FESTIVALS & SEASONAL EVENTS
Le 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 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.
Christmas Markets | November 15 – January 4
Various locations in Paris
It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year again! The Christmas markets are opening! The biggest one in Paris, on the Champs-Elysées, opens November 15th, with over 100 adorable wooden chalets, selling everything from hot wine and churros, to mittens and hats, to ornaments and trinkets. The other larger, well-known markets take place at the Place des Abbesses in the 18th arrondissement and Place Saint Sulpice in the 6th arrondissement.
Beaujolais Nouveau | November 19
Various locations in Paris
Every year on Beaujolais Nouveau Day, the Parisians flock to their local bars selected by Beaujolais to sample the new wine produced from the Beaujolais region. A traditionally fruity red wine, Beaujolais has become immensely popular both in France and abroad. The wine is released at 12:01am and the day is celebrated with fireworks and music.
Salon Marjolaine | November 7 – November 15
Parc Floral de Paris, 75012- Bois de Vincennes
Metro : Chateau de Vincennes (1); free shuttles from the metro to the event
Price : 10 euros, Reduced: 7 euros
In its 40th year, the Salon Marjolaine is the biggest organic fair in Paris, comprised of over 500 booths selling everything from produce and dairy to wines and teas to beauty and cleaning products, and many more! Be sure to carry cash with you, as none of the vendors accept card on site.
Salon de la Photo | November 5 – November 9
1 place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versaille (12)
Price : 11 euros
From 5-9 of November in the heart of the Parc des Expositions, visitors can take part in a variety of photography workshops and demonstrations at the increasingly popular Salon de la Photo. The lessons are helpful and wide-ranging, taking in skills as diverse as image capture, photo development, and digital retouching. All the big-name photography brands will be on hand to present their latest technological innovations. There will also be specially curated exhibits on topics such as Japanese photography and silver film, while artists such as Lauren Monlaü, Bettina Rheims, and Georges Rousse will present various public talks and debates.
Palais du Chocolat – Chateau de Vaux-la-Vicomte | November 6 – November 8
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, 77950 Maincy
Price : 17,50 euros, Reduced: 14,50 euros
Demonstrations, tastings, talks and delicacy workshops will take place throughout these three days, which are dedicated to the Art of Gourmandise. Renowned chocolate makers and confectioners will display their creations against the exceptional backdrop of Vaux-le-Vicomte, the largest private property in France classified as a Historical Monument. 12,000 visitors are expected for this 8th annual event.
Marc Chagall- The Triumph of Music | Now – January 31
Philharmonie de Paris
221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019
Métro : Porte de Pantin (Ligne 5)
Price : Self-guided visits: 10 euros, Reduced: 5 euros; Guided visits: 12 euros, Reduced: 10 euros
The Philharmonie de Paris exhibition Marc Chagall: The Triumph of Music explores the artist’s creations for the stage, the décors and architectural works he was commissioned to produce, all somehow tied to music. The show brings together some three hundred artworks (paintings, drawings, costumes, sculptures and ceramics), with multimedia installations featuring the ceiling of the Paris Opera thanks to extraordinary technology developed by Google Lab, and photographs (for the most part previously unpublished), including those of Marc Chagall’s studio taken by Izis in the 1960s.
Concerts at La Sainte-Chapelle | Now – December
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
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
Warhol: Unlimited | Now – February 7
Musée d’Art Moderne (MAM)
11 Avenue du Président Wilson 75116
Metro : Alma Marceau (9)
Price : 12 euros, Reduced: 9 euros
As a setting for the first European showing of Shadows (1978-79) in their entirety, the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is devoting a remarkable exhibition to Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Comprising over 200 works, Unlimited highlights the serial side of the Warhol oeuvre – a crucial aspect of his work – and his ability to rethink the way art should be exhibited.
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.
Robert Doisneau: Sculptors and Sculptures | Now – November 19
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.
The Laboratory of Creation | Now – November 27
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.
Prostitution en France | Now – January 20
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.
Picasso Mania : Grand Palais | Now – February 29 2016
Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro : Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau (1, 13)
Price : 15 euros
A major new exhibit is coming to the Grand Palais at the beginning of October celebrating the work of Pablo Picasso. The exhibit will take a chronological yet thematic approach to his master pieces, teaming work of those influenced by the artist such as Hockney, Kippenberger etc, side by side with his. You will be taken on a whirlwind tour of all of Picasso’s major pieces of art work through different periods and times, from cubism to his large scale portraits. It is most certainly a highly anticipated event so reservations are recommended!
MORE COMING SOON…