Back-to-school events 2016 Paris

Take advantage of the beautiful end of summer days in Paris


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Summer always has surprises in Paris, and this year we still have some beautiful days during which to take advantage of all of the events that take place in the capital!

We can begin by good news for all you walkers, since this year, following Paris-Plage, the right bank will remain pedestrian only. A pedestrian-cycling lane of 7km will now be a permanent fixture between the Place de Bastille and the Eiffel Tower. Following the success of the pedestrianization of the right bank in 2013 (between the Pont Royal and the Pont de l’Alma), this new area will be totally dedicated to walkers, rollerbladers and bikes.

Why don’t you consider reserving your parking place near this area (all of the Parisian Q-Park car parks are still accessible by car) and park your car where you can take advantage of the right bank?
The closest car parks:
Pedestrian zone Paris

From August 30 to September 11, 2016, in partnership with La Villette and the Philharmonie de Paris, the “Jazz à La Villette” festival will take place. This year, Archie Shepp is the patron of the festival, and he is paying tribute to John Coltrane. More than 20 concerts are scheduled, for example:
  • Tuesday, August 30 at 8:00 p.m.: Nas/David Murray/Saul Williams at the Grande Halle De La Villette
  • Saturday, September 3, at 8:00 p.m.: Archie Shepp at the Grande Halle De La Villette
  • Monday, September 5, at 8:00 p.m.: Chick Corea/Avishai Cohen/Marcus Gilmore at the Philharmonie De Paris
  • Wednesday, September 7, at 8:00 p.m.: Avishai Cohen/Stéphane Belmondo/Jacky Terrasson at the Philharmonie De Paris
  • Friday, September 9, at 8:00 p.m.: The Herbaliser at the Cabaret Sauvage
  • Saturday, September 10, at 8:00 p.m.: Laura Mvula at the Philharmonie De Paris

For the complete program, visit What is the car park that is closest to this festival? The Philharmonie De Paris car park, which has a direct access to the performance halls! Think about reserving your parking place online so you can take full advantage of these concerts.

Archie Shepp La Villette Jazz Festival Music

For its 16th edition, the Opéra en Plein Air (Outdoor Opera) will take place from Tuesday, September 6, 2016 to Saturday, September 10, 2016 and invites you to discover the most famous romantic opera: Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. For five nights, this five act melodrama (length: 2 hours and 40 minutes, of which 20 minutes is for the intermission) will be performed in the open air on the Esplanade des Invalides.

The Tour Maubourg car park is located 3 minutes by foot from the Esplanade des Invalides and guarantees you a spot if you reserve online. The reservation can be made in a few clicks, and can be made 30 minutes before your arrival at the car park, think about that!

Opera outdoors Invalides Paris

The 20th edition of the Fête des Jardins (Garden Festival) in Ile de France will take place on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2016. Its purpose is to celebrate nature in the city!

More than 400 displays that are free and open to all are offered in the green areas of Paris and the region: guided tours, garden workshops, games, concerts, new discoveries, demonstrations, walks, etc. Discover the gardens of Paris such as:
The Nelson Mandela garden in the 1st arrondissement (the closest car park: Rivoli Pont Neuf)
The Mondeau park in the 8st arrondissement (the closest car park: Champs-Elysées)
The Bercy park in the 12st arrondissement (the closest car park: Gare de Lyon-Bercy)
The Bois de Boulogne in the 16st arrondissement (the closest car park: Bois de Boulogne)

And don't forget, on Sunday, September 25, 2016, walk to the gardens, because it is a car free day in Paris! On this special day, enjoy Paris and its gardens by foot and leave your car in a safe parking place in Paris. Quickly reserve your parking place:

Gardens festival in Paris