What are you up to this weekend (April 20, 21 and 22, 2018) in Paris and in Île de France? Without further ado, check the unmissable events happening this new weekend in Paris!
Fairs and Festivals:
Disquaire Day / Record Store Day 2018
Facing the success of the past seven years of the Disquaire Day in France, the Club action des labels independants français [French independent label action club] is happy to announce the eighth edition of the “Disquaire Day / Record Store Day”. Don’t miss it on Saturday April 21, 2018.
L.A. Dance Project
Benjamin Millepied’s company L. A. Dance Project will stop by Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées from April 20 to 24, 2018.
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.
Music Machines at Paris Galeries Lafayette
This spring, Galeries Lafayette celebrates music! From April 9 to June 24, the department store launches Music Machines, a festival thought up in partnership with DJ Pedro Winter.
Listen to the British trio of Black Foxxes live at Paris Etoiles this Friday April 20, 2018.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
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!
David Goldblatt retrospective at Centre Pompidou
From February 21 to May 7, 2018, Centre Pompidou offers an exhibition about David Goldblatt’s photographic work. A retrospective about his commitment and the retranscription of a hypersensitive social and political consciousness. The exhibition evolves around several major series of the photographer’s archives, as well as around French collections and the donation to Johannesburg’s Galerie Goodman.
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.
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!
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.
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!
The best unique street food addresses in Paris
Do you like street food? We offer you to discover the greatest street food addresses to be enjoyed on the go, roaming around Paris. Exotic, vegan or based on one product only, these sports will treat you well.
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.
Disneyland Paris: Jean Imbert recreates Disney movie dishes in a “Petit Jean” Menu
Lovers of good food unite! From April 7, 2018, Jean Imbert will revisit dishes from classic Disney menus through a “Petit Jean” menu to be enjoyed in Disneyland Hotel restaurant. In 12 courses and 5 beverages, this “Petit Jean” menu will please small and big gourmets!
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.
Le Petit Commines
A warm and friendly welcome, a menu on the black board, a quiz to discover which whine will accompany your meal and homemade dishes that are creative and sophisticated! Here’s what to expect when you go to restaurant Le Petit Commines, nestled in Paris 3rd arrondissement.
When food fulfills taste buds, but it even has the boldness to make us travel, it’s a success! And this is the menu that awaits when we come at Patchanka, the new Latino and gourmet address in Paris by Argentinian Chef Gastón Stivelmaher.
Bal de la Marine
Since sunny days are upon us, the barge-restaurant Bal de la Maine has reopened its deck to treat you in an idyllic setting, featuring a view over the Eiffel Tower, the feet (almost) in the water.
La Bibimerie, here’s the name of the new restaurant that shakes up your taste buds in Paris 10th arrondissement. A restaurant giving pride of place the famous Korean dish: the bibimbap. La Bibimerie revisits it its own way and present its Bibim with original cookings.
Italian food has a new representative in Paris with Dai Dai, the restaurant born last February 15 in Paris rue Oberkampf and that gives pride of place to sharable dishes in the spirit of a Transalpine aperitivo. Cold cuts and pizzas to share are on the menu.
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.
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!
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.
Dépôt Légal terrace
Since sunny days are upon us, we tend to storm café, bar and restaurant terraces in Paris. If you are looking for a lovely terrace that is covered and gourmet at the same time, head to Paris 2nd arrondissement to discover Dépôt Légal’s.
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.
Giant ball pit atop the Montparnasse Tower
From April 13 to May 1, 2018, a giant ball pit awaits you atop the Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation Deck. Children and the adults in full regression that we are, are expected to jump and laze around, 210-m above the ground, with Paris in the background. Original, isn’t it?
Grande Roue de Paris is back
The Grande Roue de Paris is back on the Place de la Concorde. If you have ever come to Paris around the holidays you may have seen this incredible wheel. For the 2017-2018 season the wheel is set up from November 17, 2018 to late May 2018 to offer a unique view of the city of lights.
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.!
Love Run 2018
Love Run is a fun 7-km run to complete in duo, with friends or with a colleague. How about departing from the beating tracks and practicing a crazy activity on Sunday April 22, 2018? Let’s put on our best running shoes and our craziest outfits and we bound our wrists for a wild race.
Naturist area at Paris Bois de Vincennes
No, no, you’ve read the title correctly! A naturist area at Paris Bois de Vincennes reopens from this Saturday April 14 to October 14, 2018. It is now allowed to walk around naked in Paris… well at the Bois de Vincennes.
Sweet tooth, this is for you! The first pastry show open to all, Sugar Paris, is coming back to Paris Parc Floral on April 20-22, 2018. Pastry amateurs and professionals will discover cooking utensils, attend demonstrations and take part in classes…
Have a nice weekend!
From 20 April 2018 to 22 April 2018