Candlelit evenings, the new luxury of summer


Whether you're stuck in Paris in the summer or passing through for a weekend, the capital is overflowing with unusual and wildly cool events throughout August. Latest trend? The evening concerts lit by candlelight at Candlelight , the height of chic. Eco-friendly and highly Instagrammable, these wildly picturesque musical events set their stage in exceptional Parisian spots in the light of the last rays of the sun. Something to impress your date or your in-laws visiting Paris.

The dates not to miss this summer

Thursday, August 18.

The atmosphere: let's go for 1h30 of retro concert by a band of musicians who came to play in the courtyard of the Monnaie de Paris with their most beautiful trumpet . The pitch? Listen outdoors at nightfall surrounded by candles hundreds of Louis Armstrong 's musical masterpieces . Among the nuggets not to be missed, What a Wonderful World and La Vie En Rose will be played . On your reservations!

Louis Armstrong in Open Air , Thursday August 18 at 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets from €25, by reservation .


Friday, August 19.

The atmosphere: a jazzy outdoor concert in the courtyard of the Monnaie de Paris , with trumpets, saxophones and trombones. A musical homage to saxophonist Sidney Bechet in a program that couldn't be more Frenchie à la Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen , with cult sounds like Summertime , If you see my mother or Sweet Sue .

Jazz Open air , at the Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, Paris 6th. Friday August 19 at 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. as desired. Tickets from €15, by reservation .


Friday, August 26.

The atmosphere: the appointment is made in the gardens of the Montmartre museum in a country house style for a tailor-made rock concert . It is in this rural setting that the saxophonist and the pianist will perform the greatest classics of Sting and The Police including Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic , I Can't Stand Losing You , the timeless Message In A Bottle but also Roxanne .

Sting & The Police Open Air , at the Musée de Montmartre, 12 rue Cortot, Paris 18th. Tickets from €30, by reservation .

Also discover: the star exhibitions to see this summer and the best spots for an outdoor cinema .

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