Culture in Paris

Culture glows in the City of Lights

Berkeley Books – second-hand books in English

Monnaie de Paris – the national mint & museum

Onze Bouge – Summer arts festival

The Montmartre Dionysia – theatre festival

Rue Denoyez – if it’s still there

Le Manoir de Paris – a huge haunted house

La Halle Pajol – arts centre incl. bar & restaurant

Butte Bergeyre – a hidden village in Paris

La Recyclerie – cultural centre + hipster hangout

La Ressourcerie – making recycling cool

Paris Lit Up – creative community (what I do )

La Cartoucherie – a cluster of theatres in the forest

Greet and Meet – discover Paris for free with a local

Le CentQuatre – urban art and cultural centre

Festival d’automne – Autumn contemporary arts festival

Words Alive O – English theatre in Paris

Summer festivals in Paris

Marché de la poésie

Promenade Plantée – walk over Paris

Tattoo Convention

Le petit théâtre du bonheur – probably the smallest theatre you’ve ever seen

Free debates at the Sorbonne – you don’t have to join in

The Pompidou Centre

Freejazz dance

La Fête des Vendanges – grape harvest party

French slam in Paris

100 Thousand Poets for Change

The Paris Sewer Museum

The Swedish Institute

Le Clos Montmartre – Parisian wine

Double Change – the literary scene

Unstrung Letters – the literary scene

Hot air ballooning

Shakespeare & Co. – they have a café now too

Audio performances – listen in the dark

The Book Club – swap books, drink, talk

L’Entrepôt – the culture factory

Paris slang – I don’t understand what you are saying

Le Club des Poètes – drink, eat, perform if you want

La Nuit Blanche – an annual all-night citywide arts festival

Rollerskating through Paris for free with loads of other people

Le Jardin de Shakespeare – pretty garden with occasional theatre

Paris Plages – Paris’ summer beach on the Seine

Secret Passageways

La Maison de la Poèsie

Graffiti and hip-hop

The Irish Cultural Centre – lots of good events held here

The Belleville district

Chinese New Year festival in Paris

La Pagode – Japanese-themed theatre

Upstairs at Duroc – literary journal based in Paris

Les Arts Decoratifs – museum

Independent Editors convention

Berkeley Books – Anglo bookshop

Le Point Ephemère – cultural venue

The Alhambra – music venue

The canal district


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