by Isabella Sharipova-Williams, published 15th May 2024

There is never a dull moment in the City of Light, to be sure. However, in order to simplify your decision as to how to formulate an itinerary from the abundant menu that Lutèce offers to you, open-armed, here are some of our favourites for this month :

The Jazz Festival

13th May 2024 – 21st May 2024

Various, Saint-Germain-des-Près, 75006 Paris

Concerts and lectures in a variety of fantastic venues over the 6th arrondissement, including the magnificent Church of Saint-Sulpice.

The Night of Museums

18th May 2024

Various, including, but not limited to, the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Petit Palais

For one night, and one night only, wonder around the grandest and most famous of museums, and enjoy their exhibitions, for free !

(Some, like the Louvre, are only available if you book in advance. Check the websites for more details.)

Joseph Haydn / Les Saisons

27th May 2024, 8pm

Grande Salle Pierre Boulez – Philarmonie, 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris

A concert with the legendary Jordi Savall. Also, at 6.45pm, in the same place, you can attend a free talk by the incomparable musician.

Jardins, jardin

30th May – 2nd June 2024

Villa Windsor, 4 route du Champ-d’Entraînement, 75016 Paris

A gardening and garden festival, in the park of the residence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, in the gorgeous Bois de Boulogne. There are many seminars, workshops, and activities organised – something for every set of green fingers !

Le Jeux de l’Amour et du Hasard

Until the 2nd June 2024

Lucernaire, 53 Rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, 75006 Paris

A Marivaux classic, a brilliant romantic comedy, translating as The Game of Love and Chance. Silvia is engaged to marry Dorante, whom she has never met. In order to test the sincerity of his intentions, she swaps clothes with her maid, Lisette, unaware that her intended and his valet, Arlequin, have done the same…

Pauvre Bitos – le dîner des têtes

Until the 15th June 2024

Théâtre Hébertot, 78 bis Boulevard des Batignolles, 75017 Paris

In a small country town, several notables organise a fancy-dress dinner, in which all must dress as famous faces of the the Revolution of 1789. The guest of honour is the self-made magistrate André Bitos, who has been invited to dress as the Incorruptible, the instigator of the Reign of Terror, Maximilien Robespierre.

Paolo Roversi

Until the 14th July 2024

Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de Paris, 10 Avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, 75016 Paris

An intense selection of snapshots from the 50-year career of a top fashion photographer.

Luminescence

Until further notice

The Church of Saint-Eustache, 2 Rue du Jour, 75001 Paris

Experience music and a spectacular light show by night in the 490-year old Gothic church.