This weekend in Paris, February 16, 17 and 18, 2018

Whether it’s a sunny weekend or not, you’ll find something to do in Paris and in Île de France. The Festivities for the Chinese New Year at Paris, the Art Capital show, Disneyland Paris Leaders Cup LNB, the ice-skating rink at the top of the Montparnasse Tower... In short, there’s something to please everyone and keep you busy this long weekend on February 16, 17 and 18, 2018 in Paris.

What are you up to this weekend (February 16, 17 and 18, 2018in Paris and in Île de France? Without further ado, check the unmissable events happening this new weekend in Paris!

Fairs and Festivals:

Nouvel an vietnamien 2015 au Pavillon Baltard, Têt au villageVietnamese New Year 2018 at Paris Pavillon Baltard
This year again, to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year, celebrating the year of the Earth Dog, head to Pavillon Baltard on Saturday February 17, 2018. This event promises: exhibitions, shows, buffet, games and ball featuring a new kid-area.

la traviataLa Traviata at Paris Opera Bastille
Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” staged by Benoît Jacquot and musically directed by Dan Ettinger is back at Paris Opera Bastille from February 2 to 28, 2018.

Simple Minds en concert à La Salle Pleyel de Paris en février 2018Simple Minds live at Salle Pleyel
Simple Minds is back with a new opus and tour coming to Paris Salle Pleyel on Saturday February 17, 2018. Please note this concert will evolve around three parts with a live performance focused on this new album, an interview on stage and finally Simple Minds set with some of the greatest hits

Art and Cultural Exhibitions:

Nouvel an chinois 2018 au Musée GuimetChinese New Year at Musée Guimet
On Saturday February 17 and Sunday February 18, 2018, come along and celebrate the Chinese New Year 2018 at Musée Guimet in Paris. Throughout the weekend, several animations await you. Plastic artists will take over the place with the complicity of a composer. The Lion Dance expects you too to celebrate the year of the Earth Dog as it should be.

Salon Art Capital 2018 au Grand PalaisArt Capital Show
Art en Capital continues the prestigious tradition of art show and show new tendencies and emerging talents of the twenty-first century. Meet at the Grand Palais from February 14 to 18, 2018 for this twelfth edition.

Van Gogh, Mondrian, Scheffer, Les Holandais à Paris au Petit PalaisVan 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, le peintre et ses modèles au Musée Marmottan MonetCorot, 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.

Le MoMa à la Fondation Louis VuittonThe MoMA comes to Fondation Louis Vuitton
The world-famous Museum of Modern Art comes to Paris from October 11, 2017 to March 5, 2018 for an unparalleled event. For five months, over 200 works of art from the greatest museum of modern art in the world will be exhibited at Fondation Louis Vuitton for the greatest pleasure of art lovers!

Marie Curie, la première femme au Panthéon, l'exposition anniversaireMarie Curie, first woman at the Panthéon
This fall 2017, the Panthéon celebrates Marie Curie’s career, a female scientist buried at the Panthéon, through a temporary exhibition. A few meters from the scientist’s vault, scientific tools, original documents and belongings tell the impressive story of this woman who changed the world. To be visited from November 8, 2017 to March 4, 2018!

Les visiteurs de Versailles 1682-1789, l'exposition du Château de Versaille (les photos)Visitors to Versailles 1682-1789 at the Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles sheds light on the Visitors to Versailles throughout this exhibition in partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a wonderful presentation, discover all the personalities who – since the construction of the palace – came to the palace upon the King’s invitation or for diplomatic business. You too become a Visitor to Versailles from October 24, 2017 to February 25, 2018.

Peintures des Lointains, l'exposition au musée du Quai BranlyPaintings from afar at the Musée du Quai Branly
For the first time since its creation, the Musée du Quai Branly presents its painting collection, 200 unique paintings that shows the look occidental artists had at the societies and peoples from afar. Matisse, Gauguin, Emile Bernard, the exhibition returns to the trips and meetings with European painters from the 18th century to the 20th century. To visit from January 30, 2018 to January 9, 2019.

Daimyo, Seigneurs de la Guerre au Japon, l’exposition au musée GuimetDaimyo, 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.

Discorde, Fille de la Nuit : la nouvelle saison du Palais de TokyoDiscorde, fille de la Nuit at the Palais de Tokyo
The Palais de Tokyo presents its new season for the year to come, called “Discorde, fille de la nuit”. A season full of exhibitions including Neïl Beloufa, George Henry Longly and Marianne Mispelaëre running from February 16 to May 13, 2018.

Sheila Hicks, North-South-East-West au Centre Pompidou : les photos de l'expositionSheila Hicks, lifelines at Centre Pompidou
From February 7 to April 30, 2018, Centre Pompidou promotes textile artist Sheila Hicks through an exhibition. For 50 years of creation, Sheila Hicks shook up the codes of art by using varied fabric, wool, linen, cotton, products often reserved for stylists, to create often monumental and always colorful sculptures.

Jean Fautrier, l'exposition au musée d'Art moderne de la ville de ParisJean Fautrier, the exhibition at the Musée d’art Moderne
From January 26 to May 20, 2018, Paris Musée d’Art Moderne dedicates a great exhibition to the painter Jean Fautrier (1898-1964). Through 160 works, we gladly rediscover this major and singular modern artist. Don’t miss it!

Le Peuple de la vallée, l'exposition au musée de l'HommeThe people of the Valley – Le Peuple de la Vallée
Located in Place du Trocadéro in Paris, the Musée de l’Homme houses, from January 18 to June 30, 2018, an exhibition of Pierre de Vallombreuse photographs. The core of his work: the Palawan ethnic group leaving on a south-western island in the Philippines. 

Imaginaires et représentations de l'Orient, l'exposition au musée DelacroixImagining and representing the Orient, Musée Delacroix
Fondation Lilian Thuram reveals its exhibition “Imaginaires et representations de l’Orient” [Imagining and representing the Orient] at the Musée Delacroix. Running from January 11 to April 2, 2018, this exhibition is an invitation to talk, debate and discover the look that occidental societies still have on oriental societies. Meetings and conferences are also scheduled.

César, les photos de l'expo au Centre PompidouCésar, the retrospective at Paris Centre Pompidou
Major sculptor of the Nouveau Réalisme, César’s work is to be rediscovered from December 13, 2017 to March 23, 2018 at Paris Centre Pompidou. 20 years after his death, the artist from Marseilles is still in the news with its sculptures criticizing the society and our overconsumption. We love it!

Degas Danse Dessin, au Musée d'OrsayDegas, Danse, Dessin, the exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay
From November 28, 2017 to February 25, 2018, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris hosts a great exhibition dedicated to the book “Degas, Danse, Dessin” written by Paul Valéry and published in 1937. This key book in the field of modern art offers the museum to explore the friendship between the artist and the writer, mixing texts and pictures.

Don’t forget to have a look at the best exhibitions in Paris this February 2018.
Click here to know more about the most expected exhibition of 2018 in Paris.


Ground Control ouvre les portes de la Halle Charolais à ParisGround 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!

Le Printemps du GoûtPrintemps 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.

Le Pachamama remplace le Barrio LatinoPachamama
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 des bars et terrasses d'hiver à ParisThe best bars, terraces and restaurants in Paris this winter 2018
This winter, some Parisian establishments and hotels decided to offer temporary bars, terraces and even restaurants with hot cocoa for some, cocktails and mulled wine of others and even typical dishes likely to fulfill your taste buds. Sortiraparis invites you to have a round of these winter bars, terraces and restaurants open for the Holidays.

Le guide des restaurants vegans à ParisVegan 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.

La top des salons de thésThe 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!

Top des Coffee Shop à ParisThe 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.

Le Bar de Biondi : tapas, vins et cocktails ArgentinsBar de Biondi
Amigos unite, we’ve found THE spot to make your taste buds travel to South-America! Nestled in Parsi 11th arrondissement, Bar de Biondi is the perfect place to have your belly full of Argentinian tapas served with delicious cocktails for some and a glass of wine for others.

Le Grand PanLe Grand Pan
After opening Le Petit Pan a few years ago, Le Grand Pan is now inaugurating La Suite, a bookable area for all your needs and where is served a generous cuisine.

Oxte Restaurant ParisOxte
If you are looking for a tantalizing address with Mexican hints, head to Paris 17th arrondissement, a stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe and enter restaurant Oxte.

Les Tantes Jeannes : les photosLes Tantes Jeanne
Located in a small and narrow street further down Abbesses, restaurant Les Tantes Jeanne is a gem we love. For 4 years now, Octave Kasakolu offers the best of his cuisine (that evolves with each passing year) in a delicate setting. We tell you everything!

Roberta Bercy, restaurant italienRoberta
Roberta is coming to Cour Saint-Emilion in Bercy Village! Lovers of genuine Italian cuisine, come along and discover this new and superb terrace. Wide space, wonderful bar with giant and unlimited aperitivo, double terrace and tasty, traditional and creative cuisine, you must go.

Chilam : l’excellent Gastrobar mexicain de la capitaleChilam
What if we treat ourselves with a beautiful immersion in the land of the Mayas? How about living an incredible culinary getaway in Mexico without leaving Paris? If you’re in, head to the Marais neighborhood and push the doors of Chilam Gastrobar to discover its delicious tacos, acclaimed by the well-considered connoisseurs!

Daytime outing:

Nouvel an Chinois 2017 au Shangri-La Hotel ParisChinese New Year
This year, Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese New Year (Têt) - also called Lunar New Year - falls on February 16th, 2018. 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.

La patinoire sur la Tour Montparnasse est ouverteMontparnasse Tower ice skating rink
The Montparnasse tower offers you to live out a very unique experience. From October 20 to November 5, 2017, you can skate on its rooftop, 210-m above the ground!

Disneyland® Paris Leaders Cup LNB 2018 Disneyland Paris Leaders Cup LNB 2018
Once again, this year, Disneyland Paris will host a very important sporting event: the DisneyLand Paris Leaders Cup 2018. 8 meetings with the best Pro A teams as well as a Pro B finale are scheduled on the menu of this prestigious basketball competition that will take place in the Disney® Events Arena from February 16 to 18, 2018.

Anne Hidalgo veut supprimer la Grande Roue de la place de la ConcordeGrande 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.

Star Wars à Disneyland Paris, la Saison de la force revientStar Wars at Disneyland Paris
From January 13 to March 25, 2018, Disneyland Paris invites you to celebrate the return of the Season of the Force in both parks. On the menu: new shows, parades and encounters with the Characters of the Star Wars saga. All in all, not less than 8 intergalactic immersions will make you the heroes of the saga.

Soldes d'hiver 2018 : plein de surprises vous attendent dans les centres commerciauxWinter Sales 2018 in Paris
If you’ve got money for Christmas, get your wallet ready for a shopping session starting from January 10, 2018! Every year, for six weeks, it’s winter sales, a crazy period for stores, shopping malls and designers from Wednesday January 10, 2018 to February 20, 2018. Between tips, exclusivity and good deals, here is how to survive winter sales!

La Tour Eiffel dévoile banquise et bar à chocolat pour les fêtesIce floe and chocolate bar at the Eiffel Tower
For the Holidays, the Eiffel Tower turns into an ice floe with a design and enchanting décor. From December 15, 2017 to February 18, 2018, come and have your eyes sparkled with the mesmerizing terrace on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. An iceberg bar expects you to offer you hot chocolates and sweet treats and, rumor has it that Santa Claus will come…

Have a nice weekend!

© Julien Pepy Photographe

Caroline J.
Last updated on 16 February 2018

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From 16 February 2018 to 18 February 2018


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    Traxx Traxx le 09/12/16 à 18h55 Warn

    Merci pour cette superbe liste de sorties !

    Vous pourriez ajouter le : un excellent festival fantastique qui a lieu en ce moment à Paris ;)

    alixe alixe le 23/06/16 à 10h00 Warn

    Dommage de ne pas avoir précisé que le festival Django Reinhardt a été "délocalisé" pour cause d'inondations de l'ile de Samois où il a lieu d'habitude : cela se passe cette année au Château de Fontainebleau ... Bons concerts !