Paris in September 2020

Published by Elodie D., Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Published on 25 August 2020 at 15h47 · Updated on 19 October 2020 at 13h12
Summer is coming to an end and Paris is back to its routine! But there are many entertainments and activities to discover in the beautiful French capital that never sleeps. Between European Heritage Days, new restaurants to discover, September will be a busy month.

September is the month summer ends. While kids are back to school, museums are changing their exhibitions and many events are coming to enliven the cultural life in Paris.

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Save the date! European Heritage Days are back on September 19 and 20, 2020. In Paris and Ile de France, free museums, exceptional opening, exclusive guided tours and wonderful entertainments are planned with a theme: "heritage and education, learning for life".

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For the weekend - September 5 and 6, 2020 - the Musée de la Grande Guerre welcomes a huge military camp. For two days, let's meet over 100 re-enactors offering us cannon fire demonstrations, meals in a field kitchen and release of carrier pigeons. Children and adults love it!

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Museums:

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What are the major exhibitions in Septembre 2020 in Paris? Between the Cindy Sherman retrospective, the post lockdown exhibition and more, we are spoiled! Follow the guide!

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We almost forgot free museums on the 1st Sunday of the month. Alright, then, Sortiraparis reminds you which museums are free this Sunday October 4, 2020 to make sure you can get your share of discoveries!

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Walks:

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The Avenue des Champs Elysées will be free of car and pedestrian one Sunday per month. It's the perfect occasion to discover the world's most beautiful avenue in a new light and to take a selfie in front of the Arc de Triomphe without any car to ruin the scenery. Next event: Sunday November 1, 2020.

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Good news for Paris lovers who have no car since Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced that the first four arrondissements of Paris are now reserved for pedestrians, a Sunday per month. Next event: Sunday November 1, 2020.

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With its Royal Serenade, the Palace of Versailles makes us live the entertainments of the Sun King’s Court for a 40-minute guided tour. Brace yourself to attend a dance lesson and a fencing show on Saturdays from June 13 to September 19, 2020.

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The Musical Fountain Shows and the Musical Gardens of the Palace of Versailles are coming back in the gardens fountains and pools for a new season. From June 6 to November 1, 2020, enjoy strolls around the estate thickets and fountains in a magical atmosphere worthy of Louis XIV.

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Leisures: 

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Fairs: 

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Sport:

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Shows:

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Come from March 28 to November 1, 2020 to Provins Legend of The Knights, where equestrian art mixes with the magic of the historical ramparts. A show to make children and adults dream!

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Restaurants: 

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The Village du Patrimoine Artisanal et Gourmand [Crafts and Food Heritage Village] is back from September 17 to 21, 2020 and expects you in front of the Eglise Saint-Sulpice to show you all the remarkable work created by French artisans at the same time as European Heritage Days.

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Leisures:

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And not happening this year:

Because of the current health crisis, many unmissable events will not take place, including:

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Because of the health crisis and the current context, the Techno Parade will not return to Paris streets in September. The musical and free event, that highlights culture and electro music every year, is postponing the edition 2020 to 2021.

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 1 September 2020 to 30 September 2020

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    75001 Paris 1

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