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Grafitti defaces, or enhances, depending on your point of view, a Paris fountain. Photo © Paris Update
What's Happening in Paris This Week
For full details about an event, click on the title to visit the official Web site (in English when available).
September 22-October 2
A visit to the Foire de Chatou antique market and regional products fair makes a great weekend outing.
Whisky tastings, food pairings, cocktails and more at the Festival Whisky Live Paris.
Les Docks-Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris
Tastings, special menus in restaurants and more during the Fête de la Gastronomie.
September 22-October 7
L’Estival features singers performing in French.
Various locations, Saint Germain-en-Laye
> On the Journée sans Voiture, most motor traffic will be banned in Paris from 11am to 6pm.
City of Paris
Through December 31
The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.
Various venues, Paris & Île de France
Lost in Frenchlation presentsCarine Tardieu’s Ôtez-moi d’un Doute, preceded by a themed cocktail party.
Studio 28, Paris
Through October 1
Restaurants participating in Tous au Restaurant offer a second fixed-price menu for free.
Various locations, Paris
The annual Techno Parade takes place from noon to 7pm, with “after” parties to keep on moving.
Paris (see website for route details)
Through September 30
Outdoor concerts and DJs nightly at the La Plage de Glaz’Art.
Through September 27
The Festival les Pestacles presents concerts and other entertainment for children age five and up.
Parc Floral, Paris
Through September 16
One hundred design-related events happen all over the city during Paris Design Week.
Various locations, Paris
Through Octtober 21
Monuments en Mouvement offers free dance performances in national monuments like the Pantheon in Paris, the Abbaye de Cluny and châteaux.