Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

France is in deep mourning for number-one rocker Johnny Hallyday. © 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).

December 12-22

New theater

The Impatience festival showcases emerging theater companies, many of them run by women.

Various venues, Paris & Gennevilliers

December 15-January 14

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

November-December

Christmas markets

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

Various locations, Paris

Through December 24

African music and film

The Africolor cultural festival puts African music in the spotlight. Above: the group Tinariwen pays homage to the Sahara, with a mix of traditional Touareg music, rock and desert blues. Photo © MariePlaneille

Various locations in Paris suburbs

Through December 31

Unbreakable actors

What does Rambo have to do with Buster Keaton? They both know how to take a fall. The film festival Les Incassables compares the physical action in burlesque and action films.

Paris, Forum des Images

Through December 22

Cultures of the world onstage

Music, dance, theater and ritual performances from around the world at the Festival de l’Imaginaire.

Various locations, 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 15

French film with English subtitles

Lost in Frenchlation presents Jalouse, directed by David Foenkinos and Stéphane Foenkinos, preceded by a themed cocktail party.

Studio 28, Paris