French Open Tennis (Roland-Garros)
France’s first national men's competition was held in 1891 with the ladies' following in 1897 and international players in 1925. Since then, the French Open or Roland Garros Tournament (named after a French aviator and fighter pilot shot down during WWI) has developed into a major tennis event. It is one of the four tournaments that make up the Grand Slam championships (together with the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.)Date: 22 May 2023 - 11 June 2023
Venue: Roland Garros Stadium.
Fête de la Musique (Musical Fair)
This fabulous event has free concerts throughout Paris (and the rest of France), in the streets and various venues, such as Jardin des Tuileries, the Petit Palais and Institut du Monde Arabe. It is open to any performer, amateur or professional. All the events are free and can take place in museums, train stations or just on a street. Whether it’s an orchestra, choir, opera or rock band, there’s always something going on.Date: 21 June 2023 - 21 June 2023
Venue: Various venues.
France’s principal national holiday is held every 14 July with festivities and fireworks to commemorate the storming of the Bastille in 1789. It is formally called the Fête Nationale (The National Celebration). The best places to catch the fireworks is the Eiffel Tower and there are parades up the Champs-Élysées.Date: 14 July 2023 - 14 July 2023
Venue: Various locations and Champs-Élysées.