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).

February 2-4

Behind closed doors

Book now for Paris Face Cachée to visit places that are normally closed to the public, e.g., a building designed by Oscar Niemeyer and an evening visit to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Online reservations open on January 17 and again on January 24.

Various venues, Paris and suburbs

January 20-27


Paris Cocktail Week offers master classes, special restaurant menus with cocktail/food pairings and other festivities.

Various venues, Paris

January 24-30

Cheap films

During the Festival Cinéma Télérama, you can see a selection of last year’s best films for only €3.50 each with the purchase of Télérama magazine (Jan. 17 and 24 issues). Above: A still from Frantz, to be shown during the Télérama Film Festival.

Various cinemas, Paris

January 19–February 19

Free subtitled French films

My French Film Festival offers frees streaming of French movies.


Through February 28

America in 80 films

The festival Le Monde Est Stone presents a vision of the United States through movies by everyone from John Ford to Spike Lee and Michael Mann. Controversial director Oliver Stone will be on hand January 24-28 for talks and a master class.

Forum des Images

Through February 15

Samuel Fuller

A retrospective of the work of the American director of war films and Westerns who influenced the French New Wave.

Cinémathèque Française

Through February 21

Winter sales

Official six-week retail sales period.

All over France

January 19

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents M, directed by Sara Forestier, in the presence of the director, preceded by a themed cocktail party.

Club de l’Etoile, Paris