This week, December 11-15, 2017, Paris goes into winter mode. Christmas markets, hot chocolates for €1, new Star Wars movies, Harry Potter live concert and many more to keep you busy this week in Paris!
What have you planned this week, December 11-15, 2017? At Sortiraparis, we’ve got plenty of outing ideas, discover them now!
Christmas outings in Paris
Christmas in Paris is magic! For this Christmas 2017, helped by Santa Claus, Sortiraparis cooked you a nice little guide bringing together the places and outings you shouldn’t miss out, so that you can spend a very mesmerizing Christmas break.
Grande Roue de Paris is back
The Grande Roue de Paris is back on the Place de la Concorde. If you have ever come to Paris around the holidays you may have seen this incredible wheel. For the 2017-2018 season the wheel is set up from November 17, 2018 to late May 2018 to offer a unique view of the city of lights.
Jump from the top of the Montparnasse Tower
This year, from December 2, 2017 to January 7, 2018, the Montparnasse tower Panoramic Observation Deck innovates by offering us to trampoline on its rooftop to jump to the new year in full grace.
Christmas lights 2017 in Paris
For the Holidays, Paris sparkles and dazzles. Discover the program of the lights 2017 from the Champs-Elysées to Bercy Village, without forgetting the very smart Faubourg Saint-Honoré. A shimmering journey likely to blow you away! And don’t miss the inaugurations dates with celebrities such as Lili-Rose Depp and Nolwenn Leroy!
From December 8, 2017 to January 21, 2018, Paris Cité de la Mode et du Design promotes Estonia through a series of events: pho exhibitions, street art works, sauna, pop-up store…
Christmas Markets in Paris
Paris, its Christmas markets, sounds like the Christmas Holidays are coming really soon! Starting mid-November, wooden chalets and illuminations will be animating the streets and will offer you an enchanting journey to the land of Santa Claus. For this Christmas 2017 in Paris, discover the various venues welcoming you with open arms for a stroll or a shopping with a flavor of cinnamon and fir.
Paris New Christmas Market at Les Halles
A new Christmas Market is coming to Paris starting from this Monday November 27, 2017, the biggest Christmas Market in Paris now that the Champs-Elysées Christmas Market has gone. 70 cabins expect you to promote world’s crafts, local products and animations.
Star Wars special screening
Are you a Star Wars fan? If so, on Wednesday December 13, 2017 you better head to Paris Grand Rex for a Star Wars special morning so that you can discover the latest movie of the saga: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”.
Christmas in Provins
On December 16 and 17, 2017, Provins invites you to come along and discover the magic of Christmas of yesteryear. On the menu: Christmas Market, living nativity scenes, shows, Santa Claus’ steam train and many other uncommon or traditional animations.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
César, the retrospective at Paris Centre Pompidou
Major sculptor of the Nouveau Réalisme, César’s work is to be rediscovered from December 13, 2017 to March 23, 2018 at Paris Centre Pompidou. 20 years after his death, the artist from Marseilles is still in the news with its sculptures criticizing the society and our overconsumption. We love it!
Parisian Nights, the free exhibition at Paris City Hall
Parisian Nights are the theme of Paris City Hall’s major exhibition running from November 25, 2017 to January 27, 2018. Through this exhibit, discover facets of Paris by night, from the 18th century to nowadays featuring over 300 works including paintings, photographs, movies and archive documents. Restaurants, cabarets, theaters and movie theaters will hold no more secret.
Degas, Danse, Dessin, the exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay
From November 28, 2017 to February 25, 2018, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris hosts a great exhibition dedicated to the book “Degas, Danse, Dessin” written by Paul Valéry and published in 1937. This key book in the field of modern art offers the museum to explore the friendship between the artist and the writer, mixing texts and pictures.
Photographisme, the free photo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou
The Centre Pompidou hosts a free photo exhibition called “Photographisme. Klein, Ifert, Zamecznick”. To visit from November 8, 2017 to January 29, 2018, this exhibition is dedicated to the dialogue between photography and the graphic arts.
Mali Twist, the Malick Sidibé exhibition at the Fondation Cartier
From October 20, 2017 to February 28, 2018, the Fondation Cartier presents an exhibition about Malian photographer Malick Sidibé’s works. A retrospective paying tribute to the artist who died on April 14, 2016.
The MoMA comes to Fondation Louis Vuitton
The world-famous Museum of Modern Art comes to Paris from October 11, 2017 to March 5, 2018 for an unparalleled event. For five months, over 200 works of art from the greatest museum of modern art in the world will be exhibited at Fondation Louis Vuitton for the greatest pleasure of art lovers!
An enchanting Christmas at the Château de Vincennes
From December 2 to 17, 2017, be ready to live a magical Christmas with “Les Enchanteurs de Noël” providing fantastic shows and animations. In the heart of the historical site of the Château de Vincennes, come with your family for a journey through time, at the era of minstrels, knights, wizards and other jugglers…
The Art of Pastel
Pastel enthusiasts are about to be happy. From September 15, 2017 to April 8, 2018, Paris Petit Palais exhibits about 130 pastels out of its collection, a complete overview of how this technique has been used from Impressionism to Symbolism.
Irving Penn at the Grand Palais
From September 21, 2017 to January 29, 2018, the Grand Palais hosts a beautiful retrospective on Irving Penn. This is the occasion to know more about one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century and celebrate the centenary of his birth.
Icons that matter, the Pop Art exhibition at Paris Maillol
The Musée Maillol welcomes a beautiful exhibition focused on Pop Art collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. For the very first time in France, works by Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and many others are exhibited following the story of post-war American art.
Winter Journey at the Palace of Versailles
It is now official, the great art exhibition of the Palace of Versailles we all are interested in is entrusted to the Palais de Tokyo, in charge of embellishing the groves with works of art. From October 21, 2017 to January 7, 2018, curator Jean de Loisy promises us a wonderful winter journey!
Meteorites at the Muséum National d’Histoire naturelle
Within the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, a beautiful exhibition about meteorites is held alongside dinosaurs’ skeletons. This is what awaits you from October 18, 2017 to June 10, 2018. Sometimes huge, sometimes small, from various materials, meteorites are displayed in a wonderful setting accessible to the (young) astronomy enthusiasts!
Women House, the exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris
If you are looking for a Girl Power exhibition, don’t miss Women House displayed from October 20, 2017 to January 28, 2018 at the Monnaie de Paris. Covering over 1000sqm, 40 female artists from the 20th and 19th centuries express what – according to them – feelings of a woman in the domestic space are like.
Shows, concerts and evenings:
Christmas shows for kids
With the Holidays coming, shows for kids are everywhere to be found. This December, your little ones will have their eyes sparkle. Musicals, enchanting and extraordinary shows, Sortiraparis guides you to make Christmas magic rock in your kids’ heart this winter 2017.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Symphonic cine-concert
Second film of the Harry Potter saga, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” will be screened in Symphonic cine-concert on December 16 and 17, 2017 at Paris Palais des Congrès.
Disney on Ice at Paris Zénith
From Wednesday December 6 to Sunday December 17, 2017, Disney on Ice 2017 is back at Paris Zénith for children’s and adults’ greatest pleasure. This year, Disney invites you to discover Walt Disney’s imaginary universe!
The utterly incredible show taking us to Afrika, Cirkafrika, is back with a 3rd version making us travel to Zanzibar, at the gates of the Orient. From November 18, 2017 to January 21, 2018, let’s rush to Paris Cirque Phénix on Reuilly pitch for an extraordinary journey.
From October 14, 2017 to March 4, 2018, Cirque Alexis Gruss presents its new show “Quintessence”. Gathering three generations of the Gruss family and working with the Farfadais company, the circus offers an exceptional moment on three levels with 40 horses and 23 artists. A bold show perfect for the Holidays.
Cirque Pinder show
From November 4, 2017 to January 21, 2018, Cirque Pinder is back in Paris on the Reuilly pitch with its new show. This is the occasion to meet again Sandro Montez and his exotic animals, Frédéric Edelstein and his lions without forgetting about the Spanish clowns: the Rampins in Reuilly!
Grease at Paris Théâtre Mogador
On September 17, 2017, Théâtre Mogador reopens with Grease for the greatest pleasure of musical lovers! From September 19, 2017 to January 31, 2018, come and dance your heart out with Sandy and Danny.
Exploit, the Bouglione Circus new show at Cirque d’Hiver
From October 14, 2017 to March 4, 2018, 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 “Exploit”. If you love extraordinary shows, don’t miss this one!
La Fresque at Chaillot
Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj takes his public through an ancestral Chinese story, getting through paintings and pictures. “La Fresque” will be performed from December 7 to 22, 2017 at Chaillot.
Restaurants and Bars:
Bidoche: the butcher’s shop hiding a meat restaurant
Vegan, pescatarian and vegetarian friends, please refrain from reading what follows! As its name says it, Bidoche promotes good meats coming from French terroirs and carefully selected by offering an original concept: a restaurant hidden behind a butcher’s shop!
La Cantine du Troquet cooks Caviar d’Aquitaine
Did you know that France produces the best caviar in the world? To convince us, chef Christian Etchebest highlights Caviar D’Aquitaine in his seven Cantine du Troquet with dishes based on caviar and at rather affordable price. This fabulous discovery is to be enjoyed from December 1 to 30, 2017 in Paris!
Le Gurü, the new gourmet bistro in Paris
Flawlessly plated dishes, thoroughly thought menu and several but oh-so original cocktails, here’s the winning trio of Le Gurü. This new restaurant opened this past June in a small public square of the 11th arrondissement.
Magical chalet at L’Hôtel du Collectionneur
This winter, the prestigious L’Hôtel du Collectionneur installs a wonderful and magical chalet within its Andalusian terrace. This chalet invites guests to spend a warm and gourmet moment.
Le Jardin D’Hiver at Hôtel The Westin Paris-Vendôme
This winter, Hôtel The Westin Paris-Vendôme terrace turns into a wonderful green refuge with a chic and bucolic décor featuring a seasonal menu cooked by chef David Réal.
“Miracle” pop-up bar at Glass bar
From December 1 to 30, 2017, the famous Parisian cocktail bar nestled in Pigalle, Glass, houses the “Miracle” pop-up bar with a cocktail list offered especially for the occasion!
Manufacture Cluizel offers hot chocolates for €1
This is the good deal 2017! Manufacture Cluizel offers hot chocolates for €1 so that you can warm up while visiting the wintery Paris. This is an initiative the chocolate factory renews every year for a week and for our greatest happiness. This year, meet from December 11 to 16, 2017!
Pierre Hermé opens 86 Champs, his teahouse on the Champs-Elysées
World’s best pastry chef and our Picasso of the pastry, Pierre Hermé, opens his first French teahouse and on the Champs-Elysées! This new temple of love of good food covers 1,000 sqm, with a tea salon, a lovely store and an olfactive experience corner by L’Occitane en Provence: starting from December 8, 2017!
Chocolate Bar at the Jardins du Maris Paris
This winter, The Jardins du Marais Paris will make your heart melt and warm you up thanks to the Chocolate Bar that is to be discovered from November 20, 2017 to January 14, 2018!
Have a great week in Paris!
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