What are you up to this weekend (October 12, 13, 14, 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:
The Montmartre grape harvest festival
From October 10 to 14, 2018, the famous Montmartre Grape Harvest Festival is back. With colorful shows, walks and exhibitions open to all, festivities are always happier and richer in many discoveries and beautiful surprises. This year, Portugal, its gastronomy and unique wines are given pride of place.
Paris Motor Show
Mondial de l’Auto Paris will be back for the edition 2018 at the Parc des Expos de Versailles from Thursday October 4 to Sunday October 14, 2018. Don’t miss this chance to discover the future of the Automobile with concept cars, world premieres and many animations. Several novelties this year: a shorter show, a new visual identity and a new name: the Paris Motor Show!
20km de Paris 2018 race
Here’s for runners, 20 km de Paris race is held on October 14, 2018. Over 30,000 runners will start from the Pont d’Iena for 20-km in the heart of Paris. Don’t forget to register.
Fairs and Festivals:
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.
Halloween at Le Manoir de Paris
From Saturday October 5 to Sunday November 18, 2018, Le Manoir de Paris invites you to celebrate Halloween as it should be. If the original concept already scared you, wait until you see what this new edition of Halloween has in store. This year, a devastating pandemia invades the planet. A virus called Toxic reaps thousands of victims. Will you make it alive?
One Thousand and One Nights by the Caracalla Dance Theater
On October 13 and 14, 2018, the magic of the “One Thousand and One Nights” tale will take over Paris Palais des Congrès, performed by the Lebanese company of the Caracalla Dance Theater.
Urban Films Festival 2018
On October 9 to 14, 2018 Urban Films Festival is coming to Paris Forum des Halles. This 13th edition will provide short-movies screenings, animations and conferences with a common denominator: the street.
After their super sold-out concert at Paris Trianon, Ultra Vomit members will once again rock Paris with this new concert planned this time on Saturday October 13, 2018 in the legendary Olympia venue!
After his concert at Paris Zénith in 2016, Jason Derulo comes back to La Villette for a date scheduled this time on Sunday October 14, 2018 (instead of Thursday March 1, 2018).
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
Journées Particulières LVMH 2018
Do you know the Journées Particulières LVMH? For a weekend, on October 12, 13 and 14, 2018, the major LVMH venues will open their door a bit everywhere in the world for exclusive workshops and entertainments. With over 20 exceptional places open in Paris including Louis Vuitton studios, Echos-Le Paris headquarters and Christian Dior creation studio, the Journées Particulières are an irresistible event for the fans of French know-how and luxury.
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.
This summer 2018, the Museum’s Mineralogy gallery welcomes Trix’s incredible skeleton, a 67-million-year old female Tyrannosaurus Rex. Around the skeleton, complete at 70%, we’ll learn more about Trix’s way of life, her diet, her anatomy and her moves. An incredible encounter!
Climb up the Tour Saint-Jacques
From June 1 to November 4, 2018, the mystic Tour Saint-Jacques, set within walking distance from Paris Hôtel de Ville, opens its doors to unveil its secrets. Last year guided tours welcomed over 5,000 visitors to discover this 54-m high tower of a medieval church featuring 300 steps.
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!
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.
Experiencing the ordinary with Benjamin Loyauté at the Palais de la Porte Dorée
This Saturday October 6, 2018 on the occasion of the White Night, the Palais de la Porte Dorée offers us to experience the ordinary thanks to Benjamin Loyauté. All night long, we can question our current life and our society through installations and through a candy, the Candy-graphie, a symbol of the intangible heritage in our societies!
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.
The Colorful Realm of Living Beings by Jakuchu at the Petit Palais
From September 15 to October 14, 2018, lovers of Japanese painting from the Edo era head to Paris Petit Palais. For a month, the Petit Palais welcomes the masterwork of Itō Jakuchū: Dōshokusai-e [the colorful realm of living beings], a collection of 30 suspended scrolls known for the finesse of the drawings and the brightness of the colors, remained bright 250 years after they have been created.
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.
L’Envol, the last exhibition at the Maison Rouge
The Maison Rouge is shutting down. And for its last exhibition, the Maison Rouge will be about flying, this human dream, an exhibition running from June 16 to October 28, 2018. Every angle of flying will be shown: fantastic, imaginary, extraordinary, fictional, mystical and the exhibition is wonderfully displayed, as usual.
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 October 2018.
From Thursday October 4 to Saturday October 14, 2018, Munich famous beer festival, Oktoberfest, is to be held in Paris for the fourth time in a row at the Paris Event Center.
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.
Sine Qua Non Run
The fight against violence against women is a cause that affects all of us. Sine Qua Non Run will be held on October 13, 2018 at Paris Parc de la Villette and is here to recall us the importance of speaking and supporting victims. This explains why Sine Qua Non Run will donate 100% of the profits to charities fighting violence against women. We love this kind of good deed!
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.
Halloween 2018 at Parc Astérix
Fear is back at Parc Astérix. For Halloween 2018, you’re expected from October 6 to November 4, 2018. This year, 4 exciting late-night openings and 4 extended days are planned to experience a moment full of emotions. It's time to look terrific!
Disney's Halloween Party 2018
From October 1 to November 4, 2018, Halloween is back at Disneyland Paris! And this year, Mickey Mouse is given pride of place with the beginning of the celebrations of his 90th birthday. Pumpkins and villains will be there too!
Have a nice weekend!
From 26 October 2018 to 28 October 2018