What are you up to this long weekend (May 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2018) in Paris and in Île de France? Without further ado, check the unmissable events happening this new weekend in Paris!
Fairs and Festivals:
Europe Day 2018 at Hotel de Ville is back on May 12 and 13. Come take part in numerous activities and enjoy free concerts.
Game of Thrones: live concert Experience
Save the date! On Saturday May 12, 2018, Paris AccorHotels Arena will open its doors for an immersive, musical and visual experience focusing on Game of Thrones!
Fountains Shows of Versailles
For over 350, the Palace of Versailles and its royal gardens have been delighting visitors’ eyes. From March 27 to October 30, 2018, come and discover a new season of strolls around the estate thickets and fountains. The Musical Fountains shows, the Musical Gardens, the Night Fountains Show and the Royal Serenade expect you. In the weekend, at the pace of music, 55 fountains scattered across the 850-acre Versailles gardens offer an incredible show inherited from the Sun King!
From April 1 to June 28, 2018, the Chantilly stables will host a new equestrian show, Nature. Written by Sophie Bienaimé, this show will be full of surprise and poetry. For about an hour, singers and musicians will come and pace the race of horses in the wonderful setting of the dome of the Chantilly Chateau!
Legend of the Knights
From March 31 to November 4, 2018, Provins Legend of The Knights where equestrian art mixes with the magic of the historical ramparts. A show to make children and adults dream!
Eagles of the Remparts
The show “Eagles of the Remparts” in Provins is back from March 31 to November 4, 2018 in a wonderful green theater, at the heart of Provins ramparts. Come along and discover splendid birds of prey in harmony with horses, wolves and camels…
Festival of Pirates and Princesses at Disneyland Paris
You have to make a choice… For the spring season, from March 31 to May 31, 2018, Disneyland Paris offers you to choose between the camp of Disney pirates and the one of Disney princesses, for a summit meeting… but always in a good mood. On the menu: a whole bunch of activities, meetings with characters and many beautiful surprises.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
The Art of the Brick Lego, DC Super Heroes
DC Super Heroes and LEGO® fans, from April 29 to August 19, 2018, you have to go to La Villette for the extraordinary LEGO® exhibition with DC Super Heroes by Nathan Sawaya. This incredible exhibition displays DC Comics super heroes in 100% unique sculptures, LEGO® sculpture made by Nathan Sawaya: we already love it!
Gustav Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières
Gustav Klimt at the Atelier des Lumières is the beautiful and unique experience to live out from April 13 to November 11, 2018. In a huge 2000-sqm room, we wander around the Austrian painter’s most beautiful paintings (and yes, within the paintings) listening to Viennese waltz. Make your own opinion with our pictures and videos, we loved it!
Espace Dali Paris
Confidential museum in Paris, Espace Dali has been welcoming the greatest private collection of Salvador Dali's work for 25 years. After closing for 4 months for embellishment works, Espace Dali is to reopen on April 13, 2018, with a new visit route, a new offer thought to revitalize the museum.
From April 14 to September 2, 2018, Paris Cité du Cinéma dedicates an exhibition around the movie Jurassic World and its extended universe. A visit into the bowels of the park, discovering the greatest moments of the movie and of course, dinosaurs.
In tune with the world, the new exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
Here’s one of our favorites! In tune with the world, the upcoming exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton is about a current theme: Men’s place in the universe. To bring answers, 200 works from the LVMH Art Foundation collection displayed along a wonderful tour. To be visited from April 11 to August 27, 2018.
Subodh Gupta, metal life at the Monnaie de Paris
Brace yourself because you’ll be surprised! For its great contemporary exhibition 2018, the Monnaie de Paris leaves carte blanche to contemporary Indian artist Subodh Gupta who loves working metal. An artistic UFO to visit from April 13 to August 26, 2018.
Artists and Robots, the compelling exhibition at Paris Grand Palais
Here is THE exhibition 2018 at Paris Grand Palais. Artistes et Robots [Artists and Robots] presents the works by 20 creative/artist robots that drive men into a corner. Could a robot stand in for a painter or a sculptor? Meet from April 5 to July 9, 2018 to discover paintings, sculptures, immersive installations and music produced by software and robots designed and programmed to be artists.
Located in an aisle at the Invalides, Paris Musée de l’Armée houses a wide exhibition devoted to Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and his famous battles. The exhibition runs from April 6 to July 22, 2018.
Rodin and Dance, the exhibition at Paris Musée Rodin
From April 7, to July 22, 2018, Paris Musée Rodin dedicates an exhibition to the relationship between Rodin and dance. By gathering over 50 works around the series of the movements in dance, the exhibition gives us a nice interpretation of the artistic body frozen in time.
Discover the Neanderthal Man at Paris Musée de l’Homme. For this second major exhibition, the museum focuses on another human species that disappeared over 35,000 years ago, after living on the Earth for over 350,000 years.
Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevitch, the Russian Avant-Garde displayed at Paris Centre Pompidou
From March 28 to July 16, 2018, the Centre Pompidou offers an exhibition devoted to Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevitch and El Lissitzsky, the Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde from the Vitebsk Art School.
Delacroix exhibition at the Louvre
From March 28 to July 23, 2018, the Louvre Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York join forces to offer, within the Parisian museum, an exhibition focused on Eugène Delacroix’s work.
Guernica, the exhibition at Paris Musée Picasso
Located in the Marais area, the Musée national Picasso-Paris dedicates an exhibition to the story of the famous “Guernica” painting, created 81 years ago. To visit from March 27 to July 29, 2018.
Margiela, the Hermès Years
From March 22 to September 2, 2018, Paris Musée des Arts Déco will make you relive Hermès Margiela’s year (1997-2003) thanks to a wonderful exhibition! On the occasion, Martin Margiela, who ensures the exhibition artistic direction of the exhibition, selected 120 styles staged by Bob Verhelst.
Kupka, pioneer of abstraction
From March 21 to July 30, 2018, Grand Palais devotes a retrospective to Czech artist František Kupka in partnership with Centre Pompidou, Prague Národní Galerie and Helsinki Ateneum Art Museum.
Mary Cassatt, an American Impressionist in Paris
From March 9 to July 23, 2018, the Musée Jacquemart-André dedicates a great retrospective to Mary Cassatt. Alive, she was considered as the greatest American female artist, Mary Cassatt lived for over sixty years in France, often exhibition at the Salon des Impressionnistes… Unfortunately forgotten in France, Mary Cassatt is still considered as a modern artist back in the United States. Here’s a wonderful occasion to rediscover her work!
Bijoux d’artistes at Les Arts Décoratifs
This is an event at Paris Les Arts Décoratifs museum. Come and admire the most beautiful jewels of the 20th century through a very beautiful exhibition running from March 7 to July 1, 2018. All in all, the exhibition gathers about 250 jewels coming straight from Diane Venet’s collection who is a great artist jewels collector considering them like mini works of art!
Musée Maillol returns with Foujita’s production in the roaring twenties for an exhibition running from March 7 to July 15, 2018. For this delightful exhibition, over 100 paintings and watercolor-paintings reveal Foujita’s art in the twenties, his Parisian years!
Tintoretto, birth of a Genius
From March 7 to July 1, 2018, Paris Musée du Luxembourg returns on the birth of a genius, Tintoretto. Through 100 works, step by step, the exhibition reveals the first 15 years of the Venetian painter’s career: flying the nest, catching the attention, observing sculpture, painting women, adorning rooms and sharing a studio!
Van Gogh, Mondrian, Scheffer, Dutch artists in Paris at Petit Palais
Petit Palais gives pride of place to Van Gogh, Mondrian and all Dutch artists who lived in Paris from 1789 to 1914 in a large exhibition running from February 6 to May 13, 2018. Through 115 works, this exhibition returns on a century of pictorial revolutions led by Dutch painters alongside French artists, intrigued by the City of lights.
Corot, the painter and his model at the Musée Marmottan
From February 8 to July 8, 2018, the Musée Marmottan reveals a hidden facet of Corot’s art, his figures. Exceptionally brought together, over 60 paintings mostly depicting women, a production the painter kept secret comes to tell us more about the impressionist artist’s career.
1, 2, 3 Data at the EDF Foundation
From May 4 to October 6, 2018, 1, 2, 3 Data comes to the EDF Foundation. Don’t miss the occasion to discover this new original and free exhibition in which about forty data designers will present artworks which raw material is data.
Wild Souls, Symbolism in the Baltic States at the Musée d’Orsay
It’s been 100 years since the Baltic States became independent. To celebrate this anniversary, from April 10 to July 15, 2018, the Musée d’Orsay devotes an exhibition to art in the Baltic countries, from 1890 to 1930. Speaking about the folklore and local legends first, the Baltic art will then move to symbolism at the time of the independence. Don’t miss it!
Asian Ghosts and Hells, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Quai Branly
From April 10 to July 15, 2018, find Asian Ghosts and Hells through an exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly. These characters – very present in the Asian culture – are found in Buddhist paintings and performing arts for thousands years through engravings: let’s have an overview!
Japonismes/Impressionnismes at Giverny Musée des Impressionnismes
Giverny Musée des Impressionnismes presents a wonderful exhibition called “Japonismes/Impressionnismes”. Running from March 30 to July 15, 2018, it displays about 120 paintings and etchings from 1870’s to the dawn of the 20th century.
Fire, the playful exhibition at Paris Cité des Sciences
After the “Cold” exhibition, Paris Cité des Sciences asks about fire, through an exhibition to be discovered from April 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019. What is fire? Since when men have been using it? Why can’t we always control it? All these questions are about to be answered thanks to this compelling and playful exhibition available for children from 9 years old.
The Water Lilies. American Abstract Painting and the last Monet at the Musée de l’Orangerie
Monet’s masterpiece, the Water Lilies are preserved at the Musée de l’Orangerie. If the uncommon composition is known by everyone, from April 13 to August 20, 2018, the Musée de l’Orangerie offers us a wonderful exhibition about the attraction of American abstract painters.
From April 6 to August 19, 2018, the Philharmonie de Paris, located in Parc de la Villette, welcomes an exhibition entitled “Al Musiqa, Tarab Musics of the Arab World”. A fascinating journey!
Daimyo, Lords of War in Japan at Musée Guimet
Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet devotes an exhibition – in partnership with Palais de Tokyo – to Daimyos’ armors and characteristics, these powerful governors who reigned over Japan from the 12th century to the 19th century. A collection of goods to be discovered from February 16 to May 13, 2018.
Faubourg Festival: La Croisette comes to Faubourg Saint-Denis
From May 8 to 19, 2018, 7 restaurants and cocktail bars in Faubourg Saint-Denis area make their own Cannes Festival and offer custom-made products. It’s the Faubourg Festival!
The Trocadero Terraces
From May 3, 2018, head to Paris 16th arrondissement to enjoy the Trocadéro terraces. The menu? Cocktails, finger food, cigar lounge and evenings to discover on Wednesday and Thursday.
Cédric Grolet's pastries to take away
If you love pastry, I’m sure you’ve heard about Le Meurice pastry chef, Cédric Grolet, famous for his fascinating cakes and his fruit sculptures! While his cakes were only served in Le Meurice restaurants, soon, you’ll be able to amaze your family and friends with his pastries, available to take away. Brace yourself, because you’re going to be mesmerized!
Ground Control at Paris Halle Charolais
Did you miss it? It’s coming back! Ground Control announced to be back in the 12th arrondissement in Paris from February 9, 2018… We imagine that the many lovers of this underground and temporary place – Ground Control – will be in!
Printemps du Goût: the gourmet shopping mall in Paris
From January 10, 2018, Printemps Haussman reveals a new gourmet address: Printemps du Goût. Christophe Michalak, Akrame Benallal and even Gontran Cherrier, this new one and thousand-flavor spot takes over the two last floors of Printemps de l’Homme.
Forget about Barrio Latino and discover Pachamama! Located within walking distance from Place de la Bastille, this Parisian dinner-club hopes to blow you away by offering a very beautiful immersion into the heart of South America.
Top new terraces this spring 2018
In Paris, terraces are busy all summer long! Between hanging terraces, floating terraces and trendy terraces… The choice is yours if you want to relax while enjoying the sun. But, if some are very well-known by sunbathing-enthusiasts, others have just opened bringing a new breath of freshness and novelties in the French capital. Sortiraparis invites you to discover the top new terraces 2018 in Paris.
The best ice creams in Paris
Summer is here and so is the heat the ice cream craving. In Paris, several ice cream makers offer uncommon and surprising ice creams: magnum, frozen desserts, ice creams on order, milkshakes, summer has never felt so cool.
Looking for a quirky and unusual restaurant in Paris? You want something new, spectacular, and something awe-inspiring in your plate? Enjoying a meal in a unique setting or context? For uncommon culinary experiences, keep reading!
Paris best Speakeasies
You love speakeasies, these hidden bars that take you back in the prohibition area? Yet, a hidden bar means… it’s hidden! Here’s how you can find the best secret bars in Paris.
Vegan restaurants in Paris
Paris is full of vegan addresses that make vegans happy and the trend is not likely to stop here. So, to help you out, here are the best spots where you can confidently enjoy delicious meals.
The best tea salons in Paris
Feel like gathering your friends around a lovely cup of tea (or a tasty coffee) and a delicious pastry? Head to one of our favorite tea salons in Paris to excite your taste buds and spend a delightful moment in the French capital!
The best Coffee Shops in Paris
Coffee lovers unite! Because a coffee break is a ritual shared by many people worldwide, we decided to make you discover the best coffee shops in Paris.
There were Rosa Buttes at the Buttes Chaumont and Rosa Seine, close to Pont Alexandre III. From April 27 2018, Rosa Ouest - a guinguette by Rosa Bonheur is back for a new summer season in Asnières-sur-Seine.
La Javelle is one of the the hottest summer spots on the west side of Paris, near the Port Javelle Bas. Between its relaxation areas, evening drinks, food trucks, dance classes and open-air concert, this terrace space has anything and everything you could want in a summertime hangout spot!
Ready to have a breath of iodic air in Paris? Head to Les Maquereaux, opening from May 1, 2018, to (re)discover the terrace and its incredible view on the Île Saint-Louis with many novelties on the menu.
Perched on the heights of Paris 18th arrondissement, Le Caulaincourt expects to shake up the Lamarck Caulaincourt neighborhood with a surprising concept. A delicious restaurant and a music bar too, Le Caulaincourt has everything to delight us. On the menu: fresh, seasonal and quality products. And the lineup: DJ sets two Thursdays a month. A successful bet.
Jacopo is THE new trendy restaurant in the Champs-Elysées. It’ simple, it has become the local canteen! Neo-industrial décor, bistro meals without fuss, affordable price and even speakeasy cocktail bar, Jacompo gets it all…
After making a splash at Petite Amour bar, Tresor Food duo offers a new tailor-made culinary program to be discovered all day long thanks to the opening – on March 9, 2018 – of Takaramono by Tresor Food.
The table du Caviste Bio
Bistronomy and healthy cuisine lovers will be over the moon thanks to the new restaurant of the chefs Junko Kawasaki and Dominique Bry, the Table du Caviste Bio in Paris 17th arrondissement. A restaurant that adds a philosophical touch to the pleasure of eating organic.
There are not many Parisian brasseries that can say they are 100 years old. It’s the case of the Le Vaudeville brasserie, a true institution set in Paris 2nd arrondissement, facing the Parisian Stock Exchange. With its classic Parisian brasserie dishes, seafood and crustaceans, Brasserie Vaudeville isn’t over fulfilling our taste buds.
Top Chef finalist and Antoine restaurant chef Thibault Sombardier’s new restaurant has just opened. We tried it for you… and it was flawless!
Forget about Paris Texas and have a seat at Paris Paris, the latest born of the PNY family. Still nestled in Paris 10th arrondissement, Paris Paris highlights French bistro specialties with homemade and seasonal dishes.
After Ma Biche, here’s Mon Loup! The two friends and associates, Serge and Pascal, gave birth to their second gourmet address in Paris this past February 2018. On the menu? Quality and local ingredients, lovingly cooked for a guaranteed gustative and without fuss pleasure!
Dalloyau and its spring-summer 2018 novelties
Dalloyau presents us its new pastries for the summer 2018 period. Temporary creations, freshness, sweetness and originality await you for beautiful discoveries.
Le Bar Botaniste
20 wonderful and delicious unique cocktails are to be discovered at Le Bar Botaniste, Shangri-La Hotel Paris bar. Thought up by talented barman chef Clément Emery, these clever beverages give pride of place to plants surprising flavors.
What to do on Ascension Day, Thursday May 10, 2018
Thursday May 10, 2018 will be Ascension Day in Paris so this is a public holiday. This is perfect to enjoy a wonderful day in Paris. Let’s plan your day!
La Foire du Trône
Get ready because the Foire du Trône is back from March 30 to May 27, 2018, at the Pelouse de Reuilly in Paris, a large lawn surrounded by greenery. With 350 attractions and 80 rides and rollercoasters, young and old will once again be able to enjoy this historic fair that has been around since 957 A.D.!
Special Effects at the Eiffel Tower
From April 17 to July 1, 2018, the event “Effets spéciaux: ça tourne à la Tour!” storms the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Related to the exhibition “Special effects, steal the scene!” of the Cité des Sciences, this animation takes us to the heart of a movie set and invites you to become an actor through 3 participate workshops.
Shopping malls open on May 10, 2018
Sunny days are back, and it is time to get some new clothes! Do, let’s enjoy May 10, 2018 to go shopping... Here is a guide of the shopping malls open on this public holiday.
Paris Club Elysées
Paris takes gambling rooms up again! The 1st Paris Club Elysées opens on April 26, 2018. This 2,500-sqm games club set in rue Marbeuf houses 23 gaming tables and will be open every day from 2 p.m. to 6 a.m. We tell you more about it!
How about playing in VR in Paris with your friends? We’ve found THE VR room that will shake up your outings in Paris. VirtualRoom, set in the 11th arrondissement promises a new VR game to complete as a group… Nicer than a solo VR game, more immersive than an escape game, Virtual Room is absolutely great!
Have a nice weekend!
From 25 May 2018 to 27 May 2018