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Open air cinema in Paris

Pack a picnic and some friends - here are the best outdoor cinema festivals to catch this summer.

By Alice White Walker |

From Parc de la Villette to Château de Vincennes, here are the best open air cinema festivals this summer.

Bring a picnic and some friends, wait 'til the sun goes down and then settle in for a movie in some of the most beautiful locations in Paris. These outdoor cinema events are dotted all over the capital and are usually free. Here are all the details you need to know before catching a film under the stars.

Outdoor film festivals 2017


Cinéma au Clair de Lune

What? A series of outdoor films hosted by Forum des Images  

Where? In and around iconic Parisian monuments, Sacré Coeur, Eiffel Tower etc.

Despite being cancelled last year, we're still hoping that this year's installment will be back and better than ever. Check back soon for more details.

Things to do, Film events

Open air cinema at Château de Vincennes

When? July 6, 7, 8, 2017
What? Three films showcased against a castle backdrop
Where? Château de Vincennes  
Programme? July 6 : The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock  / July 7 : Dark Shadows by Tim Burton / July 8 : Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson  


Outdoor cinema at Wanderlust

icon-location-pin Austerlitz

When? TBA
What? Outdoor cinema screenings (notably documentaries & fashion films) on the decks of Wanderlust
Where? La Cité de la Mode et du Design

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Museums, Specialist interest

Outdoor cinema at Institut Suédois

icon-location-pin Le Marais

When? TBA
What? A series of documentaries and films hosted in the pretty terrace of cultural epicentre.
Where? Institut Suédois


Domaine de Chamarande et son centre d'art

When? July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 25 2017
What? A series of films presented in the Domaine de Charmarande
Where? Domaine de Charmarande
Programme?  July 29: Annibal et ses éléphants, Le film du dimanche soir / August 5: Hail, Caesar! by Joel & Ethan Cohen / August 12: Mune : Le Gardien de la Lune by Benoît Philippon et Alexandre Heboyan / August 19: The Martian by Ridley Scott / August 26: The Little Prince by Mark Osbourne

Things to do, Film events

Open air cinema at Domaine Saint Cloud

When? June 22-24, 2017
What? Three films projected in the garden of the Domaine Saint Cloud
Where? Domaine Saint Cloud 
Programme?  June 22 : Thelma and Louise by Ridley Scott / June 23 : Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud / June 24 : High Heels by Pedro Almodovar