Things to do, May events in Paris

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That wonderful time of year when your annual holiday rolls around is always lovely. Yes, summer is just around that corner! A visit to your timeshare at Marriott’s Village d’ile-de-France really is something to look forward to. If you’re bringing the whole family, you’ll be researching things to do whilst there. Keep an eye on seasonal goings-on in the wonderful capital city. We have a lovely list of what’s on in Paris, this May.

Jazz things up

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The Saint Germain des Prés Jazz Festival celebrates its 17th edition this year in Paris. Concerts will take place at different locations along the Left Bank, including concert halls, cafés, and theatres.

When? May 11th – 20th.

A day at the races

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If you only attend one race meeting this year then make it the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris. Pack your best hat in your hold luggage, and dress up for a weekend at the races, at the Hippodrome d’Auteuil.

When? May 2oth and 21st.

Design it right in Paris

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The D’Day Design Festival takes place as trail through Paris for almost a fortnight in May. It covers Palais-Royal, Bac Saint-Germain, Marais-République-Bastille and Grand Paris-Pantin-Ourcq. Admire innovation through design, and there are also workshops to keep the kids amused.

When? May 2nd to the 14th.

Anyone for tennis?

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Clay court tennis takes centre court at the end of the month, with the beginning of the Roland Garros international tournament. Spot famous names and mingle with the crowds at the French Open.

When? Starts May 22nd.

A night at the museum

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Step back, Ben Stiller. Actually held all over France, for just one night. A fun evening of discovery, the kids will love spending the night at the museum.

When? May 20th.

If you’re tempted by the city of Eternal Spring, then get your skates on and visit Paris soon – there’s always plenty to do and see in this European capital city. Check out our list of the Top 10 things to do in Paris for free.