Paris offers a rich programme of events throughout the year with hundreds of musical events, sports competitions and cultural festivals.
Paris offers a rich programme of events throughout the year: there are hundreds of musical events, film festivals, cultural festivals and public celebrations that will make your stay in the French capital even more interesting.
Don’t miss the Christmas markets, Nuit Blanche, Rock en Seine, Bastille Day, Banlieues Blues and Paris Plage in summer.
Fashion Week: this is the most important week of the year and the city comes alive with models and ready-to-wear designers. The most important events take place at the Parc des Expositions.
Don’t miss the picturesque Chinese New Year: Paris’ Chinatown lights up with a candle festival and papier-mâché dragon parades.
Banlieues Blues: the suburbs of Paris come alive to the rhythm of jazz, blues and R&B for a festival full of big names and concerts not to be missed.
Foire du Trone: if you are travelling with children and teenagers, don’t miss this huge funfair hosted in the Pelouse de Reuilly.
Festival du Livre: booklovers can head to the Paris Book Fair to discover the latest publications.
Paris International Marathon: avid sportsmen and women could take part in France’s most famous marathon that starts on the Champs-Elysees and finishes on Av. Foch. www.schneiderelectricparismarathon.com
Foire de Paris: fair entirely dedicated to good living in the sense of furniture, gastronomy, cultures from the world, well-being and hobbies.
The Night of the Museums: around mid-May, the most important museums in Paris stay open late into the night between Saturday and Sunday. An occasion not to be missed.
La Course des Garçons de Café: if you happen to be in Paris during this event, it might be a nice idea to attend this original race dating back to the last century. coursedesgarconsdecafe.fr