Film

Le Grand Bain


A Plunge into Implausibility

By Nick Hammond

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

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).

Throughout December

Festive activities

Magical châteaux, ice skating and family fun: a comprehensive list of Paris’s Christmas events.

Various locations, Paris

December 18-23

Affordable Gifts by Artists

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

Skating in the sky

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

Throughout December

Christmas markets

The Christmas market at Saint-Germain-des-Près.
The Christmas market at Saint-Germain-des-Près. © Loic Lagarde

Mulled wine and gifts galore: a full list of Christmas markets in Paris.

Various locations, Paris

Through December 22

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight.

Various locations in Paris suburbs

Throughout December

Spotlight on Egyptian cinema

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 aaadagio@orange.fr for details).

Eglise des Blancs Manteaux, Paris

December 14-16

Wine fair

Enjoy wine tastings, conferences and expert presentations at the Salon Vinibio organic wine fair.

Porte de Versailles, Paris

December 10-21

Culture in the 12th arrondissement

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

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

December 13

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Un Amour Impossible, directed by Catherine Corsini.

Cinéma Luminor Hôtel de Ville, Paris