May is going to be an awesome month full events such as Roland Garos (French Open), music festivals, and loads of public holidays. Every year there are traditionally many public holidays in France during the month of May, but this year we are lucky! Almost every week there is a holiday (jour fériés ) that ends up falling on a Friday which equals 3 long weekends! We also have one holiday that falls on a Thursday which you can turn into a four day weekend if you wish.
So with that being said , what’s not to be excited about this Month? Enjoy this extra time off to take advantage of going on a weekend trip, or exploring some new parts of Paris you have yet to discover. Here are our top suggestions of things to do this month.
FFBB 3×3 Basketball Tournament– April 30- May 3 ( Hotel de Ville)
VELIB I CAN FLY EXHBIT- Ending May 16
AFROPUNK– May 23 &24
One of New York’s hottest music and cultural festivals will be making its debut in Paris this month. Check out LaVieLocale’s local guide to AFROPUNK Paris with suggestions of things to do and see near the festival’s venue Le Trianon in Montmartre.
VILLETTE STREET FESTIVAL- May 4-17
ROLAND GARROS (FRENCH OPEN) May 19- June 7
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL May 13- 24
The 68th film festival of Cannes will get under way this month. Check out some the nominated films in theaters in Paris.
THE PLACE TO BEER May 22-23
Tendances Biere will be hosting a 3 day event where expert beerologist, chefs and barmen will share their knowledge and passion for everything related to beer.
Rent a little paddle boat and row around the lake, and have a nice picnic in the park.
DAY TRIP TO FONTAINEBLEAU-
Check out a recent post about doing a simple day trip to Chateau de Fontainbleau from Paris.