What are you up to this weekend (November 16, 17 and 18, 2018) 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:
Let's celebrate the pedestrian banks on November 18, 2018
In order to celebrate the definitive pedestrianization of the Seine rive banks, the Parc Rives de Seine expects you on Sunday November 18, 2018 for a bunch of animations including a giant picnic, brass bands, a concert by the Philharmonie de Paris, a ball and even a distribution of flowers and plants!
Espèces en voie d'illumination, Jardin des Plantes first light festival
Espèces en voie d'illumination is the name of Jardin des Plantes very first light festival to discover from November 16, 2018 to January 15, 2019 and admire the giant light animal statues.
Paris Photo 2018 at the Grand Palais
From November 8 to 18, 2018, Paris Photo 2018 is held at the Grand Palais. This year, the Grand Palais will welcome photography professionals and amateurs so that they can meet and talk in this cultural hotspot in Paris!
Harry Potter pop-up store
A Harry Potter pop-up store in Paris? This is what’s being said near Paris Galeries Lafayette. The universe of our favorite wizard can be discovered from November 8, 2018 for the Holidays!
Christmas lights 2018: Bercy Village
Bercy Village, one of Paris most dynamic neighborhoods, does it again this year with a wonderful action of decorating and lights for the Holidays. Festivities kick off on Thursday November 15, 2018.
Paris Galeries Lafayette Christmas tree
It's already Christmas at Galeries Lafayette. This year, a giant Christmas tree is to be discovered under the cupola, window themed on dreams and animations.
Galeries Lafayette Christmas Windows
For this year, Galeries Lafayette switches to Christmas time on Wednesday November 7, 2018. On the menu: giant tree to discover under the cupola, cuddle toys in the windows thought up by kids
Concerts and shows:
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!
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!
Jean-Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show
As a couturier deeply tied up to performing art and burlesque, Jean-Paul Gaultier promises his Fashion Freak Show is one to be remembered. This revue-show is performed at the Folies Bergère starting September 18, 2018.
From October 3, 2018 the MozART Group quartet will come and pour their music and humor at Bobino, in Paris.
Nature, the new equestrian show
From September 16 to November 4, 2018, the Chantilly stables will host a new equestrian show, Nature. Written by Sophie Bienaimé, this show will be full of surprise and poetry, perfect for the family.
Cirque du Soleil
From October 25 to December 2, 2018, Cirque du Soleil is back in Paris for its yearly show and presents Totem at Plaine de Jeux de Bagatelle.
After Jeff Goldblum the actor, be ready to discover Jeff Goldblum the jazz pianist during this unique Parisian evening scheduled on Sunday November 18, 2018 at Paris Trianon. On the occasion, Jeff Goldblum will be accompanied by The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient
From October 2, 2018 to January 21, 2019, the Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient exhibition will bring together 50 haute couture designs inspired by India, China and Japan.
From October 3, 2018 to February 4, 2019, the Grand Palais dedicates a retrospective to the Catalan master, Joan Miró.
From October 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019 if you enjoy Egon Schiele’s paintings, you’ll be happy! An exhibition entirely dedicated to him at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Basquiat, the compelling exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
It’s one of the most awaited exhibitions in 2018: Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most remarkable painters of his generation will be the subject of an exhibition displayed from October 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. After the Fondation’s first exhibitions, we expect a gathering of the master’s most important pieces, including Riding with Death!
Dazzling Venice, the exhibition at the Grand Palais
From September 26, 2018 to January 21, 2019, the Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to the Serene and Dazzling Venice. The occasion to discover the history and the daily life of a dynamic and colorful city where arts spread before Napoleon arrived and the Republic of Venice fall in 1797.
Caravage à Rome, the exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André
The Musée Jacquemart-André dedicates an exhibition to Caravaggio (1571-1610) ’s friends and enemies, this painter from the 17th century and father of the chiaroscuro. For this event held from September 21, 2018 to January 28, 2019, 10 masterpieces of the artist will be exceptionally exhibited including 7 never displayed in France before.
Madagascar, arts de la Grande Ile, the exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly
From September 18, 2018 to January 1, 2019, the Musée du Quai Branly dedicates a compelling exhibition to Madagascar, the first exhibition in France to question the history of Art of the Big island. For this major exhibition, over 360 works will be brought together in the museum’s areas especially chosen for their historic and ethnologic interest.
Picasso. Blue and Rose. The exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay
From September 18, 2018 to January 6, 2019, the Musée d’Orsay will dedicate an exhibition to Pablo Picasso. Picasso. Blue and Rose, will return on 6 crucial years in the art of Pablo Picasso, these years of blues followed by joy known as the periods of blue and rose, as a nod to the main colors of his works!
Alphonse Mucha, the exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg
For its September 2018 exhibition, the Musée du Luxembourg pays tribute to Alphone Mucha the representative of Art Nouveau which is forgotten too often. From September 12, 2018 to January 27, 2019, the museum will bring together the major pieces that made his work, from his posters to illustrations, as well as his photographs, his sculptures and his preparatory studies for a compelling rediscovery!
Giacometti, the compelling exhibition at the Musée Maillol
Set in Paris 7th arrondissement, the Musée Maillol welcomes a great exhibition devoted to artist Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). To be discovered from September 14, 2018 to January 20, 2019.
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.
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.
Stephanie Pfriender Stylander: The Untamed Eye at the Galerie de l’Instant
American photographer Stephanie Pfriender Stylander exhibits her work in Paris she created between 1990 and 2006. It’s at the Galerie de l’Instant, from September 10 to November 28, 2018! You’ll discover legendary portraits of Kate Moss as well as of Nicole Kidman and Björk.
Cités Millénaires, voyage virtuel de Palmyre à Mossoul at the Arab World Institute
From October 10, 2018 to February 10, 2019, Cités millénaires, voyage virtuel de Palmyre à Mossoul is the beautiful digital experience offered by the Arab World Institute.
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.
Picasso. Masterpieces exhibited at Paris Musée Picasso
Picasso’s masterpieces gathered in Paris, here’s Musée Picasso-Paris exploit. The Ladies of Avignon, Les Baigneuses, Arlequin, Three Dancers, The Reaper without forgetting The She Goat, over 20 works of art by Picasso are brought together from September 4, 2018 to January 13, 2019 for our greatest happiness!
Collections Privées, the exhibition at the Musée Marmottan-Monet
This September, the Musée Marmottan-Monet will promote Collections Privées [Private Collections] for a beautiful journey from the Impressionists to the fauve artists. From September 13, 2018 to February 10, 2019, over 60 works belonging to private collectors will be displayed in a very beautiful exhibition.
Caricatures, Hugo à la une at the Maison Victor Hugo
From September 13, 2018 to January 6, 2019, the Maison Victor Hugo dedicates an exhibition to Caricatures of Victor Hugo. Back in the days, the press caricatures Victor Hugo according to his stances and current affairs in 1848. More than an exhibition dedicated to Victor Hugo, the Maison Victor Hugo gives us here an historical analysis of the caricature in the 19th century.
Ron Amir, the exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne
Paris Museum of Modern Art (aka MAMVP) set in Paris 16th arrondissement, houses a compelling retrospective of Israeli artist Ron Amir, entitled “Quelque part dans le désert” [Somewhere in the desert]. Meet from September 14 to December 2, 2018.
COLOURS X COLOURS, the experience at the Atelier des Lumières
From September 7, 2018 to January 6, 2019, the Atelier des Lumières welcomes the experience "Colours X Colours", a 25-minute creation by artists Thomas Blanchard and Oilhack to be enjoyed at the same time as the Klimt exhibition.
A l’Est, la guerre sans fin, the exhibition at the Musée de l’Armée
Running from October 5, 2018 to January 20, 2019, the Musée de l’Armée, Paris, will dedicate an exhibition to the period 1918-1923, an endless war in the east. While conflicts come to an end in Western Europe starting November 11, 1918, conflicts keep on in the East and the Middle-East until 1923, a part of History unknown in France!
Louis-Philippe and Versailles, the exhibition at the Palace of Versailles
The Palace of Versailles dedicates an exhibition to Louis-Phillipe a lost king of France who yet has been determinant in the history of Versailles by turning the palace into a museum focusing on “all the glories of France”. To be discovered from October 6, 2018 to February 3, 2019.
Mr. Men at the Museum, here’s the brand-new exhibition of the Musée en Herbe, the only Parisian museum really dedicated to children starting from 3 years old! From October 4, 2018 to January 20, 2019, discover this playful exhibit suited to little ones.
Don't hesitate to have a look at the best exhibitions in Paris this November 2018.
Beaupassage, the new spot devoted to gastronomy and wellness
From August 25, 2018, Beaupassage, an exceptional place combining gastronomy, vegetal art and wellness, opens in the heart of Paris 7th arrondissement. Restaurant and wine cellar by Yannick Alleno, Daily Pic by Anne-Sophie Pic, gourmet lounge by Pierre Hermé, bakery by Thierry Marx and even street seafood by Olivier Bellin and Fromagerie Barthélémy, we’ll love to wander around and spend time there!
ABQ, the pop-up bar inspired by Breaking Bad
If you’re part of the many fans of Breaking Bad, don’t miss the return of the pop-up bar inspired by the famous American series. After London, Manchester and New-York, the Breaking Bad cocktail lab is back in Paris for a new unique experience to live until December 2018.
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!
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.
Sharing, friendliness and quality cuisine are the watchwords of Yansai: this new canteen promoting Asian street food and nestled in Les Batignolles, Paris.
Big Mamma keeps on increasing with a new address that is even bigger, more beautiful and impressive than the previous ones! Entitled La Felicità, this huge Italian restaurant x food-market has opened on May 25, 2018 within Station F in Paris 13th arrondissement. 4,5000-sqm including 1000s-qm of sunny terrace, 3 bars, 5 kitchens, a cafeteria open 24h a day… talk about crazy!
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.
Meet on Tuesday September 4, 2018 in Paris 2nd arrondissement to discover Jòia: famous Michelin star chef Hélène Darroze’s new Parisian restaurant.
Père & Fish
Fish enthusiasts and pescatarian friends, here’s a good Parisian address likely to delight you! Père & Fish opened on September 3, 2018 in Paris 9th arrondissement giving pride of place to fish burgers but a gourmet version.
Paris Jardin d'Acclimatation new theme park
Paris Jardin d’Acclimatation is getting a makeover and opens from June 1, 2018, a new park featuring 40 attractions including 17 unique rides. The whole in a SteamPunk atmosphere like old-fashioned Paris. Rides for teens too, a park with preserved nature with animals and a sporting tour, as many arguments to renew this theme park, the leisure spot you can’t miss in Paris.
AccroCamp opens a new tree-climbing site within the outdoor activities center of the Boucles de Seine. Right in the forest, come and trudge and safely fly in the air and in a preserved natural area with a breathtaking view.
Ghibli pop-up store is back in Paris from October 20 to December 2, 2018 to take you to Miyazaki movies universe. And this year, Totoro is given pride of place!
Christmas at Disneyland Paris
Little by little, Christmas is settling in at Disneyland Paris… For the winter season and the Holidays – from November 10, 2018 to January 6, 2019 – the theme park offers several events and festive moments.
Have a nice weekend!
From 16 November 2018 to 18 November 2018