Les Pestacles-Festival for kids June to September
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June in Paris – Events, Festivals, Music, Sports

Les Pestacles-Festival for kids June to September
Les Pestacles-French children often have a hard time pronouncing “spectacles”

GARDEN

The Greenhouses in Jardins des Plantes opened in 2010 after several years of renovations.

SPORTS

Roland Garros in the city”  at the Hôtel de Ville – During Roland Garros the esplanade is set up for  mini-tennis, watching the RG matches on the big screen, and exhibition matches in the square.

MUSIC

Activities for the kids – every Wednesday for the whole family, Parisians, French visitors and tourists.

Parc Floral (when you are not visiting the Chateau de Vincennes!)

Where: Esplanade Saint Louis in front of the Chateau de Vincennes

What: Concerts, readings, street artists and performers, circus and clowns, routes of discovery in the park and since this is the year of Chopin, an exhibition about romantic style music. The concerts are suitable for everyone from two years to multiple years of age.

Musique ancienne du Marais - Traditional
Festival de Musique Ancienne

L’Accueil Musical for updates
Music festival from Medieval to classical (Festival de Musique Ancienne du Marais) June 12 to 20, 2010 – Instruments and settings from the Médiévale, Renaissance and Baroque periods

Voluntary musicians form the group, L’Accueil Musical. The group is an association founded in 1975 that performs two free concerts each week (Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.) in the Saint-Merry church near Beaubourg/Centre Pompidou. They perform every month of the year, including August. Visit their website for the monthly schedule.

Saint Merri/Saint Merry
Guided visits of the church are given on the second and fourth Sunday of each month after the 5:30 p.m. concert.

Paris Jazz Festival June 12 to August 1
Paris Jazz Festival, Parc Floral, June 12 to August 1

Paris Jazz Festival – Jazz from around the world visit Parc Floral  for specific dates.
Every weekend – mid- June to beginning of August – 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Parc Floral – Bois de Vincennes – Espace Delta
See their website for the complete schedule and tariffs

Show your Festival entry ticket dated June 12 to August 31 and the Paris Jazz Club (an association of four clubs) will reimburse you. The Paris Jazz Club gives you a 5 € reduction for their concerts at Duc des Lombards, Baiser Salé, Sunset & Sunside Jazz Clubs.

Fete de la Musique June 21 Paris Music Day
Fete de la Musique June 21 in a neighborhood near you!

Fete de la Musique (Music festival)   Google Translate June 21, 2010
The theme for this 29th festival year is “Musique au feminine” (“Tribute to women”).
The festival pays tribute to the inspirational muses and the heroines in lyric operas and their mythical interpretations and more diverse avenues for the feminine voice. Let’s not forget the female voices of jazz, rock singers and the younger generation of French songstresses, the vigilante female over the crib, singers on the streets and more are part of our musical heritage.
The program (programme) will be available on their website at the beginning of June.

PARADE
The Gay Pride parade is scheduled for June 26, 2010 from 2 p.m. Place du 18 juin 1940 (Montparnasse) to the Place de la Bastille. The parade will travel along Boulevard Montparnasse, Saint-Michel and Saint-Germain, Sully bridge and Boulevard Henri IV.

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