Three Unmissable Occasions in Paris in 2015
23 December 2014
Exciting Events to Mark on Your Calendar
You don't exactly need a particular reason to visit Paris, because it's an unforgettable experience no matter what time of year you choose to go. There are however, a number of extra special events each year, when tourists and locals alike mark their calendars in anticipation. We've selected three of the biggest and best occasions in the French capital in 2015, and why you simply can't afford to miss out.
1. Night of Museums
One of Paris' major attractions is its wealth of world-class art galleries and museums, and once a year, museums and galleries all across the city open their doors throughout the night for a unique experience. As part of the special occasion, many museums play host to one-off events and exhibitions, and wandering the halls of the Louvre or Centre Pompidou in the dead of night adds an extra sense of magic and wonder to your visit.
What's even better is that the vast majority of galleries taking part are completely free of charge for the night. The Night of Museums is definitely worth staying up for.
The Night of Museums takes place in May 2015.
2. French Open
One of the four major tennis tournaments, the question on everybody's lips at this year's French Open will be: 'Can anybody beat Rafael Nadal here?' With the Spaniard having won nine of the last ten French Opens at Roland Garros, he'll be the overwhelming favourite to win a famous tenth trophy. However, as always, Djokovic, Federer, Murraywill be vying to create their own chapter in history. Whoever is eventually victorious, it will take some amazing skill and stamina to win such a gruelling tournament, so expect thoroughly entertaining tennis all across the complex's 20 courts.
Plus, Roland Garros is on the edge of the beautiful Bois de Boulogne, so you can spend a few tranquil hours exploring its many picturesque gardens; perfect if the tension at the tennis is simply too much.
The French Open takes place between the 24th May and 7th June 2015.
3. Bastille Day
Bastille Day, or Fête Nationale as it's officially known, is the national day of celebration in France. As you might expect, patriotic locals will be celebrating across the city, so there will be plenty to see and do. The origins of the day come from the beginning of the French Revolution and the storming of the Bastille (hence the name). In modern times, it has become a celebration of French unity.
The main celebrations in the city take place on the famous Champs-Élysées, with Europe's largest military parade lining the famous avenue. Finally, a spectacular fireworks show brings the revelry to a close.
Bastille Day takes place on the 14th July.
With these three major events and so many more, including the Paris Motorshow, Paris Marathon and Paris Fashion Show, there are so many reasons to enjoy a memorable break in one of Europe's finest cities. Median Paris Congres, located in the north of the city, near Porte de Clichy Metro station, offers an excellent-value way to explore the French capital. Visit our website for the latest offers and packages.