What are you up to this weekend (February 15, 16 and 17, 2019) in Paris and in Île de France? Without further ado, check the unmissable events happening this new weekend in Paris!
This weekend's unmissable events:
Chinese New Year in Paris
This year, Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese New Year (Têt) - also called Lunar New Year - falls on February 5th, 2019. You want to know everything about the parades that will be held all over Paris and its surroundings ? Check out this program and discover what the French capital has in store for you. Exoticism guaranteed with parades, concerts, exhibitions, conferences, markets, dances, restaurant menus. A festive event to share with your family. Don't miss Chinese New Year 2019 in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.
“Arena on Ice”: Temporary 1800-sqm ice-skating rink at Paris AccorHotels Arena
Save the date! On Saturday February 16, 2019, the large AccorHotels Arena Paris venue will turn into an 1800-sqm ice-skating rink for a night to experience exclusively from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Paris Manga and Sci-Fi Show 2019, the show for Japanimation fans
Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show is back for the 27th edition running on February 16 and 17, 2019 at Paris Parc des expos Porte de Versailles. For a weekend, pop culture fans will meet to enjoy with their families or friends, new manga, series and cosplays!
Le Mondial du Tatouage 2019 in Paris Grande Halle de la Villette
Facing the success of these past few years, Le Mondial Du Tatouage is back in Paris in 2019 for three exceptional days scheduled on Friday February 15, Saturday February 16 and Sunday February 17 at the Grande Halle de La Villette. This is good news for all tattoo lovers and passionate who won’t miss it for anything in the world!
Concerts and shows:
Chinese New Year 2019 in the 13th arrondissement of Paris
The famous Chinese New Year's Parade is back in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, the Chinatown of the capital, enchanted the streets on Sunday, February 17, 2019. This festive event will be a good way to celebrate the Year of the Pig.
Iris Mittenaere guest star at the Fashion Freak Show in February 2019
After Dita Von Teese it’s Iris Mittenaere’s turn to be the guest star of Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show at Paris Folies Bergère. Miss Universe 2016 will perform with the company from February 12 to 17, 2019, for just 7 shows.
Lido de Paris Spectacular Days
In 2019 Lido de Paris Bluebell Girls celebrate their 70th anniversary. On the occasion, the famous Parisian cabaret launched its “Spectacular Days” until February 20, 2019, days during which Lido de Paris offers are discounted up to 30% off.
Thoiry Lumières Sauvages
Zoo de Thoiry creates the event by inviting you – from October 28, 2018 to March 10, 2019 – to its magical universe. Over 600 giant light sculptures take us to a journey through China and its tradition. A trip to be blown-away!
Origines at Cirque Alexis Gruss
Company Alexis Gruss will present “Origines” its 44th creation in Paris at the Chapiteau Alexis Gruss from October 20, 2018 to March 10, 2019. A show in tribute to the equestrian tradition in circuses.
Extra, Bouglione circus new show
From October 6, 2018 to March 17, 2019, within the beautiful setting of Cirque d’Hiver and a stone’s throw from the Place de la République, the Bouglione family displays its talent in a new show called “Extra”. If you love extraordinary shows, don’t miss this one!
From January 30 to April 21, 2019, Argentinean dance show “Che Malambo” will be performed in France for the first time at Bobino, Paris.
How Long is Now? Taiwanese circus of objects show at Paris Musée du Quai Branly
Always having a bold program, the Musée du Quai Branly welcomes from February 14 to 17, 2019, “How Long is Now” a show of circus of objects by Taiwanese company Formosa Circus Art.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
Art Capital show 2019 at Paris Grand Palais
Art en Capital is back or a new edition from February 13 to 17, 2019 in the Grand Palais nave. An event you don't want to miss especially if yoy love contemporary art.
The new Grévin Paris finally reopens
Grévin Paris underwent a makeover and expects us from February 9, 2019 with a brand-new experience, after a month of embellishment work. The famous museum set on Boulevard Montartre is finally ready to welcome visitors again so that they can find an always increasing collection of celebrities. The Parisian museum production has been redesigned and the decors entirely remade to offer a more modern tour.
DAU Paris 2019: unique and immersive project by Ilya Khrzhanovsky
DAU, the art and cultural event you don’t want to miss this early 2019 comes to Paris Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre de la Ville and Centre Pompidou from Thursday January 24 to Sunday February 17, 2019 and promises us to make people live a very ambitious and totally unique experience in the heart of the French capital…
Vasarely, le partage des formes at Paris Centre Pompidou: our pictures
From February 6 to May 6, 2018, Paris Centre Pompidou will dedicate an exhibition to Vasarely. This exhibit is the first French retrospective dedicated to the father of optical art for over 50 years!
The fans strike back: the biggest private Star Wars exhibition in Europe
Star Wars saga fans? Head to the Centre Expo Lafayette Drouot in Paris from December 14, 2018 to March 10, 2019 for the exhibition set up by fan Daniel Prada and for fans called “Les fans contre-attaquent” [The fans strike back]. Described as Europe’s biggest private Star Wars universe exhibition, this exhibit displays totally unique pieces that have been made by fans from all over the world!
Art Brut Japonais II, the exhibition at the Halle Saint-Pierre
From September 8, 2018 to March 10, 2019, the Halle Saint-Pierre dedicates an exhibition to raw contemporary art from the country of the Rising Sun, called Art Brut Japonais II [Japanese Raw Art II]. A retrospective as part of the PARIS-TOKYO tandem following a first edition displayed eight years earlier.
Géométrie Sud, the beautiful exhibition of the Fondation Cartier
Géométries Sud, du Mexique à la Terre de Feu is the beautiful exhibition to be discovered from October 14, 2018 to February 24, 2019 at the Fondation Cartier. In the rooms of the foundation, 250 works from all times offer a real immersion in the geometric abstraction in Latin America.
Paris Maison de la Culture du Japon, set a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower dedicates an exhibition to painter Foujita from January 16 to March 16, 2019. Don’t miss it, especially as the admission is free of charge!
Fendre l'air, l'art du bambou
Fendre l’air, l’art du bambou at Paris Musée du Quai Branly is displayed from November 27, 2018 to April 7, 2019. Over 160 bamboo items will be showcased, works of generations of Japanese craftsmen.
Nara’s Buddhas displayed at Paris Musée Guimet
The Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet [National Asian Arts Museum], set in Paris 16th arrondissement, welcomes the last big step of the Japonismes cultural season: the exceptional display of Nara’s Buddhas from January 23 to March 18, 2019.
Déclaration, the photo exhibition by Sebastião Salgado
The Musée de l’Homme, Paris, presents Déclaration a photo exhibit by Sebastião Salgado running from December 8, 2018 to June 30, 2019. 30 big formats to celebrate Human Rights.
Doisneau and Music
Paris Musée de la Musique at the Philharmonie dedicates an exhibition to Doisneau and music from December 4, 2018 to April 28, 2019.
The Pushkin Museum: 500 Hundred Years of Master Drawings, the exhibition at the Fondation Custodia
After enchanting Paris with the wonderful exhibition of Japanese etchings, Fondation Custodia set in Paris 7th arrondissement welcomes “The Pushkin Museum, Five Hundred Years of Master Drawings” from February 2 to May 12, 2019.
Sérusier’s ‘The Talisman’ A prophecy of color at the Musée d’Orsay
Paris Musée d’Orsay dedicates an exhibition to Sérusier’s ‘Talisman’ a painting that became an icon of Les Nabis. This landscape with simplified shapes is a “prophecy of color” and you can rediscover it from January 29 to April 28, 2019 at the Musée d’Orsay.
Illusions, the exhibition at Paris Palais de la Découverte: our pictures
From November 6, 2018 to August 25, 2019, Paris Palais de la Découverte dedicates an exhibition to illusions. A tour including 40 surprising experiences that will drive you crazy, you’d think your brain couldn’t be tricked this easily!
Don't hesitate to have a look at the best exhibitions in Paris this February 2019.
Winter Chalet at Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
From November 24, 2018 to March 15, 2019, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme chalet is back on its winter terrace. For this new edition, the winter chalet has been created from a former sheep pen to give you a cozy and comfortable chalet for a sweet break.
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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.
Caterina at the Grande Epicerie Rive Droite: The new trattoria by Nicola Iovine in Paris
Since January 10, 2019 the Grande Epicerie Rive Droite displays a new face with the opening of Caterina. Designed by the famous Italian chef Nicola Iovine, already running 4 tables in Ile de France, this new restaurant has everything to become the irresistible Neapolitan trattoria in Paris 16th arrondissement.
Café Lai’Tcha in Paris: tasty travel to south-eastern Asia
Some culinary experiments are not about to be forgotten so much the flavors are enchanting. It’s the case of Café Lai’Tcha. Both a high-range Asian tea shop-restaurant and caterer, this place has opened in March 2018 under the leadership of the famous female chef Adeline Grattard and her husband Chi Wah Chan.
Ensemble: the gourmet tapas restaurant in Western Paris
A quality cuisine of sharing with gourmet and hearty tapas cooked with fresh and seasonal ingredients: here’s what Mathieu Darmont and Aude Bourguignon offer with their second Parisian address, simply called Ensemble.
Raw Saint-Germain restaurant by Marie and William Pradeleix
Three years after opening their first baby in the Marais neighborhood in Paris, Marie et William Pradeleix give birth to a new baby: Raw Saint-Germain, not far from the Montparnasse Tower. Like its big brother, this new gourmet address gives raw food and food to share pride of place.
NOUS Jeûneurs, the new table in Paris 2nd arrondissement
And 4! NOUS opens a new address in Paris 2nd arrondissement. You can enjoy Mediterranean specialties in a Greek or Moroccan atmosphere, to your liking!
Chiquette, Hotel Le Cinq Codet new restaurant
Chef David Maroleau reveals a cosmopolite menu at Chiquette, the new restaurant set in 5-star Hôtel Le Cinq Codet.
Can Alegria: Mediterranean cuisine comes to Pigalle
If you like Mediterranean and exotic dishes, then discover Can Alegria. This new restaurant set in the heart of the Pigalle neighborhood, this new place has been designed by Marc-Antoine Colonna and Matthieu Lecomte.
Grand Café Fauchon, Place de la Madeleine chic bistro
Within its new Parisian hotel set on the Place de la Madeleine, Maison Fauchon has opened its Grand Café Fauchon. Are you looking for a chic and sophisticated bistro where you can enjoy tasty dishes, nice cocktails and the famous pastries of the house? Go discover the place.
Opening of the Roxie restaurant in Paris 8th arrondissement
Roxie restaurant has recently opened in Paris chic eighth arrondissement. A French cuisine restaurant in tribute to between wars musical.
Brasserie Brach: the new restaurant in Paris 16th arrondissement
Brach, the new hotel designed by Starck is the new den in Paris 16th arrondissement. Remember this name: with its gym, its restaurant, its take-away Yann Brys patisserie, Brach is about to become the star of the neighborhood.
Boca: new gourmet address by Olivier Krot in Paris
A friendly atmosphere in a private setting with small and delicious plates based on seasonal produces: here’s what to expect when coming in Boca, the new tantalizing address in Paris 9th arrondissement by Olivier Krot.
Quedubon, Paris 19th arrondissement gourmet bistro
Quedubon is a Parisian bistro like we love them. Tasty French, fresh and seasonal dishes, only natural wines, let’s enjoy a meal without fuss.
Itacoa, chef Rafael Gomes phenomenal restaurant
Chef Rafael Gomes opened in Paris 2nd arrondissement his first restaurant: Itacoa. On the menu, delicious dishes twisted with Brazilian influences from the chef and cooked with fresh, healthy and local ingredients. Your future favorite restaurant.
Yaya, the Greek food restaurant by Juan Arbelaez and Kalios
Open for a year in Saint-Ouen, Yaya, the Greek and Mediterranean food restaurant by Juan Arbelaez and Kalios is an authentic invitation to travel for your taste buds. Follow us, we are leaving for Greece.
Leaders Cup 2019 in February at Disneyland Paris
On the occasion of Disneyland Paris Leaders Cup 2019 happening from February 15 to 17, the French National Basketball League announces the opening of the ticketing service.
Legends of the Force: A Celebration of Star Wars comes to Disneyland Paris in 2019
Disneyland Paris invites you to celebrate the return of the Legends of the Force from January 12 to March 17, 2019. On the menu: new shows, parades and meetings with the Star Wars saga characters… As many reasons to discover this now legendary franchise.
Super Sunday at Vincennes - Hippodrome de Paris
Are you looking for a super great outing deal and for free on Sunday with children? In Vincennes, Paris racetrack offers you to visit the hippodrome with your family and live out unique and free experiences on the Superdimanches, from November 18, 2018 to February 24, 2019. First time on a pony, merry-go-round, playground area, races and crêpes
The Valentine’s Day Race 2019 at Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in Paris
The Course de la Saint Valentin is back at Parc des Buttes-Chaumont for its 20th edition on Saturday February 16, 2019. This is the occasion to come and run as a couple in harmony and good mood or to find your soul mate.
Have a nice weekend!
Picture: view from Printemps Haussmann
From 15 February 2019 to 17 February 2019