Summertime fun in Paris will certainly guarantee you to have lots of fun in the city, during the summer, with the selection of events and festivals made by the Hotel Opera Lafayette’s team.
Paris greets the summer solstice with the Fete de la Musique event. During this melodic celebration, beginning on the 21 June, musicians give free performances, in venues and streets across the city. Professional and amateur musicians all take the stage, playing a diversity of genres, to appeal to the most eclectic tastes.
Jardin des Tuileries is always a lovely place to visit any time of the year. The beautiful manicured garden, is favoured by locals and tourists, for relaxing walks and from June to August, you can enjoy exciting funfair rides and yummy candyfloss at Fete des Tuileries.
The Paris Jazz Festival, commencing on the 7 June, till the 27 July, features some of the world's most talented jazz musicians. Songstress Fatoumata Diawara, Afro Jazz legend Manu Dibango and modern day Griot Cody Chesnutt, are among the line-up, playing for audiences, at the Botanical Garden of the city of Paris.
The best current exhibitions in Paris, like Monumenta 2014 at the Grand Palais, Paris 1900 and the Super Heroes Marvel, are not to be missed.
Monumenta 2014, at the Grand Palais. The Strange City is a massive maze, created by artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. These talented artists created a giant maze. Inside you'll discover lots of weird and wonderful sights. Finding your way out will require extra concentrated thought.
Paris 1900: The City of Entertainment, until 17 August, travels back in time, to the eve of the 20th century, when Paris was heralded as Europe's pinnacle of culture, luxury and technical innovation. Various displays, with artefacts, costumes, films, jewellery, etc. are featured to illustrate the period and mood of Paris.
The Art of the Marvel Super heroes exhibition, at Art Ludique-Le Musee, until 31 August, presents impressive historic artefacts and illustrations that pertain to these iconic comic book characters.
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