This week in Paris 16-20 January, 2017, why not check out the Santa's Factory, hit up the Kiosques en Fête, take a walk at the fleemarkets 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, 16-20 January, 2017? Check out these great ideas and take your pick!
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.
Santa’s Factory. From November 1st 2016 to January 31st 2017, La Fine Equipe will be at Le Marais to make you discover a selection of fashion designers in a concept-store called “Santa’s Factory”
You can also take a look at our week-end fleemarkets’ guide
Art and Cultural Exhibitions
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.
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.
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 Smurfs. The famous Smurfs will be on the stage of the Folies Bergère of Paris until January 29th, 2017, for a musical show that’ll be a great experience for young and old.
Peppa Pig. After a very successful tour that has gone through the United States, England and Australia, Peppa Pig and its friends finally arrive in Paris to entertain your children with their amusing games : come meet them until December 21st 2016 on the stage of the Casino de Paris.
The Elephant in the Room. The Elephant in the Room is the THE burlesque circus not to be missed in this back-to-school season. Presented by the Cirque Le Roux at Bobino from September 27th to December 31st, 2016, this show will take you back in 1937, on Miss Betty’s wedding.
The Cirque Pinder presents its new show. The Cirque Pinder is back in Paris, on the turf of Reuilly, from November 4th to January 26th, 2017, with a brand new show. A great occasion to reconnect with Sophie Edelstein and her illusions, Frédéric Edelstein and his lions, not to mention the elephants !
The Winter Circus has a suprise for you. Until February 26th, 2017, the Cirque d’Hiver will be presenting its new show, called “Surprise”. Young and old will be entertained by the jugglers, acrobats, magicians and elephants, that will be back this year.
Snow White and the Wood of Spells. Snow White and the Wood of Spells is the new show inspired by the tale by Brothers Grimm, that will be presented by the Compagnie Mascarade from November 5th, 2016 to January 4th, 2017 at the Folie Théâtre.
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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