Event Calendar – November 2017



Rolex Paris Masters | Now – November 5
AccorHotels Arena
8 Boulevard de Bercy, 75012
Metro : Bercy (6, 14)
Price : Varies depending on match
Secondary to the Grand Slam is the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, one of the biggest tennis competitions in the world. 48 players will take part in the tournament and will play both night and day during the week. Tickets are still available for purchase so be sure to get them online!


Don Carlos | Now – November 5
Opéra Bastille
Place de la Bastille, 75012
Metro : Bastille (1, 5, 8)
Price : Varies
First performed at the Opéra de Paris in 1867, Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Don Carlos’ returns to the city with this production in the original French at the Opéra Bastille. Set in Europe at the height of the Inquisition, this passionate tragedy in four acts relates Carlos’s estrangement from his father, Philippe II of Spain, as the two men enter into conflict and betray each other for the love of Elisabeth of Valois. Theatre director Krzysztof Warlikowski, who is reputed for being a provocateur, has brought together some big-name international artistes, not least the tenor Jonas Kaufmann and the soprano Sonya Yoncheva.


All Saints Day | November 1
National Holiday
All Saints’ Day is a public holiday in France with government offices, banks, shops and schools closed. Many people attend church services to celebrate All Saints’ Day. Although it is a day when ‘all saints’ are remembered, many people also make it a day to visit the graves of family members. The cemeteries across France take on the rainbow of colours of flowers and jarred candles on All Saints’ Day. One of the most famous cemeteries to visit on All Saints’ Day is Père Lachaise on the east of Paris. It is over 44 hectares and contains the graves of many famous French people including Moliere and Frederic Chopin. Lunch on All Saints’ Day is usually lamb or game. But at midnight the French often eat a supper that consists of bacon, black grain, pancakes and cider in honour of the dead.


Create Your Own Advent Calendar | November  1 – 30
Musée du Chocolat
28 boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010
Metro : Bonne Nouvelle (8, 9)
Price : 35 euro
No more disappointing chocolates in your Advent calendar! For the first time ever, the Chocolate Museum is hosting a workshop to make your own Advent calendar, assisted by a real chocolatier. Pick and choose between different types of chocolates in different shapes. A great indoor activity to do with kids as the weather gets colder!


Pitchfork Music Festival | November 2 – 4
Grande Halle de la Villette
211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019
Metro : Porte de Pantin (5)
Price : 54 – 110 euro
With a quality line-up, the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris is an unmissable event for Indie music fans. The festival will be back in Paris for 3 days. A must! Featuring: The National, Run the Jewels, The Blaze, SYlvan Esso, Jungle, Badbadbotgood, Polo & Pan…


Les Puces du Design | November 9 – 12
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles 
Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)
Price : 6 euro – 1 day pass, 8 euro – 4 day pass (early bird prices)
This year will be the 37th edition of the major design event. The exhibition aims to bring together unique and innovative creations in antique, art, and fashion from artists in the 20th century. This years event will be structured around five themed villages ; vintage design, galleries, contemporary design, vintage fashion and graphism.


Paris Photo | November 9 – 12
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro : Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau (1, 13)
Price : 1 day pass – 30 euro, Reduced: 15 euro
The International fair of photography is returning to Paris in mid November and taking place in one of Paris’ most beautiful exhibition centres, the Grand Palais. On display will be photography from the 19th century up until the works of more contemporary artists. Over 100 exhibitors will be present at the fair from all over the world.


Salon de la Photo | November 9 – 13
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles 
Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Metro : Porte de Versailles (12)

Price : 12 euro, Reduced: 6 euro
November is certainly the month for photography! The Salon de la Photo exhibition offers the chance to see all the latest in international photography, equipment and other displays. Get you ticket in advance for reduced rates!


AKKA Also Known as Africa| November 10 – 12
Le Carreau du Temple
4 Rue Eugène Spuller, 75003
Metro : Temple (3)
Price : 16 euro, Reduced: 8 euro, Under 12: free
For the its second time, the AKKA show dedicated to African contemporary art and design will take place in Paris for one weekend only. Expect to see jewellery, clothing, accessories and more, all on display to show the diversity of Africa’s creative marketplace.


Armistice Day| November 11
National Holiday
Arc de Triomphe
This national holiday honors the French soldiers who were killed or injured during war. There is a solemn ceremony that takes place under the Arc de Triomphe where the President will lay a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier. Many shops and museums will be closed for the holiday.


Paris Courts Devant| November 16 – 21
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Quai François Mauriac, 75706
Metro : Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand (14), Quai de la Gare (6)
Price : Free
This international short film festival is celebrating its 13th edition at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in the 13th arrondissement. Head over to this historic building to watch some of the greatest short films in the world and see which one will bring home the prize!


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! Unfortunately, the biggest one in Paris, on the Champs-Elysées, will not open this year. The other larger, well-known markets take place at the Place des Abbesses in the 18th arrondissement, on rue du Fouarre by Notre Dame in the 5th arrondissement, and Place Saint Sulpice in the 6th arrondissement.


Beaujolais Nouveau | November 16
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. Learn all about the celebration in our blog post!


Thanksgiving | November 23rd
With Paris being such a big hub for American expats we are sure there’ll be a lot of people missing home on this day and looking for a place to celebrate thanksgiving. Check out the restaurants worth trying for a wholesome thanksgiving meal with friends. See the link above!


Paris Cocktail Festival | November 24 – 26
Élysée Montmartre
72 boulevard de Rochechouart, 75018
Metro : Anvers (2)
Price : 20 euro
The Paris Cocktail Festival returns on November 26 at the historic Élysée Montmartre with an awesome and varied program: conferences, workshops, tastings, dinners… Bringing together both professional and amateur cocktail artists, the Paris Cocktail Festival is a unique experience bringing together those who produce, those who design, and those who consume. You’ll find us there consuming!


Salon du Cheval de Paris | November 25 – December 3
Paris Nord Villepinte
ZAC Paris Nord 2, 93420 Villepinte
Metro : Parc des Expositions (RER B)
Price : From 8 – 28 euro
The Salon du Cheval de Paris is the largest equestrian event in France which hosts over 450 exhibitors, 2000 horses, and 150,000 visitors each year. If you have a deep interest in horses or the skill of horse riding and show jumping, then this is the event for you. Learn all about horse care, horse riding sports and the beautiful creatures themselves, and attend some of the major judging events happening throughout the week.


Festival Paris Banlieues Tango | Now – November 30
The Paris Banlieues Tango festival is back for it’s 20th edition with some of the biggest names in Latin dance. The festival has a great line up if performances including, dance, concerts, theatre and spoken word performances. We are currently waiting for the website to reveal it’s program for this year, so stay tuned!


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 and will continue throughout the entire Autumn. See the link above to see what shows will be happening and how to buy tickets.


Olivier Giraud “How to become Parisian in one hour” | Now – December 30
Théâtre des Nouveautés
24 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75009 Paris
Métro: Grands Boulevards (8, 9)
Price : 24+ euro

The famous “one-man comedy show” has been going for years now in Paris and has become hugely popular. All those typical “Parisianisms” and French ways of life are brought to the forefront on stage by Olivier Giraud in a way that will have you laughing so hard that you’ll be falling out of your seats! Allow Olivier Giraud to teach you about the French in just one hour and we promise it’ll be totally worth your time! Book tickets now online throughout the month from Thursdays – Sundays.


Salon du Chocolat | October 28 – November 1
Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versaille
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Métro: Porte de Versailles (12)
Price: 14 euro, Reduced: 6.50 euro

For all of the chocolate lovers out there, this is the place for you to unite! Be sure to go with an empty stomach to enjoy all of the tasty chocolate delights that the salon has to offer. Meet the growers of cocoa, watch demonstrations on chocolate making, taste and savor hundreds of different chocolates on offer, and don’t miss out on the chocolate dress fashion show. You can also walk away with a few chocolate recipes to try at home!


Salon du Vin et Vignerons Indépendents | November 30 – December 4
Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versaille
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015
Métro: Porte de Versailles (12)
Price: 6 euro

The 39th edition of the wine and independent winemaker show is back in Paris Porte de Versailles for the greatest experience for wine lovers and independent growers. From November 30 to December 4, 2017, a thousand winemakers will exhibit for tastings of their their best wines. Lovers of independent winemaker’s wines, this is your opportunity to discover the whole range of French vintage wines and the various existing designations from the Aloxe-Corton 1er cru to the Vouvray Pétillant, without forgetting liqueurs and champagnes. The winemaker himself will greet you and tell you the story of his vineyard and provide you with wise advice. Ready to go on a gourmet stroll across French wine-growing regions in company with genuine connoisseurs?





L’Afrique des Routes | Now – November 17
Musée du Quai Branly
37 Quai Branly, 75007
Métro: Gare du Pont de L’Alma (RER C), Alma Marceau (9)
Price: 10 euro, Reduced: 7 euro

This exhibition evokes the routes by river, land, and sea that contributed to the movement and contact of men, materials, and artworks, from the fifth millennium BC to the present day. Ranging from the chariots engraved in caves in the Sahara, to the Chinese porcelain of Madagascar, from the Candomblé cults and rituals of South America to the contemporary mixed art of the Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, it presents a portrait of a continent at the center of world history. Sculptures, gold and ivory pieces, paintings, and other artworks will be on display for you to see and follow the story.

Christian Dior, couturier du rêve  | Now – January 2018
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Métro: Palais Royal-Louvre Museum (1), Tuileries (1),  Pyramides (7, 14)
Price: 11 euro, Reduced: available for purchase onsite only

Skip window shopping and immerse yourself in a whole new world of couture. Hundreds of dresses and design history from the house of Dior will be on special display at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs. This special exhibit houses other designers such as YSL, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.


Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist | Now – January 2018
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro : Champs-Élysées-Clémenceau (1, 13)
Price : 14 euro, Reduced: 10 euro
Paul Gauguin is the focus of an exhibition at the Grand Palais until 22 January 2018. ‘Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist’ is a retrospective of the artist’s remarkable career and offers visitors the rare opportunity to discover more than 200 works (paintings, ceramics, sculptures, engravings and drawings). The various exhibition rooms at the Grand Palais lift the veil on the work techniques of Gauguin’s art and invite the visitor to discover the artist’s experimentation with various media. An exceptional opportunity to understand the creative process of this major artist.


Irving Penn | Now – January 2018
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008
Metro : Champs-Élysées-Clémenceau (1, 13)
Price: 13 euro, Reduced: 9 euro

The Grand Palais, in partnership with MoMA in New York, presents a retrospective of Irving Penn, an icon of photography of the 20th century. Famous for his photographs of the major personalities of the time such as Pablo Picasso, Audrey Hepburn and Alfred Hitchcock, Irving Penn is honoured in this exhibition on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. The exhibition traces more than 70 years of a brilliant career and presents more than 240 photos thematically and chronologically. His nudes, his strangely elegant still life photos and portraits full of emotion are showing until 29 January 2018.


Monet’s Collection | Now – January 2018
Musée Marmottan
2 rue Louis Boilly, 75016
Métro: La Muette (9)
Price: 11 euro, Reduced: 7,50 euro

The Musée Marmottan Monet reconstitutes the remarkable art collection of Claude Monet. ‘Monet collectionneur’ lifts the veil on this little-known passion of the French painter and brings together hundreds of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the world’s biggest museums and from private collections. The opportunity to see works by Delacroix, Corot, Manet, Renoir, Caillebotte, Cézanne and Pissarro! The exhibition also shows works by less-famous artists, such as Paul Baudry, Carolus-Duran and Louis Chéret that also captured the attention of Monet. The show runs until 14 January.


Montmartre, décor de cinéma | Now – January 2018
Musée de Montmartre
12-14 Rue Cortot, 75018
Métro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)
Price: 9,50 euro, Reduced: 7,50 euro

The exhibition “Artists of Montmartre: 1870-1910” accompanies the new presentation of the permanent collections of the Museum of Montmartre. The exhibition will feature the works of over twenty artists who lived and developed their art in Montmartre in the late 19th century, revealing the transformation of Montmartre as a major center of art in Paris.


Pop Art – Icons That Matter | Now – January 2018
Musée Maillol
59-61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
Métro: Rue du Bac (12)
Price: 13 euro, Reduced: 11 euro

The exhibition focuses on Pop Art in post-war American art, from the beginning of the 1960s to the end of the 1970s, and includes formative figures from the Pop Art movement: Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine and Roy Lichtenstein and more!


Being Modern: MoMa in Paris | Now – March 2018
Fondation Louis Vuitton
8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75016
Métro: Porte Dauphine (2)
Price: 16 euro, Reduced: 5 euro

The Fondation Louis Vuitton offers visitors an exceptional exhibition on the occasion of its collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). From 11 October 2017 to 5 March 2018, ‘Being Modern’ reveals a selection of 200 varied works, including paintings by Max Beckmann and Paul Cézanne, sculptures by Alexander Calder and photographs by Walker Evans. From the first major movements of modern art to the latest digital works, through abstract expressionism, minimalism and pop art, all forms of visual art that have marked history over the decades are highlighted in this exhibition. ‘Being Modern’ is a unique opportunity in Paris to discover the collection of MoMA – a global benchmark for modern art.

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