The Paris l’été Festival offers major artistic and cultural events throughout Paris and its region during summer. Theatre, dance, circus, music, performances and plastic installations take over many well-known and unusual places in the capital, most often outdoors and outside traditional performance venues.
For 32 years, this unique event has offered major artistic and cultural events. National monuments, schools, parks and gardens, museums, swimming pools, squares, churches… are invested in a friendly and festive spirit to shake up the relationship with the public.
Since its creation, the festival has been committed to facilitating access to art and culture for as many people as possible. Whether you prefer theatre, dance, concert or performance, the Festival Paris l’été will undoubtedly seduce you.
The Paris Summer Festival is organized by: L’Été Parisien, an association supported by the City of Paris, the Ministry of Culture – Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France and the Île-de-France Regional Council.
Paris Summer Festival 2020
The Paris l’Été Festival once again invites audiences to escape traditional and stereotyped paths. The 2020 edition which talented fascinating mix of cultures and artists. Since its creation, this unique event has been committed to making it easier for as many people as possible to access all artistic expressions.
The opening evening tells Stories Danced with Two White Cards, one dedicated to Sébastien Barrier, an atypical artist gifted with a joyful and stirring word, the other to François Alu, first dancer at the Paris Opera, which brings together artists from various backgrounds and butterflies from the serious to the humor by adding a good grain of madness.
Thomas Quillardet (reading), with Nos Rues, invites you to an unusual walk. Gouâl. Filipe Lourenço / Association PLAN-K (dance). In Gouâl – designed for six performers – Filipe Lourenço explores this unique heritage and confronts it with a more contemporary style of writing… Read more
With the installation of Borealis, Dan Acher, The public will be able to see an aurora borealis spread over the Lycée Jacques-Decour. Another installation Purple Rain by artist Pierre Ardouvin, invites to dance in the rain of the ballad of Prince.
Concerts on the Seine, Djazia Satour/ Jupiter & Okwess, to celebrate summer and the pleasure of finding yourself in complete freedom on the banks of the Seine, an evening of concerts from the Pont de l’Alma to the Bibliothèque nationale de France, including the Musée d’Orsay, the City Hall or the Square Tino Rossi.
Baltass & Close up Yann Frisch (magic), this artist shatters the stereotypes of magic. Clownstrum, Louis Arene and Lionel Lingelser/ Munstrum Théâtre (Theatre), A strange kingdom of junk that unleashes the wildest passions of three clowns lost in the middle of chaos.
Paris Summer Festival 2021
The Paris l’été Festival enchants the capital during the summer season, from July 16 to August 4 throughout Paris and its region, discover a cutting-edge cultural program between circus, dance, magic and even music.
In addition to theater, music, and dance, circus, magic, equestrian theater, virtual reality and even immersive shows are on the menu. This year, the Festival Paris l’été is having a field day in multi-disciplinary openness. With no less than 26 partner venues as diverse as they are varied, ranging from the Grand Palais Ephémère to the Carreau du Temple, via the Zingaro equestrian theater in Aubervilliers, Le Moulin Jaune in Seine-et-Marne and the Louvre Museum.
No less than 30 different shows that ignite all disciplines. From the circus to the garden-theatre of the Moulin Jaune, screenings of musicals at the Institut du Monde Arabe, an immersive show at the ephemeral Grand Palais, a play at the Paris – Villette theater or even a cultural hike at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris.
Senza Fine: Gaia Saitta – From July 29 to July 31 at 8 p.m. – Lycée Jacques-Decour
Tilling Is Never Too Deep: Thomas Scimeca, Anne-Élodie Sorlin & Maxence Tual – From July 29 to July 31 at 8 p.m. – Paris-Villette Theater
White Gestures: Sylvain Bouillet • Naïf Production – From July 29 to July 31 at 6 p.m. – Lycée Jacques-Decour
FIQ! (wake up!) + hassan hajjaj exhibition: Acrobatic Group of Tangier & Maroussia Diaz Verbèke, Hassan Hajjaj – From July 28 to July 31 at 10 p.m. – Lycée Jacques-Decour
Close-Up Over The Water: Arthur Chavaudret, Pierre-Marie Lazaroo and Xavier Deparis – From July 24 to July 25 at 9 a.m. – Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
A Shovel: Olivier Debelhoir – From July 24 to July 25 at 9 a.m. – Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
Clownstrum: Louis Arene and Lionel Lingelser – MUNSTRUM THEATER – From July 24 to July 25 at 9 a.m. – The large greenhouses of Pantin
Horizon: Chloe Moglia – From July 24 to July 25 at 9 a.m. – Monnaie de Paris
Front Line: Serge Teyssot-Gay & Paul Bloas – From July 24 to July 25 at 9 a.m. – Center Culturel Irlandais
Cultural Walk – From July 24 to July 25 at 9 a.m. – Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
Company Under Construction: Stefan Kaegi – Rimini Protokoll – From July 23 to July 26 at 8 p.m. – Grand Palais Éphémère
Ghost Movies: Albin de la Simone – From July 23 to July 24 at 7 p.m. – Lycée Jacques-Decour
Pode Ser + It’s You We Love: Leila Ka – July 22, 2021 at 8 p.m. – Le Monfort theater
Love Chapter 2: Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar – From July 21 to July 24 at 10 p.m. – Lycée Jacques-Decour
Will you be there ?: Solal Bouloudnine – From July 21 to July 23 at 8 p.m. – Les Plateaux Sauvages
Dakhabrakha: July 19, 2021 at 7 p.m. – workshop theater
Arabian Musical Comedy Night – From July 17 to July 18 at 10 p.m. – Arab World Institute
Two Weekends At The Moulin Jaune: With Slava’s Snowshow, the Dakhabrakha, Yoann Bourgeois – From July 17 to August 01 at 11 a.m. – Le Moulin Jaune
Traveling Horses: Bartabas – From July 16 to July 17 at 10 p.m. – Equestrian Theater Zingaro
Sent: Amer i Africa circ cia – From July 16 to July 23 at 8 p.m. – Jean Jaurès School – Malakoff
Readings: Marie Vialle & Thierry Thieû Niang, Clara Hédouin and Olivia Corsini – From July 16 to July 28 at 7 p.m. – Lycée Jacques-Decour
Pinocchio (Live) #2: Alice Laloy • Cie S’appelle reviens – From July 16 to July 21 at 6 p.m. – Le Monfort theater
Itmahrag: Olivier Dubois – From July 15 to July 17 at 10 p.m. – Lycée Jacques-Decour
Below, The Forest: Feda Wardak, Jean-Yves Phuong – From July 15 to July 20 at 8 p.m. – Ateliers Médicis
Eden: Cyril Teste & Hugo Arcier – From July 15 to July 31 at 6 p.m. – Lycée Jacques-Decour
Seen From The Stars: Fabien Chalon – From July 15 to July 31 at 6 p.m. – Lycée Jacques-Decour
Fire: Linda Tuloup – From July 15 to July 31 at 6 p.m. – Lycée Jacques-Decour
Terces: Johann LeGuillerm – From July 14 to July 27 at 9 p.m. – Cartoucherie / Marquee area
Rollerdance Party – July 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. – Le Carreau du Temple
Dance Workshops: With performers from the Grande Scène Danse companies – From July 14 to July 30 at 11 a.m. – Lycée Jacques-Decour
Silent Talks: Bartabas – From July 14 to July 28 at 11 a.m. – Manège de la Grande Écurie du Château de Versailles
Happy: Fouad Boussouf – From July 12 to July 13 at 7 p.m. – Porte des lions – Louvre Museum