Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

A haystack at the Musée des Impressionismes in Giverny, part of the installation "Anamorphose" by François Anébalet. © 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).

October 3

Midnight arts

A variety of sites will stay open late (and the Métro will run all night) for special exhibitions and events during the annual Nuit Blanche festivities.

Various locations, Paris

September 30-October 31

French food frenzy

A celebration of gourmet French food, as seen by scientists, chefs and artists, complete with tastings, at the Cité de la Gastronomie Paris-Rungis. 

La Villette, Paris

Through October 4

Foreign worlds in Paris

Thirty foreign cultural centers in Paris hold special events – exhibitions, performances and meetings with artists – for the Semaine des Cultures Étrangères. 

Various locations, Paris

October 12-18

Learning with food

La Semaine du Goût returns for a week of events for young people on the value of food – from the traditions associated with it to the importance of a balanced diet.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 4

Antique fair in a bucolic setting

A visit to the Foire de Chatou antique market and regional products fair makes a great weekend outing.


Through October 3

Chanson française

L’Estival features French-language singers.

Various locations, Saint Germain-en-Laye

October 6-25

Festival of Jewelry

Designers, artists, photographers and historians come together to explore jewelry in France and beyond for Parcours Bijoux.

Various locations, Paris

Through October 11

Flowers in Bercy Village

Bercy Village presents a summer Sky of Flowers, with 2,600 blossoms, painted in a classic style by Audray Roy-Camille, suspended above the village’s central street.

Bercy Village, Paris

September 30-November 13

Melodrama on film

For Tant qu’Il y Aura du Mélo, the melodrama or “women’s film” is reassessed in a new light. Above: Jane Campion’s The Piano (1993) is one of the films being screened. © 1992 Jan Chapman Productions and Ciby 2000.

Forum des images, Paris

November 7

LGBT+ Pride

LGBT in the streets. The annual Paris Pride Parade has been postponed to November 7, 2020.


Through December 31

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

October 8

French film with English subtitles

Lost In Frenchlation presents Petit Pays (Small Country: An African Childhood), directed by Eric Barbier.

Club de L’Étoile, Paris