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EuroCheapo's Paris Performance and Events Articles

Ready to be entertained? Paris’ theaters, concert halls, cinemas and performance spaces offer a wildly diverse range of entertainment options every day of the year. Below find articles on some of our favorites, plus ways to save on tickets.

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Inexpensive Ways to Enjoy Bastille Day Weekend in Paris

Inexpensive Ways to Enjoy Bastille Day Weekend in Paris

Here are some budget-friendly ideas for how to celebrate French independence if you find yourself in the nation’s capital for Bastille Day this weekend. Warming Up Every year, Bastille Day (July 14) kicks off with the fireman’s brigade ball on the evening of July 13, where you can go and dance the night away (until » Read more

How to Score Discount Movie Tickets in Paris

How to Score Discount Movie Tickets in Paris

Going to the movies is a no-brainer of a cheap date pretty much anywhere in the world. But France is the birthplace of cinema, and the Lumière brothers invented the concept when they held their first paid public film screening in Paris in 1895. Today the French are Europe’s number one movie-going population (and in » Read more

Cheap Summer Film Festivals in Paris

Cheap Summer Film Festivals in Paris

If Hollywood is the movie-making capital of the world, Paris is the world’s mecca for cinéphiles. And while there are plenty of ways to save on big-screen entertainment all year round in Paris, summer is especially kind to film lovers, with a handful of annual events that exist for the sole purpose of making it » Read more

Paris: Hit the beach at the “Paris Plages”

Paris: Hit the beach at the “Paris Plages”

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— When summertime hits in Paris, the locals feel the pressure to go on vacation. The city traditionally empties out in August, but that tradition is no longer steadfast. Plenty of Parisians stay behind in August while tourists flock from all over the world to experience the City of Light. In » Read more

Paris in the Summer: Outdoor film, music and dance festivals

Paris in the Summer: Outdoor film, music and dance festivals

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— Summertime and the livin’ is easy… and cheapo if you know where to head in Paris. While every other tourist is heading to the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, the city offers an abundance of summertime options that will keep you dancing, bopping or enjoying a free flick. Here are » Read more

Paris: Tres chic Madame Grès retrospective at Musée Bourdelle

Paris: Tres chic Madame Grès retrospective at Musée Bourdelle

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Got passion for fashion from watching the Royal Nuptials? I do! So gather ’round and jump on my train because I’ve got the cure, see. A rather smashing-looking retrospective saluting modernist couturier Madame Grès recently opened in Paris at Musée Bourdelle! Onwards and upwards, Cheapos! Here’s the lo-(gown)! Marriage made » Read more

Paris: A 2010 cultural events calendar

Paris: A 2010 cultural events calendar

By Liz Webber– The start of 2010 is just around the corner, and for Cheapos lucky enough to be in Paris for New Year’s Eve, that means an all-night party on the Champs Elysées and fireworks galore. But the festivities won’t stop there! Paris hosts festivals and events all year long that combine culture and » Read more

Paris Tip: Off to the races!

Paris Tip: Off to the races!

I love a good Parisian race. And I can’t think of a better way to get to know the terrain and flavor of Paris than by rubbing elbows with the Lycra-clad locals while whizzing past city sights. So start lacing up Cheapos. Among the city’s runners, you’ll feel like a fiery insider while gaining a » Read more

Paris: Watch artists work at the Centquatre Center

Paris: Watch artists work at the Centquatre Center

Wandering through Paris‘ many museums, it’s easy to see how the city was once a place to which artists flocked from all over the world in order to practice their crafts. But wait, it still is! And the new art being created isn’t hidden away behind closed doors. The Centquatre center in the 20th Arrondissement » Read more

Paris Cinema: Classic films at Studio 28, and more

Paris Cinema: Classic films at Studio 28, and more

When the sun sets in Paris, what’s an insomniac Cheapo to do? Why not take in a film? After all, cinema is as French as camembert cheese. With almost 400 theaters in Paris showing 600 films on any given day, choosing just one film can be daunting. First things first: Get your hands on a Pariscope, the » Read more

Report from Paris: “Obama Day” celebrated at the Hotel de Ville

Note: EuroCheapo editor Tom Meyers is traveling this week in Paris, where he’s visiting and reviewing hotels. He’s checking in with the blog during his travels. January 21, 2009 — Greetings from Paris, where the mood is celebratory. Here are the front pages of yesterday’s left-leaning Liberation and right-leaning Le Figaro (which published a 20 » Read more

Paris: Fete de la Musique, June 21st

Ok, it’s no secret. We love free music. And, the annual Fete de la Musique in Paris is one of the best ways to see tons of musical acts, bands, and performers without paying a euro cent. The fete, which got its start in 1982, is a “come one, come all” sort of affair. Anyone » Read more

Paris: Cheap tickets for concerts and opera

Paris: Cheap tickets for concerts and opera

We love Paris. We love classical concerts and operas. And we love saving money. Thus, we combined our loves and put together a list of five ways to do culture in Paris a la cheapo. Free classical music Pick up a Pariscope, the weekly listings guide (in French), at any magazine kiosk and flip to the classical » Read more

France: Fete de la Musique, June 21

Photo by dapop France’s annual Fete de la Musique takes place on June 21. It’s one of our favourite festivals, a night-long feast of free live music and dance. This year, if you don’t feel like getting down with the crowds you can follow the whole thing from your computer at www.21juin2007.net, a special 24-hour » Read more

Paris: “Solidays” rock concert for a cause

Photo by larcenette July 6 through 8 marks the 9th annual Solidays festival in Paris. Solidays is a giant reunion of rock, hip-hop, and metal, all designed to raise money to fight AIDS. It’s held at the racetrack of Longchamps, and the first day’s lineup includes Ms. Lauryn Hill, JoeyStarr, and our personal favorite, No » Read more

Paris: Ed Burtynsky at the Canadian Cultural Centre

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky‘s photos are currently showing at a free exhibition entitled “Manufactured Landscapes” at the Canadian Cultural Centre in the 7th arrondissement. Known for his portrayals of massive industrial landscapes which are at once frightening and eerily beautiful, Burtynsky documents much of the unseen backstory of globalization and our incessant quest for raw » Read more

Paris: Free film festival (for movies made with cell phones!)

Forget Cannes: the International Festival of Films Made with Cell Phones is coming to town. Sure, there’s slightly less of a chance of spotting Matt Damon or Bradjolina during this fest. But we’re sure that this Parisian film fest will be just as good as its famous Southern cousin. It’s taking place at the Pompidou » Read more

Paris: Anselm Kiefer at the Grand Palais

Paris: Anselm Kiefer at the Grand Palais

The inaugural exhibition in the new Monumenta series opened this week at the Grand Palaisand is devoted to the work of German artist Anselm Kiefer. Under the title Sternenfall (Falling Stars), the spectacular installation created specially for its five-week run (through June 8, 2007) at the Grand Palais is dedicated to the poets Paul Celan » Read more

French Open: Cheap tickets for evening play

French Open: Cheap tickets for evening play

The French Open tennis tournament, officially known as Roland Garros, kicked off Sunday in Paris. Hardly a cheapo event, but tennis fan Cheapos can get the “Evening Visitor” passes at 10 euros for play after 5 p.m. on certain courts. Availability is based on the number of seats vacated by people who have already left » Read more

Paris: Jazz festival in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

Paris: Jazz festival in Saint-Germain-des-Pres

The seventh annual edition of the Jazz at Saint-Germain-des-Pres festival kicked off last week and continues through May 17 with concerts, photo exhibitions, and even a jazz-themed bus ride on Saturday night (May 2007) in association with the RATP, the Parisian transit authority. Check out the programme on their Web site. Many of the concerts » Read more

Paris: Catch Kasia Ozga Quickly!

Artists have always flocked to Paris for inspiration, and Polish-American sculptor Kasia Ozga is no exception. She’s been in Paris for the last year under the auspices of the prestigious Harriet Hale Woolley Grant, and this week the Foundation of the United States is hosting a free exhibit of her sculpture. Entitled “Body|Metaphor,” the exhibit » Read more

Paris Music: Salle Pleyel offers top performances in a stylish venue

Paris Music: Salle Pleyel offers top performances in a stylish venue

Photo by www.sallepleyel.fr There are a lot of great concert venues in Paris but few can match the fine-tuned acoustics of the new Salle Pleyel. Recently reopened after an extensive two-year renovation, the Salle Playel is crisply minimalist in design and optimal in sound quality. The music hall is located at 252, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in » Read more

Paris: A €6 Night at the Opera

Paris: A €6 Night at the Opera

There are two world-class opera houses in Paris, and we’re happy to report that they both sell cheap last-minute tickets. Just show up an hour before the performance and wait in line – and yes, you can wear whatever you want, even jeans. Tickets prices are quite inexpensive, ranging from €5 to €10, depending on » Read more

Paris: Literary Exhibit at Centre Pompidou

Paris: Literary Exhibit at Centre Pompidou

So often, poetic things happen when artists find themselves on foreign soil. Many, many Anglophone writers have seemed to find it easier to let loose in Paris than at home. Paris inspired Hemingway, Stein, and their Lost Generation counterparts. Today, the city is home to funnyman writer David Sedaris. Through June 25, 2007, this proud » Read more

France: Cheap Moviefest Starts Sunday

Cheapos, pay attention! Printemps du Cinema, organised by the National Federation of Cinema, is a not-to-be-missed event in France. From March 18-20, 2007, all cinemas in France will be selling tickets for €3.50 instead of the usual €9.50. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see new releases or catch up on films you haven’t yet found » Read more

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