What are you up to this weekend (October 18, 19, and 20, 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:
International Art Fair, FIAC 2019: Contemporary art week in Paris
FIAC is back in Paris from October 17 to 20, 2019! For four days, Paris will live at the time of contemporary art with the 46th edition of the FIAC taking over the Grand Palais, the Tuileries Gardens, the Place Vendôme and the Petit Palais. Here are all the tips!
National Architecture Days 2019
On October 18, 19 and 20, 2019 will take place National Architecture Days 2019. On the occasion, you can take meet architects, visit unique places and participate in workshops and many more entertainments.
Zomb’In The Dark Paris-Ouest 2019: orienteering in an abandoned building
Feel like experiencing a crazy nighttime orienteering competition in an abandoned building? Well then, don’t miss the Zomb’In The Dark Paris-Ouest run coming on Friday October 18 and Saturday 19, 2019 in Reuil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine.
Concerts and shows:
MaMa Festival 2019 in Paris: final lineup
New year, new edition of MaMa Festival that will take over several venues in Paris 18th arrondissement on Wednesday October 16, Thursday October 17 and Friday October 18, 2019. The program? Over 100 concerts as well as conferences with the presence of Lord Esperanza, Pongo, Silly Boy Blue, Elisa Jo and even Calling Marian. Here's the entire lineup!
World Music Festival 2019 in Paris: dates, lineup and tickets
If you want to travel to sunny and festive places don’t miss the new and 22nd edition of the Festival Villes des Musiques du Monde taking over the heart of the French capital and Seine-Saint-Denis from October 11 to November 10, 2019.
Sting live at Paris AccorHotels Arena in October 2019
Sting is touring in France this Fall including one concert at Paris AccorHotels Arena on Friday October 18, 2019.
GOT7 live at Paris AccorHotels Arena in October 2019
After Paris Zenith in June 2018, South-Korean K-Pop boyband GOT7 is coming back to Paris for a unique show planned on Saturday October 19, 2019 at Paris AccorHotels Arena.
Défi, Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione’s latest show
For the season 2019/2020, Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione presents their latest circus creation, “Défi”. On the menu this year, clowns, juggling acts, acrobatic acts, a few animals and a plane.
Eagles of the Remparts 2019 in Provins
The show “Eagles of the Remparts” in Provins is back from March 30 to November 3, 2019 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…
Legend of the Knights: the medieval show in Provins
From March 30 to November 3, 2019 Provins Legend of The Knights where equestrian art mixes with the magic of the historical ramparts. A show to make children and adults dream!
Madama Butterfly at Paris Opéra Bastille
From September 14 to November 13, 2019 Paris Opéra Bastille provides several performances of Giacomo Puccini’s famous opera, Madama Butterfly. A dive into Japan in the early 20th century.
Airbourne live at Paris La Cigale in October 2019
Australian members of Airbourne are back in France with three shows including one concert in Paris scheduled on Sunday October 20, 2019 at La Cigale.
Fills Monkey live at Paris Bataclan in October 2019
Fills Monkey musicians and drummers will perform on October 17 and 18, 2019 at Paris Bataclan with their show “We Will Drum You”.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
FIAC 2019: exhibition in the Jardin des Tuileries and the Place de la Concorde
FIAC – International Art Fair – comes to Paris with many contemporary works to be discovered in the streets. At the Jardin des Tuileries and the Place de la Concorde, 30 works can be seen from October 14 to 30, 2019 so that you can make the best of the gardens while the weather is still fair.
Greco exhibition at the Grand Palais
From October 14, 2019 to February 10, 2020, the Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to Cretan artist Domenico Theotokopoulos aka “El Greco” founder of the Spanish School of the 16th century.
Charlie Chaplin, the one-man band, the exhibition at Paris Philharmonie
Charlie Chaplin is given pride of place at Paris Philharmonie from October 11, 2019 to January 26, 2020 with a superb exhibition. A wonderful occasion to discover a musical portrait of Charlie Chaplin!
Picasso, magical paintings at Paris Musée Picasso
Paris Musée Picasso devotes a very beautiful exhibition to Picasso’s “Tableaux Magiques” [Magical Paintings] from October 1, 2019 to February 23, 2020. These magical paintings have been painted between summer 1926 and spring 1930 and are portraits inspired by extra-occidental art and sign the first lights of cubism! from October 1, 2019 to February 23, 2020. These magical paintings have been painted between summer 1926 and spring 1930 and are portraits inspired by extra-occidental art and sign the first lights of cubism!"|image="gauche"]
Bacon en toute lettre, the exhibition at Paris Centre Pompidou
From September 11, 2019 to January 20, 2020 Paris Centre Pompidou dedicates an exhibition to British artist Francis Bacon. A retrospective focusing mainly on the relationship between his works and his literary interests.
Degas at the Opera, the exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay
Degas at the Opera, the exhibition displayed from September 24, 2019 to January 19, 2020 by the Musée d’Orsay takes us to his “own room” as part of the 350th anniversary of the Paris Opera. We must say that Edgar Degas was fascinated by the Opera and loved painting the life of this universe!
The Figurative Mondrian, the exhibition at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet is on
The Figurative Mondrian is given pride of place from September 12, 2019 to January 26, 2020 at Paris Musée Marmottan Monet. On the occasion, 67 works by Piet Mondrian are brought together including half being displayed for the first time in Paris. You’ll have “Molen Mill: Mill in Sunlight” (1908) leaving the Netherlands for the last time! What an event!
Dans les coulisses de la Paix exhibition at the Musée de la Grande Guerre
From June 8 to December 8, 2019 the Musée de la Grande Guerre takes us behind the scenes of the Peace. After a year commemorating the centenary of the First World War, the museum highlights the Conference of peace gathered in Paris that led to the Treaty of Versailles.
The World of Banksy: immersive Banksy experience at Paris Espace Lafayette-Drouot
The Espace Lafayette-Drouot in Paris is welcoming an unique installation: “The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience”. Extended to December 31, 2019, this exhibition in sut is devoted to the world-famous street artist, and reveals about 100 works on 1200sqm. Keep reading to discover our most beautiful pictures of the exhibition.
Climb up the Tour Saint-Jacques and discover Paris
From May 31 to November 3, 2019, 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.
Océans at Paris Grande Galerie de l'Evolution
Océans,is the beautiful exhibition of the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle [National Museum of National History] running at the Evolution Gallery in Paris from April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition offers a surprising journey to the heart of an uncommon universe and promises to go even further than the only familiar faces of threatened sharks, whales and corals. running at the Evolution Gallery in Paris from April 3, 2019 to January 5, 2020. This exhibition offers a surprising journey to the heart of an uncommon universe and promises to go even further than the only familiar faces of threatened sharks, whales and corals.
Van Gogh, La Nuit Etoilée: the experience at Paris Atelier des Lumières
From February 22 to December 31, 2019 Paris Atelier des Lumières takes us to a new immersive exhibition focusing on Van Gogh’s universe. For 35 minutes, we roam around Van Gogh’s most beautiful paintings, rediscovering this poorly received genius back in the days. His story, his brushstroke and his evolution are unveiled.
Free museums and monuments in Paris and Ile de France
Looking for a free museum in Paris? Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée d’Art Moderne, Musée de l’Aviation, Musée des Arts Asiatiques, over 20 museums are free of charge, all year round, so, discover them!
Castles to visit in Paris and Ile de France
In Ile de France lay countless castles and palaces from all time eras, fortified castles, castles from the Renaissance, most being royal residencies. Between Versailles, Chantilly, Fontainebleau, Saint Germain en Laye, between architectural discoveries and historical walks, castles tell you all about their historic secrets if you take enough time to listen to the stones.
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.
Mondrian dress-paintings and Claude Lalanne jewels, the exhibition at Paris Musée Yves Saint-Laurent
The Musée Yves Saint-Laurent Paris renews its display from February 12, 2019 to December 31, 2019. One discovers a beautiful selection of 50 haute-couture models including the iconic Mondrian dresses and the jewel-sculptures created by Claude Lalanne.
Charlotte Perriand at Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton
From October 2, 2019 to February 24, 2020 Charlotte Perriand is given pride of place at Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton. You can discover the career of a committed woman, forerunning our time.
Paradise Palace, the exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly: our pictures
From June 18 to October 27, 2019 the Musée du Quai Branly displays an exhibition around the paper funeral offerings in Taiwan, Paradise Palace. The occasion to discover a rather unknown funeral art in France and of a rare finesse.
Back Side, Fashion from Behind at Paris Musée Bourdelle
Back Side is the exhibition to see from July 5 to November 17, 2019 at Paris Musée Bourdelle. For this beautiful presentation devoted to backs in fashion the museum unveils over 100 silhouettes and accessories from the 18th century to nowadays for an ode to sensuality!
Italian masterpieces from the Alana Collection at Paris Musée Jacquemart-André - Pictures
From September 13, 2019 to January 20, 2020, the Collection Alana unveils its Italian masterpiece paintings. Fra Angelico, Bellini, Tintoretto, Veronese, this fall 2019, we’re about to walk 5 centuries of painting, from the Italian Renaissance to the paintings of the 17th century thanks to 75 exceptional paintings.
20 years of Collection Enrichment at Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
The Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac invites you to return to 20 years of original, surprising and rare purchases with the “20 years of Collection Enrichment at Musée du Quai Brnaly – Jacques Chirac” exhibition from September 24, 2019 to January 26, 2020.
Moderne Maharajah, un mécène des années 30 at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs
The palace of the Maharajah of Indore is at the heart of an exhibition, L’Inde au défi de la mordernité, from September 26, 2019 to January 12, 2020 at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
Parades for FIAC 2019: free performances in Paris museums
Parades for FIAC is the FIAC performance festival in Paris. From October 16 to 20, 2019, 17 free performances expect us in several museums in Paris to make us live contemporary art in another way. It's beautiful, it's free and it's in Paris, so, go an enjoy it!
GV Monumental: great open-air sculpture exhibition, Avenue George V in Paris
Looking for a free and open-air exhibition? Run and see the GV Monumental exhibit on Avenue George V. 50 gigantic sculptures await on this beautiful Parisian avenue, between hyperrealism and wrapped candies, running from October 15 to November 14, 2019.
Don't hesitate to have a look at the best exhibitions in Paris this October 2019.
Oktoberfest Paris 2019, the German beer festival is coming back to Paris Event Center
From Friday October 11 to Saturday October 19, 2019, Munich famous beer festival, Oktoberfest, is to be held in Paris for the fifth time in a row at the Paris Event Center.
Marché Pop in Paris: new temporary spot devoted to healthy eating and wellbeing
This summer, Paris 12th arrondissement welcomes a new spot, Marché Pop. The huge temporary spot devoted to healthy diet and wellbeing, Marché Pop expects you from June 6 to October 15, 2019 to unveil its incredible 5000sqm area, its 9 counters, 3 bars, its open BBQ and its playful entertainments!
Most Beautiful Terraces in Paris
Sunny days are here again and summer will be here before you know it! So what could be more appropriate than enjoying the city’s terrace spaces? For a little spot surrounded by greenery, an unobstructed view of the Paris rooftops or secret spots, we have it all in this guide to Parisian terraces!
The 10 best pizzas in Paris
As a major popular dish, pizza is in the top 20 most loved food in France and it was all natural to provide you with this top 10 best pizzas in Paris, edition 2018. Once again, we've selected and tried these thoroughly selected pizzerias ourselves to make sure you've got the best of pizzas in Paris.
Best meals under 15 euros in Paris
You’re almost broke but you really want to go out for a restaurant? Discover now the best meals under €15 in Paris.
Quirky restaurants in Paris
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 quirky bars
Going from the ice bar to the one where you can enjoy delicious drinks while petting a cat, without forgetting the bar where you can play board games... Paris is full of bars, all more original than strange and invites you to discover its top of the capital's unusual bars.
The best wine bars in Paris
Wine is unquestionably part of the French heritage. To be enjoyed with tapas, a board of charcuteries and of cheeses or more sophisticated dishes, wine always seduces people, no matter if it’s red, white or rosé. To sort it out and have a good time, we reveal you our favorite wine bars in Paris.
The best cocktail bars in Paris
Feel like making your taste buds tremble with cocktails as surprising as delicious? Feel like knowing the best places to enjoy incredible beverages created and made by genuine bartenders? Let's discover now our best cocktail bars in Paris.
As for the rest...
3615, a temporary and old school bar in Paris
3615 is the name of this temporary bar that makes us relive the 80’s and all the way to the 2000’s. head to Paris 11th arrondissement to enjoy a walk down memory lane in a top atmosphere. Meet from October 5, 2019.
Scilicet: new bar on the Seine in Paris
What do you think about a bar on the Seine river? Meet now in Paris 1st arrondissement to discover Scilicet. This new place that is both festive and friendly is the newest spot on the Seine riverbanks to chill by the water in Paris.
Le Dôme: Le Perchoir’s latest spot in Paris
Le Perchoir di dit again with Le Dôme, the latest spot to discover in the heart of the Marais neighborhood in Paris that provides festive dinners, cocktails without forgetting brunches on Sunday.
La Table du 53, the delicious restaurant in Paris
Proud successor of Passage 53, La Table du 53 offers gourmets a simpler and more affordable food than its predecessor but still as delicious.
Little Bambou, the new take-away in Paris
Little Bambou, this is the name of new generation Thai restaurant Bambou’s new takeaway. In addition to be a top bar, the place has started to provide – in the street – a takeaway counter likely to delight fans of delicious meals to bring home or back to work.
Café Kitsuné Louvre: the first café-bar-restaurant by Maison Kitsuné in Paris
There’s something coming with Maison Kitsuné. Indeed, Café Kitsuné Louvre is the first café-bar-restaurant by Kistuné in Paris. Meet from October 23, 2019 to enjoy some sweet and savory treats as well as cocktails.
Kifuné: genuine Japanese restaurant in Paris
Considered as one of the most ancient Japanese restaurants in town, Kifuné is also one of these unmissable addresses promising a sensational and delicious journey to the Country of the Rising Sun thanks to a rich menu and genuine recipes.
L’Abattoir Végétal opens a new table on Paris left bank
New in September: L’Abbatoir Végétal opens its first table on the left bank. On the menu, green plates to share, vegan cocktails and plant-based drinks as well as vegan pastries to treat yourself all day long.
Oursin by Jacquemus and Caviar Kaspia at Champs-Elysées Galeries Lafayette
After Café Citron, designer Simon Porte Jacquemus and Caviar Kaspia open a restaurant at Champs-Elysées Galeries Lafayette. At Oursin, enjoy seafood and sunny plates created by female chef Erica Archambault.
Polichinelle by Christophe Michalak and Steve Burggraf opens
Christophe Michalak and Steve Burggraf came up with a place where vegetable is king, where cooking follows the seasons, is local and delicious, the whole served on a buffet. It’s called Polichinelle and it opens on September 13, 2019!
Rivié, Hôtel Hoxton restaurant in Paris
In 2017, the very awaited Hôtel Houxton from the British chain arrived in Paris! Today, the boutique-hotel is always crowded and so is its restaurant and charming and trendy neo-brasserie, Rivié!
Shabour by Assaf Granit and Uri Navon: new restaurant in Paris
Shabour: remember this name because it’s the new restaurant in Paris that has already gotten itself talked about in the 2nd arrondissement. Aboard, Assaf Granit, Uri Navon, Dan Yosha and Tomer Lanzmann really hope to make your taste buds happy with incredible flavors.
Breizh Café Montorgueil cider cellar: new cocktails by Robin Le Texier
A cocktail bar underneath a creperie? That’s the good address we highly recommend you discover at Breizh Café Montorgueil in Paris 2nd arrondissement.
Chilam Bastille launches its Mexican brunch
Looking for an original brunch? Discover Chilam’s, a Mexican restaurant set in the Bastille area in Paris. Meet on Saturdays and Sundays to enjoy a tantalizing menu with fresh brioche, burrito, fruit salad, fruit juice and a hot beverage.
Le Quatre Vingt Neuf: new restaurant in the Batignolles area in Paris
Always changing, the Batignolles area in Paris now features a new and exquisite table. Thanks to a simple yet quality cuisine, the Quatre Vingt Neuf restaurant has already seduced many people in Paris 17th arrondissement!
Manhattan Terrazza, the friendly Italian restaurant in Paris 17th arrondissement
Craving an Italian restaurant with a cozy setting and a divine food? Head to Manhattan Terrazza, a restaurant set in Paris 17th arrondissement, a few steps from the Pereire metro station. The occasion to enjoy different Italian specialties and travel a bit for lunch or dinner.
Créatures: new restaurant on Galeries Lafayette rooftop in Paris
Dear vegetarian friends, a new place is opening for you this summer! Créatures, managed by chef Julien Sebbag, opens for four months as tasty as surprising to experience on Galeries Lafayette Paris-Haussmann terrace.
Le Colvert: a Maîtres Restaurateurs table in Paris
And three! After Le Christine, then Les Fous de l’Ile, Maîtres Restaurateurs Emilie and Boris Bazan open Le Colvert in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. This young professional couple met in a famous hotel trade school in Paris, Institut Vatel, pursues a career started in Italy for Boris and London for Emilie.
Instinct, the new bistronomic restaurant in Paris 3rd arrondissement
This past March 12th, Instinct opened just a stone’s throw from the Marché des Enfants Rouges and the Carreau du Temple in Paris 3rd arrondissement. This French bistronomic restaurant has been created by three young entrepreneurs who provide classics of the French cuisine but with a twist, along with very original cocktails.
Mordu, the new table at Marché Saint-Germain
Near Marché Saint-Germain has just opened a brand-new table. Called Mordu, it serves small plates to share, nice meat dishes and creation cocktails to enjoy on the nice and green terrace.
Faham: exotic and gourmet cuisine in Paris
Faham is former Top Chef 2017 candidate Kelly Rangama and her spouse Jérôme Devreese’s restaurant in the heart of Paris 17th restaurant. One enjoys a delicious exotic cuisine ticking all the boxes of the metropolitan gastronomy.
Ida by Denny Imbroisi: modern and original Italian cuisine
Italian and former Top Chef 2012 contestant, Denny Imbroisi opened his first restaurant, IDA, a few years ago. This contemporary bistro serves Italian cuisine twisted with the chef's originality.
Bruce: The most mafia Asian restaurant in Paris
Bruce, that’s the name of the latest Asian restaurant-bar set in Paris 10th arrondissement, rue des Petites Ecuries. A Gucci-like decoration but laid-back, an exotic Asian cuisine and a bar with great cocktails, let’s run and discover this rocking spot.
La Part des Ours: the new bistronomic bar-restaurant in the Upper Marais
Recently open in the Upper Marais, between the Rambuteau and Etienne Marcel neighborhoods, this new bistronomic bar-restaurant is first and foremost a story about friends who decided to write it: Anatole, Yves and Pauline, three hedonists fond of good food and cocktails of all kinds.
CRU, Paris Galeries Lafayette Homme new restaurant for summer 2019
A new address is coming at Galeries Lafayette Homme: temporary CRU restaurant and its tasty dishes with healthy Mediterranean influences are taking over the 3rd floor and the terrace until late November 2019.
La Gare restaurant in Paris: a tasty journey with Gastón Acurio
Good news for foodies based in Paris 16th arrondissement and elsewhere: the La Gare restaurant reopened its doors with a new décor and a new menu providing world’s cuisines, the whole driven by Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio.
Man’ouché, the Lebanese street food restaurant a stone’s throw from Centre Pompidou
Chawarmas, flatbread and other pittas lovers are expected at Man’ouché, a Lebanese restaurant serving street food and set a stone’s throw from Centre Pompidou, rue Rambuteau. The perfect spot to eat on the go while discover Lebanon and its tasty cuisine!
Restaurant INKA, new chef and new decor
Peruvian food lovers, restaurant INKA got a makeover. New design, new menu and new chef with Juan Carlos Récamier who brings the fundamentals of the Peruvian and Nikkei gastronomy up to date.
L’Assaggio, Hotel Castille fantastic Italian restaurant
5-star hotel set in Paris 1st arrondissement Hotel Castille houses L’Assaggio, an Italian gourmet restaurant. A hidden gem to discover as soon as possible.
FIAC 2019: free exhibition at Paris Petit Palais
From October 16 to 20, 2019, don’t hesitate to visit Paris Petit Palais. For the FIAC 2019, about 30 works are installed in Paris fine arts museum facing the Grand Palais and on Avenue Winston Churchill, free of car especially on this day, in order to recreate the original stage of the world’s fair 1990! An exceptional exhibition you don't want to miss!
Sine Qua Non Run, the race fighting against sexual assaults
The fight against violence against women is a cause that affects all of us. Sine Qua Non Run will be held on October 19, 2019 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!
Halloween 2019 at Disneyland Paris
Halloween is back from September 28 to November 3, 2019 at Disneyland Paris. And this year, several surprises are in store... Pumpkins and villains are also in!
Halloween 2019 at Parc Astérix 'Peur sur le Parc' turns 10
Fear is back at Parc Astérix. For Halloween 2019, you’re expected from October 5 to November 3, 2019. 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! Moreover, this year, a fourth haunted house will appear in the park.
Halloween 2019 at Le Manoir de Paris
From Friday October 4 to Sunday November 17, 2019, Le Manoir de Paris invites you to celebrate Halloween as it should be. If the original show already scared you, wait until you see what this new edition of Halloween has in store. This year, a live horror superproduction. Will you make it alive?
Bulky Games 2019: inflatable obstacle run at Cergy Pontoise Île de Loisirs
Do you like completely wild and fun obstacle runs? Well then, you don’t want to miss the Bulky Games. In Île de France, the event is said to take over Cergy Pontoise Île de Loisirs on Sunday October 20, 2019. The challenge? Running a 5k race crossing many giant inflatable structures including some that can be 34-m long, 20-m wide and 13-m high!
Events coming soon you don't want to miss:
Foire d'Automne 2019 in Paris, one ticket bought will give a free one
Foire d'Automne - that got back its name after being called Hors Série Maison by Foire de Paris - returns this year from October 25 to November 3, 2019 for a new edition full of surprises and exclusivities! Homeware, shopping, as well as food, and gift ideas expect you and you may find some gems. From September 25 to 29, enjoy the special offer: one ticket bought will ge a free one.
Paris Salon du Chocolat 2019 turns 25
The delicious Salon du Chocolat is back from October 30 to November 3, 2019. For five days, over 20,000 sqm are dedicated to chocolate. Between workshops, tastings and shows, you’ll find something to do!
Have a nice weekend!
From 18 October 2019 to 20 October 2019