With its rich cultural heritage, must-see museums and the banks of the Seine, Paris appeals not just to tourists but to Parisians themselves. But the French capital has many more things to do and see. There are unusual and amazing events taking place all year round. Watching a Formula E race in front of the iconic Invalides monument, attending a fancy dress ball with people in vintage outfits at the Palace of Versailles or at Vaux-le-Vicomte, or admiring the eclectic programme and magnificent collection of fairground artefacts at a museum at the end of the year are only a few of the many options available.
Here is a selection of unusual events in Paris: