technically, it is "summer" here in paris [although most days, it doesn't feel like it outside!] paris loves to celebrate with a variety of festivals. here are a few of my faves:
- paris plage- this year in its 7th edition, a faux beach on the banks of the seine, with everything from mini golf to Segway rides and plain old beach chairs for lounging. 21 july to 21 august
- cinema au clair de lune- free outdoor movies, in parks & other settings across the city; this years theme is european capitals--featuring films such as Blow Up and The Third Man. 6- 24 august, at 9.30pm.
- cinema at la vilette- a giant outdoor movie theater, in the middle of an immense park- and its only 2 euros a film. 15 july to 17 august, every night except monday.
- paris quartier d'ete- symphony concerts in the luxembourg gardens, a circus at Bercy Village, and recital in the bamboo trees at the Quai Branley-- all this and more. 14 july to 15 august.