What's Happening in Paris This Week

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September 29

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents La Dérive des Continents, directed by Lionel Baier.

L’Arlequin, Paris

October 1

Midnight culture

Art of all types will be on display in the streets of Paris late into the night during the annual Nuit Blanche festivities. The Métro will run all night.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 1

Candlelit château

Every Saturday, the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and its grounds will be lit by 2,000 candles for the Soirées aux Chandelles.

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Île-de-France

Through October 2

Antique fair in a bucolic setting

A visit to the Foire de Chatou antique market and regional products fair just outside Paris on the Impressionists’ Island makes a great weekend outing.

Chatou, Île-de-France

Through October 8

Chanson française

L’Estival features French-language singers.

Various locations outside Paris

October 5-9

Art meets science

The Atmophères Festival presents films, performances, concerts, conferences and more on a variety of science-related topics with an ecological focus.

Various locations, Courbevoie and online

October 14-16

Celebrating France’s architecture

The Journées Nationales de l’Architecture aims to bring French people closer to their country’s finest contemporary architecture. The 2021 theme is “living together.”

Various locations throughout France

October 8-9 & 15-16

Fun with science

La Fête de la Science au Muséum goes all out to make science interesting to kids and adults in some of Paris’s leading museums.

Various locations, Paris

October 10-16

Learning with food

La Semaine du Goût returns for a week of events for young people on the value of food – from the heritage meals can carry to the importance of a balanced diet.

Various locations, Paris

September 3-October 22

Orlando revisited

Joseph Nechvatal, creator of virus-modeled artificial life computer-assisted paintings and animations, presents the exhibition “Turning the Viral Tempest,” based on Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando.

Galerie Richard, Paris

October 6-23

Festival of Movement

Performance, dance and moving images come together as vehicles to discuss today’s sociopolitical quandaries at Move 2021.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

September 3–October 30

Melomania

The king of melodrama, director Douglas Sirk, is the subject of a retrospective.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

October 13–November 12

Calder Unfolding

The Almine Rech gallery presents a major exhibition of the work of Alexander Calder, including the mobile pictured above: “Untitled” (1963). Photo courtesy of Calder Foundation, New York/Art Resource, New York © 2022 Calder Foundation, New York / ADAGP, Paris

Almine Rech, Paris

October 15–December 11

Photomania

The festival Photo Days brings photography shows to 100 venues, including galleries, museums and festivals.

Various locations, Paris and environs

Through December 31

Free outdoor concerts

Free music in the bandstands of Paris’s parks and gardens for Kiosques en Fête.

Various locations, Paris

Through February 9, 2022

Contemporary arts festival

The Festival d’Automne presents leading talents in art, dance, film, theater and more from around the world.

Various venues, Paris & Île de France
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