Isn’t it just typical? You wait so long for a film about a middle-aged male synchronized swimming team, then two come along at once. In Britain, Swimming with Men, starring comedian Rob Bryden, has received middling reviews (“likably daft,” said … Read More
Far, far from home, in a fastness of the 12th arrondissement near the Bois de Vincennes, stands the Musée Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration. An Art Deco jewel, a celebration of newcomers past and present, and a slap in the … Read More
Double Dragon’s reputation – both positive and negative – preceded it. I had heard that while the food was fantastic at this new Asian restaurant, the noise levels were extreme. The first turned out to be absolutely true, and the second, … Read More
‘Tis the season for Paris to live up to its reputation as the City of Lights. From the delicate, artistic display in Bercy Village to the tackier lights of the Jardin des Tuileries Christmas markets, festive illuminations are everywhere as … Read More
Winter on the Seine. Photo: Ron Fox
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).
Magical châteaux, ice skating and family fun: a comprehensive list of Paris’s Christmas events.
Various locations, Paris
Special sale of original and reasonably priced holiday gifts, starting at €5, created by a group of Paris artists associated with the Cinémorphe immersive theater collective.
10, rue Bichat, Paris
Through 6 January
An ice-skating rink on the roof of the Grande Arche de la Défense offers a 360-degree view of Paris and its suburbs.
Grande Arche de la Défense, Paris
Mulled wine and gifts galore: a full list of Christmas markets in Paris.
Various locations, Paris
Through December 22
The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.
Various locations in Paris suburbs
A retrospective celebrates the career of Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine.
La Cinémathèque Française, Paris
Tuesdays through December 18
Classical music in the Marais
A range of talented musicians perform at free (donation requested) midday concerts for Les Midis Trente (no website yet; contact email@example.com for details).
Eglise des Blancs Manteaux, Paris
Enjoy wine tastings, conferences and expert presentations at the Salon Vinibio organic wine fair.
Porte de Versailles, Paris
Festival 12×12 showcases the best sculpture, photography, dance, music and theatre of the 12th arrondissement over 12 days.
Various locations, 12th arrondissement 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 presents Un Amour Impossible, directed by Catherine Corsini.