What to do in Paris in May?

The month of May in the Paris region is a particularly pleasant time of the year, as the weather is generally good. Many events are proposed, many of them outdoors! Art, dance, guided tours, shopping... discover all our tips for going out in May in Paris.

Murs à Pêches festival in Montreuil
Mur à Pêches festival in Montreuil

May Explore Paris tours

Take part in unusual tours of Paris region available on the Explore Paris online website. In May, a wide range of original walks and guided tours on various topics related to Greater Paris is offered. You can also book a visit with a private tour guide in Paris.

Journey through Olympic history in the heart of Paris
Journey through Olympic history in the heart of Paris
Sunday 5th May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

Sing'In Montmartre
Sing'In Montmartre
Wednesday 8th May 2024 (and 9 other dates)

Walking or biking

The nice weather in May encourages you to go for a walk. Discover our suggestions on micro adventures in metropolitan Paris - walking and cycling tours to breathe in the fresh air.

Head for the Marne river by boat

The Cap sur la Marne event invites you to discover this Parisian river and its pleasant banks. Cruises are proposed.

Run a 10 km race

In May 2024 several races are organized in Seine-Saint Denis. The 10 km is a great classic for runners but if you prefer, shorter runs are proposed.

While waiting for these competitions, here are some suggestions to jog and run in the Paris area.

Museums night

The Night of the Museum is held every year in May. Night ativities are organized in the museums to see them in another way.

Land art festival Montreuil

The Land art festival is held on the different plots of the murs à pêches of Montreuil from May to September. 

Open house of artists' studios

In May, several cities offer open houses of artists' studios.

Belleville's artists are opening their studios. Discover no less than 200 artists and 93 workshops during the open house as well as animations and shows.

The Lil'art festival in Lilas from May 23 to 26, 2024 presents artists and craftsmen from the north-east of Paris. A market of creators and an exhibition, as well as animations, tales and concerts allow you to spend a convivial and artistic moment. The artists of Les Lilas open the door of their workshops on this occasion.

International dance festival

rencontres choregraphiques - Paris Seine-Saint-Denis - MayThe Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis offers a month of dance performances by contemporary choreographers from around the world. This festival is an essential event in the Parisian dance calendar.

Temporary exhibitions in May

A large number of free exhibitions in Seine-Saint-Denis are open in May.

You can also see exhibitions at a lower price in Paris: Circulation(s), young photographers at 104 Paris

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