musicians (including Isaac Delusion, Papooz and Cléa Vincent) for a night of carnivorous cuisine, craft beer, and live music.

Our favorite events in Paris this May

Veilles Foodstock; Les Puces du Design

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April Events in Paris: Mois de la Photo, Jabberwocky, Natural Wine & More

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Cristiano Medeiros Dalbem

April marks Paris’ annual photography month. More than 80 exhibitions are being held around the city in celebration, but we’re especially excited about Robert Mapplethorpe at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in the Marais, opening on the 11th.

Our top picks for April events in Paris, on HiP Paris today

Robert Mapplethorpe; Mois de la Photo

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January Events in Paris: Paris Cocktail Week, Paul Taylor Stand-Up & More

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With the holiday whirlwind winding down, we’re enjoying the post-fête calm in Paris. However, January brings its own set of exciting events, like the annual winter soldes and Paris Fashion Week. Here are some other happenings we’re excited for this month:

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Supersonic

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December Events in Paris: Christmas Markets, Cy Twombly, 42nd Street & More

December 2016 Events in Paris

Le Marché de Noël Norvégien; sansplans

It’s that time of year again, when Paris seem to hold an extra dose of magic. Aside from ice skating en plein air and strolling the Christmas markets along the Champs-Élysées and Boulevard St Germain, here are some of our favorite happenings this month.

December 2016 Events in Paris

Le Food Market

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