FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS
Salon Zen | Now – October 2
Espace Champerret, 75017
Métro: Porte de Champerret, Louise Michel (3)
A festival centered around wellness, zen, and healthy living is making its return to Paris this Autumn. At the Salon Zen, there will be lectures, workshops, and practical courses to discover and adopt new methods of wellness. Meditation, rebirth among other activities will be open to the public for 5 days only. Check out their website to see the program of events so you don’t miss out.
Paris Fashion Week | Now – October 3
Unless you’re a journalist, a buyer or a celebrity there’s not much chance that you’re getting into any of the major fashion shows. However, it is still a great time of the year to be in the streets of Paris observing the fashion in the city and feeling that real “fashion week” buzz everywhere you go. With fashion week comes other events, both night and day, which we may all have more of a chance getting into. Keep your eyes open for what’s happening in the city!
Fête à Neu Neu | Now – October 9
Porte de la Muette
Bois de Boulogne 75016
Métro: La Muette (9)
Price: Free During Weekends
Fête à Neu Neu translates into the picturesque carnival we all know and love from our childhoods. Cotton candy, games, and rides await you at this festival that dates back to 1851! Head over for some family fun on the weekends for free entry, but get there early as there will be crowds later on in the day.
Musical Fountains Show | Now – October 31
Château de Versailles
Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles
Métro: Versailles-Chantiers (RER C)
Price: 9,50 euros, Reduced: 8 euros
With the arrival of summer, the gardens of the Palace of Versailles become the setting for a magical spectacle. In the avenues designed by Le Nôtre, the ornamental ponds and waterfalls come alive as fountains play and jets of water intertwine. Check out the link above to see a schedule of when the shows take place throughout the season.
Festival d’Automne à Paris | Now – December 31
Various Theatres around Paris
Festival d’Automne à Paris office – 156 rue de Rivoli, 75001
Price: Varies depending on show
The Paris Autumn festival incorporates all of the arts, including dance, music, cinema, visual arts, and theatre – something for everyone to enjoy! Performances and shows will take place in 40 different theatres around Paris and will continue throughout the entire Autumn into December. See the link above to see what shows will be happening and how to buy tickets.
Olivier Giraud “How to become Parisian in one hour” | Now – December 30
Théâtre des Nouveautés
24 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75009 Paris
Métro: Grands Boulevards (8, 9)
Price : 24+ euros
The famous “one-man comedy show” has been going for years now in Paris and has become hugely popular. All those typical “Parisianisms” and French ways of life are brought to the forefront on stage by Olivier Giraud in a way that will have you laughing so hard that you’ll be falling out of your seats! Allow Olivier Giraud to teach you about the French in just one hour and we promise it’ll be totally worth your time! Book tickets now online throughout the month from Thursdays – Sundays.
Kiosquarama | October 1
Another free open-air concert, Kiosquarama is held in various parks and open spaces in Paris. The purpose of Kiosquarama is to showcase and share cultural staples taken from Europe’s vast variety of musical ensembles. Many of the artists performing at these events are the young native talent signed with smaller labels.
Theatre du Jardin Shakespeare | Oct 1
Shakespeare Garden Greater Theater Margaret’s Alley, Suresnes Road, Le Pré Catelan Bois de Boulogne 75016 Paris
Métro: Porte Maillot (1, RER C)
Price : 12+ euros
Enjoy classics like A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Much Ado About Nothing and rest amongst the grass in this award-winning landscape. Theatre du Jardin Shakespeare will continue to have shows throughout the summer including ones in English and shows for families.
Oktoberfest | October 5 – 14
20 avenue de la Porte de la Villette, 75019
Métro: Porte de la Villette (7, 3bis)
Price : 34,90+ euros
For those who missed out on the Oktoberfest in Germany, fear not, because it’s coming to Paris! In a huge Bavarian-themed tent set up along the Porte de la Villette, you will be entertained with Bavarian Cancan dancing, food, drink, (beer mainly) and music all week long. Get your traditional outfits ready and go enjoy Oktoberfest in Paris!
Nuit Blanche | October 7
Nuit Blanche, the “White Night” festival is making its annual return to Paris again on Saturday, October 7th. Since its first event in 2002, this night has become an unmissable cultural event, copied in many towns around France and throughout the world. Many museums, cultural monuments, and public and private galleries will be open all night long free of charge, giving us the chance to rediscover the city and the different works of art.
Festival Paris Banlieues Tango | October 9 – November 30
The Paris Banlieues Tango festival is back for its 20th edition with some of the biggest names in Latin dance. The festival has a great lineup of performances including, dance, concerts, theatre, and spoken word performances. We are currently waiting for the website to reveal its program for this year, so stay tuned!
Fête des Vendanges de Montmartre | October 11 – 15
Make your way to Montmartre to celebrate the 84th edition of the Fête des Vendanges to celebrate the crop of the grapes wine harvest festival. There will be various events planned throughout the 5 days of celebration including grape stomping, wine tasting, parades, and live music. Most of the events are free, but be sure to check out the programme to reserve places for those which aren’t!
Salon Paris Fermier | October 13 – 15
6 Rue Jean Oestreicher, 75017
Métro: Porte de Champerret (3)
Price: Free (invitation available on their site)
The first farmers market of the season will take place at the Espace Champerret for 3 days only. You’ll have the opportunity to meet over 100 farmers from all over France, to learn about and taste their farm-grown quality produce.
Automedon Car Parade | October 14 – 15
Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre
Carrefour Charles Lindbergh, Le Bourget, 93350
Metro: Le Bourge (RER B)
Price: 14 euros
Do you have a passion for vintage vehicles? Now you can see hundreds of them all in one spot at the Exhibition center just north of Paris! See these classic cars make their way through the streets over the weekend during a grand parade and head over to the exhibition center to catch a glimpse up close and personal.
FIAC | October 19 – 22
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
Price: 35 euros, Reduced: 20 euros
The International Contemporary Art Fair (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain) brings together over 175 modern art galleries from all over the world. Art is displayed in the form of paintings, sculptures, photography, videos, performances, and installations. Make sure you reserve your ticket in advance to guarantee your entry, by clicking on the link above.
Yoga Festival Paris | October 20 – 23
Paris Event Center
20 Avenue de la Porte de la Villette, 75019
Métro: Porte de la Villette (7)
Price: Free (Some classes paid for on the day.)
The annual yoga festival is making its return to Paris at the end of October. Be sure to clear your schedules that weekend and go and practice yoga amongst experts, beginners, and yogi’s alike. There will be workshops, classes, stands, and home cooked organic food on offer all weekend. Look at the programme before you attend to see if there are any classes you want to sign up for!
Paris Comic Con | October 27 – 29
La Grande Halle de la Villette
211 Avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019
Métro: Porte de Pantin (5)
Price : 15+ euros
Comic-Con Paris is THE festival of 2017, dedicated to pop culture. The festival will be an opportunity for fans to participate in the entertainment program, to meet TV and movie stars, discover exclusive new contents, and to attend many Cosplay demonstrations. Others will also get the chance to meet comic books artists, creators, cosplayers, actors and movie makers, and attend panels and discover new contents. Check out the full program on the link above and book your tickets in advance.
Salon du Chocolat | October 28 – November 1
Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versaille
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Métro: Porte de Versailles (12)
Price: 14 euros, Reduced: 6.50 euros
For all of the chocolate lovers out there, this is the place for you to unite! Be sure to go with an empty stomach to enjoy all of the tasty chocolate delights that the salon has to offer. Meet the growers of cocoa, watch demonstrations on chocolate making, taste and savor hundreds of different chocolates on offer, and don’t miss out on the chocolate dress fashion show. You can also walk away with a few chocolate recipes to try at home!
Halloween in Paris | October 31
We cannot forget about Halloween in Paris! There will be various events, activities, and parties going on around the city to celebrate the holiday. Keep up to date with what’s going on for Halloween via the Paris Info Website.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
Asia Now | October 18 – 22
Carrousel de Louvre
99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Métro: Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile (1, 6, RER A)
Price: Info Coming Soon on Website
Asia Now is entering into their third year exhibiting Asian Art at the Carrousel du Louvre and other event spaces throughout Paris. Over 13 different Asian countries will be represented in this contemporary art exhibit. If you are looking for a unique cultural experience, Asia Now is worth a visit!
David Hockney | Now – October 23
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Métro: Rambuteau (11), Hotel de Ville (1, 11), Châtelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)
Price: 14 euros
English artist, David Hockney, has risen through the ranks becoming one of the best representatives of “Modern Realism.” Trace his journey through his artistic development from his schooling in London’s Royal College of Art to the use of an electronic tablet to create his works.
Derain, Balthus, Giacometti | Now – October 29
Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Métro: Alma-Marceau or Jena (9) Alma (RER C)
Price: 12 euros, Reduced: 9 euros
The Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris presents an unprecedented exhibition exploring the friendship between three major artists of the twentieth century: André Derain, Balthus, and Alberto Giacometti.
L’Afrique des Routes | Now – November 17
Musée du Quai Branly
37 Quai Branly, 75007
Métro: Gare du Pont de L’Alma (RER C), Alma Marceau (9)
Price: 10 euros, Reduced: 7 euros
This exhibition evokes the routes by river, land, and sea that contributed to the movement and contact of men, materials, and artworks, from the fifth millennium BC to the present day. Ranging from the chariots engraved in caves in the Sahara, to the Chinese porcelain of Madagascar, from the Candomblé cults and rituals of South America to the contemporary mixed art of the Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, it presents a portrait of a continent at the center of world history. Sculptures, gold and ivory pieces, paintings, and other artworks will be on display for you to see and follow the story.
Montmartre, décor de cinéma| Now – Jan 2018
Musée de Montmartre
12-14 Rue Cortot, 75018 Paris
Métro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)
Price: 9,50 euros, Reduced: 7,50 euros
The exhibition “Artists of Montmartre: 1870-1910” accompanies the new presentation of the permanent collections of the Museum of Montmartre. The exhibition will feature the works of over twenty artists who lived and developed their art in Montmartre in the late 19th century, revealing the transformation of Montmartre as a major center of art in Paris.
Christian Dior, couturier du rêve | Now – Jan 2018
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Métro: Palais Royal-Louvre Museum (1), Tuileries (1), Pyramides (7, 14)
Price: 11 euros, Reduced: available for purchase onsite only
Skip window shopping and immerse yourself in a whole new world of couture. Hundreds of dresses and design history from the house of Dior will be on special display at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs. This special exhibit houses other designers such as YSL, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Pop Art – Icons That Matter | Now – Jan 21
59-61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
Métro: Rue du Bac (12)
Price: 13 euros, Reduced: 11 euros
The exhibition focuses on Pop Art in post-war American art, from the beginning of the 1960s to the end of the 1970s, and includes formative figures from the Pop Art movement: Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine and Roy Lichtenstein and more!