Theater, dance, circus, music, performances and plastic installations take over many well-known and unusual places in the capital, most often in the open air and outside traditional performance venues.
National monuments, schools, parks and gardens, museums, swimming pools, squares, churches… are invested in a convivial and festive spirit to shake up the relationship with the public.
Since its creation, the festival has been committed to facilitating the access of as many people as possible to art and culture.
In 2019, more than 100,000 spectators were welcomed at 32 venues for 3 weeks, at paid or free events.
The Paris Summer Festival is organized by: L'Été Parisien, an association receiving the support of the City of Paris, the Ministry of Culture and Communication - Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Île-de-France and the Council Regional of Île-de-France.