Naturally, the summer continues its music kick this month with some not-to-miss solo concerts, as well as a few festivals. This weekend, Macki Music Festival runs from the 4th – 6th and features acts like Blue Hawaii, Rejjie Snow, and Funkineven. Festival Soirs d’été picks up where Macki leaves off and runs from July 7 – 11, with shows like Klaxons and Kodaline.
The Peacock Society Festival, put on by We Love Art & Savoir Faire, comes to the Parc Floral from July 11 – 13 and boasts names like 1-800-Dianosaur, Brawther, and Zaltan. And finally, Festival FNAC Live wraps up the month from July 17 – 20, with three days of shows including MØ and Glass Animals.
One of our favorite Paris blogs, My Little Paris, has opened its first boutique! With impeccable and oh-so-Parisian style, their wares are worth a gander.
Care to be transported to Berlin without leaving Paris? Head to the new KIEZ Beer Garden, located on Rue Vauvenargues in the 18th. Naturally, there’s a wonderful beer selection, but don’t forget to indulge in some of their nibbles as well: pretzels, spätzle, and the like. An added bonus? They’re screening all of the World Cup matches as well.
This past week the Palais Galliera at the Musee de la Mode de la Ville de Paris opened its exhibition Les Annees 50. A sort of golden age of high fashion, the chic decade is honored with a display of garments by the likes of Christian Dior, Chanel, Pierre Balmain, Schiaparelli, and more. The show runs until November 2nd and is open every day except Monday.
Once again the banks of the Seine become a veritable beachscape from July 19 – August 17. Paris Plages returns this year to give Parisians a faux break from the city life: sandy beaches, ice cream, volleyball and all.
There is also a solid lineup of concerts (including Festival FNAC Live) taking place on the various beaches. More details on the events here.
Les Berges sur Seine is an idyllic Left Bank stretch of pedestrian perfection, and one of our favorite spots along the way has to be Rosa Bonheur. This pop-up location of the Buttes-Chaumont favorite is the perfect warm-weather hang out. Also not to miss? Mozza & Co and Faust, the much anticipated bar/restaurant/performance space situated beneath the Pont Alexandre III.
From July 5 – 12, the Festival Paris Cinema 2014 kicks off in cinemas around the city, each showcasing a different aspect of the festival. Le Louxor will be screening films partaking in the competition; Le Gaumont Opera is rolling out its red carpet for various premiers; and le Nouveau Latina is showing beloved classics worth rediscovering. For more information on the various events, take a peek at the festival’s website.
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