What to do this week in Paris and elsewhere? The end of confinement enables to meet our favorite places in Paris again. And if you decide to stay home, we have got ideas too. From October 19 to 25, 2020, discover entertainments to enjoy at home, on your own or with friends. Shows, concerts, museums.... Sortiraparis.com gives you several options to keep yourself busy during the quarantine. Keep reading!
Main events of the week:
L'Atelier des Lumières launches The Last Sentinels, the Jimmy Nelson exhibition - Extra dates
For All Saints’ vacation , October 16 to November 15, 2020, the Atelier des Lumières invites you to share special evenings with the “The Last Sentinels” exhibition created by photographer Jimmy Nelson. A very beautiful immersion meeting faraway peoples, as part of the “Save the Planet” action.
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...
Walks of the week:
The Parc Zoologique de Paris – Zoo de Vincennes, to rediscover
The Zoo de Vincennes, also called Parc de Zoologique de Paris has reopened and invites you to enjoy an open-air walk. Let's (re)discover this magnificent zoo safely.
Halloween returns to Nigloland for Nigloween 2020
From October 3 to November 15, 2020, Nigloland, the family theme park out in the country, in Champagne, less than 2h30 from Paris, puts its Halloween’s best. Pumpkins everywhere, all kinds of monsters, witches’ village, here is what to expect in this wonderful park for Nigloween!
Halloween 2020 in Paris: 3 supernatural legends in town
As Halloween is upon us, we love discover supernatural and terrifying legends and Paris does not lack chilling stories! Come along and discover 3 legends and paranormal stories in the French capital.
Thoiry Lumières Sauvages 2020-2021, pictures
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. Lights occur from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. so that you can admire the sunset and the lightning before you get back home before curfew.
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.
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates the Holiday season with “Fêtes et Fastes”!
Adorned with thousands of lights, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte welcomes visitors like kings and queens. From October 17, 2020 to January 3, 2021, live to the rhythm of “Fêtes et Fastes”, a magical event lighting up the end of this year.
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.
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.
Sport and wellness:
iFLY: We tried the Indoor Skydiving in Paris
iFLY Vill’up is the world’s most beautiful indoor Skydiving. 14-m high, this tunnel is entirely glazed and enables you (from 5 years old) to discover how skydiving feels like. No need to worry about the weather anymore, whether you’re an expert or a novice, come and safely feel the sensations provided by a skydive.
The tree climbing sites in the Ile-de-France region
The Ile-de-France is full of dense forests with numerous tree climbing adventures' facilities. Just like a true adventurer, you can go prove just how smooth and agile you are (worthy of a true monkey, I bet). Here is a list of the best tree-climbing adventures' facilities (aka "accrobranche") in the Ile-de-France region. Whether you have children or you be a true athlete, you are in for some fun! Most sites reopen on Thursday May 21, 2020
Halloween 2020 at Le Manoir de Paris: King Queen
Until November 8, 2020 , Le Manoir de Paris invites you to celebrate Halloween as it should be. If the original show "Legends of Paris" already scared you, wait until you see what this new edition of Halloween has in store with "King Queen". This year, a live horror superproduction. Will you make it alive despite the poison?
Antichambre, a Captivating Escape Room a stone's throw from Grands Boulevards
Antichambre escape game has reopened in Paris on June 22, 2020, after closing for three months over coronavirus. With 10 unsettling worlds and completely unprecedented experiences full of frightening, funny and suspenseful sensations. Get together with friends or family and work together to escape the mummy and voodoo divinity unscathed!
Phobia Escape Game, the escape game that pays no heed to padlocks and other codes!
Escape game enthusiasts, we’ve found a new way to play! Phobia Escape Game, set in Paris 13th arrondissement, reopened on June 22, 2020 and shakes up the way to grasp the escape game by offering players a total immersion in varied universes, the whole, locked up in a room with no codes nor padlocks to move and escape. Without any timer as well… Ready to take the challenge up?
Blundstone: the Australian booties to stay warm and dry this winter
Cold is coming and we definitely want to keep our feet all nice and warm! We have got you covered with Blundstone Australian ankle boots, a top brand turning 150 years old this year. Meet in the different resellers in Paris such as So Good in the 1st arrondissement.
La Bonne Composition: we tried the natural cosmetics studio-store in Paris
Let us meet at La Bonne Composition that has recently opened in Paris 9th arrondissement. Natural cosmetics store, it also doubles up as a studio. It provides lovely French and sustainable brands, and you can be taught how to make the products you like yourselves! We followed a workshop to learn how to make our own face cream, super fun and instructive! And let us tell you that after it, we will no longer choose our beauty products the way we did.
Cannabis-based beauty products Ho Karan opens a pop-up store in the Marais
Meet in the Marais to discover Ho Karan’s cannabis-based beauty products. The brand’s first pop-up store opens from October 23 to November 22, 2020 and to celebrate it, you can even take part in wellness workshop. Peace!
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!
The best hair salons in Paris
Feel like getting a new hairdo? Mad at your usual hairdresser? No panic, we’ve got you covered with several hair salons to meet your needs and when you’ll leave them, you won’t be disappointed. How’s life going?
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.
Death on the Nile by Kenneth Branagh: poster and trailer
Based on Agatha Christie’s famous novel and sequel to the 2017 “Murder on the Orient Express” movie, Kenneth Branagh’s picture “Death on the Nile” will be out on October 21, 2020 in France. Here is the first poster and the trailer.
Honest Thief starring Liam Neeson: trailer
“Honest Thief”, a new Liam Neeson movie, will be out on October 14, 2020 in France. In this action movie, the Irish actor plays a bank thief alongside – among others – Kate Walsh.
Kajillionaire starring Evan Rachel Wood: review and trailer
Unrecognizable in drama movie “Kajillionaire”, Evan Rachel Wood is back on the silver screen. Directed by Miranda July, “Kajillionaire” is out on September 30, 2020 in France.
Halloween 2020 and All Saints vacation at Grevin Paris
Grevin Paris invites us for All Saints vacation and Halloween. From October 17 to November 2, 2020, discover the novelties the museum has in store and walk the red carpet with your favorite celebrities.
Anticorps, the new exhibition at Paris Palais de Tokyo: free admission
The Palais de Tokyo draws inspiration from the current health crisis to offer a new exhibition from October 23, 2020 to January 3, 2021 to visitors, Anticorps (French for Antibodies). A retrospective inviting you to dive into the heart of your body, in every artistical sense of the word!
Dreamworks 25th anniversary: the “outdoor” exhibition by Paris Musée Art Ludique
The Musée Art Ludique celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Dreamworks Animation Studio with a free “outdoor” exhibition. From October 14 to November 8, 2020, meet on 2A rue Montalembert to party with Shrek, Madagascar’s penguins, Po the panda, Megamind and many more fun heroes and animals!
Body and Soul, the exhibition at the Louvre - postponed
The Louvre highlights the sculpture in Italy from Donatello to Michelangelo (1460-1520). We discover the studies carried out by sculptors to express their feelings in the more realistic way possible. Postponed from October 22, 2020 to January 18, 2021.
From Hiroshige to Kuniyoshi, the exhibition at Paris Musée Cernuschi
Japanese etching fans are expected from October 16, 2020 to January 17, 2021 at the Musée Cernuschi in Paris to discover the “From Hiroshige to Kuniyoshi, the sixty-nine Kisokaido stops” exhibition.
Luxes, the exhibition at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs - Pictures
Luxuries are displayed from October 14, 2020 to May 2, 2021 at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs. With this exhibition, the museum intends to show the evolution of luxury over time, from the pearl of Abu Dhabi to the coveted item passed on from generations to generations, via spices, tulips and Chanel little black dress. All in all, 100 exceptional pieces to find in rooms usually closed to the public.
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.
The golden age of the Danish painting, the exhibition at Paris Petit Palais: our pictures
From September 22, 2020 to January 3, 2021, the Petit Palais offers you to rediscover the Danish painting with the “The Golden Age of the Danish Painting” exhibition. Come and meet major Danish artists and their daily lives in the 19th century.
Shows and concerts:
Dingue! Cirque Bouglione’s latest show at the Cirque d’Hiver for the 2020/2021 season
In this new art season, Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione presents “Dingue!”, their latest show running from October 17 to January 3, 2021. Circus is coming!
Room Service Club: the super-private restaurant to enjoy until dawn
Room Service club is this surprising clandestine restaurant that takes over three bedrooms of Hôtel Normandy. Three immersive and uncommon atmospheres expect you for a surprising and flavorful dinner. Surprise, for the price of a meal, you can enjoy your private room until dawn.
Silencio pop-up, Silencio’s pop-up restaurant in Saint-Germain des Prés
The Silencio comes to Saint-Germain des Prés up to October 24, 2020. The club (still closed) opens a pop-up restaurant, Silencio pop-up, which menu has been created by 6 European gastronomy talents. Very lovely dinners ahead…
Pitanga, the new French-Brazilian restaurant in Paris 1st arrondissement
Pitanga is the name of the new and festive Brazilian restaurant that has just opened in Paris 1st arrondissement. On the menu? Tapas, cocktails and French-Brazilian-inspired gastronomy.
Grillé, the gourmet custom-made kebab comes to Montorgueil
The Montorgueil neighborhood welcomes a new restaurant, Grillé. At Grillé, you’re provided with kebabs and not any kind, custom-made kebabs based on top-quality ingredients….
Pavyllon, Yannick Alléno’s Michelin-starred restaurant at Pavillon Ledoyen
It is at the heart of Pavillon Ledoyen – gathering on its own 6 Michelin stars – that chef Yannick Alléno delights foodies as they seat at the counter of his 1-star restaurant, Pavyllon. A genuine experience to enjoy.
Aux Bons Crus, the hearty roadside diner in Paris 11th arrondissement
Aux Bons Crus is on of the last truck stops in Paris. Set in the 11th arrondissement, the restaurant provides authentic French cuisine, hearty and comfort food.
For The Love of Food: the chef-incubating restaurant in Paris
Feel like enjoying a new gourmet, original and innovative experience? Then, come to For the Love of Food, described as the chef-incubating restaurant in the French capital!
Loup, the brasserie in Paris 1st arrondissement highlighting homemade dishes
At Loup, the big brasserie in Paris 1st arrondissement, open all day long, a young chef has decided to give pride of place to homemade dishes prepared with organic, seasonal and thoroughly selected ingredients.
Sweet treats of the week:
Fou de Pâtisserie patisserie, brunch and teatime every day
Tasty pastry and culinary know-how fans, hello! Fou de Pâtisserie has opened its first tea room in Paris 6th arrondissement. Let us have a seat and enjoy some of the most beautiful pastries by pastry chefs, brunch, or enjoy a teatime every day at anytime.
Le Petit Valentin, a tearoom hidden in a covered passage in Paris
Did you know? Nestled in the Galerie Vivienne in Paris, a lovely hidden tearoom is making foodies looking to enjoy tasty pastries very happy. Welcome to Le Petit Valentin, one of our favorite spots you will fall in love with!
CinqSens, Nicolas Paciello opens his patisserie
Pastry chef Nicolas Paciello opens in September 2020 his CinqSens pastry store in Paris 15th arrondissement. More than a store, the place also plans to provide you with a complete sensory experience around the chef’s pastry creations.
Oh Oui! The new healthy pastry store without added sugar in Paris
Oh Oui! is the new healthy pastry store without added sugar and controlled glycemic index in Paris. Treat yourself to a pastry that are super indulging without feeling guilty!
Maison Plume Patisserie – Sugar-free and gluten-free coffee shop
Let us go and discover Maison Plume, this patisserie – coffee shop – tea house treating us to sugar-free and gluten-free cakes and sweets. Gluten intolerants and diabetics will be delighted, and so will be all those monitoring their glycemic index closely.
A chocolate bar by Pierre Marcolini at Paris Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche
Famous Belgian chocolate maker master Pierre Marcolini settles a temporary chocolate bar at Paris Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche from August 29 to October 18, 2020. You can find exclusive box in tribute to comics, as well as his iconic creations!
The best hot chocolates in Paris
The hot chocolate season is now on! In the winter, this drink is better than coffee or tea because it's comforting. And since we're in Paris enjoying a cup of hot cocoa, let's have some of the best and it's perfect since Alain Ducasse, Jacques Genin, Jean-Paul Hévin, Pierre Hermé, Yann Couvreur and the Manufacture Cluizel each offers their own version of hot chocolate to try starting this Fall in Paris...
Confinement: visit the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel from the comfort of your home
Visiting the Vatican? It is possible even though you are confined, online. Since 2010, the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Room and the Profane Museum can be visited in 3D along with very clear explanations. If it does not replace a tour in Rome, these virtual tours allow us to improve our knowledge from the comfort of our sofas.
Disneyland offers virtual versions of the rides during lockdown
As the entire world is on lockdown because of coronavirus, Disney Parks, Disney parks’ global YouTube channel, offers a little piece of magic by inviting you to discover virtual versions of their main rides. The occasion to “have a ride” without leaving your couch.
Coronavirus: virtual tour of Ramesses VI’s tomb
Looking to visit the tomb of a Pharaoh while being in coronavirus lockdown? Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities gives us this chance by offering a virtual reality thanks to a 3D modeling of Ramesses VI’s tomb. The occasion to discover the richness of Ancient Egypt!
Deconfinement: Paris Opera extends its free online show program
Throughout lockdown, Paris Opera delighted us with a very beautiful selection of shows available online and for free. We enjoyed Carmen, Swan Lake and even the Barber of Seville. And big news, new shows are scheduled until late May.
Harry Potter, the virtual exhibition of the British Library to enjoy for free
Wizards and witches from all over the world, and even muggles, enjoy a new magical trip to the heart of the British Library. But leave your broom and get out of this chimney: no need to get out of the house. The Harry Potter exhibition is available online for free for our greatest joy!
Events to book in advance:
The best yule logs 2020 in Paris
Are you looking for the best yule logs 2020? Original, sophisticated, magnificent, affordable but delicious, discover this year's greatest creations. Maison Lenôtre, La Maison du Chocolat, as well as Christophe Michalak, Pierre Hermé and even Maison Aleph and many more yule logs by patisseries and palaces... Here are the best yule logs 2020!
Long Night of Museums, Museum Night 2020 in Paris and Ile de France
This year, the “Nuit des Musées,” or Long Night of Museum, returns on Saturday November 14, 2020 after being postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic. The Museum of Modern Art, the Musée d'Orsay, the Fondation Vuitton and even the Palace of Versailles, they will all be free of charge for this special late-night opening. On the menu, then: exhibitions, shows, workshops and more. So, are you ready to live the Long Night of Museums aka Museum Night?
Stay up to date on the situation:
Coronavirus: Paris and île-de-France, news as of Thursday October 22
Discover the latest news regarding the coronavirus pandemic in Paris and Ile-de-France. As of Thursday October 22, we have a look on the news in Paris and its surroundings, the restrictions and the evolution of the disease. What is the coronavirus situation like in the Parisian area? Paris is now on maximum alert. We tell you more on the restrictions and measures implemented in the area.
Coronavirus in France, the situation on Tuesday September 8
Discover the situation in France as for the Covid-19 epidemic on Tuesday September 8, 2020. As of September 7 in France, have been reported 25 deaths at the hospital in 24 hours, a total of 30,726 deaths and 4,203 new contaminations have been reported in 24 hours.
Coronavirus in the world: 1,255 deaths in the US, 703 in India, and 566 in Brazil in 24h
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for months. Discover updates on countries impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Thursday October 22, 2020. Over 41.5 million cases have been reported and over 1,14 million people have died of Covid-19 worldwide according to The Coronavirus App. The new case toll has never been this high, and some countries are facing new waves as they seemed to have curbed the epidemic.
Coronavirus: the derogatory trip certificate for curfew is available
In his October 14, 2020's televised address, Emmanuel Macron announced the implementation of a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Starting this Saturday October 17 at midnight in Île-de-France and 8 cities in France, derogatory trip certificates are yet possible. Starting Saturday, nighttime trips will have to be justified in the concerned areas with the return of the derogatory trip certificates to print out or download. Here is where you can find curfew certificates.
Have a good week!
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Dates and Opening Time
From 19 October 2020 to 25 October 2020
Paris - Ile de France
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