Books

Premier Sang


Diplomatic Training

By Nick Hammond

Even though Amélie Nothomb’s new book, Premier Sang, is not the first openly autobiographical novel she has written – Le Sabotage Amoureux (1993), Stupeur et Tremblement (1999), Métaphysique des Tubes (2000) and Biographie de la Faim (2004) all draw inspiration … Read More

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).

Through February 8

Soldes

The official winter retail sales period.

Paris & most of France

Through February 14

Subtitled French films

French movies streamed online during the My French Film Festival. Feature films are free in many countries, and short films are free worldwide.

Online

January 20-23

Literary evenings

Readings, retrospectives on writers and other events in French libraries, bookshops, museums, etc. for the sixth edition of Nuit de la Lecture.

All over France

Through February 16

Festival of dance

Performances by dancers of all ages, professional and amateur, all over Paris and its suburbs for Faits d’Hiver. 

Various venues, Paris & suburbs

February 5

Free art

Entry to the Pinault art collection at the Bourse de Commerce will be free between 5pm and 9pm on Saturday, February 5. Reserve a ticket on the website.

Bourse de Commerce, Paris

February 4-16

Opera for kids

An adaptation of Verde’s opera Rigoletto for young people. Children can sing along during the interactive performances.

Théâtre de Champs-Elysées, Paris

February 10

Students design new Europe

After three days of reflection for EuroFabrique, students from top European art, design, theater and film schools will present their ideas about the future of Europe to the public on Feb. 10 from noon to 9pm.

Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris

Through January 30

Evolution in lights

L’Évolution en Voie d’Illumination: this year’s Jardin de Plantes festive illuminations will focus on the process of evolution.

Jardin de Plantes, Paris

Through February 13

La Nouvelle Vague

The films of New Wave director Jacques Rivette are celebrated in a retrospective. Above:His 1958 film Paris Nous Appartient will be screened on January 19 and 27.

Cinémathèque Française, Paris

January 20

French movies with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents a Spanish-language special: Parallel Mothers, directed by Pedro Almodóvar.

Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Ongoing

Save the Musée de l’Éventail

A crowdfunding campaign is underway to help save the Musée de l’Éventail, Paris’s museum of fans and fan-making.

Online
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