FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS
Ice Skating | December 19 – March 1
Hotel de Ville
Place d’Hotel de Ville, 75004
METRO: Hotel de Ville (1, 11)
Paris’ most popular ice rink will open it’s glistening surfaces once again! This substantial rink, strategically located in the in the center Paris and it’s most stunning architecture, the rink offers a secluded skating area for toddlers and young ones, making ice skating ideal for a special family affair!
There will be additional ice skating rinks at the Grand Palais & on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower as well!
Christmas Markets | Now – January 7
Numerous Locations Throughout Paris: Avenue Champs- Elysees, La Defense, Saint Sulpice, Trocadero, Montmartre,Versailles, Provins, and more!
Christmas comes early in some of our favorite places! All around Paris, Christmas markets are abundant with seasonal food, gifts, decorative objects and regional culinary products. These markets spark a smile everyone’s face as you bask in the seasonal spirit along some of Paris’ most beautiful backdrops. For detailed information about the festive markets, visit our blog post.
Hansel and Gretel | Various Dates Until December 18
8 Rue Scribe, 75009
METRO: Opera (3,7,8)
Discover the fairy tail of Hansel and Gretel in three scenes at the Opera this season. Follow the brother and sister as they get lost in the Christmas forest and are surrounded with enchantments and fears. Hansel and Gretel is beautifully performed in German, directed by Mariame Clement, and graced with the same music dating back to the end of the 17th century.
The Nutcracker (Casse Noisette) | Dates Throughout December
Place de la Bastille, 75012
METRO: Bastille (1,5,8)
There’s no better way to get into the holiday season than with the Nutcracker Ballet, otherwise known as Casse Noisette. In two acts, Tchaikovsky turns childhood dreams, enchantment, fears and fantasies into a whimsical show for everyone. This classic instantly books so be sure to get your tickets for your party as soon as possible to attend this elegant affair!
American in Paris | Now – January 5
Theatre du Chatelet
1 Place du Chatelet, 75001
METRO: Chatelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)
The highly anticipated musical, An American in Paris, has now started to grace us with humor! Originally a symphonic poem in 1928, the revival of 1950’s musical will debut at Paris’ Theatre du Chatelet for its world premier before hitting Broadway. Be sure to buy tickets so do you don’t miss out on this exciting spectacle!
Mugler Follies | Now – December 31
Theatre La Comedia Theatre
4 Boulevard de Strasbourg 75010
METRO: Strasbourg – Saint Denis
29 euros & up
Well known fashion designer, Thierry Mugler, famed for his artistic direction in Beyonce’s world tour, has written, designed and directed a super sexy cabaret show for his second season. Opting for champagne, dinner or a Sunday brunch, this Parisian cabaret’s food if provided by traditional French restaurant, Fouquet’s without be surrounded by a crowd of tourists.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
Gary Winogrande | Now – February 8
Jeu de Paume
1 Place de Concorde, 75008
METRO: Concorde (1 ,8)
Adult: 10 euros, Reduced: 8 euros
During America’s post war period, photographer Gary Winograde dominated in capturing moments of everyday street life. Featuring a number of the artist’s most popular stills, in addition to numerous unseen prints, the realistic, poetic and humorous photographs have been gathered into a collection of the world’s iconic images of everyday life.
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.
Frank Gehry | Now – January 26
Centre Pompidou Place
METRO: Rambuteau (11)
Frank Gehry, initially earning his name in Los Angeles, has become a world renown icon for his work in contemporary architecture. His work, curvey and with multiple dimensions has been considered revolutionary in the field and is now on display at the Pompidou. This light catching means of architecture will be sure to catch your eye.
Baccarat: The Legend of Crystal | Now – January 4
Petit Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill 75008
METRO: Champs-Elysees Clemenceau
The Petit Palais is hosting the 250th anniversary of the worlds most celebrated crystal maker, Baccarat. For the first time since 1964, Baccarat will exhibit their sparkling masterpieces in France. From pieces commissioned by King Louis-Philipe in 1840 to the collections from the reign of Tsar Nicholas II are currently on display. This may be a one-of-a-lifetime chance to see the work of such masterminds in one of the world’s most studding mediums.
Hokusai | Now – January 18
Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales, 3 Avenue Du General Eisenhower
METRO: Champs Elysees – Clemenceau (1,13)
Adult: 13 €, Reduced: 9€ Group: 35€ (4 people)
Now the one of the most globally famous Japanese artists, Katsushika Hokusai’s work exhibits an impressive mélange of traditional Japanese art with Western influences. This exhibition displays over 500 pieces of work which will leave their home of Tokyo for the first time.
Alix Cleo Roubaud, photographs | Now – February 1
Bibliothèque Nationale de France François- Mitterrand, Quai François Mauriac, 75013
METRO: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (4, RER C)
After her death is 1983, at only 31 years old, Alix Cleo Roubaud leaves a multiplicity of fascinating photographs and writing. The recent donation of her works, released by her husband in 2010, offers an exclusive selection of 200 photographs of self portraits, experiments, and landscape selected for this one of a kind series.
Niki de Saint Phalle | Now – February 2
Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du General Eisenhower, 75008
METRO: Champs Elysées–Clemenceau (1,13)
Adult: 13 euros Youth: 9 euros, 16 & under: free
One of the most popular mid-twentieth century artists will take up space at the Grand Palais this fall. Artist, painter, sculptor and filmmaker Niki de Saint Phalle, notorious for his work, “Nanas”, will exhibit her committed feministic and radical works. This exhibition will be the artists’ largest display of artwork for over twenty years.
Dali’s Wall | Now – March 15
Espace Dali, 11 Rue Poulbot, 75018
METRO: Abbesses (12)
The Espace Dali is introducing an exciting mix to their surrealist focus; street art. Twenty street artists have been invited to take over the space to imagine and create a “meeting” with the celebrated surrealist master, Salvador Dali. Just as the tigers broke free from their cage in the masterpiece, “One Second Before Awakening from a Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate”, Parisians and fans of all kind are anticipated go wild at the spark between the suburban and surreal art.
Maison&Objet | January 23-27
Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte
METRO: Parc des Expositions (RER B)
Badges for sale at 70 euros as of December 2
Discover Paris’ biggest home goods trade show, only held twice a year. Whether you place to remodel or decorate your home, or just have a passion and eye for home decor, this trade show is a must see! For more information, visit the website.