FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS

 

Paris Design Week | September 5 – 12
Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte
ZAC Paris Nord 2, 93420 Villepinte
Metro : Parc des Expositions (RER B)
The fifth annual Paris Design Week is coming to Paris and will take place for 8 days beginning September 5th. French and international professionals, as well as the general public, are invited to discover the best of design in Paris. Check out the program to see which design participants will be showcasing their work.

La Traviata at Hôtel National des Invalides: Opéra en Plein Air | September 8 – 12
Hôtel National des Invalides
129 Rue de Grenelle, 75007
Metro : Invalides (8, 13)
Price : varies from 45 euros – 76 euros
Experience the Opera, La Traviata, in the open air under the stars in one of Paris’ most iconic and beautiful locations. See the schedule above to see more about the tragic love story and the music and the details of each event. Hurry and get your tickets now before they sell out, don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like us to purchase the tickets on your behalf.

 

Festival Jazz à la Villette | September 3 – 13
Philharmonie de Paris
221, avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019
Metro : Porte de Pantin (5) Porte de la Villette (7)
Price : Kids – 8 euros, Adult – varies from 20 – 33 euros per concert
The jazz festival is coming at the exact right time to help us with our post-summer blues! 10 days of pure live and improvised music including a range of jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, groove and rock. Check out the program for the upcoming concerts and get your tickets fast before they sell out!

 

Fête de l’Humanité | September 11, 12, & 13
Parc Georges-Valbon 
55 Avenue Waldeck Rochet, 93120 La Courneuve
Metro : Fort d’Aubervilliers (7), Le Bourget (RER B)
Price : 32 euros
The festival of humanity is an annual event organised by l’Humanité, a French communist newspaper. People come from all over the world setting up stalls selling food and drinks to be a part of the event. Music, cinema and expositions all take place at the venue, including sometimes, political debates.

 

Techno Parade | September 19
Port Royal
123 Boulevard de Port-Royal, 75014
Metro : Port-Royal (RER B), Raspail (4, 6)
Price : Free
A day to celebrate techno music and take over the streets surrounding Port-Royal. Electronic music will fill the streets of Paris for this day only and anyone and everyone can come and dance, following the various floats which will be meandering through the streets. A day of partying to end the summer, why not? 

 

Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes | Now – September 19
Musée Nationale du Château du Versailles
Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles
Metro : RER C – Versailles-Rive-Gauche
Price : 24 euros, Reduced : 20 euros
Every Saturday during the summer months immerse yourself in the beautiful gardens of Versailles and watch the spectacular fountain, firework and music show which bring the gardens to life under the moonlight.

 

Journées Européenes du Patrimoine| September 19 – 20
Paris
On September 19th and 20th buildings, sites and monuments in Paris which aren’t normally available for public access will open up their doors to the people of Paris for the European Heritage Days. Places such as the home of the French President, an old medieval unrestored cellar and the Mayor’s office will be open for that once a year chance to visit.

 

Whisky Live Paris | September 26 – 28
Les Docks – La Cité de la Mode et du Design
34 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013
Metro : Quai de la Gare (6), Gare d’Austerlitz (5, 10)

Price : 1 day – 60 euros , VIP pass – 100 euros, VIP weekend pass – 170 euros
From the 26th – 28th September Europe’s largest whisky and spirit tasting show is coming to Paris. The worldwide event gives you the chance to sample some of the finest whiskies on offer in the remarkable and contemporary venue along the banks of the Seine.

 

Fête de la Gastronomie | September 25, 26 & 27
Paris – Various locations
Price : Varies depending on event 
For the 4th year running, the French Gastronomy food event is coming to Paris where the general public and professionals of gastronomy come together and celebrate food and cooking. The aim is to highlight gastronomy in all it’s diverse forms with the help of experts sharing and spreading insight into our shared heritage. Check out the program to see what events are going on over the weekend.

 

La Grande Classique  | September 27
Eiffel Tower, 75007
Metro : Bir-Hakeim (6) Trocadero (6, 9)
Price : 28 – 34 euros
The classic annual walk from Paris to Versailles is coming back for its 36th year and is still as popular as ever. The 10 mile walk starts from the foot of the Eiffel Tower and ends at the Gates of the Château de Versailles. Not only is it a beautiful walk to take part in, but it can be just as fun cheering from the sidelines!

 

Belvédère aux Artistes | Now – September 30
Parc de Belleville, 75020
Metro : Belleville (11)
Price : Free entry
Every Saturday and Sunday at the Parc de Bellville from 2 – 8pm, 15 local artists and artisans will showcase their work on the esplanade for the public to view. Everything from painters, jewellery designers, furniture makers and clothing designers will feature each week and sell their works of art to the public. Don’t forget to enjoy the beautiful view of Paris from up there too!

 

La Javelle | Now – September
La Javelle
Guinguette effervescente, port Javel Bas, 75015 
Metro : Javel (10)
Price : Free
For the summer season only, La Javelle brings music, artist and food trucks to the quai in the 15 arrondissement of Paris. Not usually an area that many would venture too unless you live there, but now we have all the reason to go and enjoy the sun whilst eating your way through the international food trucks, sipping on a cocktail and listening to the live music.

 

La Plage de Glazart  | Now – October 3
7/15 Avenue Porte de la Villette, 75019
Metro : Porte de la Villette (7)
Price : Varies depending on concert
Go and explore Paris’ alternative to the Paris Plage, located right next to the Parc de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement and enjoy the free live music, cocktail bar and food trucks on their huge sandy beach.  Check out the link above to see the full itinerary for upcoming concerts and activities.

 

Le Festival d’Automne à Paris | September 9 – 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 from dance, music, cinema, visual arts and theatre – something for everyone to enjoy! Performances and shows will take place in 40 different theatres around Paris starting September 9 and going on throughout the entire Autumn. See the link above to see what shows will be happening and how to buy tickets.

 

SHOWS

 

Concerts at La Sainte-Chapelle | Now – September 2
La Sainte Chapelle
8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001
Metro : Cité (4)
Price : Ranges from 29 euros – 54 euros, Children below 10 – 2 euros
During the month of August, well-known classical musicians will be performing at the gorgeous La Sainte Chapelle church. Expect to hear timeless pieces during each concert in the ambience of tall stained glass windows and soaring high ceilings which allow for excellent acoustics. The perfect way to spend a summers evening in Paris!

 

Olivier Giraud, How to Become a Parisian in One Hour | Now – December 31
Théâtre des Nouveautés
24 Boulevard Poissonière, 75009
Metro: Grands Boulevards (8,9)
Price: 24-37 euro
Olivier Giraud, who has worked in both America and France, highlights the differences between French and American culture in this hour-long comedy show. Performed in English, spectators from all backgrounds are able to gain cultural insight into the Parisian way of life.

 

The New York Comedy Night | Every Friday at 9:30pm
SoGymnase
38 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle
Metro: Bonne Nouvelle (8, 9)
Sebastian Marx in as American Expat living in Paris. He is a standup comedian and can perform in both English and French. He hosts weekly comedy nights featuring the best of English stand up comedy in Paris, with line ups of international and local comedians. Every so often he has an international headliner who is passing through Paris. Be sure to have a night filled of unforgettable laughter and feel at home amongst the English speakers.

 

 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

 

Dolce Vita? From the Liberty to Italian Design (1900-1940) | Now – September 13
Musée d’Orsay 
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007
Metro : Assemblée Nationale, Solférino (12)
Price : Adult – 11 euros, Reduced – 8,50 euros, Child – Free
Explore the Italian style of the 20th century created by Italian cabinetmakers, glassmakers and ceramicists who worked together with leading artists. The art of the 20th century was used as an interpretation of the desire for progress for a country who has just found unity. The decorative arts forged their own identity with the works of Bugatti, Tesio and Quart. The museum will explore and trace the birth of the Liberty style which came to it’s own at the turn of the century.

 

Germaine Krull | Now – September 2015
Jeu de Paume
1, place de la Concorde
Metro: Concorde (1, 8, 12)
Price : 10 €, Reduced: 7.50 €
Germaine Krull is one of the most well-known figures in the history of photography, especially due to being a pioneer of modern photojournalism. She was the first to publish in book form as an end in itself. The exhibition at Jeu de Paume centers on the Parisian period of her work, between 1926-1935. It showcases 130 vintage prints linked with period documents, including the magazines and books in which Krull played an important role. This exhibition also features collections that have only recently been made available.

 

Harry Potter: The Exhibition | Now – September 2015
La Cité Du Cinéma
20 rue Ampere, 93200 Saint-Denis – France
Metro: Carrefour Pleyel (13)
Price: Between 17 and 22 euros
A 15,000-square-foot exhibition which includes artifacts and costumes from all eight Harry Potter films. This exhibition made its world premiere in Chicago in April 2009, and since has traveled across the world. You are not only able to marvel at the costumes and props from the films, you can experience full displays inspired by the film sets as well!

 

Prostitution en France | September 22 – January 20
Musée d’Orsay 
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007
Metro : Assemblée Nationale, Solférino (12)
Price : Adult – 11 euros, Reduced – 8,50 euros, Child – Free
This is the first major exhibition dedicated to the theme of prostitution in Paris. The exhibition attempts to reveal the way French and foreign artists, who were fascinated in the subject of prostitution, have sought new pictorial sources to represent reality and fantasies of this underworld.

 

Mona Hatoum at Centre Pompidou |Now – September 28
Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004
Metro: Rambuteau (11), Hôtel de Ville (1, 11)
Price: 14 Euros (Reduced: 11 Euros)
Mona Hatoum’s first exhibition at the Centre Pompidou was over 20 years ago. She is a Palestinian artist currently living in Britian. This exhibition examines her work from 1977 to 2015 – thus, there will be related installations, drawings, photographs, and more!

 

Gold and Ivory – Paris, Pisa, Florence, Sienna 1250 – 1320 | Now  – September 28
Musée du Louvre, 75001
Metro : Louvre Rivoli (1) Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (1, 7)
Price : Free after entry into museum
This exhibition highlights the wealth of artistic exchanges between the Kingdom of France and Tuscany at the end of the 13th century, with fantastic pieces of art from Pisa, Florence, Siena and Paris – the major artistic centres of the period. You’ll discover the influence of French art on Tuscan sculptors and painters in the 13th century  which became the cradle of the early Renaissance. 

 

The Inca And The Conquistador | Now – September 20
37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris
Metro: A short walk from Bir-Hakeim (6) or Invalides (8, 13). Or take Pont de l’Alma (RER C).
Price: 19 euros
This exhibition shows the key events in the conquest of the Inca Empire and describes the encounter between the conquistadors and the Incas, shown through the portraits of the Inca Atahualpa and the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro. This is presented in many forms – through dialogue, the Inca and Hispanic objects, paintings, maps and engravings from this period. This exhibits the clash between two different worlds as they went through a revolution, and highlights South American history during this time.

 

Valérie Belin | Now – September 2015  
Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004
Metro: Rambuteau (11), Hôtel de Ville (1, 11)
Price: 14 Euros (Reduced: 11 Euros)
Valérie Belin’s work revolves around the viewer’s assessment – she works with mannequins but shoots them skillfully, leading the spectator to question if it is real or not. This is her first exhibition at the Centre Pompidou and showcases around thirty of her works, including ones from her public and private collections.

 

Anish Kapoor at Versailles | Now – October 2015
Chateau de Versailles
Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles
Transportation: RER C, Versailles-Rive Gauche
Price: Versaille’s general Passport ticket is 18 euros. 
Anish Kapoor is a British-Indian sculptor. His most notable sculptures include Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park and Sky Mirror, which has been exhibited in Rockefeller Center and is currently on display at Versailles. His works are often displayed in famous museums and international institutions. In France, his most recent great exhibition was in 2011, when he moved his piece Leviathan into the Grand Palais for Monumenta. His works on display include C-CurveSky MirrorDirty Corner, and more.

 

Tattooists, Tattooed | Now – October 18
37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris
Metro: A short walk from Bir-Hakeim (6) or Invalides (8, 13). Or take Pont de l’Alma (RER C).
Price: 19 euros
This exhibitions examines the sources of tattooing and what tattoos mean within different cultures. It is divided into five parts: “From Global to Marginal” shows the vast extent of tattooing, “An Art in Movement” examines the roots of tattooing in various countries, “New Skin: The Renewal of Traditional Tattooing” displays the changes in tattooing, “New Territories of The World” studies the emergence of new schools within tattooing, and finally “New Inking Styles” shows photographs representing a new generation of tattooists.

 

Robert Doisneau: Sculptors and Sculptures | Now – November 19
Musée Rodin 
79 Rue de Varenne, 75007
Metro : Varenne (13)
Price : 5 euros, reduced : 3 euros
This exhibition looks back on the reportage that Robert Doisneau captured during the casting of Rodin’s Penseur (The Thinker). It illustrates the social and cultural development of Rodin’s home and studio and his interest in sculptures displayed in such spaces.

 

INSIDE | Now – November 2015
Palais de Tokyo
13 Avenue President Wilson, 75116
Metro: Iena (9) Alma-Marceau (9)
Adult: 10 euros, Reduced: 8 euros, Under 18: Free
Countless artists and the group NUMEN \ FOR USE have worked on this interactive work of art suspending within the walls of Palais de Toyko. This “space metaphor” allows visitors to crawl above two levels of the inner building in saran-wrap like tubes. The artists of his one of a kind exhibition hopes to “lead us to the skin of our most secret thoughts”. For children and adults alike, this work of arts adds for an one-of-a-kind experience.

 

Beauté Congo 1926-2015  | Now – November 15
Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain
261 Boulevard Raspail, 75014
Metro : Raspail (4 and 6)
Price : Free
This extraordinary exhibition will bring to life the creative spirit and cultural vitality of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The main focus will be on paintings but will also include sculptures, music, photography and comics. The Fondation Cartier presents to you the opportunity to discover to diverse and vibrant art scene of the Congo.

 

The Laboratory of Creation | Now – November 27
Musée Rodin
79 Rue de Varenne, 75007
Metro: Varenne, Invalides (13)

Adult: 11 euros, Concessions: 8.50 euros, 18-25 and below 18: Free.
The exhibition Rodin: the Laboratory of Creation showcases a unique selection of some 150 plaster and terracotta works, many of which have never been seen before. These pieces of art will illustrate the progress of the sculptor’s extraordinary career. Visitors will be shown the creative process and gain insight into Rodin’s way of thinking, the paths he followed, the troubles he encountered and his journey towards success.



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