Cafe, restaurant and bar terraces, shopping or cultural entertainments... Here is a bunch of ideas to discover in town or at home this week, October 19 to 25, 2020.
Tous à l’Opéra 2020: the free event in Paris and Ile-de-France
For the 14th edition of Tous à l'Opéra - that was expected to take place in May - the different opera houses in Paris including Palais Garnier, Opéra Bastille and Opéra Comique welcome you for free on October 23 and 24, 2020. This is the perfect occasion to discover the splendor and beauty of these exceptional cultural places.
Eiffel tower Kids, the new free tour for children
The Eiffel Tower presents a new playful, interactive and free tour especially created for children. Starting October 7, 2020, meet Tom and Elia, two characters walking kids along their visit of this unmissable monument.
Mangez et cassez-vous, cheap burger restaurant in Paris reopens
Super good deal alert! Mangez et Cassez-vous (eat and go away) restaurant set in Paris 11th is back with burgers for only 2.70 euros, and a new restaurant in Paris 9th arrondissement! Let’s go find some cheap and tasty burgers!
Graffiti Paris: Workshops to introduce you to street-art in Paris
Loving Street Art? How about trying your hand at it and express your creativity through graffiti? How perfect, in Paris, a group provides you with introductory workshop to put yourself in a street artist’s shoes. Its name? Graffiti Paris.
Exhibitions, museums and culture:
“Souffle de Vie”, the exhibition by Amerindian artist Brenda Kingery
Good news, the “Souffle de Vie” exhibition by Amerindian artist Brenda Kingery is extended to November 3, 2020 at the Galerie Orenda. Meet in Paris 7th arrondissement to discover the Amerindian fresco of this little-known artist in France.
Dans la mémoire du monde, Philippe Echaroux’s spectacular installation in Quai Branly garden
Quai Branly museum garden welcomes a monumental installation by Philippe Echaroux. “Dans la mémoire du monde” pays tribute to the Paiter Suruí Amazonian people from October 1 to 31, 2020. Do not miss this beautiful installation you can visit for free.
Gabrielle Chanel exhibition at the Palais Galliera, pictures
Paris Palais Galliera presents its first retrospective devoted to Gabrielle Chanel for its reopening on October 1, 2020. The “Gabrielle Chanel, manifeste de mode” exhibition pays tribute to the iconic designer until March 14, 2021.
Laurence Aëgerter exhibition at the Petit Palais
Contemporary art fans are expected from October 6, 2020 to January 17, 2021 at the Petit Palais to discover the very first exhibition of artist Laurence Aëgerter here at the Petit Palais.
La police des Lumières, the free exhibition at the National Archives in Paris
The National Archives devotes an exhibition to the “Police des Lumières”, the police in the 18th century. All along a themed tour, the Archives wished to show the creation of the police in a historical context: the riots because of the famine. We are told how France has been fitted with a centralized, professional police, and what was the work of police chiefs and other inspectors in 1750. Free of charge, the exhibition runs from September 18, 2020 to January 18, 2021.
Mon ombre après minuit, Agustín Cárdenas’ free exhibition at the Maison de l’Amérique latine
Paris Maison de l’Amérique latine reopens in September and returns with something huge! Discover Agustín Cárdenas and his exhibition, Mon ombre après minuit (My shadow past midnight) running from September 1 to December 19, 2020. Get to know the universe of this Cuban artist considered as one of the biggest artists in the 20th century. Discover one of the greatest names of South-American art for free!
Mundolingua, the quirky museum of language, languages, and linguistics reopens
Languages, language, and linguistics fans can go and discover or rediscover Mundolingua, this quirky museum of language, languages, and linguistics as it reopened on May 18, 2020. The occasion to learn more about languages from all around the world.
Citéco, the City of the Economy in Paris reopens
The City of Economy in Paris is ultimately reopening on July 1, 2020 after two months on lockdown, with a free weekend until July 3. The perfet moment to rediscover the Hôtel Gaillard, a neo-Renaissance masterpiece listed as historic monument and the museum's permanent collection.
Fluctuart and its open air terrace reopen
This is spirit-liftig news... First floating urban center Fluctuart finally reopens this June 2, 2020. An art spot set near the Pont des Invalides which reopening has been made possible since the phase 2 of the containment exit has launched, as detailed by Edouard Philippe this May 28.
Les Extatiques 2020, the free open-air exhibition from La Défense to La Seine Musicale
Les Extatiques, the monumental open-air exhibition at La Défense is back from June 26 to October 4, 2020. This year, for the 3rd edition, works by Fabrice Hyber, Elsa Shal, Matteo Nasini and Carlos Cruz-Diez will take over the public pace between La Défense and the gardens of La Seine Musicale.
Department stores and shopping malls in Paris and Ile-de-France
To satisfy your shopping craving, here are all the department stores and shopping malls to discover now in Paris and Île-de-France.
Shopping Outlets in Paris
Shopping for name brands at low prices, that’s what outlets are for! To save you some time, we’ve taken inventory and compared the different outlets just around the city, including Vallée Village, One Nation Paris, Marques Avenues, Usine Center and Usine Mode et Maison... Let's go and discover some good deals!
Paris best thrift stores
For good deals and vintage clothes fans, thrift stores are the perfect stores! There are many of them in Paris and we’ve brought you the crème de la crème.
Thoiry Lumières Sauvages 2020-2021: the lantern festival returns
Zoo de Thoiry invites you to discover the 3rd Thoiry Lumières Sauvages from October 25, 2020 to March 7, 2021. Over 900 giant light sculptures expect you this year to take you to Comte de Thoiry's dreams.
Halloween 2020 at Parc Astérix, 'Peur sur le Parc'
Halloween is back at Parc Astérix. For the 2020 edition of Peur sur le Parc, or Fear on the Park, meet from October 3 to November 1, 2020 to enjoy thrilling moments. This is time to look terrific! This year, enjoy the 4 haunted houses, or the Magna Maleficus show. Thrill seekers, you are expected...
Halloween 2020 at Disneyland Paris
Halloween is back from September 26 to November 1, 2020 at Disneyland Paris. And this year, several surprises are in store... Pumpkins and villains are also in!
Explore Paris for unique tours of the Greater Paris
Sponsored - How about a unique guided tour of the Greater Paris? If you like street art, architecture, contemporary art, nature or even just cosmopolitan city, you will find the outing in the Greater Paris meeting your expectations on Explore Paris, the website launched by the Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris in partnership with other Ile-de-France departments (92, 93, 94).
Château de Vaux le Vicomte 2020: estate and château open from Wednesday to Sunday
The Château de Vaux le Vicomte reopens from June 13, 2020 for a new season said to last up to November 1, 2020, and a few dates after only for Christmas. After partially reopening, the estate ultimately reopens all week and on public holidays from July 15. On the menu, many entertainments for the whole family all year around, a wonderful chateau and gardens by Le Nôtre to discover or rediscover.
Food & Drinks:
La Daronne, the friendly and indulging restaurant
La Daronne, so is the name of the restaurant that opened this past July giving pride of place to nice homemade dishes and good time to share. Run to Paris 2nd arrondissement to discover this welcoming and friendly restaurant.
MUN, the rooftop on the Champs-Elysées comes to light
MUN, this is the name of the latest Parisian rooftop soon to be on everyone’s lips. Set on the Champs-Elysées, this new restaurant inspired by Japan, designed by Paris Society, opens the restaurant and the terrace from September 8, 2020.
Fu Castella opens its terrace
Have you heard of castella? This small pastry from Portugal is finally coming to Paris at Fu Castella. We bet you’ll love this fine and soft cake! To adapt to the situation, Fu Castella opens its terrace starting Tuesday June 2, let's go and enjoy a sweet treat.
An Japonaise à Paris: the authentic Japanese restaurant inviting you on a travel
An Japonaise: two simple words to talk about one of the latest Japanese restaurants you really have to discover in Paris. Here, enjoy delicious cooking mixing simplicity and authenticity. On the menu? Japanese tapas to share, the incredibly wagyu to enjoy in different ways, as well as mouthwatering desserts without forgetting sake and shōchū… The whole with quality ingredients coming straight from the country of the rising sun. so, are you ready to take off?
Good deals coming up:
Shopping malls opening time on November 1, 2020 in Paris and Île-de-France
This Sunday November 1, 2020 is a public holiday… Since it is getting colder and bad weather is here, we feel like we need an excuse to go on a shopping spree, and even more since many shopping malls are open!
Palace of Versailles Sculptures and Moldings Gallery opens for free
The Small Stables are home to the magnificent Sculptures and Moldings Gallery of the Palace of Versailles. Usually closed to the public, it exceptionally opens until December 31, 2020 free of charge.
Dates and Opening Time
From 19 October 2020 to 25 October 2020
Paris - Ile de France
75001 Paris 1