May 14th, 2019, 10:04 PM

June Paris Preview

By Chanet Smith
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Your guide of what to do in Paris this month.

June is prime summer time to be in Paris. The city takes on many outdoor events such as music festivals, parades, and sports championships. There are also many parks to relax and catch a tan in during your downtime. Take a look into what this city has to offer in June 2019!

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Festivals

Paris Jazz Festival (June 30-July 22)

Experience jazz music in a public venue in a beautiful Japanese inspired park, Parc Floral de Paris. These concerts are free except for the small fee to enter the park. Hang out here for a picnic and enjoy some good jazz. Check the website for concert dates as it runs all month!

Fête de la Musique (June 21)

This festival happens every year in Paris on the longest day of the year. There will be pop-up stages all around Paris where people play music, dance, and hang out in crowds all day and night. Celebrate diversity and the summer solstice!

LGBT Pride March (June 29)

This street party begins at Montparnasse Metro all the way till Place de la Bastille with flocks of people and colorful flags flying. Paris’ pride march is one of the biggest parades to take place in the city, so don’t miss out and support this amazing community!

 

We Love Green Festival (June 1 & 2)

This festival is coming for the eighth time in Paris as a major event for friends and family. It aims to shed light on the environment and create an eco-friendly festival with great artists such as Future, Bonobo, and Tame Impala. Buy tickets soon as they sell out fast!

 

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Entertainment

Here are a few artists playing in Paris this month:

Maroon 5 (June 11) @ AccorHotels Arena

Elton John (June 20) @AccorHotels Arena

ASAP Rocky (June 26 & 27) @ Zenith Paris

Or you can always attend the classics: the Moulin Rouge or Crazy Horse
 

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Art

The Starry Night, Van Gogh is featured at Atelier des Lumières until December 31.

Yves Saint Laurent releases their new permanent collection presentation at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent until December 31.

Buddha, the Golden Legend opens at Musée Guimet on June 19 until October 7.

City Prince/sses opens at Palais de Tokyo on June 21 until September 9.


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Sports

Women’s soccer world cup (June 7-July7)

Every four years, the FIFA Women’s World Cup is held, and France is lucky enough to be the host country. As this guarantees France into the qualifiers, come watch a game or two to watch these women compete for the World Cup!


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Food

Paris Beer Week (June 8-16)

A dedicated week to experience all types of crafted beer all around Paris. There will be locally crafted beer, home brewing contests, and even tastings of these artesian beers. Find the map on the website linked above!


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Parks

A few parks to lounge at on the hot days of June…

Champ de Mars: a classic, but a tourist spot. Only come here if touristic crowds don’t bother you, but sitting under the iron lady might make up for that.

Parc des Buttes-Chaumont: a little further away from the center, but well worth the trip. This beautiful park features large grass fields, a small pond, and all locals around. If you’re feeling adventurous, there is even an abandoned metro stop if you can find it…

Jardin du Luxembourg: situated in a historic part of the city, this park features an astonishing landscape with children playing with boats in the center pond. There are plenty of public chairs to go around, but if you can’t find one, the few grass patches work just as well.

Parc Monceau: This garden brings diversity to the city with its Chinese pagoda, Venetian bridge, and an Egyptian pyramid. It sits in a wealthy aristocratic area where mostly locals and children come to catch some rays. Take a walk around this park to see its beautiful features.

Parc Floral de Paris: This park is arguably one of the largest in Paris, aside from the Bois de Boulogne of course. It has so many features inside including a large waterfall, Japanese zen gardens, tulip gardens, and even a bamboo forest. This park has so much plant diversity you might even forget you're in Paris. It is a bit out of the way, but worth the trek. And check the events calendar because there are always concerts playing at their outdoor venue!