Paris June events and spots to see include a trip to the Arc de Triomphe at sunset.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.

Events in Paris in June include film festivals (left) and music festivals like We Love Green (right).Festival de Champs Élysées/We Love Green

From June 2-3 the We Love Green festival brings together indie to electro music, mixing French acts with internationally known groups. This year Björk headlines, sharing the bill with top acts including Beck, Charlotte Gainsbourg, The Internet, and Tyler the Creator.

Paris Beer Week is in June and must be celebrated by tasting locally brewed craft beers.Wang Xi

Warm weather and cold beer are a perfect pairing, which is why the first week of June is an ideal time for Paris Beer Week. Ten days of tastings, tap takeovers, beer pairings, and collaborations across the city animate the fifth edition Paris Beer Week, which culminates in a Grand Finale featuring the best craft brewers in France and abroad.

Paris in June is about visiting top monuments like the Louvre pyramid (left), and Paris Beer Week (right).Louvre/Paris Beer Week

Starting June 7 the Louvre will expose their collection of pastels, featuring 120 works that highlight the scope and intricacies of the medium. Fans of the sixth art should head to the Champs Elysées from June 12-19 for the Champs Elysées Film Festival which features films from France and the United States. Aspiring artists will delight in a water color masterclass given by local illustrator and author Jessie Kanelos Weiner at La Cuisine Paris on June 24.

There are lots of events in Paris in June, including art classes like in this poster.Jessie Kanelos Weiner

June will be a particularly fun month for anti-gaspillage activists thanks to the Fête de la Récup and the Festival Zero Waste, both of which encourage visitors to reuse, recycle, and rethink their relationship to waste.

There are lots of events in Paris in June, including the Upcycling Fair (fête de la récup). Fête de la Recup

As always, the summer solstice is celebrated in France with the Fête de la Musique. This year the event falls on Thursday June 21 and will be commemorated with music in the streets and various venues across Paris. Music lovers also won’t want to miss the Paris Jazz Festival at the Parc Floral, which kicks off on June 30.The Paris Jazz Festival (left) and the Fete de la Musique all over France (right) also take place in June.

Paris Jazz Festival/Fête de la Musique

There are few people in France who can resist a bout of bargain hunting in late June, when the annual soldes, or sales, take place. From June 27 to August 7 discount prices bring out the shopper in us all.

June in Paris is about the sales too, an event not to miss in summer.

June is the best time for visiting Paris as it's warm and tourist-free.Christopher Dombres/Rob Potvin

Related links 

  • To find out what’s going on in Paris in June, head to the Paris Tourist Office.
  • There are loads of galleries off the beaten track but worth the detour in Paris. Find out our favorites here.
  • For more about Lafayette Anticipations, click here.

Written by Emily Dilling 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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Emily Dilling

Emily Dilling is a France based writer and author of My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes. In 2005 Emily moved to Paris from her native California and began exploring the cities markets, restaurants, and cafés. In 2010 she founded the blog Paris Paysanne, where she writes about her favorite addresses and artisans in the city. Emily currently lives in the Loir-et-Cher region of France, where she writes and works in the grapevines.

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