FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS
Ice Skating on the Eiffel Tower | Now – February 15
Eiffel Tower, 1st Floor
METRO: Bir Hakeim (6) or Champs de Mars (RER C)
What is more magical than ice skating on Paris’ star monument? 190m2 ice rink 57 meters above the City of Lights on the refurbished new first floor of the Eiffel Tower.
Ice Skating at Hotel de Ville | Now – March 1
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!
Les Soldes | January 7 – February 17
The winter sales are here! Grab all of that holiday gift money and head to the shops for some of the best deals all year. Sales start at 8am on January 7th with additional reductions every Wednesday for the 6-week period. Happy shopping!
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.
Sex and Booze: An Erotic Book Club for Women | January 20
Private Residence in the 15th.
Price: 45 euro
Members-Only Cocktail Club, The Chamber is launching a monthly evening of cocktails and books! In this book club for women only, there will be discussions of some of the sexiest books ever written from Delta of Venus to Passion Simple and The Lover. Under the skillful moderation of award-winning author Shannon Cain and delicious cocktails from Forest of 52Martinis and TheChamber.
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.
Paris Cocktail Week | January 24 – 31
Various Bars throughout Paris
35 Parisian cocktail bars from Experimental Cocktail Club to l’Hotel Bristol to Dirty Dick will be selling a special cocktail creation at a reduced price during this week in January! Visit the site for the full details.
American in Paris | Now – January 5
Theatre du Chatelet
1 Place du Chatelet, 75001
METRO: Chatelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)
Price: 28-90 euros
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!
Hymne a Piaf | Now – January 11
Théâtre de l’Essaion
6 rue Pierre au Lard, 75004
Price: Tickets are 20-80 euro
The perfect mix of English storytelling and French songs, performer Caroline Nin takes us on an Edith Piaf homage. This “hymne” is charming, sensual and emotional and sure to be the ultimate crowd pleasure for everyone in the audience. There is a special New Year’s Eve show with Champagne on December 31st.
Around the World in 80 Days | Now – April 4
Théâtre du Splendid
48, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin – 75010
Price: 29-49 euro
Around the world in 80 days is is based on Jules Verne’s famous 1872 novel, which in its great success has seen a number of film and theatrical adaptations, produced all over the world. It is well known to English speakers due to the English translation of the book and also the film Around the World in 80 Days starring Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan. The performance is subtitled in English on Thursdays & Fridays by Theatre in Paris.
Cyrano de Bergerac | Now – May 21
38, rue des Mathurins,75008
Price: 44 euro
Step into the romantic world of Cyrano de Bergerac. Our swashbuckling hero, Cyrano, complete with his famously-prominent nose, fights against the odds and reveals himself to be just as effective with the sword as he is with his words. He falls madly in love with his cousin, Roxane, only to find out that she loves another. Christian, a headstrong young soldier, as handsome as Cyrano is ugly, as dim-witted as Cyrano is sharp, has also fallen in love with Roxane. The performance is subtitled in English by Theatre in Paris.
ART & EXHIBITIONS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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