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Hors­ing Around 5 TO 7 JULY

The Champs de Mars is wel­com­ing the fifth edi­tion of the Longines Paris Eif­fel Jump­ing. The pres­ti­gious eques­trian show is open to the pub­lic to watch and is the chance to see the world’s best rid­ers com­pete. Visit www.pari­seif­feljump­ing.com for all the prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion.

Fash­ion Week JULY 1

Start­ing to­day, and through to the 5th of July, the fash­ion cap­i­tal will trans­form into a fab­u­lous cat­walk, with the Au­tumn/ Win­ter 2018/2019 Haute Cou­ture col­lec­tions tak­ing cen­tre stage. Ad­mire all the cou­ture gowns cre­ated by the fa­mous fash­ion houses such as Dior and Chanel, and see all the ex­trav­a­gant wed­ding gowns that close ev­ery de­signer’s show.

A Fash­ion­able Auction JULY 5

160 ex­cep­tional pieces of jew­ellery and high fash­ion are to­day go­ing un­der the ham­mer at Sotheby’s. Col­lected by Em­manuelle and Philippe Har­ros, the Quidam de Revel col­lec­tion fea­tures pieces by fash­ion greats in­clud­ing Hu­bert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Lau­rent and Azze­dine Alaïa, mak­ing this auction a not-to-be-missed op­por­tu­nity for col­lec­tors of fash­ion. 76 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré (8th), 01 53 05 53 05

All About Margiela THROUGH TO JULY 15

Fash­ion de­signer Mar­tin Margiela is hav­ing quite the mo­ment with mu­se­ums in Paris with not one but two ex­tra­or­di­nary ex­hi­bi­tions si­mul­ta­ne­ously show­cas­ing his works. At the French cap­i­tal’s fash­ion mu­seum, Palais Gal­liera, a ret­ro­spec­tive is play­ing out un­til the 15th of July. The Margiela/Gal­liera 1989/2009 show is the first Margiela ret­ro­spec­tive in Paris and it of­fers vis­i­tors a walk through a decade of the de­signer’s sig­na­ture pieces, from the over­sized shirts to his cult Tabi boots, with pieces quite ob­vi­ously be­ing in­spi­ra­tion for some of to­day’s de­sign­ers’ works. Mean­while, over at the MAD, the de­signer’s years at French fash­ion house Her­mès are be­ing played out. Show­ing un­til the 2nd of Septem­ber, the Her­mès Years show in­vites vis­i­tors to see up close and per­sonal 120 pieces that the de­signer cre­ated for the house be­tween 1997 and 2003. Palais Gal­liera 10 ave Pierre Ier de Serbie (16th), 01 56 52 86 00 MAD 107 rue de Rivoli (1st), 01 44 55 57 50

Bastille Day JULY 14

Don’t miss the spec­tac­u­lar fireworks to cel­e­brate the French na­tional hol­i­day. Pack a pic­nic bas­ket and head to the Champ de Mars from the af­ter­noon to se­cure your spot in front of the Eif­fel Tower or if you’re not brave enough to tackle the crowds ask your concierge to book you a table at Mon­sieur Bleu for the ul­ti­mate din­ner with a view, with the restau­rant boast­ing a ter­race with a great view of the Eif­fel Tower. 20 ave de New York (16th), 01 47 20 90 47

An Even­ing at the Zoo EV­ERY THURS­DAY

Ev­ery Thurs­day even­ing the Parc Zoologique de Paris is keep­ing its doors open till late, invit­ing ev­ery­one, young and adult, to ob­serve the won­der­ful an­i­mal king­dom by night. Dis­cover how bats live once the sun goes down or join the Silent Zoo event and don head­phones and dance the night away while sur­rounded by the an­i­mals, mak­ing for quite the orig­i­nal night out in the City of Light. Av­enue Daumes­nil (12th), 08 11 22 41 22

Tour de France JULY 29

Be part of the ex­cite­ment and head to the Champ­sElysées to­day to watch the last leg of cy­cling’s most pres­ti­gious sport­ing event, the Tour de France, and watch as the sleek­est and fastest cy­clists zip through the city and race to the fin­ish line on the most beau­ti­ful av­enue in the world to take away the cov­eted prize.

World Cup Ma­nia THROUGH TO JULY 15

Catch all the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches in Paris’s largest sports bar. Bal­rock is set­ting up 32 screens and 20 speak­ers to make sure soccer fans do not miss out on the nail-bit­ing ex­cite­ment of ev­ery match. The bar has also cre­ated the Sup­porter menu that in­cludes a burger and a pint of beer for only 20 eu­ros, keep­ing the au­di­ence quenched for the World Cup fes­tiv­i­ties. 161 rue Mont­martre (2nd), 01 49 29 50 50

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