Paris July 2011 Events Calendar

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Paris July 2011 Events Calendar

July 2011 Events in Paris

Highlights

Soldes d’Eté (Summer Sales)

Through July 26th The famous summer sales in France continue!

Paris Plages

21 If you can’t go to the beach the City of Light will bring the beach to you!  The  banks of the Seine transform into the Riveria overnight!

Final Day of the Tour de France

24 An awesome day to be in Paris!  The peloton rolls into Paris for the final day of the Tour de France and the winner is crowned.  See you on the Champs-Elysées!

Musée Bourdelle

Madame Grés, extended to Aug. 24th (click to read NEW BonjourParis review)

Bastille Day – La Fête Nationale

Bastille Day at Eiffel Tower photo credit Stuart Dee

14 Held on the anniversary of the storming of Bastille in 1789.  There will be a morning parade on the Champs-Elysées, a fantastic military display at Les Invalides, as well as fireworks near the Eiffel Tower.  A brilliant day to be in France!

Paris Plages

21 If you can’t go to the beach the City of Light will bring the beach to you!  The  banks of the Seine transform into the Riveria overnight!

Final Day of the Tour de France

24 An awesome day to be in Paris!  The peloton rolls into Paris for the final day of the Tour de France and the winner is crowned.  See you on the Champs-Elysées!


MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS (ART, FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY & MORE)

Louvre Medieval & Renaissance Illuminations courtesy RMN-Thierry LeMage

The Louvre

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus, through July 18th

Claude Lorrain, The Draftsman Studying Nature, through July 18th

Contemporary Art: Mimo Jodice – The Louvre’s Eyes, through August 15th

Contemporary Art: Michal Rovner, through September 5th

The Art of Paper, through September 5th

Medieval and Renaissance Illuminations, opens July 7th through October 3rd

From Fininguerra to Botticelli, The Early Italian Workshop of the Renaissance, opens July 7th through October 3rd

Musée d’Orsay

Manet: The Man who Invented Modern Art, through July 3rd

Madame Gres image courtesy Musee Bourdelle & Louis Freyssinet

Grand Palais

Palais de la Découverte

Les Survivants de l’Extreme, through August 28th

Youri Gagarine, Une Révolution, through August 28th

Vouz Avez Dit Chimie?, through October 30th

Hôtel de Ville

Paris: Au Temps des Impressionnistes [Paris in the Time of Impressionists], through July 30th

Musée Bourdelle

Madame Grés, extended to Aug. 24th (click to read NEW BonjourParis review)

Musée du Luxembourg

Upcoming exhibition: Cezanne et Paris, opening October 12th

Petit Palais -Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris

Les Scènes de Genre du Siècle d’Or Hollandais, through July 17th

photo courtesy of le Chateau de Versailles

Charlotte Perriand 1903-1999, through September 18th

Cranache et Dürer  Graveurs: rivalité et émultation, opens July 19th through Nov. 13th

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme

Upcoming: La Collection Contemporaire du MAHJ.  July 3rd – September 11th

La Collection Contemporaine du MAHJ, opens July 3rd through September 11th

Mémorial de la Shoah

Juger Eichmann – Jerusalem 1961, through September 28th

Chateau de Versailles

Venet à Versailles, through November 1st

Le XVIIIe au Gout du Jour, opens July 8th through October 9th

Musée de la Vie Romantique

courtesy Musee de la Vie Romantique

Romantic French Gardens, through July 17th

Musée du Quai Branly

Le Fabrique des Images, through July 17th

Dogon, through July 24th

Maya, through October 2nd

Centre Georges Pompidou

Francois Morellet, through July 4th

Cinéastes, de Notre Temps, through July 9th

Paris – Dehli – Bombay, opens May 25th – September 19th

Des Années 1960 à Nos Jours, through February 13th 2012photo courtesy Musee des Arts Decoratifs

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

The Art of the Automobile, The Private Collection of Ralph Lauren, through August 28th

Verre a Venise – 3 Artists, 3 Visions, through September 4th

Animal, through December 11th

Musée Jacquemardt André

Dans l’Intimité des Frères Caillebotte, through July 11th

Fra Angelico et les Maîtres de la Lumière, opens September 23rd through January 16th 2012

La Maison Rouge

Upcoming Exhibition: My Winnipeg, through September 25th

La Maison Européenne de la Photographie

L’Ombre de la Guerre, through September 11thla Maison Europeene de la Photographie photo courtesy Xavier Fortou

Jane Evenlyn Atwood “Photographies 1976-2010”, through September 11th

Génération de l’Air, through September 11th

Xavier Fortou “Portrait Brézilien”, through September 11th

Xavier Lamours “XL”, through September 11th

Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

Tous Connecté, through December 31th

Santé et Jeux, through October 2nd

Océan, Climat et Nous, through June 30th 2012

Musée Maillol

Miró Sculpteur, through July 31st

Mona Bismark Foundation

No current exhibition

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle

Parcours à la Ménagerie, through December 31st

Invisible, Zoom sur le Plancton, through December 31st

Kayapó, through October 31st

Portraits de Grands Signes, through July 31stphoto courtesy le Musee du Montparnasse

Fondation Cartier

Les Trésors du Vaudou, through September 25th

Le Musée du Montparnasse

Pierre Seghers. Poésie, la Vie Entière, opens July 7th through October 7th

Musée d’Art  Moderne de la Ville  de Paris

Van Dongen, through July 17th

Marc Desgrandchamps, through September 4th

Baselitz Sculpteur, opens September 30th through January 29th

Musée National de la Légion d’Honneur

No current exhibtion

Pinacothèque

Le Voyage Imaginiare de Hugo Pratt, through August 21st

Les Art et Métiers

Metro, through January 1st 2012image courtesy RATP & Arts et Metiers Museum

(click to read BonjourParis preview article)

Cinémathèque

Stanley Kubrick Retrospective, through July 11th

Musée Nationale de la Marine

Sciences Bleues, Couleurs Outre-mer, through September 12th

Centre National du Costume de Scène

L’Art du Costume à la Comédie-Française, through December 31st

Musée Zadkine

Frédérique Lucien – Introspectives, through September 4th

Giverny Impressionists Museum

Bonnard en Normandie, through July 3rd

The Clark’s Collection, from Manet to Renoir, through October 31st

POPULAR MUSIC VENUES (POP, ROCK, R&B, JAZZ)

Bercy

Paul Simon courtesy of le Palais des Congres de Paris

1   Roger Waters – The Wall Live

Stade de France

8   Meeting Areva 2011, Le Meilleur de l’Athlétisme

Palais des Sports

7   Journey & Foreigner

Le Palais des Congrès de Paris

6   Paul Simon

Le Zenith

1    X Japan

4   Snoop Dog

12    Slash

13    The Bloody Beetroots

20   The Strokes

Salle Pleyel

2   Jeanne Moreau & Etienne Daho, Le Condemné à Mort

3   Cat Power

4   Fleet Foxes

8   Thomas Dybdahl & Peter Von Poehl

12   Keith Jarett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette

Keith Jarrett courtesy Salle Pleyel

L’Olympia

1   Esperanza Spalding

2   Ahmad Jamal

3   Cyndi Lauper

4   Chicago

5   John Mellancamp

6   Bruno Mars

8   Johnny Winter & Warren Haynes

9   Return to Forever

10   Concert Soutienne pour Elysées Montmartre

11    Liza Minelli

13   TV on the Radion

18   Herbie Hancock

La Cigale

2   Eddie Izzard

3   The Doors Alive

4   Ziggy Marley

19   La Chorale Arpege avec Soft & James Germain

Grand Foyer du Chatelet

7   Soirée Classique, Piano and Voice: Johan Schmidt, Mihcel Lysight and Joseph Grau

Jazz Concert & Jazz Clubs

The Jazz Age has never really passed in Paris.  So for the best venues around, you can check out the clubs listed below.

Sunside/Sunset

Le Caveau de la Huchette

Le Duc des Lombards

Le Caveau des Oubliettes

Le Baiser Salé

New Morning

Swan Bar

AUTHORS, BOOK-SIGNINGS & LITERARY EVENTS

photo courtesy Village Voice

Shakespeare and Company

17 Literary Death Match – not for the faint of heart this literary event is guaranteed to ‘rock your chaussettes!’ –  the event to be held at Le Carmen in the 9th

American Library in Paris

No events scheduled in July

Village Voice Bookshop

5 Elaine Sciolino will read from her book, La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life

The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore

No events scheduled in July

ASSORTED PARIS EVENTS

Chateau de Versailles

The Versailles Fountains

Saturday and Sundays through October 30th Fountains are also on Tuesdays through June 28th.  11am – 12pm and 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes

Saturdays from June 18th through September 3rd A wonderful evening at the Chateau de Versailles including everything from serenades in the Hall of Mirrors to the gardens and fountains being illuminated to fireworks at the end of the evening.

3 & 4 John Malkovich takes a turn in Casanova, an opera in two actsJohn Malkovich as Casanova photo courtesy Chateau de Versailles

9 Le Carnaval de Versailles – Nuit Blanche au Chateau ….dress in your finest – mask obligatoire!

1, 8 & 15 Venise Vivaldi Versailles    Listen to the Vivaldi masterpiece, Four Seasons, as you enjoy a water festival and fireworks display that spans the Grand Canal.

Journée de la Céramique

1-3 Saint Sulpice becomes the meeting point for one of the largest ceramics events in France.

Festival Saint Denis

Through July 5th Venues across St. Denis will host this annual music festival that offers a broad range of music.

Paris Cinema International Film Festival

2-13 Fifteen different venues participate to bring this international film festival to life

Paris Haute Cuisine “Cabinet de Curiosité”

7-10 Theater event-driven culinary curiosities, held at the Jardins du Palais Royal, in the Haute Couture collections. This event, sponsored by the Chef of the Grand Vefour Guy Martin , brings together actors, French cuisine and international gastronomic travel. Open at first exclusively to the first two business days. Then two weekend days are open to the public.

La Chasse aux Trésors de Paris

2 A real treasure hunt to enjoy as a family or a team … the theme this year: waking dreams

Carnaval Tropical

3 The 10th annual Carnaval Tropical takes over the Champs-Elysées with a parade kicking off at 2:00pm

 

Very Swell

Very Swell hosts unique themed soirées for Parisians visitors.

6 Tea and Arsenic – An off-the-wall afternoon high tea with edgy bits and cakes

21 Mad Men Cocktail Club – Lounge canapé dinner in the spirit of Mad Men – themed dress encouraged.

Golf National de France

Through July 3rd This is the tournament that decides who the French team will be in the Ryder Cup

Japan Expo

Through July 3rd Japanese comics, art and cinema come to Paris for this very colourful and animated exposition

Chopin Festival

Through July 14th This is the 28th of this wonderful festival to celebrate the genius of Chopin

Bals des Pompiers

13 & 14  Firemen’s street dance parties held throughout Paris

Les Étés de DanseBastille Day at Eiffel Tower photo credit Stuart Dee

6-23 The most prestigious dance companies in the world come to perform in Paris for this festival.  The Miami City Ballet takes centre stage this for this year’s turn.

Bastille Day – La Fête Nationale

14 Held on the anniversary of the storming of Bastille in 1789.  There will be a morning parade on the Champs-Elysées, a fantastic military display at Les Invalides, as well as fireworks near the Eiffel Tower.  A brilliant day to be in France!

Paris Jazz Festival

Through July 31st Held in the Parc Floral de Paris, this is a fantastic festival that will spotlight some of the best jazz in Paris, as well as the world.

Paris Plages

21 If you can’t go to the beach the City of Light will bring the beach to you!  The  banks of the Seine transform into the Riveria overnight!

Les Arènes de Montmartre Jazz Festival

21-26 The cobblestone streets of Montmartre come alive to the sound of jazz

Tour de France 2010 ©B. Bade / TDFFinal Day of the Tour de France

24 An awesome day to be in Paris!  The peloton rolls into Paris for the final day of the Tour de France and the winner is crowned.  See you on the Champs-Elysées!

Soldes d’Eté

Through July 26th The famous summer sales in France!

Fashion Week in Paris

4-7 Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012

Grand Crus Tea Tasting

Monthly Tea-Tastings in English, the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30-8:30 PM, and the last Thursday morning of every month from 10am-12 noon.  20€/person.

Grands crus commented, with information about impact of tea utensils, type of cup & teapot for tea type, information about taste, health benefits & tea components.  Inscriptions (required 24 hrs in advance) sent to [email protected] or call 01 53 30 05 24 for more information.

Lorraine Hot Air Balloon Festival

22 – 31 If you’re in Paris and up for a day trip this is an excellent destination.  Over 1,000 pilots will convene in Lorraine to take to the skies in hot air balloon.

OPERA, BALLET & THEATRE PERFORMANCES

Opéra Garnier [Palais Garnier]

Così Fan Tutte, Choreographer, Conductor Philippe Jordan.  Through July 16th

A rare Mozart opera performance at the Opéra Garnier.  Così Fan Tutte is an opera buffa in two acts.

Les Enfants du Paradis, Choreographer José Martinez .  Through July 15th

A ballet in two acts, this ballet revels in bringing to life the days of long-gone Paris.

Opéra Bastille

Ottelo, Conductor Marco Armiliato.  Through July 16th

A dramatic opera in four acts based on Shakespeare’s play, Othello.

L’Anatomie de la Sensation pour Francis Bacon, Choreographer Wayne McGregor. Through July 15th

A ballet exploring the potential of the human body invoked by the images and paintings by Francis Bacon.

Royal Opera House of Versailles

Casanova, Director Michael Sturminger, July 3rd and 4th

Ritrovato by Vivaldi, Conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi, June 27th and 29th

Le Chateau de Fontainebleau

Opera en Plein Ai: Madame Butterfly, Conductor Christophe Malavoy, July 1st and 2nd

There is nothing quite like enjoying a beautiful opera in the open air with a magnificent chateau as the backdrop.

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