Tell me, what have you planned for this week (May 7 to 11, 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!
The Grande Roue de Paris is free for 3 days
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. The Grande Roue will be free for all on May 16, 17 and 18, 2018.
La Foire du Trône
Get ready because the Foire du Trône is back from March 30 to May 27, 2018, at the Pelouse de Reuilly in Paris, a large lawn surrounded by greenery. With 350 attractions and 80 rides and rollercoasters, young and old will once again be able to enjoy this historic fair that has been around since 957 A.D.!
Paris Grand Steeple-Chase 2018
As it happens every year, Paris Grand Steeple-Chase is back at Auteuil racetrack in May. The most prestigious horse race in Europe will bring on an exceptional range of high-level horses and jokeys. Last year, some 30,000 spectators came to attend the event. Meet for this new edition on May 19 and 20, 2018.
Run My City
If you enjoy one-of-a-kind runs, don’t miss the second edition of Run My City taking over several places in Paris 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 9th arrondissements on Sunday May 20, 2018.
On Tuesday May 15, 2018, Paris Grand Rex creates the buzz by organizing a Deadpool marathon with the screening of the first movie followed by the premiere of Deadpool 2, out in May 2018.
Art and Cultural Exhibitions:
Museum Night 2018
This year, the “Nuit des Musées,” or Long Night of Museum, takes place on May 19th, 2018. Over 1000 museums will be open all night, to share their most treasured works, giving you behind-the-scenes access, and even hosting numerous events like treasure hunts, concerts or even light shows! This year another great program is planned for Museum Night, and you won’t want to miss it!
The Art of the Brick Lego, DC Super Heroes
DC Super Heroes and LEGO® fans, from April 29 to August 19, 2018, you have to go to La Villette for the extraordinary LEGO® exhibition with DC Super Heroes by Nathan Sawaya. This incredible exhibition displays DC Comics super heroes in 100% unique sculptures, LEGO® sculpture made by Nathan Sawaya: we already love it!
From April 14 to September 2, 2018, Paris Cité du Cinéma dedicates an exhibition around the movie Jurassic World and its extended universe. A visit into the bowels of the park, discovering the greatest moments of the movie and of course, dinosaurs.
Here’s the new digital experience you don’t want to miss! From May 15 to September 9, 2018, the TeamLab group turns the Grande Halle de la Villette into a unique visual lab. In a huge 2000-sqm room, we’re carried away in varied enchanting universes created by the talented TeamLab. More than an immersive exhibition, it’s a breathtaking visual experience!
The Queen's House in Versailles
The Queen’s House and the adjoining Réchauffoir (or warming room), entirely renovated and refurbished, open their doors again from May 12, 2018. For the first time in 2 centuries, Marie-Antoinette’s house – set in the Petit Trianon park in the Palace of Versailles estate – is unveiled. Refinement and spruce colors mix with the bucolic and nature aspect of the outdoor, a pastoral and historic visit you don’t want to miss.
Street-artist VHILS exhibited at Paris Centquatre
East Parisian cultural center 104 welcomes the work of famous Portuguese street-artist Vhils as part of a compelling exhibition running from May 19 to July 27, 2018, at the same time as a presentation at Galerie Danysz in Paris 11th arrondissement.
Millennials and Art, the exhibition at Paris Studio Harcourt
From May 2 to October 31, 2018, Paris Studio Harcourt hosts a new photo exhibition entitled “Generation Y à l’épreuve de l’art”.
In tune with the world, the new exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
Here’s one of our favorites! In tune with the world, the upcoming exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton is about a current theme: Men’s place in the universe. To bring answers, 200 works from the LVMH Art Foundation collection displayed along a wonderful tour. To be visited from April 11 to August 27, 2018.
The Atelier des Lumières
A new place to be discovered, the Atelier des Lumières is about to rock Paris 11th arrondissement with a Digital art center set in a former smelting plant from the 19th century. For its opening, Atelier des Lumières will offer a 30-minute immersion into Gustave Klimt’s work thanks to over 120 video-projectors! Meet on April 13, 2018…
The Water Lilies. American Abstract Painting and the last Monet at the Musée de l’Orangerie
Monet’s masterpiece, the Water Lilies are preserved at the Musée de l’Orangerie. If the uncommon composition is known by everyone, from April 13 to August 20, 2018, the Musée de l’Orangerie offers us a wonderful exhibition about the attraction of American abstract painters.
Artists and Robots
Here is THE exhibition 2018 at Paris Grand Palais. Artistes et Robots [Artists and Robots] presents the works by 20 creative/artist robots that drive men into a corner. Could a robot stand in for a painter or a sculptor? Meet from April 5 to July 9, 2018 to discover paintings, sculptures, immersive installations and music produced by software and robots designed and programmed to be artists.
1, 2, 3 Data at the EDF Foundation
From May 4 to October 6, 2018, 1, 2, 3 Data comes to the EDF Foundation. Don’t miss the occasion to discover this new original and free exhibition in which about forty data designers will present artworks which raw material is data.
Asian Ghosts and Hells
From April 10 to July 15, 2018, find Asian Ghosts and Hells through an exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly. These characters – very present in the Asian culture – are found in Buddhist paintings and performing arts for thousands years through engravings: let’s have an overview!
Brace yourself because you’ll be surprised! For its great contemporary exhibition 2018, the Monnaie de Paris leaves carte blanche to contemporary Indian artist Subodh Gupta who loves working metal. An artistic UFO to visit from April 13 to August 26, 2018.
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!
Shows, Concerts and Evenings:
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 . With over 200,000 tickets solds, not less than 85 added performances are proposed until July 8, 2018.
From May 9 to June 17, 2018, joyful theater set in Paris 6th arrondissement Lucernaire welcomes a music show entitled ABC D’airs. Featuring singer Anne Baquet, pianist Claude Collet, bass player Amandine Dehant and English horn and oboe player Anne Regnier, this quartet promises a poetic moment!
Ólafur Arnalds live at Paris Trianon
Listen to the irresistible Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds in Paris on Tuesday May 15, 2018 at the Trianon.
Beth Hart live at Paris Palais des Congrès
Are you a fan of Beth Hart? If so, head to Paris Palais des Congrès on Monday May 14, 2018 for a new Parisian concert of the American artist.
Restaurants and Bars:
Taste of Paris 2018
Taste of Paris is back at the Grand Palais from May 17 to 20, 2018. If you've missed the previous editions, Taste is THE chefs and food lovers' festival. The principle? For 4 days, we can taste the best of the gastronomy at one venue, all in the capital's most beautiful setting.
Faubourg Festival: La Croisette comes to Faubourg Saint-Denis
From May 8 to 19, 2018, 7 restaurants and cocktail bars in Faubourg Saint-Denis area make their own Cannes Festival and offer custom-made products. It’s the Faubourg Festival!
The Lounge Bar View
Following the success of Novotel Paris Vaugirard The Lounge Bar View, especially thanks to the incredible panoramic view over the French capital, the pop-up terrace is once again storming the hotel 7th floor and from April 13 to late September 2018. For the launch of the terrace of Friday April 13, 2018, happy hours last from 5 p.m. to midnight.
Do you fancy sipping delightful cocktails on a barge with an unobstructed view on the Seine and the Eiffel Tower? Search no more and head to Monsieur Mouche the new rooftop cocktails bar in Paris!
Treat yourself to a trip to Sicilia by climbing up the rue Lepic (Paris 18th arrondissement) with Tentazioni! This Italian restaurant does without the classic pizzas to cook only authentic Sicilian recipes, yummy!
Les Saisons have undergone a makeover! The restaurant has been taken over in 2017 by Le Meurice former manager, and let’s say it right away: it was delicious!
Papy aux Fourneaux
Open since summer 2017 in the Pernety neighborhood, Papy aux fourneaux puts conviviality back in the plate with dishes for two or more and large tables. Family dinner nostalgic and French cooking lovers will find comfort food.
Top Chef finalist and Antoine restaurant chef Thibault Sombardier’s new restaurant has just opened. We tried it for you… and it was flawless!
The table du Caviste Bio
Bistronomy and healthy cuisine lovers will be over the moon thanks to the new restaurant of the chefs Junko Kawasaki and Dominique Bry, the Table du Caviste Bio in Paris 17th arrondissement. A restaurant that adds a philosophical touch to the pleasure of eating organic.
There are not many Parisian brasseries that can say they are 100 years old. It’s the case of the Le Vaudeville brasserie, a true institution set in Paris 2nd arrondissement, facing the Parisian Stock Exchange. With its classic Parisian brasserie dishes, seafood and crustaceans, Brasserie Vaudeville isn’t over fulfilling our taste buds.
Emblematic brasserie set in Paris rue des Abbesses, Le Sancerre underwent a makeover. Now displaying a wonderful Art Déco style, an exceptional setting for a rather classic but very honorable brasserie.
Nestled in Paris 10th arrondissement, Zazza is a small piece of Italy for gastronomy and Dante’s country enthusiasts. Pizzas, pasta, burratina… the right place to enjoy the fine and oh-so fantastic flavors of the all’italiana cuisine.
Mariage Frères new brunches
Mariage Frères is all about exceptional teas but let’s not forget about restaurants and tea salons where you can have lunch or brunch all week long. scones, muffins and desserts pairing with sophisticated dishes delicately twisted with tea flavors, what a delight. Discover the menu…
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.
Dalloyau and its spring-summer 2018 novelties
Dalloyau presents us its new pastries for the summer 2018 period. Temporary creations, freshness, sweetness and originality await you for beautiful discoveries.
Have a great week in Paris!
From 21 May 2018 to 27 May 2018
Paris - Ile de France