Places to go on July 13th, 14th and 15th

Make the most of the French National Holiday and discover the cultural and festive events taking place in Paris.

The Grandes Eaux Musicales and the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes of the Château de Versailles

The garden of the Château de Versailles is awakened and becomes the scene of a magical animation. Ponds and waterfalls give a majestic spectacle in which fountains bubble and water jets intertwine...

The Grandes Eaux Musicales, 14 and 15 July 2023, from 9am to 7pm.


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The Grandes Eaux Nocturnes ending with a fireworks display, 14 July 2023, from 8.30pm to 11.10pm.


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The Musical Gardens, 15 July 2023, from 9pm tp 7pm.

Bateaux Parisiens: programme 14 July

The Bateaux Parisiens also promises an idyllic evening with a select menu to share on the Seine all night long.

14 July dinner cruise, Bateaux Parisiens

For an original family outing, the Bateaux Parisiens takes kids and adults on a cruise with entertainment provided by two characters from the series ‘Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir’. On the programme: a 1-hour cruise on an entirely glassed over boat for a spectacular view of the monuments lining the Seine, immersive theatre, a treasure hunt ... The cruise is available in French and in English with three departures daily on 13 and 15 July 2023.


Exhibitions not to be missed

  • Ramses the Great. The Gold of the Pharaohs, Grande Halle de la Villette
    Until 6 September 2023

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  • Harry Potter: the exhibition, porte de Versailles
    From 21 April 2023

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  • Giovanni Bellini, 'Influences croisées', musée Jacquemart-André
    Until 17 July 2023

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  • Basquiat X Warhol. Painting Four Hands, fondation Louis-Vuitton
    Until 28 August 2023

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  • Chagall, Paris - New York, Atelier des Lumières
    Until 7 January 2024

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Life in a castle

Why not take advantage of the week of the French National Holiday to explore one of the many châteaux in Île-de-France open on 14 and 15 July 2023: the Château de Vincennes, the Château de Chantilly, the Château de Rambouillet, the Château de Fontainebleau or the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.


The Paris Passlib’

The Paris Passlib' is the official and essential pass to discover Paris. It is 100% customisable and includes numerous cultural, gastronomic and fun activities.


Show and original activities in Paris

Two original activities are available in Paris on 13, 14 and 15 July 2023. The first is on the water with Marin d'eau douce, which offers electric boat rental on the Bassin de la Villette for a trip with friends, two or family. The second is in the air - at an altitude of 150 metres - with the Ballon Generali located in the Parc André Citroën.

  • Marin d'eau douce - Bassin de la Villette - Face au 37 quai de la Seine - Paris 19th


  • Ballon de Paris Generali - Parc André Citroën - 2 rue Cauchy, Paris 15th


Free activities on 14 July in Paris

In addition to the free festivities on 14 July 2023 - firemen's ball, military parade on the Champs-Élysées avenue, symphonic concert at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and fireworks - the Louvre museum is free on 14 July 2023. Not forgetting the entertainment and activities of Paris Plages, the flagship event of the Paris summer, which starts on 8 July.