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The Paris Techno Parade Saturday 24th September 2016

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It’s time to go crazy! 400,000 people marching in the street, loud pounding bass, wild looks and clubnights everywhere…

It’s the Techno Parade and you’ll have a hard time avoiding it!

Here’s all the info.

La Techno Parade samedi 24 septembre 2016

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Jazz à la Villette festival
30th August -11th September 2016

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The festival de jazz unlike any other, Jazz à la Villette, is back with a line-up as eclectic as usual – Archie Shepp, Chick Corea, The Herbaliser and, er, Gogo Penguin – plus concerts for kids and five music-themed films.

Here’s all the info.

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21st June 2016 – the Fête de la Musique
near our hotels!

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Don’t forget about our jazz piano concert tonight at la Belle Juliette!

There are also events all over town, including loads just minutes from our hotels.

Here are a few ideas, plus info about how to get home late if you go further afield (part of the metro system will be running all night).
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The 2016 Saint-Germain Jazz Festival
19th-31st May 2016

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One of the cultural high points of the year in the area around our hotels, the Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés is back for its 16th edition with loads of concerts (of course) but also a special spotlight on new talents, a jazz club after party, a huge outdoor jazz swing party, several jazz-related talks and even two concerts in, er, prisons.

Here’s all the info.
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Record Store Day in Paris, 16th April 2016

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Forget streaming and get out tour old vinyl, or even your new vinyl – the format now seems to be as popular as the CDs that were supposed to replace it!

Disquaire Day (the French version of Record Store Day) is the moment to get to know some of Paris’ amazing independent record stores, places where they can help you to discover your next favourite artist. As thanks, they’ll be selling limited editions available only in-store for one day, which is good news because the area around our hotels has some great stores participating…

Here’s all the info, including what’s new this year (hint: nightlife!)

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The Velvet Underground exhibition at the
Paris Philharmonic, 30th March – 21st August 2016

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The like to keep you guessing at the Paris Philharmonic. One day the exhibition’s about Bowie, the next it’s Chagall and now it’s The Velvet Underground whose story will be laid out for you, with a loyout by celebrity French designer Matali Crasset and even a (sold out) concert by John Cale.

Here’s all the info.
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The 2015 Techno Parade, Saturday 19th September

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Get to the heart of the beat with the 2015 Paris Techno Parade 2015, and brace yourself for crazed youths gyrating wildly to bangin’ tunes, crazy looks, a giant techno night called Dream Nation, the rather more serious Paris Electronic Week, and a lot more.

Plus, this year the parade – which looks to include a record 17 floats – starts off from Port-Royal, just minutes from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.

La Techno Parade samedi 19 septembre 2015

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The Villette Jazz Festival from 3rd-13th September 2015

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The most progressive jazz festival in town comes back with a strong and stylish selection including legends like Steve Coleman, Archie Shepp and Tony Allen, as well as a slew of youngsters inspired by the many influences of jazz.

Get read for electrifying concerts from DJ Premier and Jurassic 5, a night paying hommage to Nina Simone called ‘Autour de Nina‘ and above all a very interesting-looking event called « Atomic Bomb: Who is William Oneyeabor? » with Jamie Lidell, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Money Mark of the Beastie Boys, Luke Jenner from The Rapture, Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem and more!

Here’s all the info.
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The 2015 Bastille Day concert at the Eiffel Tower

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Before the 2015 Bastille Day fireworks display at 11pm, don’t miss the third annual Concert de Paris at the Eiffel Tower with the Orchestre National de France which starts at 9.15pm.

Here’s all the info.

The 2015 Bastille Day concert at the Eiffel Tower

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The Solidays Festival
Music and more from 26th-28th June 2015

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This huge Parisian festival for a good cause (helping people affected by AIDS) is back at the Longchamps Hippodrome with a great, eclectic selection of acts, more than 100 artists over three days!

Plus the weather is going to be great! Here’s all the info.

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