3 must-attend summer 2019 events in Paris

Paris is always a good idea and it is especially true in the summer! With the return of the sun and the mild weather, Paris offers many cultural, artistic and gastronomic events. Discover our selection of must-attend events this summer!

Van Gogh at Atelier des Lumières in Paris

From February 22 to December 31 2019, Atelier des Lumières in Paris will present the new digital and interactive exhibition in the paintings, life and colourful yet tormented world of painter Vincent Van Gogh.

This is an extraordinary journey into the heart of the work of Vincent Van Gogh. In this former iron foundry in the east of Paris, every wall, alcove and pillar is set in motion with projections of the artist’s works thanks to Amiex (Art & Music Immersive Experience).

When the music resonates in this monumental building, the projection of thousands of images transforms the place and literally propels the visitor into Van Gogh’s most famous paintings, from Sunflowers (Les Tournesols) to Starry Night (La Nuit Étoilée) – it’s a unique, multi-sensory exhibition.

Visit L'Atelier Lumières’ website (External link) for more details

Piknic Électronik in Paris

Founded in 2003 in Montreal, the acclaimed Piknic took place with success in Melbourne and Santiago in 2015, then in Austin in 2018. It is finally making its way to Paris to meet the thousands of locals and tourists who will be dancing under the sun.

Piknic Electronik in Paris offers a breathtaking view of the city and upbeat electronic music, all in a comfortable and family-friendly environment.

Dance parties every Sunday from July 21st to September 15th 2019 at Jockey Disque of the Auteuil Hippodrome.

Find out more on the event’s official Facebook page (External link) .

Fan of electronic music? Don’t miss the exhibition “Electro from Kraftwerk to Daft Punk’’ at the Philharmonie of Paris from April 9 to August 11, 2019.

For more information, visit: https://philharmoniedeparis.fr/en/electro-exhibition (External link)

Taste of Paris Food Festival

The 5th edition of the gastronomic festival Taste of Paris will return from May 9 to 12 this year!

The Grand Palais will once again be transformed into a showcase of the capital’s best restaurants for four days of delicious food tastings, cooking shows, meet and greets with the chefs in residence, all wrapped up in a festive atmosphere!

Four days during which you can sample some of the most delicious food in Paris in taster size signature dishes served by the chefs themselves at their pop-up restaurants. Whether they are Michelin-starred, trend setting or future young talents, Taste of Paris warmly welcomes today’s most sought-after chefs to bring you a gourmet experience to remember. Vincent Guerlais, Yann Brys, Philippe Bernachon et Philippe Conticini will be back among the 50 chefs who will be present this year.

Find out more: https://paris.tastefestivals.com/ (External link)

Air France (External link) , Air Canada (External link) , Air Transat (External link) , and Corsair (External link) offer year-long direct flights to Paris from select Canadian cities.

WestJet (External link) and Level (External link) offer seasonal direct flights to Paris from select Canadian cities.