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June Events: We Love Green, Fête de la Musique, Les Soldes & More

By the time June rolls around in Paris the natives start feeling justified in planning their social life around being outside. Luckily the city's social calendar follows suit by suggesting plenty of festivals and outdoor events to accommodate Vitamin D deprived urbanites. Willian West

By the time June rolls around in Paris the natives start feeling justified in planning their social life around being outside. Luckily the city’s social calendar follows suit by suggesting plenty of festivals and outdoor events to accommodate Vitamin D deprived urbanites.

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June Events in Paris: Solidays, Playa del Ourq, We Love Green & More

June Events in Paris

Solidays, Seb

Paris has been dealt an unfortunate hand recently, from nationwide strikes to the Seine flooding its banks. However, the city is still very much alive and kicking off June with some wonderful events.

June Events in Paris

Fête de la Musique, Croix Rouge Française à Paris

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Exploring the Bois de Boulogne, an Oasis of Green on Paris’ West Side

HiP Paris Blog, Boulogne, Palmyre Roigt, Bagatelle 7,9Parc de Bagatelle

The good King Dagobert would hunt bear and wild boar through the forest that is now the 2000-acre Bois de Boulogne on the western edge of Paris. That was over 1000 years ago. Today the air is filled with laughter instead of hunting arrows, but the woods are still alive with adventure and excitement, thanks to Napoleon III who returned from exile in London full of ideas for English gardens in Paris. He commissioned his city planner, the Baron Haussmann, to create more green space near Paris’ rapidly expanding west end, insisting on a stream with lakes like his cherished Hyde Park.

HiP Paris Blog, Boulogne, Palmyre Roigt, Jardin d'Acclimatation-11Jardin d’Acclimitation

He insisted on the water elements to provide a bit of fresh air. Today they serve as an idyllic spot for a peaceful afternoon watching swans glide by, rowing boats, or dining at the remote, romantic Chalet des Iles, an island accessible only by boat.

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The Bois offers a range of dining options, from fast food at one of the numerous snack stands, to the two palaces of haute cuisine: the Michelin-starred La Grande Cascade and the Relais & Chateau Le Pré-Catelan. For people with more moderate tastes but also an appreciation for good food, there are additional options available at many of the attractions, as well as the quaintly rustic l’Auberge du Bonheur.

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May Events in Paris: Nuit des Musees, Paris Beer Week, Quantic, Monumenta, and more

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Monumenta at the Grand Palais; May 10 – June 22: For the past seven years, the Grand Palais has been commissioning artists to create gargantuan installations for its iconic glass-topped nave. This year, Russian artists Ilya and Emila Kabakov were chosen to do the honor. “The Strange City” that the pair has created is an experiential imaginary utopia, a place that beckons the viewer to reflect on life and art, the past and the future we are creating.

May Events in Paris

May Events, HiP Paris Blog, Les Heures HeureusesTop: Nuit des Musées (©Archives nationales); bottom: Gregory Marchand of Frenchie & Les Heures Heureuses

May 15 – May 25: The famed Festival Jazz a Saint-German-des-Prés is back for its 14th edition this month.  Naturally the festival has a solid line-up of concerts at locations like the Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Maison des Oceans , but there are also talks,  a young talent competition, and more. Continue Reading »

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