COME AND CELEBRATE NOTRE DAME'S 850TH ANNIVERSARY
The ephemeral installation specifically built on the ‘Parvis’, the square just in front of Notre Dame, allows visitors to admire the cathedral façade from the five-meter high viewing platform. New bells, an improved lighting and a renovated organ have been ordered to celebrate the jubilee year. To enjoy it even more, do not hesitate to book our medieval tour. It includes a visit of Notre Dame and brings you back in time, to the age of knights and damsels.2
FEBRUARY 10: JOIN CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS VIBRANT STREET PARADES
Dancers and musicians’ cheerful processions with their amazing and colorful dragons, fish, flags and traditional costumes have become one of the annual Parisian ‘must be seen’. Gorgeous street parades are organised by the Asiatic communities of the 3rd and 4th arrondissements departing from the Town Hall (Place de l’Hôtel de Ville) and from the 13th arrondissement, the historical Chinese district of Paris.
APRIL 6 AND 7: GET READY FOR THE PARIS MARATHON AND MARATHOON
The Parisian 42,195 kilometer long marathon is one of the fifth biggest in the world with more than 40,000 participants longing to beat their record in the City of Lights while running along the Capitale’s most iconic places: Champs Elysées, Bastille, the Seine Bank. Don’t miss the Marathoon’s only-for-kids, 1.5 km race.
MAY 16: ENJOY A NIGHT AT A MUSEUM - NUIT DES MUSEES
Visiting a museum by night is just so outstanding. During the Museum Night City of Paris museums usually open from 6pm till midnight with special conferences, concerts, exhibitions.
JUNE 21: LET THE MUSIC PLAY - FETE DE LA MUSIQUE
Celebrated each year since 1982, the Festival is open to all amateur musicians as well as famous artists. On that day (the first day of summer), music prevails all over Paris from 2pm until dawn in the streets, bars, restaurants, music halls and museums.
Main image: Paris city panorama
Above: Notre Dame by night, Family Twist