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5 events you must attend if you are in Paris this summer

Love Songs (Maison Européenne de la Photographie)



If you’ve ever been in love, the Love Songs photo exhibiton is for you. This group show offers a brand new vision of the history of photography through the lens of intimate relationships between lovers. Revisit the unique works of Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, Hervé Guibert, Sally Mann and many others. This exhibition feels like a wild emotional journey, from the first days of an affair, through marriages, honeymoons, domestic bliss and the pain of separation, even to the last days shared between loves. The exhibit will close on August 22.


Smart Food festival (rue des Haies, Paris 20eme)



On July 1 and 2, 2022, the Parisian Smart Food incubator opens its doors to the public for the Smart Food Festival 2022. This incredible event is open to the public for free (registration required). Join the numerous workshops and tastings, which honor sustainable and healthy food.


Smart Food Paris is a unique incubator hosting startups working on innovation around the issues of sustainable food.



Open air cinema (La Villette)



The open-air cinema of La Villette is one of the most popular events of the summer. This year again, bring your blanket and attend this free film festival, from July 20 to August 21, 2022, and (re)discover classics along with new films and unexpected nuggets. Join Parisian movie lovers on the fresh lawn of the Villette or comfortably sit on one of the deckchairs available for rent on site. The access to the event is free within capacity. The theme of this new edition of the festival is « Dance »!



Romy Schneider, the exhibition (La Cinémathèque Française)



Forty years after her death, the movie star Romy Schneider is still as beloved and popular as ever. A European actress, with a career that began in Germany and continued in France, she became an icon. This exhibition also shows how Romy Schneider's career wrote the history of the cinema of her time, as well as that of great filmmakers from all over the world, be they French, American, Italian, German or Austrian. The exhibit will close on July 31.



Paris Plages (along the Seine and the Canal de l’Ourcq)



From July 9 to August 21, 2022, Paris turns into a gigantic seaside resort: Paris Plages. Two locations: the banks of the Seine, and the banks of the Canal de l’Ourcq. Lounge on the deckchairs and hide from the sun under palm trees, everything is ready for your to relax like on a beach, by the water. Numerous activities will be offered to visitors and families.