Wake Up! Paris Quartier d’été is back!

by Tory Hoen


Twenty years ago, the first Paris Quarter d’été festival was held in order to “wake up the city” during the summer lull that tends to sweep Paris from late July through the end of August. Starting today, the festival is back for its 20th year, and this year’s Paris Quarter d’été promises to be the most dynamic to date.

Music, film, theatre, dance, circus acts, and other difficult-to-define forms of performance art will sweep the city in a series of shows and exhibitions that run from now until August 9th.  For the full program, click here. The performances will take place in parks, theaters, churches and numerous other venues throughout the city. Ticket prices vary (there are reduced fees for youth, students, and seniors), and many of the performances are free.

For more information, visit the festival’s site at

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Written By

Tory Hoen

After attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of's Guide To Life After College. View Tory Hoen's Website

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