Event Calendar

FESTIVALS | SEASONAL EVENTS | POPULAR SHOWS

 

Paris Plages | Now – September 2
Voie Georges Pompidou, the Bassin de la Villette, Parc Rives de Seine, the Quai de Loire at the La Villette Canal Basin, City Hall Square
It’s that time of year again. Paris Plages is back in full swing with artificial beaches set up along the Seine with deckchairs, sandboxes, live music, and sporting events happening throughout the summer months. If you don’t have the chance to make it down south to the real beaches, worry not as Paris Plages has everything you need to get your beach fix!

 

Le Grand Feu De Saint Cloud | September 8
Parc de Saint-Cloud
1 Avenue de la Grille d’Honneur, 92210 Saint-Cloud
Métro : Pont de Sèvres (9) Boulogne – Pont de Saint Cloud (10)
Price : 32+ euros 
The French love their fireworks! Every year, at the beginning of September, the largest firework display in Europe takes place from 9-11pm on September 8th. It is a huge pyrotechnic show, where 23,000 people gather to watch this incredible kick off to “La Rentrée.” Make sure to get there early to secure seats. More information including access points on the website provided.

 

Jazz a la Villette | Now to September 9
7/15 Avenue Porte de la Villette, 75019
Métro : Porte de la Villette (7)
Price : Varies depending on concert
The Jazz à la Villette festival is one of the most anticipated events of the back-to-school season for musically-minded Parisians. Every concert is unique, a meeting between different artists: jazz, funk, hip-hop, blues and world. It’s brilliantly orchestrated 21st-century jazz, mixed with rhythms and instruments from around the world.

 

Paris Design Week | September 6 – 15
Various Locations
Price: Free
Insert yourself, quite literally, into the world of design with design businesses flocking to this international event. Learn about new design concepts and contemporary crafts. Covering everything from creation to conceptual and sensory design, this event is a mecca for the creative buffs in your company. As an added bonus, there are cocktail events throughout the 9 days taking place in the most gorgeous of venues.

 

Festival d’Automne à Paris | September 10 – December 2018
Paris
A multi-disciplinary festival which was founded in 1972, the Autumn Festival in Paris brings together theatre, music, dance, film and the visual arts at the forefront of the cultural stage. Some forty or so places in the Paris region, such as the Théâtre de l’Odéon or the Centre Pompidou, take part in the festival and host all kinds of art events.

 

La Fete de l”Humanité | September 14 – 16
Georges Valbon Departmental Park
55 Avenue Waldeck Rochet, 93120
La Courneuve
Métro : La Courneuve Aubervilliers (RER B)
Price : 3 Day Pass at 38 euros; Free for those under 15
This large festival welcomes  more than 600,000 people annually with this year being the 83rd anniversary. At this three day festival, you will find 50 exceptional concerts across four stages, and more than 450 informational booths from around the world which are ready to discuss solidarity in freedom, equality, and community for all.

 

Europe Heritage Days in Paris | September 15 – 16
Various Locations
Price: Free
First organized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, more than 30 years ago, the European Heritage Days are an invitation to discover or rediscover Parisian monuments for free. Numerous special events take place over one weekend at participating venues. In addition to the free opening of top attractions (Elysée Palace, Matignon, Musée d’Orsay and the Arc de Triomphe), visitors can discover contemporary buildings such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Fondation Louis Vuitton and the Cité de la Mode et du Design.

 

Classique au Vert | Now – September 22
Parc Floral de Paris
1 Route de la Pyramide, 75012
Métro : Château de Vincennes (1)
Price : €2,50, Reduced price €1,50
The Festival Classique au Vert gives the public an opportunity to listen to classical music in the outdoors in the beautiful setting of the botanical gardens of Paris. Not only can you go to enjoy the music itself, but you can even meet the artists and learn about classical music too. Head down for a nice summer days outing, prepared with your picnic, for a day of classical music.

 

Techno Parade | September 22
Port Royal
123 Boulevard de Port-Royal, 75014
Metro : Port-Royal (RER B), Raspail (4, 6)
Price : Free
A day to celebrate techno music and take over the streets surrounding Port-Royal. Electronic music will fill the streets of Paris for this day only and anyone and everyone can come and dance, following the various floats which will be meandering through the streets. A day of partying to end the summer, why not?

 

La Plage de Glazart | Now – September 29
7-15 Avenue Porte de la Villette, 75019 Paris
Métro : Porte de la Villette (7)
Price : Free
Go and explore Paris’ alternative to the Paris Plage, located right next to the Parc de la Villette in the 19th arrondissement and enjoy the free live music, cocktail bar, and food trucks on their huge sandy beach.  Check out the link above to see the full itinerary for upcoming concerts and activities.

 

Theatre du Jardin Shakespeare | Now – Oct 1
Shakespeare Garden Greater Theater Margaret’s Alley, Suresnes Road, Le Pré Catelan Bois de Boulogne 75016 Paris
Métro : Porte Maillot (1, RER C)
Price : 12 euros +
Enjoy classics like A Midsummer Night’s Dream or Much Ado About Nothing and rest amongst the grass in this award winning landscape. Theatre du Jardin Shakespeare will continue to have shows throughout the summer including shows in English and shows for families.

 

Paris Fashion Week | September 24 – October 2
Paris
Paris parades its finest creations in ready-to-wear on the occasion of Fashion Week. During this event, the new collections are presented at catwalk shows in the most beautiful places in the city. Courrèges, Lanvin, Iris Van Herpen, Christian Dior, Comme des Garçons, Stella McCartney or even Chanel, the biggest names take part in this event, making Paris Fashion Week one of the top events in the fashion world.

 

Musical Fountains Show | Now – October 29
Château de Versailles
Place d’Armes, 78000 Versailles
Métro : Versailles-Chantiers (RER C)
Price: 9,50 euros, Reduced: 8,00 euros
With the arrival of summer, the gardens of the Palace of Versailles become the setting for a magical spectacle. In the avenues designed by Le Nôtre, the ornamental ponds and waterfalls come alive as fountains play and jets of water intertwine. Check out the link above to see a schedule of when the shows take place throughout the summer.

 

Concerts at La Sainte Chapelle | Ongoing through 2018
La Sainte-Chapelle
8 Boulevard du Palais, 75001 Paris
Métro : Saint Michel, Notre-Dame (4, RER B & C)
Price : Varies depending on event attended. Check website for prices.
La Sainte-Chapelle is located in the heart of Paris, in one of the most prime locations possible – the Île de la Cité. A beautiful, grand church with soaring ceilings and walls of stained glass is the perfect setting for a night of classical music. It has become one of the most popular venues to go to listen to live classical music due to it’s beauty and incredible acoustics. Check out the schedule for July concerts and treat yourself to a night of music.

 

 


 

ART & EXHIBITIONS

 

Olga Picasso | Now – September 3
Musée Picasso
5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
Métro : Saint-Sébastien – Froissart (8)
Price : 12,50 euros
Discover the woman behind the infamous painter, Pablo Picasso. Follow the phases of the romantic relationship of this dancer and painter portrayed through various art forms in a world renowned collection.

 

The Art of DC- The Dawn of Superheroes| Now – September 15
Art Ludique
34 quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris
Métro : Gare d’Austerlitz (5, 10)
Price : 11 euros +
A highly praised exhibit, popular among kids and adults, alike. Hardcore DC fans will be pleased to know that they are nearly all there, with particular focus on some favorites. Starting with Superman, from one of the original cartoon covers, we go in chronological order through to action and detective comics. Accompanied throughout by original soundtracks of the DC films and series, one strolls from room to room and therefore universe-to-universe. After Superman, comes Gotham City’s great protector, Batman. By adopting black as his signature colour, it shows that virtue and courage must be practised in the dark. These socio-political insights make this exhibition more than just a simple display of 250 original and beautiful pieces of artwork.

 

Margiela, les années Hermès – Now – September 22
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Metro : Palais Royal Musée du Louvre (1, 7)
Price : 11 euros

This unprecedented project highlights a collaboration between Hermès and the Belgian designer, from 1997 to 2003, that was as surprising as it was fertile. This tribute to Martin Margiela provides the first ever opportunity in France to exhibit his women’s ready-to-wear collections for the famous Parisian house in contrast with his own creations under his eponymous label.

 

Impressionists in London – Now – October 14
Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 
Metro : Champs-Élysées-Clemenceau (13)
Price : 13 euros, Reduced rate : 11 euros, Free under 18
See magnificent works produced by French Impressionists while in self-imposed exile in prosperous London during the late 19th century. Co-organised with the Tate Britain in London, the exhibition brings together more than one hundred masterpieces born on the banks of the Thames in the misty, industrial atmosphere of Victorian London. The story ends in 1904 with Derain, who came to paint London in the colours of Fauvism.

 

Gustav Klimt – Now – November 11
L’Atelier des Lumières
38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011
Metro : Rue Saint-Maur (3), Pere Lachaise (2,3)
Price : 14,50 euros
Monumental floor-to-ceiling digital images accompanied by original music in Paris’s new immersive Digital Arts Center, open only since April in a former iron factory.  Click on the link above to purchase your tickets now!

 

Picasso. Chefs-D’œuvres! | September 4 – January 13 2019
Musée Picasso
5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
Métro : Saint-Sébastien – Froissart (8)
Price : 12,50 euros
Picasso’s masterpieces gathered in Paris, here’s Musée Picasso-Paris exploit. The Ladies of Avignon, Les Baigneuses, Arlequin, Three Dancers, The Reaper without forgetting The She Goat, over 20 works of art by Picasso are brought together from September 4, 2018 to January 13, 2019 for our greatest happiness!

 

Collections Privées. Un Voyage des Impressionnistes aux Fauves | September 13 – February 10 2019
Musée Marmottan
2 rue Louis Boilly, 75116
Metro : La Muette (9)

Price : Adult – 11 euros; Reduced – 6,50 euros; Under 18 – Free
The Marmatton Museum will display some sixty works, exclusively from private collections, secular or recent, from around the world. This set will consist of paintings, sculptures and drawings, which will be presented for the first time to the Parisian public and have rarely been shown before. The exhibition will offer visitors a unique walk through the arts of the late 19th to early 20th century.

 

Madagascar : Arts de la Grand Île | September 18 – January 1 2019
Musée du Quai Branly
37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris
Métro : Gare du Pont de L’Alma (RER C), Alma Marceau (9)
Price : 10 euros, Reduced: 7 euros
Decorative arts, funerary sculpture, painting, photography and contemporary creation : more than 350 pieces unveil the art, history, and cultures of Madagascar, a land of exchanges and influences.

 

Picasso. Bleu et Rose | September 18 – January 6 2019
Musée d’Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur, 75007
Metro : Assemblé National (12)
Price : 12 euro, Reduced – 9 euro, Free under 18
The presentation of this exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay demonstrates the desire to include the young Picasso in his time and reconsider his work under the prism of his belonging to the 19th century. The exhibition will bring together a large number of paintings and drawings with the aim of presenting a comprehensive overview of the artist’s sculptures and engravings between 1900 and 1906.

 

Histoire(s) d’une Collection | Now – April 15 2019
Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004
Metro : Rambuteau (11), Hôtel de Ville (1, 11), Châtelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)

Price : Adult – 14 euros; Youth – 11 euros; Under 18 – Free
More than 120 works, accompanied by a documentary, that cover the period from the 1920s to the opening of the Centre Pompidou — highlighting the acquisitions made by the National Museum of Modern Art (Pompidou) and its predecessor, the Musée des Artistes Vivants that was housed at the Musée de Luxembourg and the Musée du Jeu de Paume. This new sequence of works highlights the various styles of acquisition choices made by these museums.

 

 

 

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  1. This is excellent. I will be visiting in early December and would like to schedule some alternatives.

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