Tell me, what have you planned for this week (December 10 to 16, 2018) in Paris and Ile de France? At Sortiraparis we’ve got lots of outing ideas, so don’t waste time and discover now the major events for this new week in Paris!
This week's unmissable events:
Jardin des Tuileries Christmas market: program
For the very first time, this year, Christmas Magic comes to Paris Jardin des Tuileries and offers a whole bunch of free entertainments and activities to children from November 24, 2018 to January 6, 2019.
La Défense Christmas Market
True Christmas village, La Défense Christmas Market is back from Wednesday November 21 to Sunday December 29, 2018. For this 24th edition, dozens of Christmas cabins will be set up in La Défense square to one and a thousand Christmas presents ideas. In a festive and magic atmosphere, we stroll with our families, we enjoy some Christmas treats and we make the best of the animations!
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.
Ice skating rinks in Paris and Ile de France
Since Christmas is just around the corner, going ice skating with children or your friends is a true delight! Everyone likes it, falls and laughs. But where can we go ice skating this year? Places are less common, so let’s explore the possibilities.
Christmas 2018 at the Montparnasse Tower
The Montparnasse Tower celebrates Christmas from December 15, 2018 to January 1, 2019. On the menu: photocall with Santa Claus, waffles and even hot chocolates, the whole including an unobstructed view over Paris.
Christmas 2018 at L'Aquarium de Paris
L’Aquarium de Paris is getting ready to celebrate Christmas and plans many activities (shows, workshops and diving Santa Claus) to make us experience an ungrogettable moment with the family or friends!
Noël en Seine, Christmas cruises
Paris emblematic Seine river is lit to take tourists and locals into the magical and wonderful universe of Christmas. From November 28, 2018 to January 2, 2019, come along and enjoy a magical journey along the Seine in boats dressed to the nines.
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!
Christmas 2018 at Le Manoir de Paris: Santa Claus is a zombie
From November 23 to December 23, 2018, at Le Manoir de Paris, your deepest fears come to live. This winter, Le Manoir de Paris reveals Christmas tales where Santa Claus is a zombie. Go and experience real terrifying moments for a scarry Christmas.
Markets and fairs:
Paris Christmas Market at Les Halles
This year, the Canopée des Halles hosts its very first Christmas market! Meet from Saturday December 1, 2018 to Sunday January 6, 2019 to discover a huge Christmas tree as well as 50 exhibitors ready to tell you everything about world craft, local products and animations.
Animations and Christmas market 2018 in front of Paris City Hall
For Christmas celebrations 2018, the city of Paris wants to inaugurate a Christmas village in front of the City Hall with Christmas market and free animations from December 14, 2018 to January 6, 2019.
Sacré Coeur Christmas village and market 2018
Come along and do your Christmas shopping, drink a glass of mulled wine at Sacré Coeur CHRISTMAS VILLAGE from December 12 to 24, 2018. French crafts, gastronomy from our regions and free decoration workshops for kids, it’s a very traditional and friendly Christmas market in an exceptionally beautiful environment that is expected.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
The fans strike back: the biggest private Star Wars exhibition in Europe
Star Wars saga fans? Head to the Centre Expo Lafayette Drouot in Paris from December 14, 2018 to March 10, 2019 for the exhibition set up by fan Daniel Prada and for fans called “Les fans contre-attaquent” [The fans strike back]. Described as Europe’s biggest private Star Wars universe exhibition, this exhibit displays totally unique pieces that have been made by fans from all over the world!
Night at the Panthéon
All in all, 14 dates are to be discovered from Wednesday December 5, 2018 for the new and third edition of the Night at the Panthéon. On the menu? Visits by night with a flashlight within the legendary Parisian monument.
Michael Jackson: On the Wall, the exhibition
From November 23, 2018 to February 17, 2019, Paris Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to the King of Pop. An event offering to return on the singer’s career and his influence on the world of music and art.
Photographier Paris, the free exhibition at the City Hall
On the occasion of Paris Photo, the City Hall displays the “Photographier Paris” exhibition dedicated to contemporary exhibition. From November 5, 2018 to January 5, 2019, 16 photographers tell us about their Paris, we can’t wait!
Photography as a weapon of class, the exhibition at Centre Pompidou
Photography as a weapon of class, the free photo exhibition running from November 7, 2018 to February 4, 2019 at Centre Pompidou, will return to the documentary and social photography in France from 1928 to 1936. Popular Front in France, the Spanish War still broadly sum up the idea of commitment during the interwar period.
Hiroshi Sugimoto at the Palace of Versailles
For its new contemporary exhibition, the Palace of Versailles welcomes Hiroshi Sugimoto. This Japanese artist specialized in black and white pictures and author of architectural structures will take over the Trianon gardens from October 16, 2018 to January 20, 2019.
Cubism at Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou offers an exhibition around one of the most striking and influent movements in the 20th century, Cubism. Picasso, Duchamp, Picabia, Delaunay… Artists to be discovered and rediscovered from October 17, 2018 to February 25, 2019.
Illusions, the exhibition at Paris Palais de la Découverte
From November 6, 2018 to August 25, 2019, Paris Palais de la Découverte dedicates an exhibition to illusions. A tour including 40 surprising experiences that will drive you crazy, you’d think your brain couldn’t be tricked this easily and yet…!
Persona Grata, the compelling exhibition at Paris Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration
Persona Grata is the manifest exhibition of the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration and of the MAC/VAL. Evolving around 2 parts, this exhibition will gather the heartfelt appeals of contemporary artists facing the exclusion of the poor, migrants and the Other. Over 40 powerful works can be seen from October 16, 2018 to January 20, 2019 at the Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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..
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!
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.
Orsay through the Eyes of Julian Schnabel
The Musée d’Orsay invites American artist Julian Schnabel to his own reading of the museum’s collections through an exhibition of a few pieces of the place and his works. Called “Orsay through the Eyes of Julian Schnabel” the exhibition showcases from October 10, 2018 to January 13, 2019.
Paintings from afar
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.
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.
Carte Blanche to Annette Messager et the Institut Giacometti
From October 16, 2018 to January 13, 2019, curious people are invited to discover Giacometti’s work through a carte blanche given to contemporary artist Annette Messager.
Poison, here's the name of the exhibition to be discovered from October 10, 2018 to August 11, 2019 at Paris Palais de la Découverte. An exhibition inviting us to discover the most toxic animal and plant species. For the first time, are gathered in one place about thirty venomous and poisonous animal species among the most dangerous in the world.
Doisneau and Music
Paris Musée de la Musique at the Philharmonie dedicates an exhibition to Doisneau and music from December 4, 2018 to April 28, 2019.
Shows, and Evenings:
Rudolf Noureev's Cinderella
This year, Paris Opera makes you dream by showcasing “Cinderella”, the ballet choreographed by Rudolf Noureev and inspired by Perrault’s tale with a music by Prokofiev. The ballet will be performed from November 27, 2018 to January 2, 2019. All you need to enjoy the Holidays!
A Midwinter Night's Dream
The Chantilly Great Stables performs every year a great show for the Christmas period. From December 1, 2018 to January 6, 2019, let’s welcome “A Midwinter Night’s Dream”.
Cirque du Soleil
From October 25 to December 30, 2018, Cirque du Soleil is back in Paris for its yearly show and presents Totem at Plaine de Jeux de Bagatelle.
Origines at Cirque Alexis Gruss
Company Alexis Gruss will present “Origines” its 44th creation in Paris at the Chapiteau Alexis Gruss from October 20, 2018 to March 10, 2019. A show in tribute to the equestrian tradition in circuses.
Monkey King at Paris Cirque Phénix
Stars of Beijing's Circus are back in Paris from November 24, 2018 to January 20, 2019 at Cirque Phénix with a new breathtaking show: Monkey King.
Campana, Cirque Trottola new show at 104 Paris
From November 23 to December 15, 2018, CirqueTrottola presents its new show, Campana, at 104. A poteic event for the whole family.
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.
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!
Le Cirque Plume is back at La Villette for one last season
The talented company of contemporary circus Le Cirque Plume performs its very last show from September 26 to December 30. A wonderful performance to poetically say farewell to the audience.
From October 3, 2018 to December 16, 2018 the MozART Group quartet will come and pour their music and humor at Bobino, in Paris.
Do you like punk? If so, on Monday December 3, 2018, head to Paris Bataclan for IDLES only Parisian concert.
Giant Grease Karaoke
After a first successful edition this past October 30, L’Ecran Pop Grease is back at Paris Grand Rex on December 14, 2018 for a giant movie-karaoke. Let’s get our leather jacket and our favorite pair of cowboy boots, and let’s sing along the greatest hits of the musical movie featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
Marillon Steve Hogarth
On Thursday December 13, 2018, Marillion fans are expected at the Church of Saint Eustache in Paris for an exclusive piano-voice concert performed by Steve Hogarth.
They’re British, they come from Brixton and they are rockers. Who am I talking about? I’m talking about Shame members who really want to rock Paris Elysée Montmartre venue when they will come to Paris on Friday December 14, 2018.
Northern Irish members of Ash announce they are back with a concert planned on Sunday December 16, 2018 at Paris La Maroquinerie.
Owlle is back with a new album the artist will promote live during a unique Parisian concert scheduled on Tuesday December 18, 2018 at La Maroquinerie.
Bars and hotels:
Le Perchoir Marais switches to Winter 2018/2019 mode with a 100% British decor
Like for every winter, Le Perchoir Marais puts its seasonal coat. This year, the famous rooftop perched on the roof of BHV Marais echoes Mary Poppins’ universe with a British layout and a new cocktail list and food service.
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.
Windo, formerly known as La Vue, is Hyatt Regency Paris new cocktail bar. This covered rooftop is the occasion to enjoy an unobstructed view over Paris while treating yourself.
Le Charles, Hôtel Le Burgundy new bar
Le Charles is the brand-new cocktail bar of Hôtel Le Burgundy set in Paris 1st arrondissement. True twin of restaurant Le Baudelaire, this small cozy corner pays tribute to the poet and offers drinks travelling through time…
Here’s for all lovers and passionate fans of Japanese gastronomy. Kunigawa Bar Vendôme offers a very beautiful break to the Land of the Rising Sun between cocktails and finger foods directly inspired by Japan.
Magical Chalet at L'hôtel du Collectionneur
This winter, the prestigious L’Hôtel du Collectionneur installs a wonderful and magical chalet in its garden. This chalet invites guests to spend a warm and gourmet moment.
Chocolate Bar at the Jardins du Marais
This winter, The Jardins du Marais Paris will make your heart melt and warm you up thanks to the Chocolate Bar by Hugo & Victor that is to be discovered from November 9, 2018!
Winter Chalet at Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
From November 24, 2018 to March 15, 2019, Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme chalet is back on its winter terrace. For this new edition, the winter chalet has been created from a former sheep pen to give you a cozy and comfortable chalet for a sweet break.
Exotic and Thai cuisine lovers, unite! Go and discover Kinn Khao the new Curry temple in Paris. Fresh, homemade and delicious, it’s perfect.
Trois fois plus de piment
In a few years only, Trois Fois plus de Piment has become a major Chinese restaurant in Paris. Between noodles and dumplings, this warm restaurant is set in rue Saint-Martin and offers spicy specialties from the Sichuan region.
Meet on Tuesday September 4, 2018 in Paris 2nd arrondissement to discover Jòia: famous Michelin star chef Hélène Darroze’s new Parisian restaurant.
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.
The new Café Etienne Marcel
Set a stone’s throw from the Halles, Café Etienne Marcel changes owners. New décor, new and fresh food and new kids’ friendly and all-you-can-eat brunch, here’s everything to delight the most gourmet and demanding restaurant-goers among us.
Do we really need to present Dessirier? This institution based in Paris 17th arrondissement is certainly one of the best fish restaurants in Paris.
Meat lovers will be over the moon: a French grill restaurant opens in Boulevard du Montparnasse. At Bleu, meats and fish follow one another on the grill and are enjoyed with homemade sauces and sides, inside the brasserie or on the terrace.
If you want to taste delicious dishes made with tasty produces and in a lovely setting, head to Le Beslay. This new and small restaurant in Paris 11th arrondissement will answer all your needs and expectations.
The best patisseries 2018 in Paris
French pastry is riding high and we love it. Between newly awarded chefs, beloved chefs and young talents, we spanned the best patisseries in the French capital this year 2018 to list our top 10. If you have a sweet-tooth, it’s time to close your eyes so that you don’t succumb.
Paris Cité de l’Architecture invites you to know Girafe, its new restaurant featuring an unobstructed view on the Eiffel Tower!
Bo&Mie is the rocking backery at Etienne Marcel. Nice bread, flavorful viennoiseries and pastries to be enjoyed on the spot or to take away, BOetMie is an address to try asap!
The best bakeries in Paris
Looking for the best bakery in Paris? You made it! To enjoy the best bread in the French capital, we give you the top Parisian bakeries.
Have a great week in Paris!
From 10 December 2018 to 16 December 2018
Paris - Ile de France
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