La Parade du Nouvel An 2017 | January 1
Champs-Élysées, 75008
On New Year’s Day the annual parade will take place down the Champs-Élysées between 2 and 6pm. Expect to see plenty of bands, floats, music & circus acts wandering down the most famous avenue in Paris. Step into the new year with a bang!


Galettes des Rois | January 6
The Galettes des Rois tradition is celebrated all over France on January 6th, but continues right through to the end of January. Historically, slaves would be randomly selected to be Kings for the day and give orders to their masters. Now the French celebrate this epiphany, the day that the wise men came bearing gifts for baby Jesus. Following the tradition, the person who finds the hidden lucky charm inside the cake gets to be king or queen for the day! It doesn’t hurt that the cakes taste good as well!


Christmas at Disneyland Paris | Now – January 7 2017
Disneyland Paris
77777 Marne-la-Vallée
RER A : Marne-la-Vallée
Price : Prices vary – see website for full price listing
Looking for a fun and festive family activity this christmas? Disneyland has the most magical setting with thousands of twinkling fairy lights making it feel like a real winter wonderland. Kids can visit Father Christmas, the whole family can join in on christmas carols and soak up the atmosphere with all the special events for Christmas and New Years at Disneyland.


Ice Skating in Paris | Now – January 2017
Various locations in Paris
Price : 5 – 25 euros
Various ice-skating rinks are open around Paris some ending in January and some continuing throughout the winter. Celebrate the winter period by getting your skates on heading down to the rinks at Hôtel de Ville or Trocadéro. If skating isn’t your thing then you can still sit back and watch with a cup of vin chaud or chocolat chaud.


Winter Sales | January 11 – February 14
It’s that time of year again when Paris stores get rid of their winter stock to begin prepping for spring and summer! Once the stores start announcing their “soldes” dates and specials, take advantage of the deep discounts, which increase over the six-week sale period.


Paris Fashion Week | January 18 – 26
Paris Fashion Week marks the end of the international design season, and does so with a bang! Fashion Week in January focuses on men’s fashion and on the upcoming spring and summer collections. Unfortunately, tickets are by invitation only, but there will be public events going on a the Carrousel du Louvre.


Paris Déco Off | January 19 – 23
Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris
107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Métro : Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre, Tuileries (1)
Price : Free
The 8th edition of Paris Déco Off will begin in the third week of January and many delightful events await you. Decoration of walls, windows, lights, street art, demonstrations and much much more will get your creative juices flowing. A passion for art and an interest for all things creative will put you in good stead for the events!


Bijhorca Paris | January 20 – 23
Parc des Expositions
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Métro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : 28 – 34 euros, Fashion Pass : 55- 75 euros
The only international jewellery and watch trade show in France will take place at the Parc des Expositions at the end of January. Almost 13,000 buyers from all over the world flock to the event to discover over 500 brands showcasing their latest collections and seasonal trends. Sign up for your badge today!


Paris Cocktail Week 2017 | January 21 – 28
Various cocktail bars in Paris
Paris Cocktail Week is back for its 2017 edition! Sign up for your pass on their website and explore the trendy and off-the-beaten-track cocktail bars in Paris. A week dedicated solely to drinking cocktails, learning the art of cocktail making, and testing out new bars. We personally couldn’t think of anything better!


BIO Le Salon Vivez Nature | January 27 – 30
Grande Halle de la Villette
Galerie de la Villette, 75019
Métro : Porte de Pantin (5)

Le Salon Vivez Nature is the first natural and organic event in Paris this year. Take part in workshops, discover the tastes of raw organic foods, learn about plants and attend conferences on nutrition. The event is open to professionals and the general pubic. Check out the program to see the schedule for the 4 day festival.


Le Salon de la Rénovation | January 27 – 30
Parc des Expositions
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : Free – invitation only
The 3 day festival invites you to come and explore the wonders of interior design and renovation of your home. This specialised exhibition brings together many exhibitors, all experts in their fields, such as craftsmen, general contractors, general renovation companies, architects, industrialists, banks and many others. Everything is implemented to answer all your questions, bring you new solutions techniques and suggest new ideas for your home.


Paris Face Cachée | January 27 – 30
Price : Varies
This annual event looking at the face cachée (hidden side) of Paris invites you to explore places usually closed to the public, and take part in unique experiences in places usually open to the public. Reservations are done exclusively online and kept a secret until the day of the tour. 




Les Trois Mousquetaires | Now – 2017
Dôme des Paris – Palais des Sports
34 Boulevard Victor, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : From 39 euro
Everyone knows the story of the Three Musketeers and we are so excited that it’s coming to Paris! Reserve your spaces now online and go and watch the fantastic performance of the three musketeers protecting the kingdom!


Aglaé | January 4 – 29
Théâtre du Rond Point
2Bis Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008
Metro : Franklin D. Roosevelt (1, 9)
Price : 31 euros
This original production at the Théâtre du Rond Pont has taken the authentic testimony of an elderly prostitute with 60 years of experience in the industry and turned it into an incredible solo performance. Aglaé replaces prejudices about sex and its trade with her own story of freedom.


Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain 2017 | January 26 – 29
Cirque Phénix
Pelouse de Reuilly, 75012
Metro : Liberte (8)
Price : From 22 -95 euros
The Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain is a reference, listed on the agendas of all those who love Circus. Artists, former winners, agents, producers and fans of the circus arts meet under the big top of the Cirque Phenix and share some of the most precious moments of the circus season. The festival is about passion and will include many artists who share the passion of circus.


Le Fantôme de l’Opéra | Now – January 31
Théâtre Mogador
25 Rue de Mogador, 75009
Metro : Trinité – d’Estinne d’Orves (12)
Price : From 25 – 250 euro
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the famous Phantom of the Opera, the show will be performed for the first time in France AND in French. Tickets are selling out fast so be sure to book yours in advance to secure a date!


The New York Comedy Night | Every Friday at 9:30pm
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.




Roger Tallon, Le Design en Mouvement | Now – January 8
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Metro : Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (1)
Price : 13 euro
The late Roger Tallon was one of the great pioneers of French industrial design. The exhibition sets out to explore every aspect of his personality and work, which is made possible by the fact he donated archives to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs before he died in 2011. The exhibition will display the objects, drawings, and models that he made up for each piece of work he did.


Oscar Wilde | Now – January 15
Petit Palais 
Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008
Metro : Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau
Price : 10 euro, Reduced – 7 euro, Under 18 – Free
For the first time in France, the Petit Palais will present a major exhibition on the famous writer, Oscar Wilde. Petit Palais will retrace the life and work of the French speaking writer with some never shown before manuscripts, photographs, drawings, caricatures and personal effects.


The Color Line | Now – January 15
Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac
37 Quai Branly, 75007
Metro : Pont de l’Alma (RER C)
Price : 9 euro, Reduced – 7 euro
The exhibition The Color Line looks back on the dark period of slavery in the United States through the cultural history of its black artists, the prime target of this discrimination. On display will be painting, sculpture, photography, cinema, music, literature from over 150 years.


Spectaculaire Second Empire | Now – January 16
Musée d’Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007
Metro : Solférino (12) Musée d’Orsay (RER C)
Price : 12 euro, Reduced – 9 euro, Under 18 – free
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Musée d’Orsay is looking at the entertainments and festivities of the Second Empire and at the different “stages” on which our modernity was invented. The lay-out of the paintings, sculptures, photographs, architectural drawings and jewellery from the Second Empire creates a portrait of this prolific and brilliant era, so rich in contradictions.


Un Suédois à Paris au 18 Siècle – La Collection Tessin | Now – January 16
Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre, 75001 Paris
Métro : Louvre – Rivoli (1)
Price : 15 euro
Count Carl Gustaf Tessin acted as Swedish ambassador in Paris from 1739 to 1741 and became a very passionate collector of paintings and drawings and acquired much of his art work at the Crozat sale in 1741. When he returned to Sweden he was obliged to sell his art due to being heavily in debt. The exhibition will showcase some of these classic pieces and will provide insight into the art market and Parisian taste in the mid-18th century.


L’Enfer selon Rodin | Now – January 22
Musée Rodin
79 Rue de Varenne, 75007
Metro : Varenne (13) Invalides (8, 13)
Price : 10 euro, Reduced – 7 euro
The exhibition “Hell according to Rodin” invites the public to take a look into the gates of hell with over 170 works, including 60 drawings which are rare to see on public display, as well as numerous sculptures. Rodin presents a spectacular view of Hell as we believe it to be with imposing doors that never open.


Mexique 1900 – 1950 | Now – January 23
Grand Palais 
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro : Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau (1, 13)
Price : 14 euro, Reduced – 10 euro
This exhibition is the largest event dedicated to Mexican art since 1953. Offering a panorama of famous artists such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Rufino Tamayo, the exhibition tour is a testament to the vibrant artistic creativity of the country throughout the twentieth century. Develop an understanding of Mexico’s identity through the artwork displayed at this exhibition.


René Magritte | Now – January 23
Le Centre Pompidou 
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004
Metro : Rambuteau (11)
Price : 14 euro
René Magritte, a Belgian artist and one of the key figures of modern art, will have her well known, and less familiar, works of art displayed at the George Pompidou Centre. Offering a new approach to her work, the art work on show is drawn from leading public and private collections.  Check out the website for further details and to purchase tickets.


Ludwig Van Le Mythe Beethoven | Now – January 29
Philarmonie de Paris
Cité, 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019
Metro : Porte de Pantin (5)
Price : From 5- 10 euro
Beethoven’s life and legacy have become phenomenons that reach well beyond the realm of high culture. The Ludwig van exhibition reproduces his fascinating aura of popularity, which rivals that of political icons and rock stars.


Les Peintures Américaine des années 1930 | Now – January 30
Musée de l’Orangerie 
Jardin Tuileries, 75001
Metro : Concorde (1)
Price : 9 euro, Reduced – 6.50 euro
The 1930s were the years where modern art came onto the scene in the United States. Joining together with the Art Institute of Chicago, the exhibition will feature a set of fifty to sixty photos taken from prestigious American Public Collections as well as private collections. The diversity of the photos reflect the time of richness during the pre WWII period.


L’Art des Studios d’Animation Walt Disney : Le Mouvement par Nature | Now – March 5
Art Ludique – Le Musée
34 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013
Metro : Gare d’Austerlitz (5,10, RER C)
Price : 16.50 euro, Reduced – 11 euro
The Art Ludique museum has collaborated with the Walt Disney Animation Research Library to write and create this exhibition. With a selection of 350 exceptional art pieces, the presentation will highlight the studio’s modernism and artistry for almost a century.


Frédéric Bazille – La Jeunesse de L’impressionnisme| November 15 – March 5
Musée d’Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007
Metro : Solférino (12) Musée d’Orsay (RER C)
Price : 12 euro, Reduced – 9 euro, Under 18 – free
The exhibition invites us to take a look at an artist who, in spite of his early death, was a key figure in the birth of Impressionism. The most recent research and scientific studies in particular shed light on Bazille’s methods of working and his links with Monet and Renoir, and reveal evidence of works that were thought to have disappeared – the missing links in an unusual body of work.

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