What are you up to this weekend (September 21, 22, 23, 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:
Save the date! Techno Parade will be back in Paris on Saturday September 22, 2018 promoting electro culture and music. For the 19th year in a row, about fifteen floats await you for a very festive parade.
Underground Effect, live street Art at La Défense
From September 18 to 23, 2018, 15 street artists will take over La Défense square as part of the Urban Week Paris La Défense. This project, UNDERGROUND EFFECT, is a beautiful opportunity to meet graffiti artists, talk with them and buy their works: and this year, all artists are women!
The Fête de la Gastronomie
The Fête de la Gastronomie is back in Paris on September 21-23, 2018. This national event highlight French gourmet meal that is part of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Everywhere in France, workshops, dinners, markets and meetings with producers await children and adults for a gourmet weekend full of flavors!
Fairs and Festivals:
Le Sacre de Stravinksy by Bartabas
Set in Boulogne-Billancourt, La Seine Musicale welcomes a very exceptional show: “Le Sacre de Stravinsky” a revisit of “The Rite of Spring” and the “Symphony of Psalms by the famous Bartabas equerry. Don’t miss it from September 21 to 26, 2018.
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.
Festival America 2018 comes to Vincennes from September 20 to 23, 2018 with a program giving pride of place to Canadian literatures with about thirty English-speaking and French-speaking writers.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
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.
N O N O T A K – S T U D I O, the exhibition at the Galerie Planète Rouge
From September 8 to 26, 2018 the Galerie Planète Rouge dedicates an exhibition to group N O N O T A K – S T U D I O. A group inviting here to dive into digital art.
Sanctuary of Stillness: Stella McCartney at La Galerie des Galeries
This September 2018 discover Sanctuary of Stillness at La Galerie des Galeries: a space around meditation created by fashion designer Stella McCartney.
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.
Rois du Monde, art et pouvoir royal at the Château de Fontainebleau
For a month, the Château de Fontainebleau will dedicate an exhibition to the kings of the world. From September 8 to October 8, 2018, the chateau will display 60 pieces from the Al Thani collection to illustrate the representation of the royal power in time, from the Sumerian royalty (towards 2000 B.C.) to the European monarchies in the 19th century.
Terres de riz
The National museum of Asian arts – or Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guime – dedicates an exhibition to rice cultivation, called “Terres de Riz”, displayed from June 6 to October 8, 2018. The opportunity to know more, through photography, about a produce “at the heart of a multitude of human activities”, from its cultivation to consumption.
Don't hesitate to have a look at the best exhibitions in Paris this September 2018.
International Gastronomy Village
The Fête de la Gastronomie does not only celebrate French cuisine. On the contrary, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower,from Friday September 21, to Sunday September 23, 2018, the International Gastronomy Village will welcome over 60 countries and their gastronomy including Finland, special guest of this new and third edition.
Whisky Live Paris
Whisky and other spirits amateurs, professionals and enthusiasts, are expected in September from Saturday 22 to Monday 24 at the Docks – Cité de La Mode et du Design, for the latest edition of the Whisky Live Paris. On the menu? Tasting sessions, cocktail street, masterclasses and novelties discovery…
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!
Opening of Philippe Conticini's new pastry store
On September 4, 2018, Philippe Conticini will open his pastry store in rue de Varenne, Paris 7th arrondissement. Named “Philippe Conticini – Gâteaux d’émotions”, this patisserie-tea lounge expects to delight your heart and your taste buds. Don't think twice or you'll miss some delicious treats.
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.
Ground 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!
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.
The best ice creams in Paris
Summer is here and so is the heat the ice cream craving. In Paris, several ice cream makers offer uncommon and surprising ice creams: magnum, frozen desserts, ice creams on order, milkshakes, summer has never felt so cool.
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.
On September 1, 2018, Fauchon has opened its first hotel set in Place de la Madeleine, a stone’s throw from the beautiful Parisian store, this 5-star hotel will seduce gourmets from all over the world.
European Food festival at Disneyland Paris
Regional foods are highlighted at Disneyland Paris! From July 27 to September 30, 2018, the famous theme park organizes the first edition of Le Rendez-Vous Gourmand, a gastronomical event during which visitors can discover products and specialties from all around Europe.
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-Versailles, one of the most famous races is back on Sunday September 30, 2018. About 25,000 runners are expected on the starting-blocks to run, as usual, the 16-km between the Eiffel Tower and Versailles.
Disneyland Paris half-marathon
Calling all runners and Disney fans! Don’t miss out on the new edition of the Half-Marathon weekend at Disneyland Paris Friday-Sunday September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2018!
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.
Fête à Neuneu
From August 31 to October 7, 2018, the Fête à Neuneu in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris will once again bring together crazy rides, merry-go-rounds, shows, concerts and fireworks.
On Sunday September 23, 2018, the Famillathlon is back at Paris Champs de Mars and other cities throughout France to initiate the youngest ones to sport while gathering families around playful activities! Don’t miss this yearly event offering a whole range of free sporting activities for all ages at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
Spartan Race in Jablines
Challenges and thrills enthusiasts, this is for you! The Spartan Race is back in Jablines (Seine et Marne) on September 22, 2018. A Must-see event for sporting people who are not afraid to get their hands dirty.
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.
Have a nice weekend!
From 28 September 2018 to 30 September 2018