This week in Paris 3-6 October 2016, why not check out the Fête à Neu-Neu, hit up the Jazz Festival at La Villette, take a walk at the Oriental Garden of Paris or have lunch at the New Perchoir? For a list of all of these ideas and other fun things to do in Paris, see our guide!
What’s going on this week in the city of Paris and the region 3-6 October 2016? Check out these great ideas and take your pick!
The Fête à Neu-Neu at the Bois de Boulogne. The Fête à Neu-Neu will be held from September 2nd to October 9th at the Bois de Boulogne. You’ll feel a little less depressed during this back-to-school season thanks to the many rides, shows, concerts and fireworks you can find there.
The best amusement parks in Paris and its surroundings. New year, new rides. Check out what the amusement parks and fairgrounds of Paris have in store for you for this 2016 season. Everything has been done to help you spend some quality time with your family and friends.
Festivals for Kids in Paris, Summer 2016: Music, theater, cinema - festivals are popping up left and right like daisies this summer, including festivals for kids! Sortiraparis offers you its selection of children's festivals, to try out and approve. They come in all shapes and sizes and there’s something for all ages! So, what will it be, an outdoor film festival (Cinéma en plein air), or a children’s music festival (Pestacles) in the Parc Floral?
Le Mondial de l'Automobile.The Paris Auto Show 2016 is back in Paris, at the Parc des Expositions de Versailles from October 1 to 16, 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the future of the automobile with concept cars, world premieres and many activities.
Halloween at Disneyland Paris. Halloween is back at Disneyland Paris from October 1st to November 2nd, 2016. During one month, the amusement park will turn into a giant playground for the evil characters of your favorite Disney animation films. But Mickey and its friends will fight back, and guarantee you a lot of fun times during this particular time.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions
Homme Blanc/Homme Noir (White Man/Black Man) at the Musée de Quai Branly: The Musée de Quai Branly is showing an important exhibition on the representations of Western man in African art in the 20th century. “Homme Blanc/Homme Noir” is open from June 16th to October 9th, 2016.
A President in the King’s Palace, Charles De Gaulle at the Trianon, Exhibition in Versailles: From June 18th to November 9th, 2016, the Palace of Versailles invites visitors to rediscover the Trianon-sous-Bois palace, which in 1963 became the president’s personal residence, during the De Gaulle era. After visiting this iconic president’s office, which has been historically recreated for the event, visitors can also see how the Grand Trianon is used to host chiefs of state during official visits.
Olafur Eliasson in Versailles, Summer Contemporary Art Exhibition : Artist Olafur Elaisson’s annual contemporary art exhibition will be at the Versailles Palace this year, from June 6th to October 30th, 2016. Eliasson is taking the reigns at the Versailles Estate and will be offering a brand-new way to look at this historic palace!
Hergé.The Grand Palais looks back at Hergé’s wonderful artistic career with a great exhibition from September 28th 2016 to January 16th 2017. Hundreds of series of drawings of “the father of European comic books” will be exhibited during this event.
Ben. After 18 months of closing, the Musée Maillol finally re-opens its doors : for the very first exhibition in its restored rooms, the museum offers an innovative retrospective of Ben’s work from September 14th 2016 to January 15th 2017.
René Magritte. The Centre Pompidou spotlights René Magritte’s work in a wonderful exhibition from September 21th 2016 to January 23rd 2017. More than a hundred paintings will be displayed in the rooms of the Centre Pompidou, for an exhibition focused on the treachery of images.
Oscar Wilde. This year, the Petit Palais puts the stress on Oscar Wilde from September 28th 2016 to January 15th 2017. The great Irish writer, Parisian by heart, is also honoured at the Musée de l’Histoire de Paris in a huge exhibition. Don’t miss it !
Rembrandt intime.The Musée Jacquemart-André launches a nice exhibition putting the stress on Rembrandt from September 16th to January 23rd 2017. Throughout 3 major oeuvres, the museum will retrace the creative process of one of the biggest painters in the history of art, by exploring his evolution and describing his career.
The Trip. The Galerie Polka will showcase the work of Matt Henry, an English photographer born in 1978. The exhibition will put the main focus on the American culture of the 60’s and 70’s. To see until October 29th 2016.
Noir Éclair. For the very first time, the Château de Vincennes will showcase an exhibition of contemporary art : ZEVS will be presenting his street art project, called Noir Éclair, from September 16th 2016 to January 29th 2017.
Shows, Music and Concerts
Kiosques en Fête 2016, Musicians Take to the Bandstands in Paris: From April 15th to December 2016, numerous musical artists will be taking over the bandstands and outdoor pavilions of the city. You can enjoy any of the more than 800 free musical events!
The 2016 edition of the The Festi’Val de Marne. The Festi’Val de Marne is back and invites you to discover its 2016 edition from September 29th to October 19th ! Artists such as Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine, Jeanne Cherhal, Youssoupha, Hyphen Hyphen, Mickey 3d, La Yegros or even Clarika and Alex Beaupain will be performing on stage during this event.
The Palace of Versailles Puts on a Water Show in 2016 : Stroll through the groves and fountains of the royal gardens at the Palace of Versailles to celebrate its 350th anniversary! Every weekend from March 25th to October 30th, will be a musical water show with more than 55 fountains situated throughout the expansive gardens. It’s a spectacular event fit for royalty!
Métamorphoses : Métamorphoses is the newest equestrian show under the dome at the Chantilly Castle’s Grandes Ecuries, showing from April 3rd to October 23rd, 2016.
Pierrots de la Nuit Performances in the Streets of Paris: The Pierrot de la Nuit performances bring together art and society through creative art forms and expressions in the streets of Paris at night. The goal is simple: make less noise, and you can party longer and without having the neighbors shut down your favorite nightlife spot! Sounds nice, doesn’t it?
The Franglaises are back ! Back at Bobino, the Franglaises will amaze you with a very surprising show. During 3 months, until January 14th, 2017, the troupe will perform a French version of some of the most iconic songs of artists such as the Beatles, Mickael Jackson or even Katy Perry. If you are not bilingual, the lyrics of these Frenglish tracks will make you laugh for sure !
Restaurants and Bars
La Caravane Passe Burger Bar, Flavors from Around the World: Between Montmartre and Jules Joffrin, there’s a burger bar run by two world travelers passionate about cuisine. They revisit the traditional burger, bringing together quality and street food.
Capitaine Fracasse, a Different Restaurant Experience in Paris: Every summer, Parisians swarm the banks of the Seine, looking to catch some sun rays. So what if we avoided the crowds and settled in aboard the Capitaine Fracasse, floating restaurant where we can see the city in just two hours?
Most Beautiful Terraces in Paris: Sunny days are here again and summer will be here before you know it! So what could be more appropriate than enjoying the city’s terrace spaces? For a little spot surrounded by greenery, an unobstructed view of the Paris rooftops or secret spots, we have it all in this guide to Parisian terraces !
Le Flow: “Le Flow” is a brand new floating venue in town on the Left Bank at the Berges de Seine (Invalides). An all-in-one restaurant, bar, and concert hall, this floating venue even has a summertime beach space!
For more ideas, see our agenda of things to do in the capital.
Have a great week in Paris!
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