May in Paris is always a lively time, marking the beginning of the high season for events and festivals (many of which are free).
Mark your calendars for Paris Museum Night on Saturday, May 19th, when dozens of museums around the city open their doors for no charge well into the night. Jazz fan? The St-Germain-des-Prés jazz festival will take the streets of the posh district known best for its existentialist thinkers and iconic cafes from May 20th through June 3rd. For the fans of clay court tennis among you, the 2012 French Open at Roland Garros opens the courts for an exciting set of competitions starting May 27th. And if you're interested in learning more about the city's vibrant arts scene, Open House Days at Belleville Artists' studios will give you a stimulating peek at the work and studios of less well-known artists.
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