This month’s calendar of must-see events
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